James  Furstein

James Furstein

Associate Professor Assistant Program Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program

Professional Summary

I graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2004 and have worked as a CRNA solely in pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  Soon after embarking on my career as a CRNA, I refined my academic interests to exploring techniques to better manage pain in the pediatric population.  My efforts to better manage pain among pediatric patients has focused largely on the utilization of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia in clinical practice.  In addition, I am a Nurse Practitioner and spend time working both on the Acute Pain Service and in the PICU at CCHMC.  I remain actively involved in research focused on pediatric pain and currently serve as the Primary Investigator for several ongoing clinical trials.  Over the years I have remained steadfast in my commitment to sharing the knowledge gained with future generations of clinicians.  I have continually lectured at both the local and national level, I serve on several state and national-level boards, I am an Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati and Assistant Program Director for the Nurse Anesthesia Program, and I am Faculty for the MTSA Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship.  My efforts to date have led to multiple honors and awards.

Education

PhD in Health Related Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond Virginia, 2016 (Nurse Anesthesia )

Post-Master's Certificate, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2015 (Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner )

Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Practice , Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond Virginia, 2011 (Nurse Anesthesia )

Master of Science in Nursing , University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2004 (Nurse Anesthesia )

Bachelor of Science in Nursing , University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2001 (Nursing )

Diploma in Nursing , The Christ Hospital School of Nursing Cincinnati, OH, 1998 (Nursing )

Positions and Work Experience

04-01-2018 - Assistant Program Director of Curriculum and Scholarship, Charged with delivering course instruction, participating in student and faculty scholarship activity, developing funding opportunities including research and program grants, and coordinating the curriculum of the Nurse Anesthesia Program. , University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

07-01-2017 - Adjunct Faculty, Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship, Specifically tasked with curriculum design and content development related to the pediatric pain management, pediatric-specific regional anesthesia techniques, and the research and evidenced-based practice modules, including didactic and hands-on instruction, advising, as well as facilitating the professional growth of all fellows admitted to the program. , Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia, Madison, TN

07-01-2017 - Associate Professor, Currently responsible for teaching the didactic component of the Nurse Anesthesia Program curriculum covering pain, pain management, regional anesthesia and ultrasound techniques, in addition to providing hands-on instruction to students in a simulation setting. , University of Cincinnati , Cincinnati, OH

06-01-2012 -07-01-2017 Adjunct Faculty, I was responsible for teaching the didactic component of the Nurse Anesthesia Program curriculum covering pain, pain management and regional anesthesia, in addition to providing hands-on instruction to students in a simulation setting. , University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

01-01-2011 -06-01-2012 Volunteer Adjunct Faculty , I developed and hosted ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia workshops for graduate students enrolled in the Nurse Anesthesia Program. , University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

06-01-2017 - Associate CRNA Director, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

06-01-2008 - Lead Nurse Anesthetist, Liberty Campus, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

11-01-2017 - PICU Nurse Practitioner, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

09-01-2015 - Acute Pain Service Nurse Practitioner, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

02-01-2005 - Staff Nurse Anesthetist, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

06-01-2001 -08-01-2002 Staff Nurse, Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit , Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

10-01-2000 -02-01-2005 Clinical Nurse I, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

10-01-1998 -10-01-2000 Clinical Nurse I, Adolescent Medical-Surgical Unit, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Research and Practice Interests

  • Pediatric anesthesia
  • Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia
  • Pediatric pain management 

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Furstein, James S; Samol, Nancy B; Sadhasivam, Senthilkumar (2015. ) Femoral nerve block for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: letter to the editor.The American journal of sports medicine, , 43 (9 ) ,NP28-9

Furstein, James S; Sadhasivam, Senthilkumar (2014. ) Comment on Ultrasound-guided parasacral approach to the sciatic nerve block in children.Paediatric anaesthesia, , 24 (4 ) ,462-3

Furstein, James S; Abd-Elsayed, Alaa; Wittkugel, Eric P; Barnett, Seanj; Sadhasivam, Senthilkumar (2013. ) Motor blockade of abdominal muscles following a TAP block presenting as an abdominal bulge.Paediatric anaesthesia, , 23 (10 ) ,963-4

Samol, Nancy B; Furstein, James S; Moore, David L (2012. ) Regional anesthesia and pain management for the pediatric patient.International anesthesiology clinics, , 50 (4 ) ,83-95

Bryan, Yvon F; Hoke, Lauren K; Taghon, Thomas A; Nick, Todd G; Wang, Yu; Kennedy, Stephanie M; Furstein, James S; Kurth, Charles Dean (2009. ) A randomized trial comparing sevoflurane and propofol in children undergoing MRI scans.Paediatric anaesthesia, , 19 (7 ) ,672-81

Furstein, J.S., Abd-Elsayed, A., Sadhasivam, S. (2017. ) TAP block following colostomy closure in pediatric patients: Are we really changing the outcome? .Journal of Pediatric Surgery , , 52 (4 ) ,663

Redmann, A.J., Wang, Y., Furstein, J.S., Myer, C.M., de Alarcon, A. (2017. ) The use of the FLACC Pain scale in pediatric patients undergoing adenotonsillectomy .International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, , 92 (1 ) ,115

Furstein, J.S., Patel, M., Sadhasivam, S., & Mahmoud, M. (2011. ) Use of dexmedetomidine for monitored anesthesia care for diskography in adolescents. .AANA Journal , , 79 (5 ) ,421

Presentations

Invited Presentations

James Furstein (05-18-2020. ) Naptime 101: A review of procedural sedation for the APP. .CCHMC, Cincinnati, OH. Level:Regional

James Furstein (05-12-2020. ) Pediatric Anesthesia During the COVID-19 Pandemic. .AANA Webinar, Level:National

Poster Presentations

Winter, N. & Furstein, J.S. (Under Review. ) Graduate nursing student education and the use of the difficult intravenous access (DIVA) scale in adults and pediatrics .the Kentucky Association of Nurse Anesthetists Fall Meeting, Lexington, KY. . Professional Meeting. . Level:Regional

Burns, J., Furstein, J.S. & Bakis, M. (Under Review. ) Music in the perioperative setting: Education for senior registered nurse student anesthetists .American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Annual Congress, San Diego, CA. . Professional Meeting. . Level:National

Ritchie, M., Furstein, J.S. & Bakis, M. (Under Review. ) Educating second year registered nurse anesthesia students about music therapy during the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative time period .American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Annual Congress, San Diego, CA. . Professional Meeting. . Level:National

Sabetta, K. & Furstein, J.S. (Under Review. ) Perioperative anxiety education for student nurse anesthetists .American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Annual Congress, San Diego, CA. . Professional Meeting. . Level:National

Murphy, T., Furstein, J.S., Ballman, K. & Prickel, A.J. (05-16-2020. ) Assessing the impact of an ultrasound-guided vascular access workshop for acute care nurse practitioner students .Ohio State Association of Nurse Anesthetists Spring Meeting, Columbus, OH. . Professional Meeting. . Level:Regional

Honors and Awards

2017 Florence Nightingale Award University of Cincinnati Status:Recipient Level:Regional Type:Recognition

2016 MCV Alumni Association Scholarship Award Virginia Commonwealth University Status:Recipient Level:University Type:Recognition

2015 Alice Magaw Outstanding Clinical Practitioner Award American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Status:Recipient Level:National Type:Recognition

2011 Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Leadership Award Status:Recipient Level:University Type:Recognition

2013 Research Doctoral Fellowship American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation Status:Recipient Level:National Type:Fellowship