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Department of Internal Medicine

Cardiovascular Health and Disease

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Linda Baas, PhD, MSN

Nurse Practitioner, Heart Failure and Transplant Program<br>Professor Emeritus, Adjunct, College of Nursing, Adult Health Department

Education/Credentials
  • Post MSN Certificate: University of Cincinnati-College of Nursing
  • Doctoral Degree: University of Texas
  • Master's Degree: University of Alabama
  • Bachelor's Degree: Miami University
  • Diploma: Jewish Hospital School of Nursing

Board Certifications & Licenses
  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner CS#337231-28 American Nurses Credentialing Center04/01/1999 -03/30/2014
  • Adult Critical Care Nurse Specialist CCNS #15847 American Nurses Credentialing Center02/01/1999 - 02/01/2011
  • RNC, Certified Cardiovascular Nurse American Nurses Credentialing Center11-2006 to 11-2011
  • Certification in Critacal Care Nursing CCRN #15847 American Association of Critical care Nurses1981 - 1999
Contact Information
  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center
  • 234 Goodman Avenue
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Office 513-584-7217
  • Email linda.baas@uc.edu

Peer Reviewed Publications

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Prasun, MA, Casida, J, Howie-Esquivel, J, Pozehl, B, Fahlberg, B, Johnson, C, Mock, J, Quinn, J, Yehle, K, Baas, L. 2012. Practice patterns of heart failure nurses Heart and Lung, 41 , 218-225

Beery, T, Baas, LS., Henthorn C. 2007. Self reported adjustment to implanted cardiac devices Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 22 6, 516-524

Fowler, C., Kirschner M., Van Kuiken D., Baas L.S. 2007. Promoting self-care through symptom management: A theory-based approach for nurse practitioners Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 19 , 221-227

Fowler, C, Baas, LS. 2006. Illness representations in patients with chronic kidney disease on maintenance hemodialysis , 33 2, 174-187

Beery, T, Baas, L.S, Mathews, H, Burrough, J., Henthorn, R. 2005. Development of the Implanted Devices Adjustment Scale Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 24 5, 242-248

Miller, K, Apold, S, Baas, L, Berner, B., Brill, E. 2005. Practice patterns among a selected group of nurse practitioners The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 1 2, 94-97

Miller, K., Apold, S, Baas, L, Berner, B., Brill, E. 2005. Job satisfaction among nurse practitioners The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 1 1, 30-33

Baas, L.S. 2004. Self care resources and activity as predictors of quality of life in persons after myocardial infarction Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 23 3, 131-138

Baas, L.S. Beery, TA, Allen, GA, Wizer M., Wagoner, LE. 2004. An exploratory study of body awareness in persons with heart failure or transplant. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 19 1, 32-40

Baas, L.S., Beery, T.A., Allen, G.A., Ware, S., Lambda, S., and Abraham, W.T. 2003. Accuracy of the Precordial V-quick Patch in persons with cardiac or pulmonary disease Journal of Emergency Medicine, 24 2, 131-139

Baas, L.S., Bell, B.J., Giesting, R.A., McGuire, N., & Wagoner, L.E. 2003. Infections in the heart transplant recipient Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 15 , 97-108

Baas, L.S., Bell, B.J., Dudicks-Stuebbe, S., Giesting, R.A., & Wagoner, L.E. 2002. The challenge of managing the care of older heart transplant recipients. AACN Clinical Issues in Advanced Practice, ,

Beery, T.A., Baas, L.S., Fowler, C, and Allen, G.A. 2002. Spirituality in persons with heart failure. Journal of Holistic Nursing., 20 1, 5-26

Fontana, J., Colella, C., Baas, L., & Wilson, B. 2000. Energy expenditure of healthy persons performing three levels of Tai’Chi’Chin Nursing Research, 49 , 91-96

Fontana, J.A., Colella, C., Baas, L.S., & Ghazi, F. 2000. Tai’ Chi’ Chin as an intervention for heart failure Nursing Clinics of North America, 35 4, 1031-1046

Baas, L.S., Beery, T., & Fontana, J. 1999. An exploratory study of developmental growth in adults with heart failure Journal of Holistic Nursing., 17 2, 117-138

Baas, L.S., Beery, T., & Hickey, C. 1997. Pacemaker care and electrical safety in intensive care and telemetry units American Journal of Critical Care, 6 3, 152-159

Baas, L.S., Fontana, J.A., & Bhat, G. 1997. Relationships between self care resources and the quality of life of persons with heart failure Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 12 10, 25-38

Beery, T., & Baas, L.S. 1996. Medical devices and attachment: Holistic healing in the age of invasive technology Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 17 3, 233-243

Beery, T., Baas, L.S., & Hickey, C. 1996. Infection precautions with temporary pacing leads: A descriptive study. Heart & Lung, 25 3, 182-189

Baas, L.S., Deges-Curl, E., Hertz, J., & Robinson, K. 1994. Innovative approaches to theory based measurement: Modeling and role modeling research. Advances in Nursing Science Series: Advances in Methods of Inquiry for Nursing, 5 , 147-159

Vanderbeek, J., Ulrich, D., Jaworski, R, Werner, L., Hergert, D., Beery, T., & Baas, L. 1994. Bringing nursing informatics into the undergraduate classroom. Computers in Nursing, 12 , 227-231

Baas, L. S. 1992. The influence and legacy of two nursing editors: An analysis of the writings of Janet Geister and Mary Roberts regarding the problems of private duty nursing. Journal of Professional Nursing, 8 , 176-183

Griffith, H. M., Evans, M., Irvin, B., Thomas, N., Shinavier, B., Acton, G., Baas, L. et al. 1991. Nurses' perspectives on a National Health Plan. Nursing Outlook, 39 178-182,

