Jo-Ann V. Sawatzky, RN, PhD
Associate Professor & Associate Dean, Graduate Programs
Certificate in Higher Education & Teaching, University of Manitoba
PhD, University of Manitoba
MN, University of Manitoba
BN, University of Manitoba
|Other Appointments (Academic/Research)|
Faculty Development Coordinator: Faculty of Nursing
Clinical Research Associate: SBGH & WRHA Cardiac Sciences Program
Research Affiliate: Centre on Aging, University of Manitoba
Clinical Interests: Critical Care [ER & ICU] & Medical/Surgical Nursing
Teaching Areas: Medical/Surgical Nursing; Graduate program major in advanced clinical practice
The Cardiovascular Health & Illness Trajectory
Mentorship in Nursing Education
Recruitment & Retention in Critical care
|2012 - Co-investigator: Evaluating the Implementation of a Nicotine Withdrawal Management Intervention in an Acute Care Setting. PI: Dr. Annette Schultz; Co-Investigators: Dr. R. Guzman; Dr. J. Sawatzky, Mr. R. Theurmier ; Funded by Pfizer for $81,067 over 18 months
2011 - Collaborator: Determining the Incidence of Postoperative Delirium in the Current Era of Cardiac Surgery [Multi-site Project]; PI: R. Arora; Collaborators: Dr. Yoan Lamarche, Dr. Derek Gunning, Dr. Demetrious Sirounis. Dr. Paul Boucher, Dr. Gurmeet Singh, Dr. Hillary Grocott, Dr. Eric Jacobsohn, Dr. Richard Novick. Dr. Dave Nagpal, Dr. Karen Bosma, Dr. Richard Whitlock, Dr. Bernard McDonald, Dr. George Djaiani, Dr. Jean-Francois Legare, Dr. Ansar Hassan, Ms. Janet Luczano, Ms. Michael Rivet, Dr. Jo-Ann Sawatzky, Mr. Roldofo Pike, Ms. Kelly Waters. Submitted to Canadian Network & Centre for Trials; amount requested: $152,231 over 2 years.
2011 - Principal Investigator: Pre-Habilitation Program for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery Patients: Pilot Project. Co-investigators: Dr. Rakesh Arora & Dr. Todd Duhammel. Funded by the Cardiovascular Health and Research in Manitoba (CHaRM) Fund [$5,500]. Data collection in progress.
2011 - Principal Investigator: Pre-Habilitation Program for Aging Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery Patients: Pilot Project. Co-investigators: Dr. Rakesh Arora & Dr. Todd Duhammel. Submitted to the Centre on Aging’s Research Fellowship – rejected.
2011 - Principal Investigator: The Cardiac Surgery Case Management Evaluation Project. Co-Investigators: Dr. Rakesh Arora; Karen Schnell-Hoehn; Lillian Hall; Susan Mertin; Sandy Gibb; Paul Joudrey; Sheila Bowles. Funded in kind by the WRHA Cardiac Sciences Program.
2011 - Principal Investigator: The Manitoba Critical Nurses Retention Research Project; Co-Investigators: R. Arora; C. Enns; M. Rivet; C. Legare. Funded in kind by the WRHA/SBGH Cardiac Science Program. Data collection completed; data analysis in progress
2011 - Co-Investigator: Exploring the Mentoring Needs of Clinical Nurse Educators. PI: C. Enns; Co-investigator: J.V. Sawatzky . Funded by the Faculty of Nursing Endowment Fund [$2,931 in 2011].
2011 - Co-Investigator: Ethnic and Sex Differences in ACS Presentation and in Accessto Cardiac Care (Phase I); PI: Kathryn King, co-investigators: Hude Quan, Nadia Khan, Ross Tsuyuki, Krish Ramanathan, J.V. Sawatzky. Funded by CIHR - $94,144 for Phase I & II.
2011 - Co-Investigator: Acute Coronary Syndrome Management in South Asian, Chinese, Black and White Patients (Phase II). PI: Kathryn King, Co-investigators: Hude Quan, Nadia Khan, Ross Tsuyuki, Krish Ramanathan, J.V. Sawatzky, Funded by CIHR - $94,214 for Phase I & II.
