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Sukardi Suba, PhD, RN
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  • Office: HWH 2W209
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Sukardi Suba, PhD, RN

  • Assistant Professor, Nursing

Education

  • PhD, 2021. University of California, San Francisco. San Francisco, CA
  • Masters in Critical Care/Trauma Clinical Nurse Specialist, 2016. University of California, San Francisco. San Francisco, CA
  • BSN, 2011. Universitas Hasanuddin, INDONESIA

Bio

Sukardi Suba, PhD, RN, is an experienced critical care nurse with research interests in clinical electrocardiography, patient monitoring, and data science. He earned his PhD in nursing from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) under the mentorship of Michele M. Pelter, PhD, RN, FAHA.

Currently serving as a tenure-track assistant professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, Suba strives to leverage and advance the diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic values of electrocardiogram (ECG) markers to enhance care delivery and improve patient outcomes. His research explores the clinical significance of arrhythmia alarms generated from continuous ECG monitoring in adult ICU patients and their impact on nurses’ alarm fatigue. Additionally, Suba investigates the predictive utility of continuous ECG data on in-hospital cardiac arrest. During his recent postdoctoral work under the mentorship of Mary G. Carey, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, at the University of Rochester, he focused on enhancing the timeliness of coronary angiography for patients with acute coronary syndrome.

Suba’s commitment extends to advancing nursing practice, education, and research in his home country, Indonesia. His research findings have been widely disseminated through high-impact peer-reviewed journals, and he actively contributes as a member of the American Heart Association, International Society for Computerized ECG, Sigma Theta Tau, and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Recently, Suba joined as a contributor for the ECG Puzzler, a regular feature in the American Journal of Critical Care that addresses clinical ECG interpretation.

His contributions have earned him several accolades, including the 2022 Distinguished Dissertation Award from his alma mater and the 2022 Distinguished Service Early in Career Award from the Rochester Academy of Medicine. Prior to earning his graduate nursing degrees from UCSF, Suba worked as an intensive care unit nurse in Indonesia.


Professional Experience

Postdoctoral Research Associate,
University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY. 8/2021 - 6/2023

ECG Monitoring Research Lab Predoctoral Fellow,
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. 2017 - 2021

Assist. Clinical Research Coordinator,
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. 2016 - 2017

Graduate Student Researcher,
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. 2016 - 2016

Clinical Nurse,
Hasanuddin University Hospital, Makassar, AP, IS. 2011 - 2014

Awards

Distinguished Service Early in Career Award
Rochester Academy of Medicine, 2022

Distinguished Dissertation Award in Nursing
University of California, San Francisco, 2022

Early Career Travel Grant Award
American Heart Association, 2022

Finalist, ISCE Annual Conference Jos Willems Early Career Investigators
International Society for Computerized Electrocardiology, 2022

40 Under 40: Rising Nurse Leaders
UCSF School of Nursing, 2020

Lloyd M. Kozloff Fellowship Award
University of California, San Francisco, 2019

Presentations

NSTE-ACS patients with transient myocardial ischemia after cardiac catheterization are more likely to have major in-hospital complications
International Society for Computerized Electrocardiology (ISCE) Annual Conference, ISCE, 2023
Indian Wells, California

Premature ventricular complexes measured 24-hours prior to a ventricular tachycardia event are not associated with its occurrence in an intensive care unit cohort
International Society for Computerized Electrocardiology (ISCE) Annual Conference, ISCE, 2022
Henderson, Nevada

Evaluation of time from pre-hospital symptom onset to angiography on coronary artery occlusion status and outcomes in patients presenting with NSTE-ACS
AHA Scientific Meetings, AHA, 2022
Chicago, Illinois

Nurse’ perception of clinical alarm: A systematic review and thematic analysis of qualitative studies
National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) Annual Conference, NACNS, 2019
Orlando, Florida

Audible pause alarms during end-of-life care: Implications on alarm fatigue
National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, AACN, 2019
Orlando, Florida

Rapid but short duration ventricular tachycardia predicts actionable events
AHA Scientific Meetings, AHA, 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Characteristic differences between actionable and non-actionable true ventricular tachycardia alarms
International Society for Computerized Electrocardiology (ISCE) Annual Conference, ISCE, 2019
Atlantic Beach, Florida

Are true accelerated ventricular rhythm alarms clinically actionable or lead to untoward patient outcomes?
International Society for Computerized Electrocardiology (ISCE) Annual Conference, ISCE, 2018
Park City, Utah

Publications

  • Suba S., Al-Zaiti S.S., & Pelter M.M. (2023). Wide-QRS complexes following ablation for reentrant tachycardia. Am J Crit Care. DOI: 10.4037/ajcc2023872

  • Suba S., Hoffmann T.J., Fleischmann K.E., Schell-Chaple H., Marcus G.M., Prasad P., Hu X., Badilini F., & Pelter M.M. (2023). Evaluation of premature ventricular complex during in-hospital ECG monitoring as a predictor of ventricular tachycardia in an intensive care unit cohort. Res Nurs Health. PMID: 37127543 DOI: 10.1002/nur.22314

  • Pelter, M.M., Suba S., & Carey M.G. (2023). Electrocardiographic Waveform Abnormalities in Patients With Structural Heart Disease. Am J Crit Care. DOI: 10.4037/ajcc2023150

  • Bawua, L.K., Miaskowski, C., Suba, S., Badilini, F., Rodway, G.W., Hu, X., & Pelter M.M. (2022). Thoracic impedance pneumography–derived respiratory alarms and associated patient characteristics. Am J Crit. Care. PMID: 36045046 DOI: 10.4037/ajcc2022295

