Lorraine LORI B. Rubarth, PhD, APRN-NP
Lorraine  LORI B. Rubarth, PhD, APRN-NP

Lorraine LORI B. Rubarth, PhD, APRN-NP

Professor
College of Nursing, Omaha Campus

Expertise/Specializations

  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Academic Appointments

Position

  • Professor

Biography

A more complete listing of scholarship, teaching, and research interests can be found on my Curriculum Vitae.

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Riley, C., Rubarth, L. Identifying Maternal Risk Factors & Influence on Fetal Risk, Neonatal Advanced Practice Nursing: A Case-Based Learning Approach, 2017
  • Rubarth, Lori B. Nurse-Neonatal Intensive Care, StatPearls, 2016
  • Rubarth, Lori B. NP-Neonatal, Stat Pearls, 2016
  • Rubarth, L. B., Parker, D. Ophthalmic System, Comprehensive Neonatal Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach, 450-471, 2014

Articles

  • Carlson, Cheryl A., Rubarth, Lori B. The Renal/Genitourinary System - Chapter 19, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review: Fast Facts & Practice Questions, 2020
  • Rubarth, Lori Baas, Parker, Debbie Ophthalmic System, Comprehensive Neonatal Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach, 2019
  • Wallingford, Kristina, Rubarth, Lori Baas Development & Evaluation of a Radiation Safety Program in the NICU, Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 36(5), 306-312, 2017
  • Lori Baas Rubarth, Carla Christensen & Cheryl Riley Bacterial Sepsis in the Neonate, Nurse Practitioner, 42(9), 25-32, 2017
  • Kaylee M Evans, Lori B Rubarth Investigating the Role of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in Neonatal Medicine, Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 36(4), 189-195, 2017
  • Kaspar, A., Rubarth, L. B. Neuroprotection of the Preterm Infant, Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 35(6), 2016
  • Rubarth, L. B., VanWoudenberg, C. D. Development of the Gastrointestinal System: An Embryologic and Fetal Review, Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 35(3), 156-158, 2016
  • Riley, C., Rubarth, L.B. Supporting families of children with disabilities., JOGNN - Journal of Obstetric Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing, 44(4), 536-542, 2015
  • Rubarth, L.B., Quinn, J. Respiratory development and respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 34(4), 231-238, 2015
  • Beckvermit-Prine, K., Goracke, K., & Rubarth, L.B. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the NICU., Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 34(3), 183-188, 2015
  • Beck, C.L., Rubarth, L.B. Genetic Testing in Infants., Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 33 (4), 217-220, 2014
  • Rubarth, L. B. Infants of diabetic mothers., Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 32(6), 416-418, 2013
  • Myers, D., Rubarth, L. B. Facilitating breastfeeding in the neonatal intensive care unit: identifying barriers, Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 32(3), 206-212, 2013
  • Mettling, K., Murcek, K., & Rubarth, L.B. Malignancies and tumors in the neonate., Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 32(1), 34-40, 2013
  • Wallingford, Brenda, Rubarth, Lori, Abbott, Amy, Miers, Linda J. Implementation and Evaluation of Golden Hour Practices in Infants Younger Than 33 Weeks' Gestation, Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, 12(2), 86-96, 2012
  • Rubarth, L.B., Schoening, A., Cosimano, A & Sandhurst, H. Womens experience of hospitalized bed rest during high-risk pregnancy. (40%), Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing, 41 (3), 398-407, 2012
  • McDonald, K., Rubarth, L. B., Miers, L. J. Job satisfaction of neonatal intensive care nurses, Advances in Neonatal Care, 12(4), E1-8, 2012
  • Van Woudenberg, C. D., Wills, C. A., Rubarth, L. B. Newborn transition to extrauterine life, Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 31(5), 317-322, 2012
  • Rubarth, L. B. The apgar score: simple yet complex, Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 31, 169-177, 2012
  • Rubarth, L. B. Glucose-6-phosphatase and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase: What are they? What do they do?, Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 31(1), 45-47, 2012
  • Rubarth, L. B. Fraternal or identical: understanding twin gestation, Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 30, 196-198, 2011
  • Rubarth, L. B. Blood types and ABO incompatibility, Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 30, 50-53, 2011
  • Baas Rubarth, Lori Sepsis, Pneumonia, and Meningitis: What Is the Difference?, Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, 10, 177-181, 2010
  • Rubarth, Lori B. Guest Editorial: Neonatal Infection, Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, 10, 158-158, 2010
  • Rubarth, L. B. Infants in peril: assessing sepsis in newborns, American Nurse today, 3, 1-4, 2008
  • Rubarth, L. B. Newborn Sepsis-Bacterial Infection, Part II, Advance for Nurses, 9, 30, 2007