2010 - Co-Investigator: The Diabetes Cardiac Initiative (DCI) Project. PI: Dr. R. Arora; Co-Investigators: J.V. Sawatzky, S. Christie, C. White. Funded in kind by the Cardiac WRHA/SBGH Cardiac Sciences Program. Data collection in progress.
2010 - Co-Investigator: Exploring the Mentoring Needs of Clinical Nurse Educators [PI: Carol Enns]. Funded by the Faculty of Nursing Endowment Fund - $2930.97. Data analysis in progress.
2010 - Principal Investigator: Faculty of Nursing Mentorship Survey – Phase II. Data analysis in progress.
2009 - Co-Investigator: Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. Lead PI – Parminder Raina; CO-PI’s – Christina Wolfson, Susan Kirkland; Co-investigators: J.V. Sawatzky & 134 others from across Canada. Funded by CIHR ($23,500,000; support period: 04/09 – 03/14).
Bennett ,K., & Sawatzky, J. A. (2013). Building emotional intelligence: a strategy for emerging nurse leaders to reduce workplace bullying. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 37(2):144-51. doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0b013e318286de5f.
Sawatzky, J.V., Christie, S., & Singal, R.K. (2013). Exploring outcomes of a Nurse Practitioner managed cardiac surgery follow-up intervention: A randomized trial. Journal of Advanced Nursing. doi: 10.1111/jan.12075. [Epub ahead of print]
White, C.W., Koley, L., Christie, S., Hieber, B., Sawatzky, J., et al. (2012). Targeted would surveillance in high-risk patients improves identification of post-discharge surgical site infection following cardiac surgery. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (submitted 07/12).
Sawatzky, J.V., & Enns, C.L. (2012). Exploring the key predictors of retention in emergency nurses. Journal of Nursing Management. (accepted; in press).
Sawatzky, J.V., & Enns, C.L., (2012). Striving to create a mentorship culture: One faculty’s journey. Path to Pedagogy, 20(2), 12-17.
Hill, L.A., & Sawatzky, J.A. (2011). Transitioning into the nurse practitioner role through mentorship. Journal of Professional Nursing. 27(3):161-7.
Sawatzky, JA. (2011). My abstract was accepted – now what? A guide to effective conference presentations. Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 21(2):37-46.
Bayyavarapu, S., & Sawatzky, J.V. Understanding weight loss in patients with colorectal cancer: a human response to illness. Oncology Nursing Forum (accepted; for publication in 03/10).
Bokhari, F. & Sawatzky, J. V. Chronic neuropathic pain in women following breast cancer treatment. Pain Management Nursing (accepted; for publication in 2009)
Mertin, S., Sawatzky, J. V., & Diehl-Jones, W. Pleural effusions: a nurse practitioner's clinical practice guide. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (accepted, 08/08; for publication in 2009).
Sawatzky, J. V., Enns, C. L., Ashcroft, T. J., Davis, P. L., & Harder, B. N. Teaching excellence in nursing education: a caring framework. Journal of Professional Nursing (accepted, 06/08; for publication in 2009).
Seenandan, K., Sawatzky, J.V., & Degner, L. Risk assessment for hereditary breast cancer: BRCA1 and BRCA2. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal. (accepted 08/09, publication date pending).
Shephard, E., Sawatzky, J.V., & Woodgate, R. Pain in children with cancer of the central nervous system: a review of the literature. Oncology Nursing Forum (accepted 19/08/09; for publication in July, 2010).
Mertin, S., Sawatzky, J. V, Diehl-Jones, W., & Lee, T. (2009). Total spinal anesthesia for cardiac surgery: Does it make a difference in patient outcomes? Dynamics: The Official Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses, 20(1), 18-24.
Nesbitt, J., & Sawatzky, J.V. (2009). Understanding altered level of consciousness: A nursing framework. Canadian Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 31(2), 6-12.
