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2013 Celebrate Successful Practices Abstracts
ASPAN's 32nd National Conference
April 14-18, 2013, Chicago, IL


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Category:  Patient Care
TOTAL JOINT EFFORT FOR TOTAL JOINT PATIENTS
 

Team Leader: M. Kate Edwards, RN, BSN, CPAN
Prince William Hospital, Manassas, VA
Team Members: Rachael Bowley, BSN, RN; Mary Kate Edwards, RN, BSN, CPAN; Claye Avera, RN, ONC; Joyce Beaini, RN, MSU, AOCN; Mary Pat Blanchette, RN; Dawn Cooper, PT, DPT; Jo Damico, Pharm.D; Jeanne Dolan, BSN, RN; Rebecca Erdelyi, BS, ADN, RN; Susan Guzman, BSN, RN; Kathryn Moss, RN, CPHQ, CIC; Kathy Oravetz, PT, DPT, GCS; Kathryn Orski, MSN, RN; Shawn Craddock, MSN, RN

 
IMPLEMENTING A PACU VISITATION PROGRAM AND THE IMPACTS ON A SPECIALIZED PEDIATRIC POPULATION
Team Leader: Katherine Houle, RN, MSN, CPAN
Gillette Childrens Specialty Healthcare, St. Paul, MN
Team Members: Kelly Schuster, RN, Lauren Hertel, RN
 
THE PACU EXPERIENCE: USING PATIENTAND FAMILY EDUCATION TO DECREASE ANXIETY
Team Leader: Jennifer Choura, MSN, RN, CPAN
UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA
Team Member: Irene Vogel, BSN, RN, CCRN
 
I-STAT USE IN THE PREOP – GET ME TO THE OR ON TIME
Team Leader: Renee Smith, MS, RN, CPAN, CAPA
Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA
Team Members: Annette Blessing, RN, CAPA; Cindy Fausnaught, RN, CAPA; Lisa Mc Ginty, RN; Jane Meredith, RN, CAPA, CCRN; Rondi Shuey, BSN, RN, CAPA; Mary Jane Tloczynski, BSN, RN, CPAN
 
IDENTIFICATION OF THE MENTAL HEALTH PATIENT AS A CULTURALLY UNIQUE POPULATION IN THE POST-ANESTHESIA CARE UNIT
  Team Leader: Christine Tomes, RN, Peri-Operative Education and Research
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Team Member: Victoria Montei, RN, BSN, CNOR; Dawn Woten, RN
 
DEVELOPING AN OUTPATIENT PERIOPERATIVE DIABETIC GUIDELINE TO IMPROVE GLYCEMIC CONTROL AND PATIENT EDUCATION
Team Leader: Patricia Kenney, RN, BSN, CPAN
Bristol Hospital, Bristol, CT
Team Members: Patricia Carobini, RN, BSN, CGRN; Mary Beland, RN, MSN, CNOR; Bonita-Sanada-Porter, RN; Susan Dilts, RN; Susan Hartmann, RN, BSN; Marianne Kelly, RN, CNOR; Wendy Spurrier, RN; Vijay Joshi, MD; Joseph Scaniffe, MD
 
POST OP URINARY RETENTION (POUR): IT’S IM“POUR”TANT TO AVOID IT!
Team Leaders: Jean Moroski, RN, BSN, CCRN; Kim Kennedy, RN, MSN
Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, Michigan
Team Members: Beth Gonnocci, RN, BSN; Danielle Grunwald, RN, BSN; Lana Satkiewicz, RN, BSN; Sue Vansteel, RN, BHSA, BSN, MSM
 
NURSE-RATED EASE OF CARE, SATISFACTION, AND PATIENT MOBILITY WITH FENTANYL IONTOPHORETIC TRANSDERMAL SYSTEM (FENTANYL ITS) VERSUS IV PCA MORPHINE FOR POST-OPERATIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT: A POOLED ANALYSIS OF 3 RANDOMIZED, CONTROLLED TRIALS
Team Leader: Cecile R. Pestano, RN, BSN, CCRP
Beaumont Health System, Troy, MI
 
A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO PRE-OPERATIVE REGIONAL ANESTHESIA
Team Leader: Sarah Boso, BSN, RN, CCRN
WVU Healthcare, Morgantown, WV
Team Members: Rachel Pickrell, BSN, RN, CPAN; Shirley Zupper, RN; Joanna Snyder, RN
 
INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION IN PERIANESTHESIA RESEARCH
Team Leader: Tracy Underwood, BSN, RN, CPAN
WVU Healthcare, Morgantown, WV
Team Members: Stacy Ross, BSN, RN; Raquel Evans, BSN, RN; Aletha Rowlands, PhD, RN, CNOR
 
IMPLEMENTING CAPNOGRAPHY IN THE PACU AND BEYOND
Team Leaders: Lois Oswald RN-Perianesthesia Nurse/Patient Education Coordinator; Terry Zeuske BSN, CPAN-PACU Nurse
Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital & Clinics (SPMHC), Prairie du Sac, WI
Team Members: Robin Labeots RN-Surgery Center Supervisor; Joyanne Pfeffer BSN-Staff Educator; Jill Baxter RN-Acute Care Director
 
HELP US HELP YOU: THE CREATION OF A PERIOPERATIVE PATIENT EXPERIENCE SURVEY
  Team Leader: Carolyn Dietrich, MS, RN, CPAN
University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado
Team Members: Michelle Ballou, BSN, RN, CPAN; Tanya Beck, RN, BSN, CAPA
 
IMPROVING STAFF SATISFACTION THROUGH PEER LED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Team Leader: Sandra J. Gardner, MSN, MS, RN, CPAN
Allen Hospital, Waterloo, Iowa
 
IMPROVING NURSING ADHERENCE TO THE TOTAL JOINT PAIN MANAGEMENT PROTOCOL
Team Leader: Sarah Madsen, RN, BSN, CPAN
University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, Colorado
Team Members: Cathy Kleiner, PhD, RN, Research Nurse Scientist; Michelle Ballou, RN, BSN, CPAN; Barbara Krumbach, MSN, RN,CNS, CPAN, CCRN
 
CHILD LIFE SPECIALISTS IN A PEDIATRIC SURGICAL SETTING
Team Leader: Julie A. Martin, RN, BSN, MBA, CNOR, Clinical Manager
Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado
Team Members: Terry Lee, RN, BSN, CPN; Brianne Newman, BS, CCLS
 
AN ALGORITHM TO USE AS A TOOL FOR THE BEDSIDE PACU NURSE TO MANAGE POST-OP PAIN
Team Leaders: Jillian Fetzner, BSN, RN, CPAN
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Team Members: Janet Adams, RN; Megan Anderson, BSN, RN; Mei Lian Chen, RN, CCRN; Jeni Hemel, RN; Kate Horner, BSN, RN; Donette Perry, BSN, RN; Kris Sinclair, BSN, RN
 
CAN WE DO BETTER? A PROCESS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT TO DECREASE PONV
  Team Leaders: Julie Gilston, RN; Denise Martel, BSN, RN, CAPA
Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Portsmouth, NH
 
THE PERIANESTHESIA LIAISON NURSE: BRIDGING COMMUNICATIONS…PATIENTS, FAMILY MEMBERS AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
Team Leader: Sylva L. McClurkin, RN, MSN, CAPA
St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas
Team Members: Lillian Bailey, RN, BSN; Thelma Duremdes, RN, BSN
 
SURGICAL RECEPTION CONCIERGE
Team Leaders: Ellen Naert, BSN, MHA; Sandy Filla, BSN, CCRN, CPAN
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
 
ARE YOU SMARTER THAN YOUR SMART PUMP?
Team Leader: Daisy Fischer, MSN, RN, CPAN
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Team Members: Meredith Pattin, RN, CPAN, CCRN; Jennifer Jackson, RN
 
ENHANCING THE EXPERIENCE OF PEDIATRIC PATIENTS AND FAMILIES
Team Leaders: Manelita Dayon, RN, BSN; Nyeema Bey, RN, MSN; Lindsey Gregory, RN, MSN, CPN
University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
 
JOINING FORCES TO IMPROVE PATIENT SAFETY ASSOCIATED WITH OPIOID ADMINISTRATION IN THE PACU
Team Leaders: Cassie Merkle, MSN, RN, Administrative Nurse Manager, Bone and Joint Surgical Services; Paula Kobelt, MSN, RN-BC, Clinical Outcomes Manager; Paula Renker, PhD, RN, Senior Research Nurse
Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio
 
THE VALUABLE ROLE OF PERIANESTHESIA NURSING IN FAST TRACKING MINIMALLY INVASIVE THORACIC SURGERY PATIENTS
Team Leader: Sally Schermer, RN, BSN, MBA, CPAN, CAPA, CCRN
Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA
Team Members: Christy Schatz, BSN, MSN, RNFA, NP; Christina Tabor, MSN, NP; Sandeep Khandhar, MD; Daniel Fortes MD; Dina Krenzischek, PhD, RN, MAS, CPAN, FAAN
 
EVALUATION OF PEDIATRIC SEDATION PROGRAM PROCESS IN THE PACU ENVIRONMENT
Team Leader: Leilani Jankus, RN, MSN, CCRN, CPAN
INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA
Team Members: Julie Dubuc, BSN, RN; Michael Vish, MD; Dina Krenzischek, PhD, RN, MAS, CPAN, FAAN
 
PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT: FAST TRACKING OF AMBULATORY SURGERY PATIENT
Team Leader: Kathy Harrison, BSN, RN
INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA
Team Members: Randee Pino-Marina, RN; Eileen Brown, RN; Dina Krenzischek, PhD, RN, MAS, CPAN, FAAN
 
ARE WE HARD OF HEARING WHEN IT COMES TO CARING FOR DEAF PATIENTS? NURSES’ ATTITUDES TOWARD DEAFNESS
Team Leader: Sharon Barber, DNP, RNC, CNE, PHN, IBCLC
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, San Diego, CA
 
PEDIATRIC AUDITORY BRAINSTEM RESPONSE TESTING UNDER ANESTHESIA: USE OF ASPAN STANDARDS TO INNOVATE PRACTICE, IMPROVE OUTCOMES, AND PROVIDE A NEW SERVICE
Team Leader: Juleah Walsh, RN, MSN, CNS, CPN
Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Orange, California
 
MONITORING TIME REQUIRED IN PACU FOR OUTPATIENTS AFTER ADMINISTRATION OF ORAL OPIOIDS
Team Leader: Laura Kaiser BSN, RN, CPAN
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Team Members: Mary Christina Joy Lazo, MSN, RN, CPAN; Patricia Ryan MSN/MHA, RN; Kimberly Connolly, BSN, RN, CPAN; Elizabeth Luna BSN, RN; Marilou Tayag, BSN, RN; Melanie Mallari, BSN, RN; Catherine Desai, BSN, RN; Kristin Zoller BSN, RN; Belle Castro BSN, RN
 
THE LIFE OF A SAFETY STICKER: AWARENESS OF RISK TO PREVENT OPIOID-INDUCED RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION
Team Leader: Victoria Wells, MSN, RN, CAPA
Summa Akron City Hospital, Akron, Ohio
Team Members: Robin Houk, BSN, RN, CPAN; Lisa Moyer, BSN, RN; Sandy Perch, BSN, RN, CAPA; Karen Schlechter, BSN, RN, CPAN
 
IMPROVING COMMUNICATION AND PATIENT COMFORT WHEN STAY IS EXTENDED IN PACU
Team Leader: Cynthia Johnson, BSN, RN, CPAN
Summa Akron City Hospital, Akron, Ohio
Team Member: Robin Houk, BSN, RN, CPAN
 
THE JOURNEY OF IMPROVING PATIENT SATISFACTION SCORES
  Team Leaders: Bonnie McGreal, RN; Jackie Murauski, RN, MSN, ANP, CNS, CCRN, CPAN
Advocate Christ Medical Center and Hope Children’s Hospital, Oak Lawn, Illinois
Team Member: Debbie Bennett-Carey, RN, MSN
 
RISK ASSESSMENT FOR SKIN BREAKDOWN IN THE PERIOPERATIVE POPULATION: A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
Team Leaders: Helen Mandal, RN; Kathleen Neville, RN
University Health Network (UHN), Toronto, Canada
Team Members: Ina Cherepaha-Kantorovich, RN (EC); Nancy Parslow, RN, MCISc Wound Healing, CETN (C)
 
IMPROVING PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF PONV
Team Leader: Rebecca Serra, RN, CAPA
INOVA Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia
 
ACUTE PAIN MANAGEMENT
Team Leader: Nancy Michaelian, BSN, RN, CPAN
Pinnacle Health System, Harrisburg, PA
Team Member: Karen Marencic, RN
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Category: Staff Education
INNOVATIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY TO PROVIDE MEANINGFUL LEARNING
Team Leader: Stacy Ross, BSN, RN
WVU Healthcare, Morgantown, West Virginia
Team Member: Tracy Underwood, BSN, RN, CPAN
 
IMPLEMENTATION OF AN EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE COMMITTEE IN THE PERI-ANESTHESIA CARE UNIT
  Team Leader: Christine Tomes, RN
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
 
THE DEADLY CURE: PROTECTING PATIENTS AND HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS FROM THE HAZARDS OF CHEMOTHERAPY

Team Leader: Kerry Caldwell, RN, BSN, CNOR
City of Hope, Duarte, CA
Team Members: Charina San Diego, RN, BSN; Ida Antonio, RN, MSN, CNOR; Sangmi Lee, RN, BSN, CNOR; Jeannette Ochs, RN, BSN, CNOR

 
THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT: BRINGING NURSING EDUCATION TO THE BEDSIDE
Team Leaders: Lindsay C. Gregory, RN, MSN, CPN; Fatenah Issa, MS; Emily Lowder, RN, BSN, NE-BC
University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
 
IMPLEMENTATION OF GREEN DOTS: A BYSTANDER INITIATIVE TO PREVENT WORKPLACE VIOLENCE
Team Leaders: Christine Tomes, RN; Margie Gale, RN, MSN, CEAP
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
 
CULTURE OF FEEDBACK
Team Leaders: Wanda Rodriguez, RN, MA, CCRN, CPAN; Christy Shea, RN, BSN, CPAN; Mary Yanolatos, RN, BSN, CPAN
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Team Member: James Cheung, MS
 
“CATCH A BUG” A CAMPAIGN TO IMPROVE HAND HYGIENE IN PERIOPERATIVE SERVICES
Team Leader: Nicole Babu, BSN, RN, CPAN
University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO
Team Members: Terri Link, MPH, BSN, RN, CNOR; Michelle Ballou, BSN, RN, CPAN
 
GETTING TO KNOW YOU - PEDIATRIC PATIENTS IN ADULT PACU
Team Leader: Sarah Easthope, RN, BSN
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Team Members: Denise O’Brien, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, CPAN, CAPA; Nancy Strzyzewski, MSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA; Toni Szpara, BSN, RN, CAPN, CAPA, CCRN
 
DEVELOPMENT OF CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES: CARE OF THE PATIENT FOLLOWING ANESTHESIA
  Team Leader: Cheryl Barr, BSN, RN, CPAN
Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA
Team Member: Ruth Safi-Litz, MSN, RN, CPAN
 
DEVELOPMENT OF THE BLOCK NURSE ROLE: CHALLENGES AND SUCCESSES
Team Leader: Cidalia J. Vital, RN, MS, CNL, CPAN
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield Massachusetts
Team Members: Lee Nutting, RN; Penny Bertolasio, RN, MSN
 
MAINTAINING PERIANESTHESIA COMPETENCIES ON A TIGHT BUDGET!
Team Leader: Cidalia J. Vital, RN, MS, CNL, CPAN
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield MA
Team Members: Cinnamon Desgres, RN, MSN, C; Alison Colburn, RN, CAPA; Esther Brown, RN; Maryann Tourtellotte, RN; Maureen Maynard, RN, CAPA; Anne Marie Culver, RN; Deb Pond, RN; Barbara Zahm, RN, CAPA
 
GENERATION Z: CARE OF ADOLESCENTS IN THE ADULT PACU
Team Leader: Jillian Fetzner, BSN, RN
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Team Member: Katie Zacharyasz, BSN, RN, CPAN
 
ARE YOU SMARTER THAN YOUR PEDS PRECEPTOR?
Team Leader: Kimberly Magalski, BSN, RN, CAPA
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Team Members: Michelle Levay, BSN, RN; Jane Dingenary RN; Vatula Graham, RN; Katie Zacharyasz, BSN, RN, CAPA
 
GETTING TO SUCCESS: SUPPORTING STAFF NURSES TO ENHANCE PRACTICE AND PROFESSIONALISM
Team Leader: Denise O’Brien, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CPAN, CAPA, FAAN
University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Team Members: Nancy Strzyzewski, MSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA; Toni Szpara, MSN(c), RN, CCRN, CPAN, CAPA
 
ALL HANDS ON DECK! ASPAN’S RECOMMENDED COMPETENCIES AS A FRAMEWORK FOR ANNUAL COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT
Team Leader: Carol Pehotsky, MSN, RN, CPAN, ACNS-BC
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Team Members: Sandy Hossman, RN, CPAN; Janet Adams, RN; Anne Marie Birskovich, BSN, RN, CAPA; Kim Vergottini, BSN, RN
 
EDUCATION: IT’S A TEAM SPORT
Team Leader: Toni Szpara, MSN(c), RN, CCRN, CPAN, CAPA
University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI
Team Members: Denise O’Brien, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CPAN, CAPA, FAAN; Nancy Strzyzewski, MSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA
 
THE CPAN CAPA CERTIFICATION JOURNEY
Team Leaders: Maggie Colabuono, RN, BSN, CPAN, CAPA; Debbie Bennett-Carey, RN, MSN
Advocate Christ Medical Center and Hope Children’s Hospital, Oak Lawn, Illinois
Team Member: Jackie Murauski, RN, MSN, ANP, CNS, CCRN, CPAN
 
PACU DASHBOARD
Team Leader: Sandy Filla, BSN, CCRN, CPAN
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Team Members: Elizabeth Govero, MSN, RN, CMSRN; Sarah Hanneken, BSN, RN
 
CREATING A SUCCESSFUL CERTIFICATION JOURNEY THROUGH CPAN/CAPA MENTORING IN THE PRE AND POSTOPERATIVE DEPARTMENTS
Team Leader: Marie A. Evans, ADN, RN, CPAN
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.
Team Member: Margaret Farr Young, BSN, MDiv, RN, CPAN, CAPA
 
FROM COMPETENCY CHECKLIST TO A PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE PARADIGM: A NEW VISION FOR ANNUAL PRACTICE EVALUATION
Team Leaders: Cynthia Painter, RN, MSN, CPAN; Lisa Bearup, RN, CPAN
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon
 
INNOVATIVE APPROACH IN PRE-OPERATIVE ORIENTATION PROGRAM
Team Leaders: Mary Christina Joy Lazo, MSN, RN, CPAN; Maria Talabong, BSN, RN
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Team Members: Debra Harris, BSN, RN, CAPA; Elizabeth Turner, BSN, RN
 
IMPLEMENTATION OF ONSITE UNIT SPECIFIC EDUCATION PROGRAM
  Team Leaders: Cathy Lee, RN IV, BSN, CAPA, CPAN, CCRN; Jeannie Wood, RN IV, MSN(c)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
 
USUI REIKI IN AN AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER

Team Leader: Ann Hyland, BSN, RN, CAPA, Reiki Master
Cleveland Clinic Beachwood Ambulatory Surgery Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Team Members: Sharon Wood, BSN, RN; Mary Burk, RN; Sandy Gehlfus, BSN, RN, CAPA; Mary Ann Artino, BSN, RN; Maureen Vlach, RN, CAPA; Erin Hill, BSN, RN; Carol Thielman, BSN, RN; Ann Hess, RN; Noreen Joyce, BSN, RN 

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Category: Nursing Leadership
PERIANESTHESIA PERFORMANCE EVALUATION TOOL FOR NURSE LEADERS
  Team Leader: Beth Armstrong, MSN, RN
Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Team Members: Marti Hinkle, RN; Jessica Keaton, BSN, RN; Helina Kebede, BSN, RN; Marla Landreth, RN; Jane Perkins, RN, CAPA; Pamela Rader, RN; Susan Salazar, RN; Bonnie Walters, BSN, RN
 
RENOVATING PATIENT CARE SPACE: STAFF NURSE PARTICIPATION IN DECISIONS TO OPTIMIZE WORKFLOW, EFFICIENCY AND SAFETY
Team Leader: Christina Gravalese, RN, BSN
Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit, MI
 
EXPANDING THE NURSE RESIDENT PROGRAM TO THE PACU
Team Members: Rhonda R. Gessler, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CAPA; Andrea Simmons, MSN, RN, CPN; Kimberly McPhee, MS, RN-BC
The University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin
 
PRIMARY NURSING IN THE PERI-ANESTHESIA SETTING: “I’LL BE HERE WHEN YOU WAKE UP”
Team Leader: Stephanie Nolan Kennedy, MSN, RN, CPAN
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Team Members: Noelle Paul, BSN, RN, OCN, CAPA; Danielle Silletti, BSN, RN
 
MAKING TIME FOR SELF AND OTHERS IN PERIANESTHESIA: THE FOCUS IS ON US
Team Leader: Eileen Harrington, RN, BS
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY, NY
Team Members: Maureen Diver, RN, MSN; Amy Pippin, RN, BSN; Janet Pulsifer, RN, BSN, CPAN; Tricia Sarov, RN, BSN
 
TEAM BUILDING: A CLIMB TO PERIANESTHESIA EXCELLENCE
Team Leaders: Alison Colburn, BS, RN IV, CAPA; Nancy Falvey, BSN, RN IV, CAPA
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
 
PACU ACUITY
Team Leader: Ellen Halfpap, RN, BSN, CPAN
Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Illinois
Team Members: Kathy Bracy, RN, Mary Ann Cornwell, RN, BSN
 
COMPETENCY BASED CROSS TRAINING
Team Leader: Lisa Murphy, MA, BSN, RN, NE-BC
South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth, MA
Team Member: Elaine Campbell, BSN, RN, CPAN
 
PERMANENT CHARGE NURSES: EMPRESSES OF TIME AND SPACE
Team Leaders: Tim Borowiak, RN, BSN, CAPA; Marilyn T. Liwag, RN, BSN, CPAN; Deborah McFarland, RN, BSN; Jeanne Roelant, RN, BSN
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor, Michigan
 
BREAKING THE BARRIERS WITH THE PERIOPERATIVE ROUND TABLE
Team Leader: Amanda Knoll, RN, BSN
Lehigh Valley Health Network Allentown, PA
Team Member: Toni Perez, RN, ADN
 
EMPOWERMENT FROM WITHIN
Team Leaders: Sharon Hampton, MSN, RN, CAPA; Celeste Jones, MHA, MBA, RN, CAPA
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
 
IMPROVING NURSE SATISFACTION: CELEBRATING AUTONOMY IN THE WORKPLACE
Team Leaders: Donna Lagasi, MS-HCM, BSN, RN, CNOR; Cristina Smith, RN, CAPA
The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, New Jersey
Team Member: Carol Delgado, BSN, RN
 
PACU NURSES SUPPORT SHOOTING STARS
Team Leader: Norma Freeman, ADN, RN
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor, MI
Team Members: Denise O’Brien, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CPAN, CAPA, FAAN; Toni Szpara, MSN(c), RN, CCRN, CPAN, CAPA; Nancy Strzyzewski, MSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA
 
AN INPATIENT PACU SCHEDULING APPROACH FOR ADEQUATE STAFFING
Team Leader: Deanna Rinehart, RN, BSN, CPAN
University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado
Team Members: Catherine Kleiner, PhD, RN, Research Nurse Scientist; Michelle Ballou, RN, BSN, CPAN; Becky Loucks-Schultz, Report Writer; AIP PACU Scheduling Council
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Category: Preadmit/Preop
A SURVEY OF PATIENTS’ PERCEPTION ON THE BENEFITS OF PRE-ADMIT INTERVIEW AND INSTRUCTION
Team Leader: Tess Mazloomian, RN, MN, CCRN, CPAN, CAPA
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, Laguna Hills, California
Team Members: Maria Gutierrez, RN, BSN, CPAN; Carol Kinnee, RN, MSN, NP, CAPA
 
“I’M A DIFFICULT STICK!” – PREVENTING DELAYS FROM DIFFICULT IV ACCESS
  Team Leader: Renee Smith, MS, RN, CPAN, CAPA
Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA
Team Members: Melanie Adams, RN; Annette Blessing, RN, CAPA; Dana Hess, NA; Karen Humphries, UDC; Lisa Mc Ginty, RN; Mary Jane Tloczynski, BSN, RN, CPAN
 
DAY OF SURGERY CANCELLATIONS -- ARE THEY NECESSARY?
Team Leader: Linda Wollak, RN, CAPA
CaroMont Health Care, Gastonia, NC
 
EASING ANXIETY AND PAIN OF PREOPERATIVE I.V. STARTS USING LIDOCAINE
Team Leader: Krystn Babij, RN, BSN
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Team Members: Cindy Butler, RN; Denise O’Brien, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, CPAN, CAPA; Nancy Strzyzewski, MSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA; Toni Szpara BSN, RN, CAPN, CAPA, CCRN
 
IMPROVING THE ANESTHESIA TELEPHONE INTERVIEW COMPLETION RATE
Team Leaders: Susan Padgett, RN, CAPA; Joanne Gittens, RN, CAPA
CaroMont Health, Gastonia, NC
Team Members: Denny Powell, RN; Sheila Weathers, PBT, ACSP
 
STOP-BANG: DO YOU HAVE OSA?
Team Leaders: Beth Brown, BSN, RN, CPAN; Fran Paisley, RN
Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa
Team Members: Linda Recker, BSN, RN; Heather Wuebker, BSN, RN; Ann Brandel, RN; Deb Mueller, RN, CPAN; Marie Trannel, RN, CPAN
 
PATIENT SATISFACTION – PUTTING PATIENTS AT THE HEART OF OUR CARE
Team Leaders: Monique Witcher, RN; Carol Pehotsky, MSN, RN, CPAN, ACNS-BC
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Team Members: Karen Graves, RN, CNOR; Lidiya Brown, LPN; Sara Shubert, RN; Renee Blankenburg, BSN, RN; Michelle Bowman; Cherryl Chapman; Maria Dzurisin, RN; Alice Florence; Judith Hill, RN; Sonyika Hines, MSN, RN; Diane Janakovich, RN; Linda Marr, RN; Susan Mastrandrea, BSN, RN; Eleanora Pascu; Betty Walker
 
KEEPING THE PREOPERATIVE DIABETIC PATIENT FROM PLUMMETING
Team Leader: Maelia Stamey, RN, BSN, CAPA
CaroMont Health Care, Gastonia, NC
Team Members: Angela Jones, RN, BSN, CAPA; Lisa Clements-Bryant, RN, BSN, CDE
 
SKIN CARE: NO IFS, ANDS, OR BUTTS ABOUT IT
Team Leaders: Monique Witcher, RN; Carol Pehotsky, MSN, RN, CPAN, ACNS-BC
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Ohio
Team Members: Cherryl Chapman; Sara Shubert, RN; Diane Janakovich, RN; Lydia Brown, LPN
 
IMPLEMENTATION OF A PRE-ANESTHESIA CLINIC AT A CANCER INSTITUTION
Team Leaders: Jacqueline Barrett, RN; Gayle Kerfoot, RN, BSN
City of Hope, Duarte, California
Team Members: Kerry Caldwell, RN, BSN, CNOR; Jeanette Carlin, RN, MSN, ANP-BC; Cary Staat, RN, MSN, FNP-BC; Rubilyn Cunanan, RN, MSN, ANP-BC; Jessica Stokes; Joanna Flores, RN, BSN
 
ANTIMICROBIAL SCRUB IN PREOPERATIVE HOLDING
Team Leader: Sandy Filla, BSN, CCRN, CPAN
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Team Members: Elizabeth Govero, MSN, RN, CMSRN; JoEllen Fowler, RN; Janelle Holthaus, BSN, RN
 
IMPROVING PATIENT SAFETY THROUGH PRE-ANESTHESIA SCREENING FOR OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA UTILIZING THE STOP-BANG QUESTIONNAIRE
Team Leader: Honorata Balinowski, RN, CN IV
The Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
Team Members: Carol Lopez, RN, MS, NE-BC, CLNC
 
OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS: DEVELOPING AN EFFECTIVE PREOPERATIVE SCREENING PATHWAY
Team Leader: Nancy Rudyk, RN, MN, CNS
Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Team Members: James Robertson, MD, FRCPC; Penny Demarchi, RN; Cyndie Davey, RN; Lily Cugliari-Kobayashi, RN; Jacqui McCallum, RN
 
PREOPERATIVE PAPERWORK INITIATIVE
Team Leader: Nichole Bach, RN IV, BSN, CAPA
University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado
Team Members: Michelle Ballou, RN, BSN, CPAN, AIP Perianesthesia Nurse Manager; Christine Woodman, RN, BSN, MSA, CPAN, AOP Perianesthesia Nurse Manager; Chris Raeburn, MD; Catherine Kleiner, PhD, RN, Research Nurse Scientist
 
