Garrett Chan, RN, PhD, FAAN

Title(s)Associate Professor, Physiological Nursing
SchoolSchool of Nursing
Address2 Koret Way
San Francisco CA 94143
Phone415-476-2191
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    National Institute of Nursing Research, Bethesda, MDPost Doc08/2009Summer Genetics Institute
    UCSF, San FranciscoPost Master's08/2006Nurse Practitioner
    UCSF, San FranciscoPhD06/2005Nursing
    UCSF, San FranciscoMS06/2000Critical Care/Trauma/Emergency CNS
    San Jose State University, San Jose, CABSN06/1996Nursing
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    Emergency Nurses Association2008Fellow, Academy of Emergency Nursing
    Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association2010Fellow, Palliative Care Nursing
    American Academy of Nursing2010Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
    National Academies of Practice2013Fellow, National Academies of Practice
    Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute2019Fellow, Clinical Nurse Specialist
    American Association of Nurse Practitioners2021Fellow, American Association of Nurse Practitioners

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    Dr. Garrett Chan is President and CEO of HealthImpact, the California designated nursing workforce and policy center, and Associate Adjunct Professor at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Chan’s scholarship and policy work has focused on palliative care and emergency nursing, advanced practice registered nursing scope of practice and education, and nursing workforce strategy and development. Dr. Chan has been working with academic institutions, healthcare systems, policy organizations, and governments in Norway, Japan, and Switzerland to create the role and educational standards for advanced practice nursing in those countries.

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    1. American Academy of Nursing Expert Panel consensus statement on nursing's roles in ensuring universal palliative care access. Nurs Outlook. 2021 Nov-Dec; 69(6):961-968. Rosa WE, Buck HG, Squires AP, Kozachik SL, Huijer HA, Bakitas M, Boit JM, Bradley PK, Cacchione PZ, Chan GK, Crisp N, Dahlin C, Daoust P, Davidson PM, Davis S, Doumit MAA, Fink RM, Herr KA, Hinds PS, Hughes TL, Karanja V, Kenny DJ, King CR, Klopper HC, Knebel AR, Kurth AE, Madigan EA, Malloy P, Matzo M, Mazanec P, Meghani SH, Monroe TB, Moreland PJ, Paice JA, Phillips JC, Rushton CH, Shamian J, Shattell M, Snethen JA, Ulrich CM, Wholihan D, Wocial LD, Ferrell BR. PMID: 34711419; PMCID: PMC8717680.
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    2. International consensus-based policy recommendations to advance universal palliative care access from the American Academy of Nursing Expert Panels. Nurs Outlook. 2022 Jan-Feb; 70(1):36-46. Rosa WE, Buck HG, Squires AP, Kozachik SL, Huijer HA, Bakitas M, Boit JM, Bradley PK, Cacchione PZ, Chan GK, Crisp N, Dahlin C, Daoust P, Davidson PM, Davis S, Doumit MAA, Fink RM, Herr KA, Hinds PS, Hughes TL, Karanja V, Kenny DJ, King CR, Klopper HC, Knebel AR, Kurth AE, Madigan EA, Malloy P, Matzo M, Mazanec P, Meghani SH, Monroe TB, Moreland PJ, Paice JA, Phillips JC, Rushton CH, Shamian J, Shattell M, Snethen JA, Ulrich CM, Wholihan D, Wocial LD, Ferrell BR. PMID: 34627615; PMCID: PMC8821131.
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    3. Nursing Academic Leadership: An Urgent Workforce Shortage in Nursing Education. Nurs Educ Perspect. 2021 Sep-Oct 01; 42(5):304-309. Apen LV, Rosenblum R, Solvason N, Chan GK. PMID: 34149013.
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    4. The Importance and Impact of Nurse Leader Engagement With State Nursing Workforce Centers: Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic. Nurse Lead. 2021 Dec; 19(6):576-580. Chan GK, Waxman KT, Baggett M, Bakerjian D, Dickow M, Grimley KA, Kiger AJ. PMID: 34466128; PMCID: PMC8390389.
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    5. State responses to COVID-19: Potential benefits of continuing full practice authority for primary care nurse practitioners. Nurs Outlook. 2022 Jan-Feb; 70(1):28-35. Poghosyan L, Pulcini J, Chan GK, Dunphy L, Martsolf GR, Greco K, Todd BA, Brown SC, Fitzgerald M, McMenamin AL, Solari-Twadell PA. PMID: 34763899; PMCID: PMC8346350.
