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Dr. Linda Treitler

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Assistant Professor
Location
Centennial Hall
Room
440G

Bio

Professor Treitler became a nurse in 1976 and has most of her experience in med-surg, home health, oncology and nurse/staff education. She is certified as a Holistic Nurse and has been a massage therapist and lymphedema therapist; she developed the Integrative Therapies department at Highlands Oncology Group where she was a chemotherapy nurse and expanded it to include massage, healing touch, and lymphedema care. She lives in Wichita Falls, Texas, has two children and four grandchildren ages 2 to 7 years. She travels to Northwest Arkansas and to Naples Florida as often as she can to visit them. Dr. Treitler's research interests are the impact of cultural and language diversity on nursing students, missed nursing care, and presenteeism in nursing.

Institution Degree Graduation Date
Texas Woman's University PhD, Nursing Science 2021
Oklahoma Baptist University MSN 2013
White River School of Massage Diploma 1999
Vernon College Associate in Applied Science - General Business 1988
Oklahoma Baptist University BSN 1976
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Highlands Oncology Group Fayetteville, Arkansas Chemotherapy and Integrative Therapies Nurse 08/01/2004 07/01/2013
Northwest Medical Center, Springdale, AR Staff nurse medical/oncology 03/01/2003 08/01/2004

Research, Publications and Presentations

 PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

 

Non-refereed

Treitler, L. (2007). Integrative therapies hit the chemotherapy room. ONS Connect, February 1, 2007. Retrieved from http://www,thefreelibrary.com/ integrativetherapieshitthechemotherapyroom.-a0187772690

Treitler, L. (2009). Integrating massage into cancer care. Beginnings, 29(4), 16-17.

Treitler, L. (2015). Nursing knowledge & integrative therapies in the oncology setting. Beginnings, 35(6), 14-16.

 

Refereed

Submitted to Nurse Education Today, awaiting notification of acceptance. “Culturally and linguistically diverse nursing students and their nurse preceptors need more time: A qualitative descriptive study.”

 

Blog Publication

Benham-Hutchens, M. & Treitler, L. (June 17, 2014). Of half-gods and mortals: Aesculapian authority. [Peer commentary on the article “Of half-gods and mortals; Aesculapian authority” by B.Kalisch]. [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://e-patients.net/ archives/2014/06/of-half-gods-and-mortals-aesculapian-authority.html

 

Features Writing

Treitler, L. (2012, September 19). Methodist minister seeks the Kingdom. (Article about the chaplaincy program at Highlands Oncology Group). The Bison, pp. 9-10.

Treitler, L. (2012, September 5). Writer offers perspective on hospital waiting rooms. The Bison, p.8.

Treitler, L. (2012, September 5). Marshallese migrants struggle for healthcare in Arkansas. The Bison, p. 3.

 

Invited presentations

Lymphedema Risk after Cancer Treatment: Protect Your Patients. Presented at Northwest Arkansas Chapter Oncology Nurses’ Society Spring Fling continuing education day, Springdale, AR. May 2013

How to Reduce Your Risk for Lymphedema after Cancer Treatment. Presented at Donald Reynolds Cancer Support Home, Fort Smith, AR. October 2012.

The Risk of Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Treatment: Protect Your Patients. Presented at Ozark Komen Breast health Provider’s Conference. Springdale, AR, April 2012.

The Life-Long Risk of Lymphedema after Breast Cancer Treatment. Presented at Ozark Komen Breast Health Providers’ Conference, Springdale, AR. May 2010.

Massage Therapy for Breast Cancer Patients. Presented at Ozark Komen Breast Health Providers’ Conference, Springdale, AR. March 2007.

The Role of Massage in Pain Control. Presented at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences program entitled “Pain: A Multidisciplinary Approach,” Bentonville, AR. March 2002.

 

Abstracts presented

Impact of Cultural & Linguistic Differences: Perceptions of Nurse Preceptors and CALD Students. Poster, presented at Nurse Tim Nuts & Bolts Conference, August, 2020

Ensuring Success for Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Nursing Students. Poster, presented at Nurse Educator's conference in the Rockies, July, 2018

Non-Native English Speaking Nursing Students in the US: How Can We Assure Their Success? Poster, presented at TWU PhD Colloquium May, 2016

Lymphedema Risk after Cancer Treatment: Protect Your Patients. Poster and podium presentation at Oklahoma Nurses’ Association Convention, Tulsa OK. October, 2012.

Model for Lymphedema Care in an Outpatient Cancer Center. Poster presented at National Lymphedema Network (NLN) International Research Conference, Dallas, TX. September, 2012.

Lifetime Lymphedema Risk after Cancer Treatment. Podium presented at Sigma Theta Tau, Pi Theta Chapter 19th Annual Research Day, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, April 2010.

  

Abstract accepted

Impact of Cultural & Linguistic Differences: Perceptions of Nurse Preceptors and CALD Students. Virtual Podium Presentation, Nursing Diversity Conference, October 4, 2021

 

Abstract submitted, awaiting notification

Clinical Preceptor and Student Perceptions of the Impact of Cultural and Linguistic Differences

Poster, AACN Diversity Symposium, November 9, 2021

 

Continuing education programs presented

Oncology Massage. Springdale, AR. Organized, obtained CE approval for nurses (from OCN) and Massage Therapists (from Arkansas State Board of Massage), and presented massage therapist, author, and teacher Charlotte Versagi in a region-wide 6-hour CE program attended by LMTs, nurses, nurse practitioners, hospice volunteers, patients and caregivers. October, 2007.

Continuing education courses created, then subsequently approved by the Arkansas State Board of Massage Therapy, and presented in programs at White River and Blue Cliff massage schools in Fayetteville, AR, and as an independent consultant:

The Lymphatic System, Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Lymphedema: Essentials for Massage Therapists. 18 CE hours. Approved September 2010.

Massage Clients with Special Needs. 6 CE hours. Approved March 2003.

Nervous System Review. 6 CE hours. Approved March 2003.

The Research Literature Review. 6 CE hours. Approved March 2003.

Evaluating and Using Research in your Massage Practice. 6 CE hours. Approved March 2003.

Muscles of the Extremities. 6 CE hours. Approved January 2001.

Muscles of the Trunk. 6 CE hours. Approved January 2001.

Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems. 6 CE hours. Approved January 2001.

 

Grant Activities

2010  Madison County Health Coalition grant shared with Breast Cancer Navigator of Madison County to purchase lymphedema education materials for breast cancer patients. Fayetteville, AR

2010  Highlands Oncology Group physicians awarded funds for an Integrative Therapy employee to attend “Yoga of Mindfulness for Cancer Patients” educational program at Duke University. Fayetteville, AR

2010  Ozark Komen Chapter grant for travel expenses for an Integrative Therapy employee to attend a lymphedema certification course. Fayetteville, AR

2008  HOPE Cancer Resources, grant to purchase 100 books for lymphedema education for breast cancer patients, Fayetteville, AR


Research

2020   Completed dissertation research

2004  Member of on-site study team to record patient responses to intervention for the “Reducing End-of-Life Symptoms with Touch (REST) study. I participated as a member of the Circle of Life Hospice team in Springdale, AR. The study was performed through the “Population-Based Palliative Care Research Network,” Principle Investigator Jean Kutner, MD

Treitler, L. (2015). Nursing knowledge & integrative therapies in the oncology setting. AHNA Beginnings 35(3), 15-17.

Treitler, L. (2009). Integrating massage into cancer care. AHNA Beginnings, 29(4),16-17.

Treitler, L. (2007).  Integrative therapies hit the chemotherapy room. ONS Connect, February 1, 2007.