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2009 Celebrate Successful Practices AbstractsASPAN's 28th National Conference

April 19-23, 2009, Washington, DC

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ORAL PRESENTATIONS

A Protocol to Guide Decision Making for Patients at High Risk of Developing OSA-Related Perioperative Complications
Beatrice Hazzard BSN RN CPAN
Denise Yunkun BSN RN
Cheryl Colvin RN
Kathleen Durm RN
Victoria Smoot MD
Karen Johnson PhD RN

Giving the Pediatric Patient a Voice Through Use of a Picture Communication Tool in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
Phyllis J. Mesko RN
Kim Young MSN RN NE-BC

Journey to MARs (Surgical Medication Reconciliation Process)
Deborah Kwacz RN CAPA CCM CPHQ
Shari DuGuay BS RN ASU/PAT/PACU CAPA
Tristin Curtis RN
Kathy Orr
Kathleen Lee MA RN

Management of Epidural Pain Control of the Total Joint Patient in the PACU Setting
Ellen Crane BSN RN CPAN
Barbara Niemiec BSN RN
Holly Maciolek BS RN
Marilyn Elek BS RN CPAN

New Grad Internship in Phase I PACU Community Hospital
Julianne F. Harp MSN RN CPAN
Melissa Wagoner AA RNC
Jane Holsinger BSN RN CPAN

Opening the Doors to Recovery…Implementing a Nurse Liaison Role in a Phase I PACU
Beverly Smith BSN RN CPAN CAPA
Toni Szpara BSN RN CCRN CPAN CAPA
Mary Serino BSN RN CPAN

Showcasing Nursing Talent: Surgical Services Nursing Grand Rounds
Maureen V. Iacono BSN RN CPAN
Kim Murray MS CNOR
Julie Byrne MS RN CNOR
Susan Querreveld RN CNOR

Telecommuting in PreSurgical Testing
Emily Mickelwait BSN RN CPAN CAPA
Rose Funk RN CAPA
Susanne DeBell RN MCIS
PreSurgical Testing
Sandy Brooks RN
Gail Passino RN
Kelly Robertson BSN RN
Ami DeBrine BSN RN


POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Accuracy of Temporal Thermometer
Dianne Stapp RN
Joyce Burke CM BES CPAN
Amie Bender RN
Brooke Shelton BSN RN
Rachel Steele RN

Achieving Nursing Workforce Needs in the Perianesthesia Setting Utilizing the Shared Governance Structure
Elzabeth White BSN RN CAPA
Mary Gaglione MSN RN CPAN
Catherine Kaestal RN CPAN

Addressing Leadership Challenges Provides Opportunities for PACU Staff Teambuilding
Rebecca Lekowski RN
Dawn Brundage BSN RN CPAN
Kelly Connolly BSN RN

A Legacy of Compassion and Professionalism in the Peri-Anesthesia Experience of the Autistic Child and Family
Suzanne Kussro RN BSN MSN/ANP/CPAN
Myra Tejada RN BSN CCRN CPAN

A New Approach in the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection
Teresita Santiago BSN RN CPAN
Pamela E. Windle MS RN CNA CPAN CAPA FAAN

A New Process for Ensuring the Safety of Patients Having Anesthesia Outside the Operating Room
Kathleen McGrath MSN FNP
Angela Bader MD MPH
Theresa Kennedy MSN ANP
Jeanne Lanchester RN MEd
Ellen Leary MSN ANP
Shelia McCabe Hassan MSN ANP
Catherine McGowan MSN ANP

Antibiotics - Timing is Everything
Mary Ann Pengiel MS RN
Christine M. Carsten MS RN CNOR
Kim Serrano BSN RN

ASPAN Healthy Safety Environment Resource
Dina A. Krenzischek PhD MAS RN CPAN
Pamela E. Windle MS RN CNA CPAN CAPA FAAN
Safety Committee

A Survey to Determine Family Team Members' Level of Satisfaction When They Speak Directly with the PACU Nurse and the Patient Over the Phone
Tess Mazioomian RN MN CCRN
Entire PAT Staff 
Entire PACU Staff
Entire OU Staff