  • Dzikowicz, D.J., Suba, S., Al-Zaiti, S.S., & Carey, M.G. (2022). Symptomatic bradycardia in a young adult after camping. Am J Crit Care. DOI: 10.4037/ajcc2022565

  • Dzikowicz, D.J., Suba, S., Al-Zaiti, S.S., & Carey, M.G. (2022). Interpretation of telemetry among patients with a left ventricular assist device. Am J Crit Care. PMID: 35773195 DOI: 10.4037/ajcc2022327

  • Suba, S., Woo, N., Dzikowicz, D.J., Kozik, T.M., & Pelter, M.M. (2022). Value of a 12-lead electrocardiogram for assessing P waves. Am J Crit Care. PMID: 36045039 DOI: 10.4037/ajcc2022352

  • Suba, S., Hoffmann, T.J., Fleischmann, K.E., Schell-Chaple, H., Prasad, P., Marcus, G.M., Badilini, F., Hu, X. & Pelter, M.M. (2022). Premature ventricular complexes during continuous electrocardiographic monitoring in the intensive care unit: Occurrence rates and associated patient characteristics.. Journal of Clinical Nursing. PMID: 35712789 DOI: 10.1111/jocn.16408

  • Suba, S., Dzikowicz, D. J., Kozik, T. M., & Pelter, M. M. (2022). Narrow vs Wide QRS Complex Tachycardia in a Patient With Wolf-Parkinson-White Syndrome. American Journal of Critical Care. PMID: 35466345 DOI: 10.4037/ajcc2022819

  • Borczynski, E., Suba, S., Mackin, L. A., Mortara, D. W., Badilini, F., Rodway, G. W., & Pelter, M. M. (2022). Ischemic Preconditioning Is Present in Patients With Non–ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction Screened With Electrocardiogram-Derived Moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. PMID: 35703456 DOI: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000926

  • Bawua, L. K., Miaskowski, C., Suba, S., Badilini, F., Mortara, D., Hu, X., Rodway, G. W., Hoffmann, T. J., & Pelter, M. M. (2022). Agreement between respiratory rate measurement using a combined electrocardiographic derived method versus impedance from pneumography. Journal of Electrocardiology. PMID: 35007832 DOI: 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2021.12.006

  • Dzikowicz, D. J., Suba, S., Al-Zaiti, S. S., & Carey, M. G. (2022). A Rhythmic Electrocardiographic Pattern in an Older Adult With Chest Pain. American Journal of Critical Care. PMID: 35229144 DOI: 10.4037/ajcc2022268

  • Suba, S., Dzikowicz, D. J., Kozik, T. M., & Pelter, M. M. (2022). Measuring the QT/QTc Interval in the Presence of Wide QRS Complexes. Am J Crit Care, 31 (1), 83-84. PMID: 34972846 DOI: 10.4037/ajcc2022748

  • Suba, S., Fleischmann, K. E., Schell-Chaple, H., Prasad, P., Marcus, G. M., Hu, X., & Pelter, M. M. (2021). Diagnostic and prognostic significance of premature ventricular complexes in community and hospital-based participants: A scoping review. PLOS ONE, 16 (12), e0261712. PMID: 34941955 PMCID: PMC8699640 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0261712

  • Watanakeeree, K., Suba, S., Mackin, L.A., Badilini, F. & Pelter, M.M. (2021). ECG alarms during left ventricular assist device (LVAD) therapy in the ICU. Heart and Lung. PMID: 34225087 DOI: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2021.03.080

  • Pelter, M. M., Suba, S., Sandoval, C., Zègre-Hemsey, J. K., Berger, S., Larsen, A., Badilini, F., & Hu, X. (2020). Actionable Ventricular Tachycardia During In-Hospital ECG Monitoring and its Impact on Alarm Fatigue. Critical Pathways in Cardiology. PMID: 32102049 PMCID: PMC7413570 DOI: 10.1097/hpc.0000000000000216

  • Nguyen, S.C., Suba, S., Hu, X., & Pelter, M. M. (2020). Double Trouble: Patients With Both True and False Arrhythmia Alarms.. Critical Care Nurse. PMID: 32236427 DOI: 10.4037/ccn2020363

  • Suba, S., & Pelter, M. M. (2019). Clinical Significance of Premature Ventricular Contraction Among Adult Patients: Protocol for a Scoping Review. Systematic Reviews. PMID: 31675996 PMCID: PMC6824026 DOI: 10.1186/s13643-019-1168-4

  • Suba, S., Sandoval, C. P., Zègre-Hemsey, J. K., Hu, X., & Pelter, M. M. (2019). Contribution of Electrocardiographic Accelerated Ventricular Rhythm Alarms to Alarm Fatigue. American Journal of Critical Care : An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. PMID: 31043402 PMCID: PMC6762018 DOI: 10.4037/ajcc2019314

  • Suba, S., Sandoval, C. P., Hu, X., & Pelter, M. M. (2019). ECG Monitoring during End of Life Care: Implications on Alarm Fatigue. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction. DOI: 10.3390/mti3010018

  • Suba, S., Donesky, D., Scruth, E. A., & Carrieri-Kohlman, V. (2017). Association Between Clinical Nurse Specialist's Presence and Open Visitation in US Intensive Care Units. Clinical nurse specialist CNS. PMID: 27906731 DOI: 10.1097/NUR.0000000000000263

  • Suba, S. & Scruth, E.A. (2015). A New Era of Nursing in Indonesia and a Vision for Developing the Role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist.. Clinical Nurse Specialist. PMID: 26258830 DOI: 10.1097/nur.0000000000000146

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