Hickey, C., & Baas, L. S. 1991. Temporary pacing AACN Clinical Issues in Critical Care Nursing, 2 1, 107-117

Baas, L. S., & Johangten, M. 1988. Nursing grand rounds: Heart transplantation Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 2 2, 68-72

Sommers, M. S., Baas, L. S., & Beiting, A.M. 1987. Nosocomial infection with four methods of hemodynamic monitoring Heart & Lung, 16 , 731-744

Baas, L. S., & Schneider, C. L. 1986. Temporary epicardial electrodes Dimensions Of Critical Care Nursing, 5 2, 80-92

Baas, L.S., & Allen, G.A. 1985. Memory error: Developing a new nursing diagnosis Nursing Clinics of North America, 20 , 731-744

Published Abstracts

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Beery, T.A., Baas, L.S., Matthews, H., Burroughs, J., Henthorn, R. 2004. Age, but not gender differences are seen in adjustment to implanted devices. Heart Rhythm, 2 1S, S105


Al-Nsair, N., Baas, L.S., Roll, S., Lynne E. Wagoner 2003. Predicting maximum oxygen consumption in older women with diastolic failure Journal of Cardiac Failure, 9 5 Suppl, S18


Baas, L.S., Conway, G., Dietrich, D, Rozin J., Bell, B., Giesting, R., Hauntz L, Hoffman, R.O., Hess, K. 2003. Self efficacy of nurses caring for patients with heart failure. Journal of Cardiac Failure, 9 5 Suppl, S95


Beery, T.A., Mathews, H., Church, J., Henthron, R.W., Burroughs, J.M., and Baas, L.S. 2003. Psychometric properties of the Implanted Device Adjustment Survey Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 26 4, Part II, 992


Hoffman, R.O., Baas, L.S., Wagoner, L.E., Conway, G.A. 2003. The relationship between Body Mass Index (BMI) and changes in left ventricular function with aggressive medical management Journal of Cardiac Failure, 9 5 Suppl, S112


Hoffman, R.O., Baas, L.S., Wagoner, L.E., Hauntz, E.A., Crawford, J.A., & Conway, G.A. 2003. Impact of physiological and functional outcomes of heart failure patients treated and managed by a multi-disciplinary team Journal of Cardiac Failure, 9 5 Suppl, S112


Baas, L.S., Hoffman, R.O., Allen, G.A., Beery, T.A., Wagoner, L.E., & Hertz, J.E. 2002. Is autonomy related to quality of life in persons with heart failure? Journal of Cardiac Failure, 8 4, Suppl., S71


Baas, L.S., Allen, G.A., Beery, T.A., Fontana, J.A,. Menon S., and Wagoner, L.E. 2001. Changes in depression over one year in persons with heart failure. Journal of Cardiac Failure, 7 3, Suppl 2, S81


Baas, L.S., Fontana, J.A., Beery, T.A., Allen, G.A., Al-Nasair, N & Abraham, W.T. 2000. Body awareness is not related to somatization and negative moods in persons with heart failure. Journal of Cardiac Failure, 6 3, 77


Whiting, J.F., Martin, J., Dewan, N., Baas, L., & Nabel, M.R. 2000. Development and multicenter validation of a quality of life instrument for transplant recipients. Transplantation, 67 7, S187


Baas, L.S., Fontana, J., Beery, T., Hess, D., Meintel, L., Wagoner, L., Bhat. G. 1997. Is There a Relationship Among Mood, Perceived Sleep, And Well-being in Persons With Heart Failure? International Journal of Heart Failure., ,


Baas, L.S., Fontana, J., Beery, T., Hess, D., Meintel, L., Wagoner, L., Bhat. G. 1997. Predictors of Depression in Heart Failure. International Journal of Heart Failure., ,


Baas, L.S., Fontana J.A, Hess, D., & Bhat, G. 1996. The impact of physical and emotional symptoms on types of activity performed by persons with heart failure. Journal of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 16 5, 300


Fontana, J. & Baas, L.S. 1996. Validity of three measures of vigor in persons with heart failure. Journal of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 16 5, 309


Fontana, J., Baas, L.S., & Sommers, M.S. 1995. The role of planned exercise on perceptions of health and vigor in heart failure. Circulation, 92 8, I-248


Wagoner, L.E., Baas, L.S., Fontana, J.A., Kemen, R.M., Bhat, G. 1995. What is the relationship between quality of life and exercise capacity in congestive heart failure Circulation, 92 8, I-402


Beery, T, Hickey, C., & Baas, L. 1994. Infection precautions with temporary pacing leads. American Journal of Critical Care, 3 , 247


Baas, L.S. 1992. Differences in reasons for activity after a myocardial infarction. Journal of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 12 , 349


Baas, L., Allard, K., & Lameier, D. 1990. Expanding nursing responsibilities during a cardiac arrest Heart & Lung, 19 3, 302


Beiting, A. M., Baas, L. S., & Sommers, M. S. 1985. Nosocomial infections related to disposable transducers. American Journal of Infection Control, 13 3, 141


Sommers, M. S., Baas, L. S., & Beiting, A. M. 1985. Nosocomial infections related to four methods of hemodynamic monitoring Heart & Lung, 14 3, 286-287


Allen, G. A., & Baas, L. S. 1983. Two types of memory error are possible when taking medications. , ,


Baas, L.S., Fontana, J.A., & Beery, T.A. . What quality of life measure should be used to assess outcomes of persons with heart failure? Journal of Cardiac Failure, 5 3, 77


Wagoner, L.E., Baas, L.S., Kemen, R.M., Fontana, J.A., Bhat, G. . Right ventricular ejection fraction predicts exercise capacity beter than left ventricular ejection fraction in congestive heart failure Journal Investigative Medicine, 43 , 428A