A Team Approach to Optimizing Post Operative Pain Management in the Burn Patient Population
Susan Gough BSN RN
David Andrews MD
Maryke Bard BSN RN CEN
Amber Berry BSN RN
Mark DiLuciano MD
Amy Foder BSN RN
Elizabeth Heiner MSN RN
Deanna Johnson BSN RN
Lori Kalavity MSN CNP
Nichole Kin BSN RN
Julie Klein BSN RN
Tara McClintock BSN RN
Mary Mondozzi MSN APRN BC
Lorna Ostrander BSN RN
Christine Sadie BSN RN
Tina Sanzone BSN RN

Balancing PACU Overflow and Patient Flow
Dina A. Krenzischek PhD MAS RN CPAN
Elizabeth Martinez MD MHS

Blood Pressure (BP) Cuffs: Alternative Approaches to Safe Practice
Dina A. Krenzischek PhD MAS RN CPAN
Anne Castor-Gaa MSN RN MPH
Colleen Cusick RN
Thomas Galloway RN
Eugenia Heitmiller MD
Julie Kubiak MSN RN
Polly Ristaino MS
Laurel Stocks MSN

Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices (CRMD) in the PeriOperative Setting
Kerry Porter RN CNIV
Andrea Anderson MSN RN MFA CNOR
Carol Lopez MS RN CNA-BC
Lynley Mathews BN RN CNOR
Betty McMullin BSN RN CPAN
Alan Suyama MD

CBSPAN's Pride: Our Website's Success
Marie Graziela Bautista BSN RN CPAN CAPA
Julianne Harp MSN RN CPAN
Karen Hoskins RN CPAN
Michele Joynes BSN RN CPAN
Mary Kathryn Paskewitz RN CPAN
Patricia Sendelbach BSN RN CCRN CPAN
Elizabeth Wilson RN CPAN

Changing The Safety Culture Through Hand Washing
Laura Owen BSN RN CPAN
Dina A. Krenzischek PhD MAS RN CPAN
Laurel Stocks MSN RN

Chart Audit: Will Your Charting Pass a 'Physical Check-Up'?
Elizabeth Cox MSN RN CMSRN
Terri Barr RN
Gail Davis ACNS-BC CCRN
Cheryl Lowe BSN RN

Clinical Indicators: Tracking and Trending Towards Process Improvement
Gail Davis ACNS-BC CCRN
Elizabeth Cox MSN RN CMSRN
Liz Harmon BSN RN
Janelle Holthaus BSN RN

Collaborative Inservices
Dorothy Simpson BSN RN

Comparing Pain Ratings and Sedation Levels Between Current Analgesic Interventions in the PACU and a PACU Standardized Order Set
Kathryn Peterson BSN RN CPAN CAPA
Janet Craighead MS RN
Bev Moline MS RNC-BC ACNS-BC
Carole Ries BSN RN CPAN
Julio Salimbeni MD

Creating a Regional Anesthesia Service Environment in the Holding Area
Don Francescon BSN RN
Colleen Becker MSN RN CCRN
Elizabeth Cox MSN RN CMSRN
Gail Davis ACNS-BC CCRN

Creating Lasting Legacies: PACU Student Nurse Externship
Beth Hall BSN RN CPAN
Kathleen Duckworth RN

Culture Your Communication
Jacque A. Crosson MSN RN CPAN
Noreen Hodge LPN
Tracee Leavell BSN RN
Nicole Meginbir BSN RN CNOR
Lara Muir BSN RN
Loren Thiele BSN RN CNOR

Development and Implementation of a Perioperative Tracking Program
Victoria Sherry RN

Development of the Post Anesthesia Care Unit Family Liaison Program
Michelle Ballou BSN RN
Barbara Krumbach MS RN CNS CPAN CCRN
Myrna Mamaril MS RN CPAN CAPA FAAN
Kathleen Oman PhD RN CEN FAEN
Sarah Quayle BSN RN
University of Colorado Hospitals PACU Staff

Do Our Patients Have Hypothermia? Temporal Versus Oral Thermometers
Ronnie Pittman BSN RN CPAN CAPA
Rebecca Waters RN CPAN CAPA

