Erwin Ista (1973) is a nurse scientist at the Erasmus MC. He studied nursing science at the University of Utrecht. He received his PhD in 2008 for a doctoral thesis entitled: “COMFORTABLY CALM, Soothing Sedation of Critically Ill Children Without Withdrawal Symptoms”.
From 2010 until 2013 he was an implementation research fellow in the Health Care Efficiency Research program of the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw). He was also a participant in the first Leadership Mentoring program in Nursing Research (2016-2017). His research focuses on two research lines:
- Optimizing ways to assess pain, sedation, withdrawal and delirium in the PICU;
- Implementation Science, improving quality of care. Furthermore, he supervised research projects of nurses and PhD students.
Field(s) of expertise
Education and career
- Pediatric Intensive care nurse. (1999-2010)
Nursing science, Master degree, University Utrecht. (2002-2006)
PhD Erasmus MC, COMFORTABLY CALM, Soothing Sedation of Critically Ill Children Without Withdrawal Symptoms. (2008)
- Researcher / senior researcher. (2006-2016)
Assistant professor in Nursing Science and Implementation Science. (2016-2019)
- Associate professor in Nursing Science and Implementation Science. (since 2020)
- Course coordinator of the NIHES Implementation Science course
- Lecturer and course coordinator (since 2019) for the master program Nursing Science of the course Implementation Science at Utrecht UMC / University of Utrecht.
- Guest lecturer at the Erasmus MC Academie, and the University of Applied Nursing Science Rotterdam; teaching implementation science for nursing and healthcare students.
Scholarships, grants, and awards
- Recipient of the Anna Reynvaan Nursing Science Award. (2017)
- Personal grant: a 3-year Implementation Fellowship program. (ZonMw) (2010)