Wendy Mackey, APRN-BC, MSN, CORLN

Lecturer in Nursing

Yale School of Nursing - Room 20408

email: wendy.mackey@yale.edu
phone: 203-530-9601

About

Wendy Lord Mackey is a Lecturer in the Graduate Entry Pre-specialty in Nursing (GEPN) program and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty. She has been a faculty member at YSN since 1994. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Laurentian University in Northern Ontario, Canada, and her Masters in Pediatric Nursing from Yale University (1993). She is currently pursuing her Clinical Doctor of Nursing Practice at Yale University with an anticipated graduation date of May 2022. 

Wendy is an active member of the Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Nurses (SOHN) having served in multiple leadership roles and initiatives. She is a founding member and immediate past president of the Connecticut chapter of SOHN. Additionally she is involved with multiple other professional organizations including  National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau (Delta Mu Chapter), and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

She has been awarded the DNP Scholarship Award (2021), Presidential Award (2019) and the Literary Award (2017) from SOHN, and the Preceptor to the Year (2016) from YSN.  Wendy is passionate about the profession of nursing, the medical care of children and their families and the education of the next generation of advance practice nurses and health care professionals. 

Research

My DNP project focuses on antibiotic stewardship within pediatric otolaryngology (specifically with tympanostomy tube placement) and web-based education for patients and families. I support the research efforts within my practice, most recently surrounding effect of pediatric adenotonsillectomy on asthma. My master’s thesis research focused on patient controlled analgesia in the pediatric population. 

Clinical Practice

As a pediatric nurse practitioner, Wendy has focused the past 20 years to pediatric otolaryngology, with prior specialization in general pediatric surgery and trauma and pediatric pain management. She currently practices as a nurse practitioner at Connecticut Pediatric Otolaryngology with special interest in the care of children with airway concerns, Trisomy 21, hearing difficulties, and obstructive sleep apnea. 

Selected Books/Chapters

Mackey, W., Gagnon, L., Raines, M., DeSell, M., Newton, L., & Kepell, K. (pending publication 2022). Pediatric Otolaryngology. In Hollingsworth, D., Dawson, C., Wheeler, S (ed.) Core Curriculum for Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nursing. Society of Otolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses, Inc. 

Banasiak, N., Daley, A., Mackey, W., Meadows-Oliver, M. (2016). Nursing review and resource manual: pediatric nurse practitioner, 4th Edition.  American Nurses Credentialing Center. 

Mackey, W. (2016). Disorders of the Ears, Nose and Throat. In Banasiak, N., Daley, A., Mackey, W., Meadows-Oliver, M. (Eds.), Nursing review and resource manual: pediatric nurse practitioner, 4th  Edition.  American Nurses Credentialing Center. 

Mackey, W. (2016). Gastrointestinal Disorders. In: Banasiak, N., Daley, A., Mackey, W., Meadows-Oliver, M. (Eds.), Nursing review and resource manual: pediatric nurse practitioner, 4th Edition.  American Nurses Credentialing Center. 

Mackey, W. (2016). Genitourinary Disorders. In Banasiak, N., Daley, A., Mackey, W., Meadows-Oliver, M. (Eds.), Nursing review and resource manual: pediatric nurse practitioner, 4th Edition.    American Nurses Credentialing Center. 

Mackey, W. (2016).  Eye Disorders. In Banasiak, N., Daley, A., Mackey, W., Meadows-Oliver, M.  (Eds.), Nursing review and resource manual: pediatric nurse practitioner, 4th Edition.  American Nurses Credentialing Center. 

Mackey, W.  (2013). Common cysts. In N. Browne, L. Flanigan C. McComiskey & P. Pieper. (Eds.), Nursing care of the pediatric surgical patient. 3rd Edition.  Jones & Bartlett. 

Manworran, R. & Mackey, W.  (2013).  Care of Children with Acute Pain:  Operative, Procedural, and Traumatic.  In N. Browne, L. Flanigan C. McComiskey and P. Pieper. (Eds.), Nursing care of the pediatric surgical patient, 3rd Edition. Jones & Bartlett. 

