Profile

Kirstyn M. Kameg, D.N.P., PMHNP-BC
University Professor of Nursing (Nursing)
Coordinator, Psychiatric Mental Health NP Program (Nursing)
kameg@rmu.edu
412-397-6810 phone (M)
412-397-3277 fax
Scaife Hall 116


Educational Background

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, 2008
  • Certificate, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Rush University, 2011
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, University of Pittsburgh, 2000
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 1998

Professional Background

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Education
  • Maintain a private practice as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Simulation as a teaching methodology in psychiatric mental health nursing
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grant Work:
  • 2018 - Project Director Access to Interprofessional Mental Health Education (A.I.M.E) for Youth Project Fine Foundation $34,220 8-1-2018 to 5-31-2020
  • 2013 - Project Director Access to Interprofessional Mental Health Education (A.I.M.E) Project U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) grant Award Number: 1 D09HP25937-01-00 $923,488 7/2013-7/2016
  • 2012 - Use of Standardized Patients to Reduce Nursing Students? Anxiety Related to Communicating with Patients Experiencing Mental Illness ($5000) Pennsylvania Higher Education Nursing School Association (PHENSA)
  • 2011 - Infusion of Psychiatric Mental Health Principles into High Fidelity Simulation Scenarios ($1000) Greater Pittsburgh Nursing Research Council Funding

Publications

  • Pavlov, A., Kameg, K., Cline, T., Mitchell, A., & Stark, S. (2017). Music therapy as a non-pharmacological intervention for anxiety in patients with a thought disorder. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 38(3), 285-288. doi 10.1080/01612840.2016.1264516.
  • Spino, E., Kameg, K., Cline, T., Mitchell, A., & Terhorst, L. (2016).  Impact of social support on symptoms of depression and loneliness in survivors bereaved by suicide. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 30(5), 602-606.
  • Kameg, K. Richardson, L., & Szpak, J. (2015). Pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder: An update for advanced practice psychiatric nurses. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 28(2), 84-91.
  • Kameg, K. & Szpak, J., Cline, T., & McDermott, D. (2014). Utilization of Standardized Patients to Decrease Nursing Student Anxiety. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 10(11), 567-573.
  • Kameg, K. & Szpak, J. (2014). Utilization of Standardized Patients as a Teaching Methodology for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Education. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 20(1), 68.
  • Kameg, K.M., Englert, N.C., Howard, V.M., & Perozzi, K.J. (2013).  Fusion of Psychiatric and Medical High Fidelity Patient Simulation Scenarios: Effect on Nursing Student Knowledge, Retention of Knowledge, and Perception. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 34, 892-900. doi: 10.3109/01612840.2013.854543
  • Kameg, K., Woods, A., Szpak, J., & McCormick, M. (2013). Identifying and managing non-suicidal self-injurious behavior in the primary care setting. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 25(4), 167-172. doi: 10.1111/1745-7599.12006 .
  • Szpak. J.L. & Kameg, K.M. (2013). Simulation decreases nursing student anxiety prior to communication with mentally ill patients. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 9(1), e13-e19.
  • Pelletier, C.A., Kameg, K., & Barret, R. (2012). Increasing CPAP adherence using psychological therapies. The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 16 (11/12), 19-24. 
  • Szpak, J.L. & Kameg, K. (2011).  Simulation decreases nursing student anxiety prior to communication with mentally ill patients. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 9(1), e13-e19.
  • Howard, V.M., Englert, N., Kameg, K., & Perozzi, K. (2011). Integration of simulation across the undergraduate curriculum: Student and faculty perspectives. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 7(1), e1-e10.
  • Mitchell, A.M., Kameg, K., & Founds, S. (2010). An overview of opiate use during pregnancy: An evidence-based approach to treatment, Minerva Psichiatrica, 51, 271-80.
  • Kameg, K., Clochesy, J., Howard, V., Mitchell, A.M., & Suresky, J. (2010). Impact of high fidelity human simulation on self-efficacy of communication skills. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 31(5), 315-23.
  • Kameg. K., Mitchell, A.M., Clochesy, J., Howard, V., & Suresky, J. (2009). Communication and human patient simulation in psychiatric nursing. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 30(8), 503-508.
  • Zalice-Kameg, K., Perozzi, K.J., & Howard, V. (2008). Methamphetamine: abuse, pregnancy, and treatment considerations. Women’s Health Care: A Practical Journal for Nurse Practitioners 7(9) 26-33.
  • Hogan, M.A., Gaylord, C., Gruener., Rodgers, J., & Zalice-Kameg, K. (Eds.). (2008). Mental Health Nursing: Reviews & Rationales (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
  • Perozzi, K.J., Zalice-Kameg, K., Howard, V., & Skariot, L.N. (2007). HSV:  What you need to know to care for your pregnant patient. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 32(6), 345-350.
  • Zalice-Kameg, K., Perozzi, K.J., & Locasto, L.W. (2006).  Opiate/opioid addiction in pregnancy: comprehensive overview. Women’s Health Care: A Practical Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 5(1), 24-33.
  • Mitchell, A.M., Sakraida, T.J., & Zalice-Kameg, K. (2005). Disaster care: Psychological considerations. Nursing Clinics of North America, 40(3), 535-550.
  • Zalice-Kameg, K. & Mitchell, A.M.  (2005). Increasing nurse practitioner awareness: psychological and psychosocial issues in the care of the transplant patient. The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 9(6), 9-18.
  • Mitchell, A.M., Sakraida, T.J., & Zalice-Kameg, K. (2005). Effectiveness of psychological debriefings for the prevention of post-traumatic stress disorder. In Melnyk, B.M. & Fineout-Overholt (Eds.), Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare: a guide to best practice. (pp. 39-49). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
  • Kameg, K.M., Mitchell, A.M., & Chmielewski, J.  (2003). Recognizing and managing eating disorders in primary care.  The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 7(6), 9-17.
  • Mitchell, A.M., Sakraida, T.J., & Kameg, K. (2003). Critical incident stress debriefing: implications for best practice.  Disaster Management and Response, 1(2), 46-51.
  • Mitchell, A.M., Kameg, K., & Sakraida, T.J.  (2003). Post-traumatic stress: clinical implications.  Disaster Management and Response, 1(1) 14-18.
  • Mitchell, A.M., Hoffman, R.L., Zalice-Kameg, K., & Chmielewski, J.U. (2003). Psychological and psychosocial issues and care in the transplant patient.  In E. Soeda (Ed.), Organ Transplant Nursing, (pp.88-94).  Tokyo, Japan:Gakken Publishing.
  • Mitchell, A.M., Sakraida, T.J., & Kameg, K.  (2002). Overview of post-traumatic stress.  Disaster Management and Response, Premier issue, 10-14.

