- Professional overview
Dr. Quinones has been in clinical practice as a pediatric nurse practitioner in primary care for over 20 years. She has been teaching pediatric nursing in both the undergraduate and graduate programs for 7 years. She is passionate about health promotion and disease prevention and has been an advocate of immunizations, healthy eating and physical activity both in the classroom and in clinical practice. Dr. Quinones specializes in child maltreatment and has worked in child advocacy centers both in New York and in Florida. She is the co-chair of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Child Maltreatment and Neglect special interest group. Her mission is to help provide every child with a safe and nurturing environment so that they may reach their maximum growth and development.
DNP - Columbia UniversityMSN - University of MiamiBSN - University of Miami
PediatricPrimary careGlobalFamiliesUnderserved populations
- Professional membership
National Association of Pediatric Nurse PractitionersSigma Theta Tau InternationalNational Association of Hispanic NursesAmerican Professional Society on the Abuse of ChildrenAssociation of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Abusive head trauma.Quinones, S. G., & Blevins, R. O. (2010). Journal of forensic nursing, 6, 157-8, 10.1111/j.1939-3938.2010.01081.x
HPV vaccination for adolescents. An ethics case study.Ceballos, S. G. (2009). Advance for nurse practitioners, 17, 31-2,
The critical role of a pediatric nurse practitioner in an early intervention program for children with prenatal drug exposure.Katz, L., Ceballos, S. G., Scott, K., & Wurm, G. (2007). Journal for specialists in pediatric nursing : JSPN, 12, 123-7, 10.1111/j.1744-6155.2007.00102.x
Abusive head trauma: a case study.Ceballos, S. G. Advanced emergency nursing journal, 31, 277-86, 10.1097/TME.0b013e3181bd785d
Abusive head trauma (AHT) has greater mortality and morbidity than any other form of physical abuse. Therefore, early recognition and accurate diagnosis are essential for comprehensive investigation and appropriate treatment of infants who present with this devastating traumatic injury. Advanced practice nurses need to have a thorough understanding of AHT in order to promptly and accurately assess and manage these infants. Using a case-based approach, the epidemiology, pathophysiology, mechanisms of injury, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of AHT are described. This article also discusses AHT prevention and implications for advanced practice nurses caring for these patients.