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    6. United States Best Practice Guidelines for Primary Palliative Care in the Emergency Department. Ann Emerg Med. 2021 11; 78(5):658-669. Loffredo AJ, Chan GK, Wang DH, Goett R, Isaacs ED, Pearl R, Rosenberg M, Aberger K, Lamba S. PMID: 34353647.
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    7. Pragmatic Considerations in Incorporating Stakeholder Engagement Into a Palliative Care Transitions Study. Med Care. 2021 08 01; 59(Suppl 4):S370-S378. de Forcrand C, Flannery M, Cho J, Reddy Pidatala N, Batra R, Booker-Vaughns J, Chan GK, Dunn P, Galvin R, Hopkins E, Isaacs ED, Kizzie-Gillett CL, Maguire M, Navarro M, Rosini D, Vaughan W, Welsh S, Williams P, Young-Brinn A, Grudzen CR. PMID: 34228019; PMCID: PMC8263137.
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    8. Improving Patients' Early Mobility Through Innovative Interprofessional Education Using Educational Neuroscience Theory. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2021 Aug; 52(8):362-366. Chan GK, Guo N, Goyena JP, Schmidt K, Shannon A. PMID: 34324376.
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    9. Value-Based Payment: What Does It Mean for Nurses? Nurs Adm Q. 2021 Jul-Sep 01; 45(3):179-186. Pittman P, Rambur B, Birch S, Chan GK, Cooke C, Cummins M, Leners C, Low LK, Meadows-Oliver M, Shattell M, Taylor C, Trautman D. PMID: 34060500.
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    10. Quantifying and Remediating the New Graduate Nurse Resident Academic-Practice Gap Using Online Patient Simulation. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2021 May; 52(5):240-247. Chan GK, Burns EM. PMID: 34038681.
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    11. Concerns and Care for Health Care Colleagues during the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Palliat Med. 2021 04; 24(4):484-485. Goett R, Chan G, DeSandre PL, Wang D, Bowman J, Quest T, Ouchi K, Lamba S. PMID: 33450163.
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    12. Effect of emergency critical care nurses and emergency department boarding time on in-hospital mortality in critically ill patients. Am J Emerg Med. 2021 03; 41:120-124. Nesbitt J, Mitarai T, Chan GK, Wilson JG, Niknam K, Nudelman MJR, Cinkowski C, Kohn MA. PMID: 33421675.
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    13. Development of an advanced practice preceptor evaluation tool. J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. 2020 Sep 23; 33(11):983-990. Klein CJ, Chan GK, Pierce L, Van Keuren-Parent K, Cooling M. PMID: 32976250.
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    14. Redesigning Nursing Education to Build Healthier Communities: An Innovative Cross-Sector Collaboration. Nurs Educ Perspect. 2020 Sep/Oct; 41(5):301-303. Swan BA, Hilden P, West N, Chan G, Shaffer K, Berg JG, Dickow M, Jones D. PMID: 32769843.
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    15. Nurse Practitioner Role and Practice Environment in Primary and in Nonprimary Care in California. Med Care Res Rev. 2021 12; 78(6):780-788. Winter S, Chapman SA, Chan GK, Duderstadt K, Spetz J. PMID: 32698658.
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    16. Measurement of nonbillable service value activities by nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and clinical nurse specialists in ambulatory specialty care. J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. 2020 Jun 30; 33(3):211-219. Winter S, Chan GK, Kuriakose C, Duderstadt K, Spetz J, Hsieh D, Platon C, Chapman SA. PMID: 32618735.
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    17. Service Value Activities by Nurse Practitioners in Ambulatory Specialty Care. Policy Polit Nurs Pract. 2020 May; 21(2):95-104. Winter SG, Duderstadt K, Chan GK, Spetz J, Stephan LM, Matsuda E, Chapman SA. PMID: 32486957.
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    18. A blinded clinical study using a subepidermal moisture biocapacitance measurement device for early detection of pressure injuries. Wound Repair Regen. 2020 05; 28(3):364-374. Okonkwo H, Bryant R, Milne J, Molyneaux D, Sanders J, Cunningham G, Brangman S, Eardley W, Chan GK, Mayer B, Waldo M, Ju B. PMID: 31965682; PMCID: PMC7217158.
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    19. Nursing Surveillance for Deterioration in Pediatric Patients: An Integrative Review. J Pediatr Nurs. 2020 Jan - Feb; 50:59-74. Stotts JR, Lyndon A, Chan GK, Bekmezian A, Rehm RS. PMID: 31770679.