Does Staffing RT in PACU Increase Nursing Satisfaction?
Janet Gilbert BSN RN CPAN
Christine Carroll BSN RN CAPA

Dreams Become Legacy - Family Centered Care in a Rural Guatemala Hospital
Denise Sullivan MSN RN-C CPAN CNA-BC
Eileen Oates MSN RN ANP-BC APHN-BD CEN

Dreams Create Lasting Legacies: A PACU Community Service Project for Keri's Kids
Maureen Schnur MS RN CPAN
Robin Duggan BSN RN
Susan O'Leary-Hill BSN RN

Empowering Professionalism in Staff: Collaborative Approach of the Clinical Nurse Manager and the Clinical Nurse Specialist
Gail Davis ACNS-BC CCRN
Elizabeth Cox MSN RN CMSRN

Ending Turf Wars: Critical Care Education Service Line Collaboration
Betsy Garton-Park BSN RN CPAN
Sue Chalupa-Breese BSN RN
Christine Franzese MS RN
Diane H. Martin RN CCRN

Establishing a Preoperative Skin Assessment Practice
Cynthia Engel RN
Kristin Styer MSN RN CPAN

Everyone Deserves a Pat on the Back Every Now and Then

Elizabeth Cox MSN RN CMSRN

Evidence Based Practice Committee
Gail Davis ACNS-BC CCRN
Elizabeth Cox MSN RN CMSRN
Donna Yehling BSN RN

Exploring Skin Care Strategies During the Perioperative Process
Katrina Bickerstaff BSN RN CPAN CAPA
Pearl Cunningham MBA RN CNOR
Barbara DiTullio BSN MA RN
Ann Leary BSN RNC
Mary Anne Murphy Kenyon MPH MS ONC RN
Judith Nagle MSN RNP-BC CNOR
Debra Pitts AD HT RN
Susan Vargas AD RN
Mary Willis MS RN CWOCN

Fall/Restraint Liaison for Peri-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU): Linking Hospital-Wide Practices to the Special Needs of the PACU Patient
Sandra Filla BSN RN

Foamin' in the Zone: Reinforcing Hand Hygiene
Kelli Thaman BSN RN

From Start to Finish in 7.75 - One PACU's Adventure in the Rapid Adoption of a Housewide CMR: 'Paperless Everything'
Angela Autrey RN
Kimberly Auberger RN
Valerie Tate RN CPAN

Geriatric Education and Competence, A Nursing Necessity
Jennifer Allen MSQSM RN CPAN

Getting Everyone on the Same Page: The Creation of a Multidisciplinary Pre-Procedure Checklist
Deidre Devaux MSN RN
Roberta Bernard BS AD RN
Katrina Bickerstaff BSN RN CPAN CAPA
Cynthia Engel RN
Maureen MacDonald RN
Ellen Sullivan BSN RN CPAN

Glycemic Control in the Preoperative Unit
Mary H. Perry RN CAPA

Identification of Adult Outpatient Surgical Patients with Previous History of Post-Operative Nausea and Vomiting
Elizabeth Slenker Yates BSN RN
Tricia L. Mischel BSN RN

Improving Interdepartmental Relations
Elaine Enochs RN
Susan K. Frank

Improving Patient / Family Peri-Op Experience
Mary Lou Rigdon RN CAPA
Kim Auberger RN CPAN
Joyce Burke RN CPAN
Judi Goss BSN RN CPAN
Sharon Hay RN
Brenda Johnson RN CPAN
Andrea Jordan RN
Judy McMahan BSN RN CAPA
Shirley Raymond RN CPAN
Jeanne York RN

Increasing Compliance to Perioperative Risk Reduction Therapy Through Patient Education
Janet G. Jule MSN RN
Gina Braganza LVN
Judy Lee RN
Carol McLaughlin RN CAPA
Noreen Ramos RN
Emerita Reyes RN
Rene Ruiz RN CAPA

Initiating Change in Peri-operative Pain Management and PONV Management of the Total Joint Replacement Patient
Myra Tejada BSN RN CCRN CPAN
Diane Greiner RN