Mackey, W., Gagnon, L., Dziedzic, M. (2012). Upper airway and sinus disease.  In Tolomeo, C. (Eds). Nursing Care in Pediatric Respiratory Disease.  Wiley-Blackwell 

Selected Publications/Presentations

Publications

Wilson, A.T., Grabowski, G.M., Mackey, W.S.L., Steinbacher, D.M. (2017). Does type of cleft palate repair influence postoperative eustachian tube dysfunction? Journal Craniofacial Surgery, 28(1), 241-244.  doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000003185. 

Mackey, W. (2016). Infantile hemangioma with a focus on airway hemangioma. ORL Head and Neck Nursing. 34(2), 18-23. 

Mackey, W. (2015). Guest Editor. Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Nursing Journal; 33(3). Editorial.

Dziedzic, M., Mackey, W. (2015). Case presentation: incidental finding of a rare syndrome in 13-year-old girl. ORL Head and Neck Nursing. 33(3):19- 23. PMID: 26427187.

Mackey, W. (2015). Early intervention for neonatal ear deformities. ORL Head and Neck Nursing, 33(2), 14-15.  PMID: 26263581aao 

Rosenfeld, R., Schwartz, S., Pynnonen, M.,Tunkel D., Hussey H., Fichera, J., Grimes, A., Hackell, J., Harrison, M., Haskell, H., Haynes, D.l, Kim T., Lafreniere, D., LeBlanc, K., Mackey, W., Netterville, J,. Pipn M., Paol, N., and Schellhase, K.  (2013). Clinical practice guideline: tympanostomy tubes in children. Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. 149 (S1) 8-16. doi: 10.1177/0194599813490141. PMID: 23818537.

Presentations

Antibiotic Stewardship: An Overview in Clinical Practice. Pharmacology Day: Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Nurses. National Virtual Event. September 2021. 

Antibiotic Stewardship in Otolaryngology: A Panel Discussion (Moderator). Pharmacology Day: Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Nurses. National Virtual Event. September 2021. 

When It’s Not Just a Cough: Oropharyngeal Dysphagia in Pediatrics. Spring National Meeting for SOHN, virtual event. April 2021.

Comprehensive Otolaryngology Course- Course Coordinator (live and virtual) and presenter of Pediatric Curriculum. Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Nurses.  2012- present. 

APN Scoping Course, Pediatric Considerations. National Congress. SOHN. New Orleans, Louisiana. September 2019. 

Eliminating the Boogey Man- Management of Pediatric Sinusitis. American Academy Nurse Practitioners Annual Meeting. Denver, Colorado. June 2018. 

Pediatric Otolaryngology Issues: Care of Children with Ear, Nose and Throat Disease. On-Line Education Course. Posted March 2018. https://sohn-school.teachable.com/

Otolaryngologic Manifestations of Down Syndrome: Lois Moore Rogers Pediatric Lectureship. Spring National Meeting for SOHN, Chicago, IL. May 2016.

Airway Hemangiomas: Kalynn Quinn Hensley Head and Neck/Laryngology Lectureship, National Congress; SOHN; Dallas, TX. September 2015. 

Anosmia. Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Nurses, National Spring Meeting, Boston, MA. April 2015. 

APN Scoping Course, Pediatric Considerations. Congress. SOHN. Orlando, Florida. September 2014; Dallas Texas. September 2015. 

AAO Guidelines on Tympanostomy Tubes in Pediatric Practice. National Congress. SOHN, Vancouver Canada, September 2013. 

Newborn Airway Diseases and Considerations. American Pediatric Surgical Nursing Association Spring National Meeting. San Antonio, TX. May 2012. 

Steroids: Friend or Foe. Congress 2012: Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Nurses. Washington, DC.  September 2012. 

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux. Congress 2012: Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Nurses. Washington, DC.  September 2012. 

Ethical Consideration in Pediatric Otolaryngology. Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Nurses Spring Meeting. April 2012.