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    20. Role definition is key-Rapid qualitative ethnography findings from a team-based primary care transformation. Learn Health Syst. 2019 Jul; 3(3):e10188. Brown-Johnson C, Shaw JG, Safaeinili N, Chan GK, Mahoney M, Asch S, Winget M. PMID: 31317071; PMCID: PMC6628978.
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    21. Primary Care 2.0: Design of a Transformational Team-Based Practice Model to Meet the Quadruple Aim. Am J Med Qual. 2019 Jul/Aug; 34(4):339-347. Brown-Johnson CG, Chan GK, Winget M, Shaw JG, Patton K, Hussain R, Olayiwola JN, Chang SI, Mahoney M. PMID: 30409021.
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    22. Development of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Knowledge and Skills for Emergency Medicine Residents: Using the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Milestone Framework. AEM Educ Train. 2018 Apr; 2(2):130-145. Shoenberger J, Lamba S, Goett R, DeSandre P, Aberger K, Bigelow S, Brandtman T, Chan GK, Zalenski R, Wang D, Rosenberg M, Jubanyik K. PMID: 30051080; PMCID: PMC6001832.
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    23. Balancing the Training of Future Cardiologists With the Provision of Team-Based Care. JAMA Cardiol. 2017 06 01; 2(6):589-590. Fernandes SM, Larsen RL, Chan GK. PMID: 28467549.
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    24. Trauma advanced practice provider programme development in an academic setting to optimize care coordination. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2017; 2(1):e000068. Woodfall MC, Browder TD, Alfaro JM, Claudius MA, Chan GK, Robinson DG, Spain DA. PMID: 29766082; PMCID: PMC5877895.
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    25. Exploring the Relationship Among Moral Distress, Coping, and the Practice Environment in Emergency Department Nurses. Adv Emerg Nurs J. 2016 Apr-Jun; 38(2):133-46. Zavotsky KE, Chan GK. PMID: 27139135.
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    26. Pre-participation screening for athletes and the role of advanced practice providers. J Electrocardiol. 2015 May-Jun; 48(3):339-44. Pickham D, Chan G, Carey M. PMID: 25791248.
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    27. A prospective randomized blister prevention trial assessing paper tape in endurance distances (Pre-TAPED). Wilderness Environ Med. 2014 Dec; 25(4):457-61. Lipman GS, Ellis MA, Lewis EJ, Waite BL, Lissoway J, Chan GK, Krabak BJ. PMID: 25443754.
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    28. A prospective cohort study of acute kidney injury in multi-stage ultramarathon runners: the Biochemistry in Endurance Runner Study (BIERS). Res Sports Med. 2014; 22(2):185-92. Lipman GS, Krabak BJ, Waite BL, Logan SB, Menon A, Chan GK. PMID: 24650338.
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    29. Integration of palliative care into emergency medicine: the Improving Palliative Care in Emergency Medicine (IPAL-EM) collaboration. J Emerg Med. 2014 Feb; 46(2):264-70. Lamba S, DeSandre PL, Todd KH, Bryant EN, Chan GK, Grudzen CR, Weissman DE, Quest TE, Improving Palliative Care in Emergency Medicine Board. PMID: 24286714.
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    30. An official American Thoracic Society workshop report: assessment and palliative management of dyspnea crisis. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013 Oct; 10(5):S98-106. Mularski RA, Reinke LF, Carrieri-Kohlman V, Fischer MD, Campbell ML, Rocker G, Schneidman A, Jacobs SS, Arnold R, Benditt JO, Booth S, Byock I, Chan GK, Curtis JR, Donesky D, Hansen-Flaschen J, Heffner J, Klein R, Limberg TM, Manning HL, Morrison RS, Ries AL, Schmidt GA, Selecky PA, Truog RD, Wang AC, White DB, ATS Ad Hoc Committee on Palliative Management of Dyspnea Crisis. PMID: 24161068.
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    31. Integrating palliative care in the out-of-hospital setting: four things to jump-start an EMS-palliative care initiative. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2013 Oct-Dec; 17(4):511-20. Lamba S, Schmidt TA, Chan GK, Todd KH, Grudzen CR, Weissman DE, Quest TE, IPAL-EM Board. PMID: 23968313.
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    32. Palliative care in emergency medicine: past, present, and future. J Palliat Med. 2012 Oct; 15(10):1076-81. Quest TE, Chan GK, Derse A, Stone S, Todd KH, Zalenski R. PMID: 22913363.
