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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Arbelle Manicat-Emo, RN, BScN, MS, ACNP

The Hospital for Sick Children
Clinical Nurse Specialist / Nurse Practitioner, Neurosurgery
Advanced Practice Nurses


Phone: 416-813-5074
Fax: 416-813-1079
Email: arbelle.manicat-emo@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Arbelle Manicat-Emo is a Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner(CNS/NP)in the Division of Neurosurgery. As a CNS/NP, Arbelle works closely with the members of the interdisciplinary team in providing collaborative, seamless care to children requiring neurosurgery and their families as they transition to and from acute and chronic health states.

Arbelle's clinical experiences include neurosurgery, haematology/oncology, and a hospital-wide initiative that led to the development and implementation of patient monitoring criteria and guidelines. Arbelle obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Toronto. She went on to achieve a Master of Science degree from D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York. Her thesis explored “Stress Among Maternal Caregivers of Children with Acquired Brain Injury.” She has also completed the University of Toronto Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner Diploma Program (paediatric acute care track).

Arbelle is a permanent Executive member of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Nursing Alumni Association. She was the recipient of the 2001 Arbor Award for outstanding volunteer services to the Faculty of Nursing. As well, she is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Honour Society of Nursing, Lambda Pi and Zeta Nu Chapters, the Canadian Nurses Association, the Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses, the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, the Paediatric Nurses Interest Group, the Nursing Research Interest Group, and the Nurse Practitioners' Association of Ontario.

Past Professional Conferences and Presentations:

Manicat-Emo, A., Barbita, J., Popov, T., & Yu, H. An evaluation of the Nurse Practitioner role in Paediatric Neurosurgery (Concurrent Session). 3rd ICN International Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing Network Conference, Groningen, the Netherlands, June 2004.

Manicat-Emo, A., Streitenberger, L., Lamberti-Pasculli, M., Skulj, M., & Yu, H. Managing Baclofen pump infections: Moving towards a change in practice (Concurrent Session). Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses, 35th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, Calgary, AB, June 2004.

Manicat-Emo, A., Asuncion, K., Beauchamp, P., Beaulieu, M.J., Biggs, S., Domaoal, L., & Ofilan M. Nursing the international patient: The story of Juliean (Concurrent Session). Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses, 33rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, Vancouver, BC, June 2002.

Manicat-Emo, A., & Patel. Y. The impact of caring for children and families with neurosurgical illness on staff nurses (Concurrent session). Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses, 32nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, Halifax, NS, June 2001.

Edwards, H., Seguin, C., & Manicat-Emo, A. Technology and practice: Designing a comprehensive paediatric monitoring system (Poster). The 3rd World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Toronto, May 2001.

Clinical Care Activities

Arbelle's primary clinical responsibility is the provision of comprehensive care to children following neurosurgery and their families. She is also a leader and mentor for staff nurses, and Advanced Practice Nursing students.

Research Interests

Arbelle's research interests include the management of hydrocephalus, treatment of intractable spasticity with intrathecal Baclofen, and epilepsy surgeries (grids and vagal nerve stimulators).

Achievements

2001 - Arbor Award, University of Toronto
2000 - Research Training Competition (RESTRACOMP)