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Debra Hanisch, CPNP

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Work and Education

Professional Education

PNP, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, 1991

MSN, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1983

BSN, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1980

Board Certifications

Registered Nurse/Certified Nurse Practitioner/Furnishing License, California, 1998

Certified Pediatric CCRN, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, 1992

North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Associated Professionals' Certificate for Special Competency Cardiac Pacing (TESTAMUR NASPExAM/AP), 1989

Research Interests

Pacemaker/ICD Therapy and Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents

Home INR Monitoring

Honors and Award

Fellow – American Heart Association, Council of Cardiovascular Nursing (2010)

Fellow – Heart Rhythm Society (2009)


Sears SF, Hazelton AG, Amant JS, Matchett M, Kovacs A, Vazquez LD, Fairbrother D, Redfearn S, Hanisch D, Dubin A, Cannon BC, Fishbach P, Kanter R, Bryant RM: “Quality of Life in Pediatric Patients With Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators.” American Journal of Cardiology, January, 2011.

Friedman RA, Walsh EP, Silka MJ, Calkins J, Stevenson WG, Rhodes LA, Deal BJ, Wolff GS, DeMaso DR, Hanisch D, and Van Hare GF: “NASPE Expert Consensus Conference: Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation in Children with and without Congenital Heart Disease. Report of the Writing Committee.” Journal of Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, June, 2002.

Hanisch D: "Pediatric Arrhythmias". Journal of Pediatric Nursing, October, 2001

Hanisch D: “Care of the Pediatric Patient with a Device”. In Tsiperfal A, Ottoboni L, Beheiry S, Al-Ahmad A and Natale A (Eds.), Cardiac Arrhythmia Management: A Practical Guide for Nurses and Allied Professionals, 2011.

Hanisch D: “Atrial Electrogram” and “Transesophageal Pacing”. In Verger JT and Lebet RM (Eds.), AACN Procedure Manual for Pediatric Acute and Critical Care, 2007.

Hanisch D and Van Hare G: “Long-Term Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy”. In Zeigler VL and Gillette PC (Eds.), Practical Management of Pediatric Cardiac Arrhythmias, 2001.