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Heidi L Wald

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
DepartmentSOM-MED
Phone303/724-2446

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    K23AG034544     (WALD, HEIDI)Sep 15, 2009 - Aug 31, 2014
    NIH/NIA
    Reducing Urinary Tract Infections in the Hospitalized Older Patient
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R18HS018377     (WALD, HEIDI)Sep 30, 2009 - Jul 31, 2014
    AHRQ
    Reducing Cathether-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in NICHE Hospitals
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Ellis G, Gardner M, Tsiachristas A, Langhorne P, Burke O, Harwood RH, Conroy SP, Kircher T, Somme D, Saltvedt I, Wald H, O'Neill D, Robinson D, Shepperd S. Comprehensive geriatric assessment for older adults admitted to hospital. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Sep 12; 9:CD006211. PMID: 28898390.
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    2. Banaszak-Holl J, Reichert H, Todd Greene M, Mody L, Wald HL, Crnich C, McNamara SE, Meddings J. Do Safety Culture Scores in Nursing Homes Depend on Job Role and Ownership? Results from a National Survey. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Aug 28. PMID: 28846129.
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    3. Jones CD, Jones J, Richard A, Bowles K, Lahoff D, Boxer RS, Masoudi FA, Coleman EA, Wald HL. "Connecting the Dots": A Qualitative Study of Home Health Nurse Perspectives on Coordinating Care for Recently Discharged Patients. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Jul 13. PMID: 28707258.
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    4. Jones W, Drake C, Mack D, Reeder B, Trautner B, Wald H. Developing Mobile Clinical Decision Support for Nursing Home Staff Assessment of Urinary Tract Infection using Goal-Directed Design. Appl Clin Inform. 2017 Jun 20; 8(2):632-650. PMID: 28636060.
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    5. Padula WV, Gibbons RD, Pronovost PJ, Hedeker D, Mishra MK, Makic MB, Bridges JF, Wald HL, Valuck RJ, Ginensky AJ, Ursitti A, Venable LR, Epstein Z, Meltzer DO. Using clinical data to predict high-cost performance coding issues associated with pressure ulcers: a multilevel cohort model. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Apr 01; 24(e1):e95-e102. PMID: 27539199.
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    6. Bandle B, Ward K, Min SJ, Drake C, McIlvennan CK, Kao D, Wald HL. Can Braden Score Predict Outcomes for Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Jun; 65(6):1328-1332. PMID: 28221672.
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    7. Mody L, Greene MT, Saint S, Meddings J, Trautner BW, Wald HL, Crnich C, Banaszak-Holl J, McNamara SE, King BJ, Hogikyan R, Edson BS, Krein SL. Comparing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Prevention Programs Between Veterans Affairs Nursing Homes and Non-Veterans Affairs Nursing Homes. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Mar; 38(3):287-293. PMID: 27917728.
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    8. Jones CD, Cumbler E, Honigman B, Burke RE, Boxer RS, Levy C, Coleman EA, Wald HL. Hospital to Post-Acute Care Facility Transfers: Identifying Targets for Information Exchange Quality Improvement. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2017 Jan; 18(1):70-73. PMID: 27815110.
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    9. Trautner BW, Greene MT, Krein SL, Wald HL, Saint S, Rolle AJ, McNamara S, Edson BS, Mody L. Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship Knowledge for Selected Infections Among Nursing Home Personnel. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Jan; 38(1):83-88. PMID: 27697086.
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    10. Tad-Y D, Wald HL. The evolution of morbidity and mortality conferences. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Jun; 26(6):433-435. PMID: 27653833.
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    11. Jones CD, Wald HL, Boxer RS, Masoudi FA, Burke RE, Capp R, Coleman EA, Ginde AA. Characteristics Associated with Home Health Care Referrals at Hospital Discharge: Results from the 2012 National Inpatient Sample. Health Serv Res. 2017 Apr; 52(2):879-894. PMID: 27196526.
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    12. Wald HL. Challenging the "Culture of Culturing": The Case for Less Testing and More Clinical Assessment. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 May 01; 176(5):587-8. PMID: 27019140.
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    13. Oberndorfer TA, Anoff DL, Wald HL. Surgical Intervention in Terminal Illness--Doing Everything: A Teachable Moment. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Jan; 176(1):18-9. PMID: 26551524.
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    14. Padula WV, Mishra MK, Makic MB, Wald HL, Campbell JD, Nair KV, Valuck RJ. Increased Adoption of Quality Improvement Interventions to Implement Evidence-Based Practices for Pressure Ulcer Prevention in U.S. Academic Medical Centers. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2015 Dec; 12(6):328-36. PMID: 26462012.
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    15. Padula WV, Valuck RJ, Makic MB, Wald HL. Factors Influencing Adoption of Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcer Prevention Programs in US Academic Medical Centers. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2015 Jul-Aug; 42(4):327-30. PMID: 25933124.
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    16. Rhodes R, Shega J, Vitale C, Malone M, Unroe K, Blaum C, Wald H. Response to Dr. Fernandez-Viadero and Colleagues and Drs. Flaschner and Katz. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Jul; 63(7):1491-2. PMID: 26189866.
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    17. Padula WV, Makic MB, Wald HL, Campbell JD, Nair KV, Mishra MK, Valuck RJ. Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers at Academic Medical Centers in the United States, 2008-2012: Tracking Changes Since the CMS Nonpayment Policy. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2015 Jun; 41(6):257-63. PMID: 25990891.
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    18. Padula WV, Makic MB, Mishra MK, Campbell JD, Nair KV, Wald HL, Valuck RJ. Comparative effectiveness of quality improvement interventions for pressure ulcer prevention in academic medical centers in the United States. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2015 Jun; 41(6):246-56. PMID: 25990890.
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    19. Jones CD, Ginde AA, Burke RE, Wald HL, Masoudi FA, Boxer RS. Increasing Home Healthcare Referrals upon Discharge from U.S. Hospitals: 2001-2012. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Jun; 63(6):1265-6. PMID: 26096410.
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    20. Wald HL, Leykum LK, Mattison ML, Vasilevskis EE, Meltzer DO. A patient-centered research agenda for the care of the acutely ill older patient. J Hosp Med. 2015 May; 10(5):318-27. PMID: 25877486; PMCID: PMC4422835.
    21. Jones CD, Vu MB, O'Donnell CM, Anderson ME, Patel S, Wald HL, Coleman EA, DeWalt DA. A failure to communicate: a qualitative exploration of care coordination between hospitalists and primary care providers around patient hospitalizations. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Apr; 30(4):417-24. PMID: 25316586; PMCID: PMC4370981.
    22. Wald HL, Bandle B, Richard AA, Min SJ, Capezuti E. Implementation of electronic surveillance of catheter use and catheter-associated urinary tract infection at Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) hospitals. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Oct; 42(10 Suppl):S242-9. PMID: 25239717.
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    23. Wald HL, Bandle B, Richard AA, Min SJ, Capezuti E. A Trial of electronic surveillance feedback for quality improvement at Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) hospitals. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Oct; 42(10 Suppl):S250-6. PMID: 25239718.
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    24. Wald H, Cumbler E. Regarding the acute care of the elderly model. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Oct; 174(10):1709. PMID: 25285744.
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    25. Day H, Eckstrom E, Lee S, Wald H, Counsell S, Rich E. Optimizing health for complex adults in primary care: current challenges and a way forward. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jun; 29(6):911-4. PMID: 24557512; PMCID: PMC4026488.
    26. Wald HL, Leykum LK, Mattison ML, Vasilevskis EE, Meltzer DO. Road map to a patient-centered research agenda at the intersection of hospital medicine and geriatric medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jun; 29(6):926-31. PMID: 24557516; PMCID: PMC4026510.
    27. Wald HL, Bandle B, Richard A, Min S. Accuracy of electronic surveillance of catheter-associated urinary tract infection at an academic medical center. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Jun; 35(6):685-91. PMID: 24799645.
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    28. Cumbler E, Wald H, Bhatt DL, Cox M, Xian Y, Reeves M, Smith EE, Schwamm L, Fonarow GC. Quality of care and outcomes for in-hospital ischemic stroke: findings from the National Get With The Guidelines-Stroke. Stroke. 2014 Jan; 45(1):231-8. PMID: 24253540.
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    29. Cumbler E, Castillo L, Satorie L, Ford D, Hagman J, Hodge T, Price L, Wald H. Culture change in infection control: applying psychological principles to improve hand hygiene. J Nurs Care Qual. 2013 Oct-Dec; 28(4):304-11. PMID: 23669615.
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    30. Scott RA, Oman KS, Makic MB, Fink RM, Hulett TM, Braaten JS, Severyn F, Wald HL. Reducing indwelling urinary catheter use in the emergency department: a successful quality-improvement initiative. J Emerg Nurs. 2014 May; 40(3):237-44; quiz 293. PMID: 23477920.
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    31. Cheung D, Wolfe B, Wald H, Cumbler E. Unsafe use of intravenous haloperidol: evaluation of recommendation-concordant care in hospitalized elderly adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Jan; 61(1):160-1. PMID: 23311558.