FIRST CASE ON-TIME START INITIATIVE
Team Leaders: Ellana Stolyar, RN, BSN, CPAN, CAPA; Patricia Sheehy-McCann, RN, BSN, CPAN, CAPA
NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
Team Member: Courtney Trebling, RN, BSN, CNOR
 
NO SHOW – OH NO!
Team Leader: Amy Durig, BSN, RN
Summa Akron City Hospital, Akron, Ohio
Team Member: Victoria Wells, MSN, RN, CAPA
 
IMPROVING PERIOPERATIVE OUTCOMES FOR THE ADULT PATIENT WITH OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA AFTER GENERAL ANESTHESIA
Team Leader: Jill Setaro, RN, MSN, CPAN
Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook, NY
Team Members: Carole Capps, RN, BSN, CPAN; Edna Giffen, RN, MSN, CPAN; Amy Ferrara, RN, BSN, CPAN; Michelle Knipe, RN; Henriette Lucas, RN, BSN; Karen Wiederkehr, RN, BSN, CPAN
 
PRE-OPERATIVE ISOLATION STATUS ASSESSMENT: WHAT AN IMPACT WE CAN MAKE
Team Leader: Mandi L. Glova, BSN, RN
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Bloomberg Children’s Center, Baltimore, MD
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Category: Patient Flow
UTILIZING A PACU PASSPORT TO IMPROVE PACU EFFICIENCY
Team Leaders: Rebecca D. Hartley, MSN, RN, CPAN
Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Team Members: Bree Bond, CRNA; Laura Bowser, RN; Nancy Dillow, RN; Christopher Elser, MD; Beth Frederick, RN; Mary Ann Hoffman, BSN, RN; Cindy Poucel, RN; Carrie Quinn, BSN, RN; Deborah Risser, RN; Tracey A. Ross, Ed.D., CST; Joshua Sanger, RN
 
A COLLABORATIVE TEAM APROACH TO IMPROVE PATIENT THROUGHPUT
  Team Leader: Sandi Ryan, RN
WVU Healthcare, Morgantown, West Virginia
Team Members: Linda Haddock, RN; Gail Liebig, RN
 
UTILIZING PERIOPERATIVE SERVICES TO CREATIVELY SOLVE HOSPITAL CAPACITY CONSTRAINTS
Team Leaders: Betty Sue Minton, RN, MSN; Diane Johnson, RN, MSN
Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
 
SMALL CHANGES EQUAL BIG PAYOFF
Team Leader: Cindy Hain, RN, CPAN, CAPA
University of Colorado Health, Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins, CO
Team Member: Carla Thorson, RN-BC, MSN, CNOR
 
HUDDLE FOR IMPROVED STAFF PRODUCTIVITY
Team Leaders: Elizabeth L’Hommedieu, BSN, RN, CPAN; Elizabeth Govero, MSN, RN, CMSRN
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
 
FLASHING RESULTS IN GREATER PATIENT AND STAFF SATISFACTION
  Team Leaders: Cindy Ladner, BSN, MBA, CAPA, CASC; Tracy Summers, RN
Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee Mission, KS
Team Members: Marcia Becker, RN; Christy Burns, RN; Cheryl Van Dam, RN, BS, CPAN; Kaela Morgan, BS, BSN
 
OPERATING ROOM HOLDS: HOW ONE PACU WORKED COLLABORATIVELY TO REDUCE THIS PROBLEM
Team Leader: Kathleen Duckworth, RN, CPAN
Lehigh Valley Health Network Allentown, PA
Team Member: Jodi Koch, RN, BSN
 
IT’S A BIRD, IT’S A PLANE, IT’S A SUPER CHARGE NURSE: IMPROVING SURGICAL FLOW THROUGH THE USE OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
Team Leader: Laura Hollis, RN, BSN, CCRN
Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Team Member: Beth Adame, RN
 
SUNSHINE SURGERY: EXPRESS PEDIATRIC SAME DAY SURGERY MODEL OF CARE
Team Leader: Rebecca Putman, BSN, RN, CPAN
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Bloomberg Children’s Center, Baltimore, Maryland
Team Members: Mandi Glova, BSN, RN; Terry Angel, MSN, RN, NP-C; Kate Noblezada, BSN, RN; Mary Beth Pule, BSN, RN; Kim Sexton, BSN, RN; Sarah Velazquez de Leon, BSN, RN; Mary Winkler, BSN, RN
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Category: Handoff Communication / Documentation
EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD (EMR) IMPLEMENTATION
Team Leader: Mary Rachel Romero, MSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA
University of Colorado Hospital
Team Members: Michelle Ballou, BSN, RN, CPAN; Deanna Rinehart, BSN, RN; Catherine Kleiner, PhD, RN
 