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    33. The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists response to the Institute of Medicine's The Future of Nursing report. Clin Nurse Spec. 2012 Jul-Aug; 26(4):222-4. National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists task force members, Purvis S, Brown E, Chan GK, Dresser S, Fulton JS, Koyama K, Mayo A, Tracy MF. PMID: 22678189.
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    34. Quasi-experimental study to improve nurses' QT-interval monitoring: results of QTIP study. Am J Crit Care. 2012 May; 21(3):195-200; quiz 201. Pickham D, Shinn JA, Chan GK, Funk M, Drew BJ. PMID: 22549576.
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    35. High prevalence of corrected QT interval prolongation in acutely ill patients is associated with mortality: results of the QT in Practice (QTIP) Study. Crit Care Med. 2012 Feb; 40(2):394-9. Pickham D, Helfenbein E, Shinn JA, Chan G, Funk M, Weinacker A, Liu JN, Drew BJ. PMID: 22001585.
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    36. Emergency nurse perceptions of individual and facility emergency preparedness. J Emerg Nurs. 2013 Jan; 39(1):46-52. Whetzel E, Walker-Cillo G, Chan GK, Trivett J. PMID: 21963139.
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    37. Level 2 and level 3 patients in emergency severity index triage system: comparison of characteristics and resource utilization. Adv Emerg Nurs J. 2011 Oct-Dec; 33(4):322-35. Garbez RO, Carrieri-Kohlman V, Stotts N, Chan G. PMID: 22075683.
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    38. Trajectories of approaching death in the emergency department: clinician narratives of patient transitions to the end of life. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011 Dec; 42(6):864-81. Chan GK. PMID: 21624814.
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    39. Laser capture microdissection: understanding the techniques and implications for molecular biology in nursing research through analysis of breast cancer tumor samples. Biol Res Nurs. 2011 Jul; 13(3):297-305. Zanni KL, Chan GK. PMID: 21444330.
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    40. Barriers and perceived needs for understanding and using research among emergency nurses. J Emerg Nurs. 2011 Jan; 37(1):24-31. Chan GK, Barnason S, Dakin CL, Gillespie G, Kamienski MC, Stapleton S, Williams J, Juarez A, Li S. PMID: 21237364.
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    41. How many patients need QT interval monitoring in critical care units? Preliminary report of the QT in Practice study. J Electrocardiol. 2010 Nov-Dec; 43(6):572-6. Pickham D, Helfenbein E, Shinn JA, Chan G, Funk M, Drew BJ. PMID: 21040827.
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    42. Factors influencing patient assignment to level 2 and level 3 within the 5-level ESI triage system. J Emerg Nurs. 2011 Nov; 37(6):526-32. Garbez R, Carrieri-Kohlman V, Stotts N, Chan G, Neighbor M. PMID: 22074652.
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    43. Clinical decision making and management of blunt traumatic thoracic aortic injuries. Air Med J. 2008 May-Jun; 27(3):139-43. Pérez LR, Chan GK. PMID: 18456176.
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    44. Pain after discharge: A pilot study of factors associated with pain management and functional status. J Emerg Nurs. 2006 Aug; 32(4):288-93. Garbez RO, Chan GK, Neighbor M, Puntillo K. PMID: 16863873.
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    45. The influence of chief complaint on opioid use in the emergency department. J Opioid Manag. 2006 Jul-Aug; 2(4):228-35. Puntillo K, Neighbor M, Chan GK, Garbez R. PMID: 17319484.
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    46. Understanding the influences that determine nursing practice and the opportunities for involvement: A study of the NCSBN vision paper. J Emerg Nurs. 2006 Aug; 32(4):350-3. Chan GK, Hackenschmidt A. PMID: 16863889.
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    47. End-of-life and palliative care in the emergency department: a call for research, education, policy and improved practice in this frontier area. J Emerg Nurs. 2006 Feb; 32(1):101-3. Chan GK. PMID: 16439303.
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    48. Understanding end-of-life caring practices in the emergency department: developing Merleau-Ponty's notions of intentional arc and maximum grip through praxis and phronesis. Nurs Philos. 2005 Jan; 6(1):19-32. Chan GK. PMID: 15659087.
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    49. End-of-life models and emergency department care. Acad Emerg Med. 2004 Jan; 11(1):79-86. Chan GK. PMID: 14709435.
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