Journey to Hand Hygiene Compliance in the Phase I PACU
Jane E. Holsinger BSN RN CPAN
Jessica Close BSN RN
Roxanna Herbert RN
Sandy Trumpower RN AA
Melissa Wagoner RN AA RNC

Keeping Bugs at Bay…the Environmental Safe Way
Pamela E. Windle MS RN CNA CPAN CAPA FAAN
Ann Fairchild BSN RN CPAN CAPA
Amelia Pacardo BSN RN CCRN CPAN
Teresita Santiago BSN RN CPAN

Meeting Infection Control Demands from Old Structural Challenges
Amelia Pacardo BSN RN CCRN CPAN
Ann Fairchild BSN RN CPAN CAPA
Teresita Santiago BSN RN CPAN
Pamela E. Windle MS RN CNA CPAN CAPA FAAN

Mucosal Atomization Device MAD® for Administration of Intranasal Midazolam for Pediatric Patients Preoperatively
Kathleen Morgans-Perri BSN RN CPAN CAPA
Sue Armer
Maryanne Davidson RPh MBA
Maria Griswold BS PharmD

National Patient Safety Goals
Jane C. Dierenfield BSN RN CPAN CAPA

Normothermia: A Perioperative Performance Improvement Project
Barbara L. Jones BSN RN
Tammy Guerrero RN
Courtney Lott BSN RN CPAN
Lisa Mathison CRNA
Leslieann Oldland BSN RN
Laura Yeatman BSN RN

Not All Fat is Bad, Lipids to the Rescue!
Lisa Murphy BSN RN
Elaine Campbell BSN RN CPAN

Nurse Practitioner: Bridging the Gap in Perioperative Care
Sally Morgan MSN RN APRN BC
Angela Wright MSN RN APRN BC SANE-A

Nurses Sharing Clinical Knowledge and Expertise: Empowering Nurses to Become Certified in Their Specialty
Kimberly Lee MSN RN CRNP CPAN
Ann Marie Brennan MSN RN
Marilyn Clifford BSN RN CPAN
Vonda Davidson BSN RN CPAN
Katherine Douglas BSN RN CPAN
Colleen Stromberg BSN RN CPAN

Orientation Update
Christopher Werner BSN RN
Elizabeth Cox MSN RN CMSRN
Gail Davis ACNS-BC CCRN
Jessica Gray RN

PACU Fax Reporting: A Useful Tool for 'Hands Off' Communication
Mary Rachel Romero BSN RN CPAN
Carolyn Dietrich BSN RN

PACU Preparation for Magnetism
Whitney Payne MS RN

PACU Proctor Program: Overcoming Barriers to Off-Shift Continuing Education
Toni Szpara BSN RN CCRN CPAN CAPA ENC
Helen Nabong BSN RN CPAN ENC
Denise O'Brien MSN APRN-BC CPAN CAPA FAAN

PACU/Anesthesia PI Committee
Elizabeth Cox MSN RN CMSRN
Gail Davis ACNS-BC CCRN
Elizabeth L'Hommedieu BSN RN
Kelli Thaman BSN RN
Christopher Werner BSN RN

Pain Management: Acute Pain in PACU
Marsha Craig MN RN CPAN
Mary Ersek PhD RN FAAN
Sundeep Malik MD
Ian Wright MD

Patient Care Technician Education Classes: Foundation to Success
Gail Davis ACNS-BC CCRN
Colleen Becker MSN CCRN
Elizabeth Cox MSN RN CMSRN

Patient Education: Educating Patients and Families About Their Surgery
Shandra Edwards BSN RN

Patient Safety Among Geriatric Population in SOU
Pamela E. Windle MS RN CNA CPAN CAPA FAAN
Lora Cerbas BSN RN
Marjorie Mira BSN CAPA
Marie Grace Ringor BSN RN-BC CAPA

Patient Satisfaction: Teaching Nurses to Speak to the Survey
Kerrie S. Guerrero BSN RN CAPA

PACU Preparation for Pediatric MRI Patients
Don Francescon BSN RN
Colleen Becker MSN RN CCRN
Elizabeth Cox MSN RN CMSRN
Gail Davis ACNS-BC CCRN
Kelli Thaman BSN RN
Christopher Werner BSN RN