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    32. Wald H, Richard A, Dickson VV, Capezuti E. Chief nursing officers' perspectives on Medicare's hospital-acquired conditions non-payment policy: implications for policy design and implementation. Implement Sci. 2012 Aug 28; 7:78. PMID: 22928995; PMCID: PMC3499379.
    33. Guerrasio J, Cumbler E, Trosterman A, Wald H, Brandenburg S, Aagaard E. Determining need for remediation through postrotation evaluations. J Grad Med Educ. 2012 Mar; 4(1):47-51. PMID: 23451306; PMCID: PMC3312533.
    34. Wald HL. Prevention of hospital-acquired geriatric syndromes: applying lessons learned from infection control. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Feb; 60(2):364-6. PMID: 22332677; PMCID: PMC3321640.
    35. Fink R, Gilmartin H, Richard A, Capezuti E, Boltz M, Wald H. Indwelling urinary catheter management and catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention practices in Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders hospitals. Am J Infect Control. 2012 Oct; 40(8):715-20. PMID: 22297241.
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    36. Oman KS, Makic MB, Fink R, Schraeder N, Hulett T, Keech T, Wald H. Nurse-directed interventions to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Am J Infect Control. 2012 Aug; 40(6):548-53. PMID: 22047997.
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    37. Wald HL, Glasheen JJ, Guerrasio J, Youngwerth JM, Cumbler EU. Evaluation of a hospitalist-run acute care for the elderly service. J Hosp Med. 2011 Jul-Aug; 6(6):313-21. PMID: 21834112.
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    38. Wald HL, Kramer AM. Feasibility of audit and feedback to reduce postoperative urinary catheter duration. J Hosp Med. 2011 Apr; 6(4):183-9. PMID: 21480488.
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    39. Cumbler E, Murphy P, Jones WJ, Wald HL, Kutner JS, Smith DB. Quality of care for in-hospital stroke: analysis of a statewide registry. Stroke. 2011 Jan; 42(1):207-10. PMID: 21127301.
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    40. Misky GJ, Wald HL, Coleman EA. Post-hospitalization transitions: Examining the effects of timing of primary care provider follow-up. J Hosp Med. 2010 Sep; 5(7):392-7. PMID: 20578046.
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    41. Cumbler E, Wald H, Kutner J. Lack of patient knowledge regarding hospital medications. J Hosp Med. 2010 Feb; 5(2):83-6. PMID: 20013875.
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    42. Cumbler E, Lyle H, Guerrasio J, Youngwerth J, Wald H. Vulnerability assessment on hospital admission predicts need for placement upon discharge for elderly patients. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 May; 57(5):944-6. PMID: 19470031.
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    43. Cumbler E, Glasheen JJ, Wald H. Alternative solutions to geriatric workforce deficit. Am J Med. 2008 Oct; 121(10):e21; author reply e23. PMID: 18823838.
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    44. Wald HL, Ma A, Bratzler DW, Kramer AM. Indwelling urinary catheter use in the postoperative period: analysis of the national surgical infection prevention project data. Arch Surg. 2008 Jun; 143(6):551-7. PMID: 18559747.
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    45. Wald HL, Epstein AM, Radcliff TA, Kramer AM. Extended use of urinary catheters in older surgical patients: a patient safety problem? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008 Feb; 29(2):116-24. PMID: 18179366.
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    46. Wald HL, Kramer AM. Nonpayment for harms resulting from medical care: catheter-associated urinary tract infections. JAMA. 2007 Dec 19; 298(23):2782-4. PMID: 18165672.
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    47. Wald H, Huddleston J, Kramer A. Is there a geriatrician in the house? Geriatric care approaches in hospitalist programs. J Hosp Med. 2006 Jan; 1(1):29-35. PMID: 17219468.
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    48. Wald H, Epstein A, Kramer A. Extended use of indwelling urinary catheters in postoperative hip fracture patients. Med Care. 2005 Oct; 43(10):1009-17. PMID: 16166870.
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    49. Shojania KG, Wald H, Gross R. Understanding medical error and improving patient safety in the inpatient setting. Med Clin North Am. 2002 Jul; 86(4):847-67. PMID: 12365343.
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    50. Malik B, Su WW, Wald HL, Blumentals II, Kelly RM. Growth and gas production for hyperthermophilic archaebacterium, Pyrococcus furiosus. Biotechnol Bioeng. 1989 Oct 20; 34(8):1050-7. PMID: 18588198.
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