Sawatzky, J. V., & Naimark, B. J. (2009). Coronary artery bypass graft surgery outcomes: gender differences revisited. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, March 19 [e-pub ahead of print].
Sawatzky, J. V. & Enns, C. L. (2009). A mentoring needs assessment: validating mentorship in nursing education. Journal of Professional Nursing, 25(3), 145-50.
Sawatzky, J. V., & Naimark, B. J. (2009). Coronary artery bypass graft surgery: exploring a broader perspective of risks and outcomes. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 24(3), 198-206.
Throndson, K. & Sawatzky, J. V. (2009). Improving outcomes following elective percutaneous coronary intervention: the key role of exercise. Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 19(2), 17-24.
Throndson, K., & Sawatzky, J.V. (2009). Angina following percutaneous coronary intervention: in-stent restenosis. Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 19(3), 16-23.
Sawatzky, J. V., & Naimark, B. J. (2008). Coronary artery bypass graft surgery outcomes: gender differences revisited. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 24 (Suppl SE).
Sawatzky, J. V., & Naimark, B. J. (2008). Coronary artery bypass graft surgery outcomes: Gender differences revisited. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 7(Suppl. 1), S61 (abstract).
Sawatzky, J. V., & Naimark, B. J. (2008). Coronary artery bypass graft surgery: An early post-discharge patient needs assessment. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 7(Suppl. 1), S61 (abstract).
Sawatzky, J. V., & Enns, C. L. (2008). A mentoring needs assessment: Validating mentorship in nursing education. The 4th Annual Education Conference, August, 2008, Calgary (oral presentation).
*Cameron, C. & Sawatzky, J. V. (2008). Postoperative pain management: The challenges of the Crohn’s disease patient. MedSurg Nursing, 17(2), 85-91. *Note: recipient of a 2008 Novice Writer’s Award - honorable mention.
Christie, S. & Sawatzky, J. V. (2008). Acute cardiac tamponade following cardiac surgery: implications for critical care nurses. Dynamics of Critical Care, 12.
Hansen, F., & Sawatzky, J. V. (2008). Stress in lung cancer patients: A human response to illness. Oncology Nursing Forum, 35(2), 217-223.
Hearson, B., & Sawatzky, J. V. (2008). Sleep disturbance in advanced cancer patients. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 14(1), 30-38.
Ko, W.F., & Sawatzky, J.A. (2008). Understanding urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy: a nursing framework. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 12(4), 647-54.
Love, Reid & Sawatzky, Jo-Ann V. (2007). Management of end-stage heart failure: improving palliative care. Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 17(3), 13-18.
Matheson, Rhonda & Sawatzky, Jo-Ann V. (2007). Fever in critically Ill patients with end stage renal disease. Dynamics, 18(4).
Penner, Jamie, McClement, Susan, & Sawatzky, Jo-Ann V. (2007). Dysphagia in advanced oropharyngeal cancer. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 13(5), 206-212.
Savard, Julie & Sawatzky, Jo-Ann V. (2007). Utilizing a nursing model to understand diarrhea & the role of probiotics in patients with IBD. Gastroenterology Nursing, 30(6), 418-23. *Note: recipient of the 2007 Novice Writer’s Award from the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates.
Mertin, Susan, Sawatzky, Jo-Ann V., Diehl-Jones, William L., & Lee, Trevor, W.R. (2006). Roadblock to recovery: the surgical stress response. Dynamics, 18 (1), 14-22.
Sawatzky, J.V., Naimark, B.J., & Tate, R. (2006). The Manitoba coronary artery bypass graft surgery research project. Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing (abstract), 16 (2), 25.
Sawatzky, J.V. & Naimark, B.J. (2005). Cardiovascular health promotion in aging women: validating a population health approach. Public Health Nursing, 22 (5), 379-388.
Sawatzky, J.V. (2005). Cardiovascular health in Canadian women: The bigger picture revisited. Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 15 (3), 53-60.
2008 – Faculty of Nursing Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence
2007 - Cardiovascular Nursing Research Excellence Award, from the Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses