April 18, 2003
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The American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) announces the 2002 Mary Hanna Award winners

Cherry Hill, New Jersey – April 18, 2003 – The American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) announces the winners of the 2002 Mary Hanna Journalism award in the Clinical, Best Practice, and Research categories. These awards were presented during the closing ceremonies of ASPAN’s 22nd Annual National Conference, which was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Winners were selected from articles that were published during the 2002 calendar year in the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing (JoPAN).

Clinical Category:

  • 1st Place: Matthew Kervin, MN CRNA “Residual Neuromuscular Blockade in the Immediate Postoperative Period”
  • 2nd Place: Lawrence Agodoa, MD “Acute Renal Failure in the PACU”
  • 3rd Place: Courtney Bryant, SN Candace Ray, SN Timothy L. Wren, MS RN “Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: A Look at the First 24 Hours”

Best Practice Category:

  • 1st Place: Katharine Kolcaba, Phd RNC Linda Wilson, PhD RN BC CPAN CAPA “Comfort Care: A Framework for Perianesthesia Nursing”
  • 2nd Place: Terri Kitowski, BScN RN Helena McNeil, MHSc BA RN “Evaluation of an Acute Pain Service”
  • 3rd Place: Mary Redmond, BSN RN CAPA “Simplifying the Writing Process for the Novice Writer”

Research Category:

  • 1st Place: Shirley E. Agodoa, BSN RN CPAN CAPA Margaret A. Holder, CAPT NC USN PhD RN FNP-C Sarah M. Fowler, BSN RN CAPA “Effects of Recliner Chair vs Traditional Hospital Bed on Post-Surgical Diagnostic Laparoscopic Recovery Time”
  • 2nd Place: Kathleen R. Wren, PhD CRNA Shannon Kembrall, MN CRNA Carol L. Norred, MHS CRNA “Use of Complementary and Alternative Medications by Surgical Patients”
  • 3rd Place: Martha Laney, MSN RN BC Elizabeth W. Bayley, PhD RN “Incidence of Adult Immunization for Influenza and Pneumonia in a Preadmission Testing Unit”

The Journalism Awards were renamed the Mary Hanna Journalism Awards in 1987. Mary Hanna was known as a champion for the cause of education, and was a leader in the arena of perianesthesia nursing as well as in ASPAN. The American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) is the international professional specialty nursing organization representing the interest of over 40,000 nurses practicing in all phases of ambulatory surgery, pain management, preanesthesia and postanesthesia care.

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