Presentations

  • 2017 - Kameg, K. Management of Depression and Anxiety in Primary Care Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioner 15th annual conference Erie, PA
  • 2016 - Kameg, K. ADHD in Adults: The Role of the NP Healthcare 2016: Surviving the Stampede: Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners 14th Annual Conference Pocono Manor, PA
  • 2016 - Szpak, J. & Kameg K. Educating Nursing Students on Intimate Partner Violence: Knowledge Integration from Classroom Theory and Standardized Patient Simulation Experience UPMC Schools of Nursing 8th Annual Best Practices in Nursing Education Conference Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2015 - Szpak, J., Kameg, K., Barber, J., & Koller, C. Educating Nursing Students on Intimate Partner Violence: Knowledge Integration from Classroom Theory and Standardized Patient Simulation Experience 6th Annual Rita M. McGinley Symposium: The Face of the Person who has Experienced Violence Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2015 - Pavlov, A., Kameg, K., Cline, T., Stark, S., Mitchell, A., Chiappetta, L., Herisko, C., & Ortenzio, S. Music Therapy as a Non-Pharmacologic Intervention for Patients with a Thought Disorder St Margaret's Clinical Research Forum Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2014 - Integrative Alcohol and Drug Use Disorder Treatment in Primary Care PA State Nurses Association District 6 Conference Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2014 - Managing the "Pause" in the Perimenopasual Transition 9th Annual Nita Lewis Pharmacology Update Advanced Practices Nurses of the Upper Ohio Valley Wheeling, WV
  • 2013 - Kameg, K. & Szpak, J., Utilization of Standardized Patients to Reduce Nursing Student?s Anxiety Related to Communicating with Patients Experiencing Mental Illness 2013 Annual PHENSA Conference
  • 2013 - Emotional Dysregulation in the Perimenopause Transition Robert Morris University Second Annual Preceptor Conference Moon Township, PA
  • 2012 - Depression and Anxiety Management in the Primary Care Setting Laurel Highlands Nurse Practitioner Association Conference Johnstown, PA
  • 2012 - Eating Disorders: Management Issues in the Primary Care Setting 7th Annual Nita Lewis Pharmacology Update Advanced Practices Nurses of the Upper Ohio Valley Wheeling, WV
  • 2011 - Psychopharmacological Management in the Primary Care Setting Robert Morris University Annual Preceptor Conference Moon Township, PA
  • 2011 - Fusion of Psychiatric and Medical High Fidelity Simulation Scenarios: Effect on Student Knowledge and Retention of Knowledge Greater Pittsburgh 23rd Annual Nursing Research Conference Monroeville, PA
  • 2011 - Simulation in Nursing Education: Exploring Generational Differences International Meeting on Simulation in Health Care New Orleans, LA International poster presentation
  • 2010 - Impact of High Fidelity Simulation on Nursing Students' Self-Efficacy of Communication Skills Drexel's Simulation in Healthcare Conference Fort Lauderdale, FL Abstract Presentation
  • 2010 - Overview of Differential Diagnosis and Management of Eating Disorders Southwestern PA Nurse Practitioner Organization Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2009 - Impact of High Fidelity Simulation on Self-Efficacy of Communication Skills Greater Pittsburgh 21st Annual Nursing Research Conference Moon Township, PA
  • 2009 - The Effect of Human Patient Simulation on Nursing Students? Self-Efficacy of Communication Skills Mosby's Faculty Development Institute Conference Orlando, FL Peer-Reviewed Poster Presentation
  • 2006 - Use of High Fidelity Patient Simulators to Assist with the Development of Communication Skills in Psychiatric Nursing American Psychiatric Nurses Association Long Beach, CA
  • 2002 - The Spectrum of Adolescent Eating Disorders: Key Issues in Management Psychiatric Nursing Update: Current Issues in Treatment Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2002 - Eating Disorders and Adolescents University of Pittsburgh Nursing Horizons Conference Pittsburgh, PA