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Ann Guastella, MS, APRN

Specialty: Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Language(s): English

  • Overview

    Ann Guastella is a certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine. She started her career at Moffitt in Supportive Care Medicine in 2012. She was born in Regina Saskatchewan, Canada but has spent most of her life in Florida. She graduated and obtained her Registered Nurse from Lutheran Medical Center School of Nursing followed by obtaining her Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing from University of South Florida. Ann obtained her Graduate Degree with a major in Nursing from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. She is certified as an Advanced Hospice and Palliative Nurse and as an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse. Ms. Guastella takes an active role in training new advanced practice nurses in the area of hospice and palliative medicine. Ann is active member of the Supportive Care Medicine Performance Committee. She also has presented at state and national conferences and in the graduate program for the University of South Florida College of Nursing on pain management in oncology patients and has published articles on the neurological side effects of Ipilimumab and Nivolumab and opioid hyperalgesia. She also had a recent book chapter published focusing on perspectives in hospice and palliative care.

  • Publications

    • Bromberg H, Guastella A, Haas M, Akel R, Craig D. Two Patients Experience Same-Day Analgesic Effect of Methadone on Trigeminal Neuralgia Secondary to Malignancy: A Case Report. J Palliat Med. 2023 Jul.26(7):1024-1026. Pubmedid: 36633599.
    • Haas MF, Latchman J, Guastella AM, Craig DS, Chang YD. Lucid Dreams Associated with Pregabalin: Implications for Clinical Practice. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2022 Sep.36(3):194-199. Pubmedid: 35759531.
    • Latchman J, Guastella A, Tofthagen C. Neurologic Complications: Effects of Ipilimumab and Nivolumab Therapy in Patients With Metastatic Melanoma. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2019 Aug.23(4):355-358. Pubmedid: 31322610.
    • Guastella A, Latchman J, Tofthagen CS. Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia: Clinical Implications for Advanced Practice Nurses in Oncology. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2017 Jun.21(3):294-296. Pubmedid: 28524890.
    • Latchman J, Guastella A, Tofthagen C. 5-Fluorouracil toxicity and dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase enzyme: implications for practice. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2014 Oct.18(5):581-585. Pubmedid: 25253112. Pmcid: PMC5469441.
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