Lisa Schaeg

Lisa Merritt, DNP, APRN

Assistant Teaching Professor, Primary Care PNP Emphasis Area Coordinator

227 Nursing Administration Building
College of Nursing, South Campus

Email: schaege@umsl.edu
Phone: 314-516-7084
Fax: 314-516-7082

Dr. Lisa Merritt is an Assistant Teaching Professor and Area Emphasis Coordinator of the Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program. She is certified as a pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) in primary care, acute care, and as a primary care pediatric mental health specialist. Dr. Merritt received an MSN along with her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner credential from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a Doctor of Nursing Practice at Saint Louis University. Her nursing experience covers a number of specialties including pediatric primary care, medically complex children, pediatric otolaryngology, and emergency/urgent care. Her research and clinical interests are in the areas of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea, telehealth and the use of technology to support nursing education. Dr. Merritt has given numerous presentations and received several awards in nursing excellence, including being recognized as the first PNP in the state of Missouri to obtain an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner certification. She has a personal interest in international medical missions and has participated in several medical missions providing care to impoverished children in Central America.

Education

  • DNP - Saint Louis University, 2005
  • Certificate- Primary Care Pediatric Mental Health Specialist
  • Certificate- PNP Acute Care
  • Certificate- PNP Primary Care
  • MSN - University of Missouri, 2001
  • BSN - University of Missouri, 1999

Research Interests

  • Dr. Merritt’s research and clinical interests are in the areas of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea, telehealth and the use of technology to support nursing education

Selected Publications

  • Rutledge, T.R., Merritt, L.E. (2017) Pediatric Nurse Practitioners in the Emergency Department: Implications for Education and Research.  Journal of Pediatric Health Care. 
  • Schaeg, L. (2016). A 12-month-old with cough and dysphagia. Journal of Pediatric Health Care.
  • Schaeg, L., Kaiser, J.L., Crow, M.E. (2016). Telephone screening to identify children at risk for persistent obstructive sleep apnea after adenotonsillectomy. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. DOI: 10.1016.j.pedhc.2016.06.006
  • Schaeg. L. (2008, March). Child Allergies. Ranken Jordan Specialty Hospital Website.
  • Scheag. L. (2008, January). RSV. Ranken Jordan Specialty Hospital Website.
  • Schaeg. L. (2007, December). Keeping Kids Safe on Wheels. Ranken Jordan Pediatric Specialty Hospital Website.
  • Schaeg. L. (2004, July) Protect Your Kids from Insect Bites. Newstime, p.10
  • Schaeg. L. (2004, June) Swimmer's Ear. Newstime, p.12
  • Schaeg. L. (2004, March) Seasonal Allergies in Children. Newstime, p.9

Selected Presentations

  • Schaeg. L., Kaiser, J., Crow, M.(2016, September). Telephone screening to identify Children at risk for persistent obstructive sleep apnea after adenotonsillectomy. Poster session presented at the SSM Health Nursing Research Symposium, St. Louis, MO.
  • Schaeg. L., Kaiser, J., Crow, M.(2016, June) Telephone screening to identify Children at risk for persistent obstructive sleep apnea after adenotonsillectomy. Poster Session Presented at the annual Conference of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Denver, CO.
  • Schaeg. L., Kaiser, J., Crow, M.(2016, May) Telephone screening to identify Children at risk for persistent obstructive sleep apnea after adenotonsillectomy. Poster presentation presented at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO.
  • Schaeg. L. (2015, December) Capstone Presentation: Screening Children for Persistent Obstructive Sleep Apnea after Adenotonsillectomy. St. Louis University School of Nursing
  • Schaeg. L. (2016, April; 2015, April & 2014, April). The ABC's of Pediatric ENT. Presented to Saint Louis University PNP students at annual residency
  • Schaeg. L. (2008, February). Care of the Child with an Orthopedic Condition. Presented at Nursing Orientation at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Specialty Hospital
  • Schaeg. L. (2007, September). Dysautonomia in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury. Presented to staff at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Specialty Hospital, St.Louis, MO
  • Schaeg. L. (2001, July). Common Orthopedic Complaints in the School Setting. Presentation to Rockwood School Nurses Organization

Other Scholarly Activities

  • Manuscript reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Health Care
  • Content reviewer, Elsevier Publications
  • Nursing Research/EBP Committee, Cardinal Glennon Hospital
  • Medical mission trip to Catacamas, Honduras, Saint Louis University Department of Otolaryngology, 2014
  • Medical mission trip (bi-annual) to Escuapa, Honduras, 2005-2009

Honors and Awards

  • University of Missouri Faculty Scholars Program, 2017-2018
  • Honorable Mention, Poster Presentation. Telephone Screening to identify children at risk for persistent obstructive sleep apnea after adenotonsillectomy. Presented at the SSM Health Nursing Research Symposium, St. Louis, MO. September 2016
  • Nursing Excellence Award, Doctoral Program St. Louis University, 2015
  • First PNP in the state of Missouri to obtain Pediatric Acute Care Certification. Recognized by Missouri State Board of Nursing, 2009
  • Student Marshall Award for highest academic standing, University of Missouri, St. Louis, 2005

Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2017-present
  • Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, 2017-present
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 2016
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), 2001-present
  • NAPNAP Acute Care PNP Special Interest Group, 2005-2006
  • St.Louis Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, 2000-present
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 2001, 2001, 2015, 2016
  • Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Nurses, 2012-present