POST-OPERATIVE HANDOFF IMPROVEMENT
Team Leader: Lisa A. O’Neil, RN, BSN
Salem Hospital-North Shore Medical Center, Salem, MA
Team Members: Karen Correnti, RN; Julie Perry, RN; Kim Benea, RN
 
DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT OF ELECTRONIC DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS FOR DAY SURGERY PATIENTS
  Team Leader: Sandra Torrisi, BS, RN
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Team Members: Marie Courtney BSN, RN, CAPA; Heather Murphy BSN, RN; Ann Furey, MSN, RN; Nancy Brooks BSN, RN; Jeanne Lanchester, MEd, RN
 
DON’T LET RESTRAINT DOCUMENTATION HOLD YOU BACK
Team Leader: Jillian Fetzner, BSN, RN
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Team Members: Claudia Felder, BSN, RN; Cathy Prince, RN, CPAN; Michelle Swancer, LPN; Jasmine Parham, BSN, RN; Erica Stefanik, BSN, RN
 
DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH 411 TO PREVENT A 911? INCREASING PERIOPERATIVE COMMUNICATION
Team Leaders: Diane Janakovich, RN; Carol Pehotsky, MSN, RN, CPAN, ACNS-BC
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Team Members: Monique Witcher, RN; Sara Shubert, RN; Lidiya Brown, LPN
 
CLOSED LOOP MEDICATION BARCODE SCANNING IN PACU
Team Leader: Emylene Untalan, BSN, RN, CCRN, CPAN
Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Team Members: Minerva Mendoza, BSN, RN, CCRN; Ruby Relos, BSN, RN; Charis Barron, BSN, RN; Rema Thyagarajan, PharmD, BCPS
 
USING EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE TO IMPLEMENT STANDARDIZED ANESTHESIA-TO-PACU HANDOFF TOOL AND IMPROVE PACU STAFF SATISFACTION
Team Leader: Regina Hoefner-Notz, MS, RN; Clinical Manager
Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO
Team Members: Mary Wintz, MS, RN, Quality Specialist; Jackie Sammons, BSN, RN, PACU Staff RN; Scott Markowitz, MD, Associate Professor, University of Colorado
 
GE BRINGS PAIN SCORES TO LIFE, IMPROVING POST DISCHARGE PAIN ASSESSMENT ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTATION
Team Leader: Kathy Makary, BSN, RN, CAPA
Summa Akron City Hospital, Akron, Ohio
Team Member: Victoria Wells, MSN, RN, CAPA
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Category: Unit / Environment
APPLICATIONS OF TEAM APPROACH FOR IMPROVED NARCOTIC COUNT SECURITY
Team Leader: Jane C. Dierenfield, RN, BSN, CPAN, CAPA
Kona Surgery Center, Kailua-Kona, HI
Team Members: Anne Waugh, CRNA; Pam Santimer, LPN
 
H.U.S.H. INITIATIVE, A NOISE REDUCTION PROJECT
Team Leader: Mary Rachel Romero, MSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA
University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado
Team Members: Monica Brock, MSN, RN, CPAN; Michelle Ballou, BSN, RN, CPAN; Catherine Kleiner, PhD, RN; Patrick Conroy, MS
 
MOBILE TECHNOLOGY USE IN THE PERIANESHESIA AREA TO INCREASE PATIENT AND FAMILY SATISFACTION
Team Leader: Jennifer Choura, MSN, RN, CPAN
UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA
Team Member: Coleen Conboy, BSN, RN, CCRN
 
WE HAVE ALWAYS DONE IT THAT WAY!
Team Leader: Sally Sackett, RN, BSN, CPAN, CAPA
Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY
 
OVERNIGHT GUESTS IN THE PACU
  Team Leader: Sharon Taylor, RN, BSN, CPAN
University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Team Members: Nancy Strzyzewski, MSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA; Toni Szpara, MSN(c), RN, CCRN, CPAN, CAPA
 
5S IN SAME DAY SURGERY: ALL THE STARS HAVE ALIGNED
Team Leader: Kimberly Magalski, BSN, RN, CAPA
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Team Members: Anne Marie Birskovich, BSN, RN, CAPA; Felicia Horton, BSN, RN; Jillian Fetzner, BSN, RN; Katie Zacharyasz, BSN, RN, CPAN
 
INCREASING THE EFFICIENCY ON THE USE OF ISOLATION ROOM AND CARTS
  Team Leaders: Marie Graziela F. Bautista, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA; Mary Christina Joy Lazo, MSN, RN, CPAN
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Team Members: Elizabeth A. Luna, BSN, RN; Regina Dulad, BSN, RN
 
DECREASING OUTPATIENT SURGERY LENGTH OF STAY RELATED TO DISPOSITION OF NARCOTIC PRESCRIPTIONS
Team Leader: Mary Christina Joy Lazo, MSN, RN, CPAN
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Team Members: Marie Graziela F. Bautista, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA; Maria Talabong, BSN, RN; Rudylene Marciano, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA; Melanie Mallari, BSN, RN; Dustin Te, BSN, RN, CPAN
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