Faculty Profile | Nursing | University of Nebraska Medical Center
Current Publications

Elizabeth Beam, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Project Consultant
University of Nebraska Programs of Excellence Biopreparedness Grant

Current Publications

Le, A.B., Hoboy, S., Germain, A., Miller, H., Thompson, R., Herstein, J.J., Jelden, K.C., Beam, E.L., Gibbs, S.G., Lowe, J.J. A Pilot Survey of the United States Medical Waste Industry to Determine Education and Training Needs for Safely Handling Highly Infectious Waste. American Journal of Infection Control. 2018; 46:133-138.

Vasa, A., Smith, P.W., Schwedhelm, M., Cieslak, T.J., Lowe, J., Kratochvil, C.J., Beam, E. L., Boulter, K., & Hewlett, A. (2017). Advancing preparedness for highly hazardous contagious diseases: Admitting 10 simulation patients with MERS-CoV. Health Security, 15(4). 432-439. Also available at: http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/hs.2017.0003

Beam, E. (2016). Letter to the Editor. Call for improvement in personal protective equipment guidance and research. American Journal of Infection Control 44(11), 1428.

*Beam, E. L., Gibbs, S. G., Hewlett, A. L., Iwen, P. C., Nuss, S. L., & Smith, P. W. (2016). Evaluating isolation behaviors by nurses using mobile computer workstations at the bedside. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 34(9), 387-392.

Beam, E. L., Schwedhelm, S., Boulter, K., Kratochvil, C., Lowe, J., Hewlett, A., Gibbs, S. G., & Smith, P. W. (2016). Personal protective equipment processes and rationale for the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit during the 2014 Activations for Ebola Virus Disease. American Journal of Infection Control, 44, 340-342.

Jelden, K. C., Smith, P. W., Schwedhelm, M. M., Gibbs, S. G., Lowe, J. J., Beam, E. L., Kratochvil, C. K., Boulter, K. C., & Hewlett, A. L. (2015). Learning from Ebola: Interprofessional practice in the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice,1, 97-99.

Smith, P. W., Boulter, K. C., Hewlett, A. H., Kratochvil, C. J., Beam, E. L. (middle initial error in publication), Gibbs, S. G., Lowe, J. J., & Schwedhelm, M. M. (2015). Planning and response to Ebola virus disease: An integrated approach. American Journal of Infection Control, 43, 441-446.

*Beam, E. L., Gibbs, S. G., Hewlett, A. L., Iwen, P. C., Nuss, S. L., & Smith, P. W. (2015). Clinical Challenges in Isolation Care: Safe Practices for Nurses at the Bedside. American Journal of Nursing, 115 (4), 44-49.

Lowe, J.J., Olinger, P.L., Gibbs, S.G., Rengarajan, K, Beam, E.L., Boulter, K.C., Schwedhelm, M.M., Hayes, K.A., Krotochvil, C.J., Vanairsdale, S.; Frislie, B; Lewis J., Hewlett, A., Smith, P.W., Gartland, B., Ribner, B.S. (2015). Environmental infection control considerations for Ebola. American Journal of Infection Control, published corrected proof online.

Jelden, K.C., Gibbs, S.G., Smith, P.W., Schwedhelm, M., Iwen, P.C., Beam, E.L., Kratochvil, C.J., Boulter, K.C., Hewlett, A., Lowe, J.J. (2015). Caring for Patients with Ebola Virus in the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit. Infectious Disease Special Edition, 18, 60-62.

Jelden, K. C., Gibbs, S. G., Smith, P. W., Schwedhelm, S. S., Iwen, P. C., Beam, E. L., Hayes, K. A., Marion, N., Kratochvil, C. J., Boulter, K. C., Hewlett, A. L. (2015). Nebraska Biocontainment Unit Patient Discharge and Environmental Decontamination Following Ebola Care. American Journal of Infection Control, 43(3), 203-205.

Schwedhelm, S., Beam, E. L., Morris, R. D., & Sebastian, J.G. (2015). Reflections on interprofessional team-based clinical care in the ebola epidemic: The Nebraska Medicine experience. Nursing Outlook, 63(1), 27-29.

*Beam, E. L., Gibbs, S. G., Hewlett, A. L., Iwen, P. C., Nuss, S. L., & Smith, P. W. (2014). Method for investigating nursing behaviors related to isolation care. American Journal of Infection Control, 42, 1152-1156.

*Smith, P.W., Beam, E., Sayles, H., Rupp, M. E., Cavalieri, R. J., Gibbs, S. G., & Hewlett, A. L. (2014). Impact of Adenosine Triphosphate Detection and feedback on hospital room cleaning. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 35(5), 564-569.

Beam, E., Lowe, J. Zirges, C, Carroll, C., Gibbs, S., Lawrence, S. J., Smith, P.W., and Hewlett, A.L. (2013). Biocontainment Patient Transport: A Missouri to Nebraska Functional Exercise. Domain3, Fall, 20-23.

*Beam, E., Gibbs, S., Boulter, K., Beckerdite, M., & Smith, P. (2011). A method for evaluating personal protective equipment technique by healthcare workers. American Journal of Infection Control, 39, 415-420.

Beam, E., Boulter, K., Freihaut, F., Schwedhelm, S., & Smith, P. (2010). The Nebraska experience in biocontainment care. Public Health Nursing, 27(2), 140-147.

Beam, E. & Kaiser, M. (2007). Creative strategies for teaching disaster preparedness concepts. Journal of Nursing Education 46 (11), 528.

Beam, E. L., Smith, S. M., Pullen, C., & Carstens, P. (2006). Design and development of bioterrorism response education programs. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 2(2), e65-e68.