Fidelindo Lim



Fidelindo Lim


Clinical Associate Professor

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Fidelindo Lim's additional information

Fidel Lim, DNP, CCRN, is a clinical associate professor and has been a faculty member at Meyers since 1996. He has worked as a critical care nurse for more than 18 years. As the faculty advisor to various student-led groups, including the Asian Pacific-Islander Nursing Students Association, Men Entering Nursing, and the LGBT-NSA group, he has, among other things, fostered salience in nursing education through high-quality extra-curricular programming. His work as a nurse educator in a magnet-designated hospital provides sustainable staff-focused educational support. He is particularly interested in bridging gaps in nurse engagement and practice excellence. Lim has published articles on an array of topics ranging from clinical practice, nursing education issues, LGBT health disparities, reflective practice, men in nursing, and Florence Nightingale among others. Lim is a faculty advisor for the Honors Program.

Lim completed his DNP at Northeastern University, MA at New York University, and BSN at Far Eastern University, in Manila, Philippines.

DNP - Northeastern University
MA - New York University
BSN - Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines

Acute care

American Nurses Association New York
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
American Association for Men in Nursing
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
National League for Nursing (NLN)
New York Academy of Medicine
New York City Men in Nursing
Philippine Nurses Association of New York

Faculty Honors Awards

Nursing Education Award - American Nurses Association New York (2021)
Nurse Influencer - American Nurses Association (2020)
Fellow - New York Academy of Medicine (2019)
Member of the Year - American Association for Men in Nursing (2018)
Rose and George Doval Teaching Award - NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing (2017)
Distinguished Clinical Nursing Faculty Award - NYU, College of Nursing - Undergraduate Nursing Students Association (2015)
Baccalaureate Faculty Excellence Award - NYU, College of Nursing Students Association (2014)
Nurse Educator of the Year, Philippine Nurses Association of New York, Inc. (2013)
Nursing Education Foundation Scholarship Award, National League for Nursing (2013)


The Impact of Nonpharmacological Interventions on Sleep Quality among Older Adult Patients in the Intensive Care Unit

Bae, G., & Lim, F. (2021). Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, 44(2), 214-229. 10.1097/CNQ.0000000000000355
Sleep is a basic human need that is required for good health and overall well-being. Adequate sleep is critical for cognitive functioning, memory consolidation, and emotional regulation by rejuvenating the body. Sleep may not be of significant concern unless it becomes lacking or disturbed as it alters the immune function, neurological processes, and intellectual and decision making of individuals. Hospitalized older adults are particularly vulnerable for the negative impact of poor sleep due to reduced physiological reserve and comorbidities. The purpose of this review is to appraise current evidence on nonpharmacological sleep interventions to promote better sleep quality and overall health outcomes among the general adult and older patients in the intensive care unit compared with no intervention at all. The findings of this integrative review will be useful in designing and implementing interdisciplinary plans of care that promote the use of nonpharmacological sleep protocols within the hospital setting.

An overview of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy: The role of the nurse

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Palliative Care Consult among Older Adult Patients in Intensive Care Units: An Integrative Review

Grabda, M., & Lim, F. A. (2021). Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, 44(2), 248-262. 10.1097/CNQ.0000000000000358
A review of the literature indicates that there are many benefits of palliative care consultations for patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). Patients who received palliative care treatment were found to have a better emotional state, received less invasive procedures, and had a shorter ICU length of stay. It is noted that patients who could benefit from palliative care treatments may not be identified due to failures to meet the criteria for palliative care consultations. A culture change is needed to improve palliative services, and to standardize when and how it is used.

When a patient refuses a nurse assignment

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The CCRN® Certification: Why It Matters?

Lim, F., Chen, L., & Salinas, . (2020). Nursing Critical Care, 15(3), 38-41. 10.1097/01.CCN.0000654824.32618.d6

CE: The Effects of Smoking on Bone Health and Healing

Niu, S., & Lim, F. (2020). American Journal of Nursing, 120(7), 40-45. 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000681644.64148.ce
The number of orthopedic surgeries performed in the United States has increased substantially over the past several years. The most recent data available from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality indicate that five of the 10 operative procedures most commonly performed during inpatient stays involve the musculoskeletal system. Cigarette smoking is one of the most prevalent and preventable risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders and orthopedic surgery complications. This article discusses the effects of smoking on bone health, the importance of smoking cessation among patients scheduled for or recovering from orthopedic surgery, and the vital role nurses play in supporting patient efforts to lead a tobacco-free life.

General surgical care of the older adult

Lim, F., & Slater, L. (2020). In M. Boltz, E. Capezuti, D. Zwicker, & T. Fulmer (Eds.), Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice (6th ed., pp. 721-753). Springer.

The Impact of Geriatric-Specific Triage Tools among Older Adults in the Emergency Department

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Lifestyle Risk Factors in Esophageal Cancer: An Integrative Review

Zhao, X., & Lim, F. (2020). Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, 43(1), 86-98. 10.1097/CNQ.0000000000000295
Esophageal cancer (EC) is a prevalent type of cancer, affecting more than 16 000 people annually in the United States. Being a high-burden disease, the comprehensive management of EC is challenging, particularly for older adults. In addition, Asian countries have some of the highest age-standardized incidence rates of EC in the world. Epidemiologic studies have revealed that cigarette and cigar smoking, alcohol drinking, obesity, being overweight, and areca chewing increase the risk of EC. This integrative review aims to elucidate the association between lifestyle factors such dietary habits, smoking, and alcohol consumption and EC among the Asian populations with Chinese, Japanese, and Taiwanese ethnicity. The synthesis of the literature found that environmental factors play an important role in the risk of EC occurrence. Although most of the risk factors showed a positive relationship in increasing the risk, studies included in this review reported inconclusive results on whether tea and coffee are risk factors. The consumption of very hot beverages and low intake of green vegetable are associated with EC. Smoking, alcohol intake, and their interaction with diets were found to be the biggest factor in the development of EC. Registered nurses can educate about esophageal thermal injury among persons who have preference for drinking burning-hot beverages and those with multiple risk factors, such as those who smoke and drink excess alcohol, as well as promoting health behaviors and serving as patient advocates.

Perioperative care of the older adult

Lim, F., & Slater, L. (2020). In M. Boltz, E. Capezuti, D. Zwicker, & T. Fulmer (Eds.), Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice (6th ed., pp. 697-720). Springer.