Publications

  • Graves, Laura, Rubarth, Lori B. Improving postoperative pain management in the neonatal intensive care unit, Advances in Neonatal Care, 2020
  • Farquhar, Meghan, Rubarth, Lori B. Optimizing the nutrition of extremely low birth weight infants., Advances in Neonatal Care, 2020
  • Elliott, Caelen, Rubarth, Lori B Implications & evaluation of glucose gel to treat asymptomatic neonatal hypoglycemia, Advances in Neonatal Care, 19(3), E3-E17, 2019
  • Falke, Megan, Rubarth, Lori B. Implementation of a perinatal hospice program, Advances in Neonatal Care, 19(3), E3-E17, 2019
  • Jelinek, Aylssa, Rubarth, Lori B. Safe sleep in the NICU, Advances in Neonatal Care, 19(3), E3-E17, 2019

Editing and Reviews

  • Riley, Cheryl A. (Editor), Rubarth, Lori Baas (Editor) ANN Certification Review Course, N/A, 2020

Presentations


  • Rubarth, L.  (2020).  “My Research Journey” & Invited to lead a team of young researchers at this meeting, National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) Research Summit, Scottsdale, AZ.   (cancelled due to COVID-19), 2020
  • Rubarth, L.  (2019).  “Inborn Errors of Metabolism: Signs & Symptoms in the Newborn Period.”,  Concurrent Presentation at the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN)’s 35th Annual Conference, Savannah, GA., 2019

  • Rubarth, L.  (2017).  “Breaking Bad News to Parents: Preparing the NNP for the Role”,  Podium Presentation at the National Advanced Practice Neonatal Nurses Conference, sponsored by the Academy of Neonatal Nursing (ANN), Westgate Las Vegas Resort, Las Vegas, NV. 
     , 2017

  • Rubarth, L.  (2017).  “Choosing Wisely: Five Unnecessary Tests in the NICU”  Oral presentation at the NNAPA’s What’s New in the NICU? 11th Annual Regional NICU Conference, Bellevue Medical Center, Bellevue, NE. 
     , 2017

  • Rubarth, L.  (2017). “Antibiotics in the NICU:  Practical Understanding of Bugs & Drugs” Gold Neonatal Conference, Online. Available online.
     , 2017

