Connie Lorette, PhD, CRNA, APRN

Assistant Clinical Professor
  • School of Nursing

Office: 207H Robinson Hall
Phone: 617.373.3115
Email: c.calvin@neu.edu

Education and Training:
PhD  Boston College
MS    Nursing Anesthesia, Northeastern University
BSN  Rivier College
ADN  Rivier College

Board Certifications:
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Research Interests:
Postoperative neurocognitive changes associated with anesthesia and cardiac surgery. Identification of intraoperative processes of care associated with precursors of neurologic injury secondary to anesthesia for cardiac surgery.

Risks and benefits associated with blood transfusions including strategies to reduce utilization of blood in the perioperative period.

Funding:
PI, Feasibility, Acceptability, and Preliminary Effect of a Cognitive Training Intervention for Postoperative Cardiac Surgical Patients. American Association of Nurse Anesthetist, 2007 – 2010. Foundation: $15,000.00.

Appointments/Clinical Practice Affiliation:
Staff CRNA, NAPA Anesthesia

Professional and Community Service:
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
New England Assembly of Nurse Anesthetists
New Hampshire Association of Nurse Anesthetists
New Hampshire Association of Nurse Practitioners
Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group
Sigma Theta Tau – Gamma Epsilon Chapter

EXTERNAL COMMITTEES
Board member – Allied Health Professional Committee, Catholic Medical Center Manchester, N.H., Conducting peer review and credentialing
Northern New England Cardiovascular Study Group: a multidisciplinary group, participating in ongoing research to improve patient outcomes in cardiac surgery
Blood Management Committee, Catholic Medical Center Manchester, NH: Providing evaluation of blood management strategies and blood utilization

ORGANIZATIONS
Northern New England Down Syndrome Congress