Perianesthesia Hand-Off Communication
Jennifer Allen MSQSM RN CPAN
Meghan Weaver BSN LTJG NC USN
Kenneth Witcher RN CPAN

Perioperative Nursing Grand Rounds: Promoting Excellence in Nursing Practice
Gail Davis MSN RN CNS
Colleen Becker MSN RN CCRN
Elizabeth Cox BSN RN
Jan Holbrook MSN RN

PI (Performance Improvement) Committee: Challenging Staff to Learn From the Past, Change the Present and Build for the Future
Elizabeth Cox MSN RN CMSRN
Gail Davis ACNS-BC CCRN
Sandra Filla BSN RN
Terri Barr RN

Preoperative Preparation: Reducing Anxiety, Promoting Satisfaction
Elizabeth Cox MSN RN CMSRN
Lois Womack RN

Pressure Ulcer Assessment and Management in the PACU
Mary Rachel Romero BSN RN CPAN
Mark Horn RN

Pressure Ulcer Prevention: Bringing it Home to the Perianesthesia World
Susan Andrews MA BAN RN CAPA
Karen Catchings BSN RN CAPA
Leslie Edney BSN RN CAPA
Sarah Gillen AAS BA RN CAPA
Margaret Johnson MSN BSN BS RN
Nancy Kotti BSN CNOR

Quality Circles: To Optimize Safe Quality Care and Improve Outcomes in the Perioperative Setting
Martha Kent MSN RN CNE BC
Philip Baldock RN
Elizabeth Balec RN
Betty Brehm-Perry RN
Maria Fezza RN
Maxine Morris RN
Nickie Palmer RN

Reducing the Risk of Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) for Surgical Patients
Janet Gilmore MSN RN
Carol Nicoladis BSN RN CPAN
Art Shumate BSN RN

Rounding On Surgical Satisfaction
Elizabeth L'Hommedieu BSN RN
Elizabeth Cox MSN RN CMSRN
Gail Davis ACNS-BC CCRN
Chari Williams BS

Staff Perceptions Regarding Family Visitation in the PACU
Maria Walls BSN RN

Streamlining the Hand-Off and Documentation Process in a Military PACU
Allison L. Andersen MSN RN CCNS

Surgical Site Infection Initiative
Pamela E. Windle MS RN CNA CPAN CAPA FAAN
Teresita Santiago BSN RN CPAN

The Impact of Change of Level of Trauma Care on PeriAnesthesia Nurses at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children
Inga Sinyangwe MSN RN
Kaya Labman MSN RN

The Impact of Unit Design and the Need for Patient Advocacy
Bonnie Crumley Aybar RN CPAN
Sheila Swenson BSN RN CAPA

The Pre-operative Process Redesigned Utilizing a Systems Approach
Maureen MacDonald RN
Jane Danielson RN
Janet Piatek RN

The Quest to Reduce Postoperative Pain
Beth Brown BSN RN CPAN
Deb Mueller RN CPAN
Marie Trannel RN CPAN

The Role of the PACU Pain Management Resource Nurses
Pamela E. Windle MS RN CNA CPAN CAPA FAAN
Videlyn Ilacio-Uy BSN CPAN
Sabrina Odom BSN RN CPAN
Teresita Santiago BSN RN CPAN

Use of Risk Factor Identification to Prevent Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting
Cynthia  Lewis MSN RN ACNS-BC
Kathleen Gunta MSN RN OCNS-C
Susan Nuccio MSN RN ACNS-BC CGRN

Using a Newsletter as a Form of Informal Communication Among a Perianesthesia Staff
Sandra Torrisi BS RN
Marie Courtney BSN RN CAPA

Using Technology to Standardize Post Operative Inpatient Vital Signs and Documentation
Jenifer Thornbrugh RN

Who You Gonna Call?
Brenda Ballard BSN RN
Cindy Hinds BSN RN
Amy Newland RN, ASN
Jenny Willis BN RN ASN

Wound Prevalence: Don't Get Left 'Behind'
Vicki D'Harlingue RN
Colleen Becker MSN RN CCRN
Gail Davis ACNS-BC CCRN

 
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