  • Rubarth, L., Wallingford, B., & Thurber, E. (2016).  “Making Ventilation Less Invasive”   Oral presentation at NNAPA’s What’s New in the NICU? 11th Annual Regional NICU Conference, Bellevue Medical Center, Bellevue, NE. 
     , 2016
  • Antibiotics in the NICU: Advanced Application - Oral Presentations at NANN’s 31st Annual Educational Conference, Dallas, TX., 2015
  • "Antibiotics in the NICU: Practical Understanding of Bugs & Drugs" - Oral Presentations at NANN’s 31st Annual Educational Conference, Dallas, TX., 2015
  • "Dealing with Neonatal Respiratory Disorders in the Delivery Room" at AWHONN Nebraska Section 6th Annual Fall Conference. Marriott Regency, Omaha, NE, 2015
  • DeVall, L., & Rubarth, L. (2015). “Swaddle Bathing on the Couplet Care Unit: Pros and Cons” AWHONN Nebraska Section 6th Annual Fall Conference. Marriott Regency, Omaha, NE, 2015
  • “Neonatal Trauma”, presented at Nebraska Neonatal Advanced Practice Association's "What’s New in the NICU?" 8th Annual Regional NICU Conference, Lakeside Hospital, Omaha, NE, 2013
  • Rubarth, L. & Sundermeier, J. (2012). “Chest Tube Competency for NNPs: Standard Catheters & Pigtails”, NNAPA What’s New in the NICU? 7th Annual Regional NICU Conference, Lakeside Hospital, Omaha, NE, 2012
  • Rubarth, L., Schoening, A., Cosimano, A., & Sandhurst, H. (2012). “Use of online support and NICU education to decrease stress for prenatal patients on bedrest: A mixed methods approach”. Nebraska Methodist Hospital Nursing Research Group, Omaha, NE., 2012
  • Rubarth, L., Schoening, A., Cosimano, A., & Sandhurst, H. “Use of online support and NICU education to decrease stress for prenatal patients on bedrest: A mixed methods approach”, 2012 National AWHONN Convention. Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD (Washington, DC),, 2012
  • Rubarth, L.B. (2011). “Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders”. NICU Fellowship Classes, Methodist Women’s Hospital, Omaha, NE, October 25 & November 2., 2011
  • Rubarth, L., Schoening, A., Cosimano, A., & Sandhurst, H. (2011). Maternal stressors during high risk pregnancy: Winning the war on bed rest. (Qualitative study review of results) AWHONN Nebraska Section 2nd Annual Fall Conference. Mahoney State Park, Ashland, NE, October 17-18. (25%), 2011
  • Rubarth, L. B. (2011). “GI surgical anomalies in the neonate: Diagnosis & treatment prior to transport.” St. Elizabeth’s Regional Medical Center’s 15th Annual Building Blocks of Care Perinatal Conference, Lincoln, NE, September 28-29., 2011
  • Rubarth, L. B. & Phalen, A.A. (2011). “Evidence-Based Practice (EBP): Defining the problem and implementing a literature search on the web”. Preconference Session – Sept 14th, NANN 27th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, September 14-17. (2 hrs instruction & 2 hrs hands-on) (50%), 2011
  • Rubarth, L. B. & Phalen, A.A. (2011). “How to interpret a research article: Samples and examples!!” In-depth Symposium (3 hrs) on Sept 16th, NANN 27th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, September 14-17. (50%), 2011
  • Rubarth, L. B. (2011). “Feeds and Vitamins: Q & A Session”, What’s New in the NICU? 6th Annual Regional NICU Conference, Omaha, NE, Aug 25-26., 2011
  • Rubarth, L. B. (2011). “Pharmacology: Q & A Session”, What’s New in the NICU? 6th Annual Regional NICU Conference, Omaha, NE, Aug 25-26., 2011
  • Rubarth, L. B. (2011). “Insulin Therapy & Risk of ROP”. NNAPA Bi-Monthly Meeting, Omaha, NE, May 26., 2011
  • Rubarth, L. B. (2009). “Evidence-Based Practice: What is it? Using EBP in the NICU”. NANN 25th Annual Educational Conference – The Neonatal Community: Creating the Silver Lining, Austin, TX., 2009
  • Rubarth, L. B. (2009). “Cardiac Overview: Questions & Case Studies”. NANN 25th Annual Educational Conference – The Neonatal Community: Creating the Silver Lining, Austin, TX., 2009
  • Rubarth, L. B. (2009). “Inborn Errors of Metabolism: An Overview”. NANN 25th Annual Educational Conference – The Neonatal Community: Creating the Silver Lining, Austin, TX., 2009
  • Rubarth, L. B. & Christensen, C. (2009). “Pharmacology Review Session with Case Studies”. 4th Annual NICU Pharmacology Conference, Omaha, NE, 2009

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • High Risk Pregnancy
    Parent Engagement in the NICU
    Neonatal Sepsis Scales
     

Current Research Projects

  • Parent Participation Tool (PPT)
    Website on NICU Education for Hospitalized Pregnant Patient

Grant Funding Received

  • Dean's Health Futures Foundation Research Fund
  • Rubarth, L. (PI), Sandhurst, H., Schoening, A., Cosimano, A. Use of Online Support & NICU Education to Decrease Stress for Prenatal Patients on Bedrest - A Pilot Study
  • Rubarth, L. (PI), Sandhurst, H., Schoening, A., Cosimano, A. Use of Online Support & NICU Education to Decrease Stress for Prenatal Patients on Bedrest - A Pilot Study

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Service in Neonatal Nursing Award, NANN (National Association of Neonatal Nurses), 2014
  • Excellence in Nursing - Top 25 Award, March of Dimes, 2010
  • Daisy Faculty Award, Creighton University College of Nursing & American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), 2018
  • The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, 2018