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2014 Celebrate Successful Practices Abstracts

ASPAN's 33rd National Conference
April 27 - May 1, 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada


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Start Times/Perianesthesia Flow

HOW TO USE PROCESS IMPROVEMENT FOR OPTIMZING PACU FLOW

Team Leader: Caroline Ring, MSN, RN, CPAN
Spectrum Health Hospitals, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Team Members: Kathy Price, BSN, RN, CPAN; Ardith Kruis, BSN, RN, CPAN; Sue Dodde, BSN, RN; Jeanne Putnam, BSN, RN, CPAN; Gigi Keefe, BSN, RN
  
PRE-ANESTHESIA SCREENING IN THE ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD: A JOURNEY TO DECREASE CANCELLATIONS AND DELAYS THE DAY OF SURGERY AND INCREASE PATIENT SATISFACTION
  Team Leaders:  Donna Dolezal, RN, MSN, CPAN, CAPA
University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Team Members:  Christine McNair, MSN, CRNA; Gloria Dorr, MA, RN-BC; Anitha Dasara, BA; Anita Gillett, MT(ASCP)
 
THROUGHPUT FACILITATION FOR PATIENTS UNDERGOING SPINAL ANESTHESIA
  Team Leader:  Tracey Edwards, RN, CPAN, Clinical Nurse III
Mercy Medical Center Baltimore, Maryland
Team Members:  Robyn Stemmer, RN, MSN, Director Med/Surg; Tara Trout, BSN, RN, CMSRN, Nurse Manager Orthopedics; Melissa Rieben, MSN, RN, CNS; Dr. Rick Howard, Chief, Mercy Anesthesia Associates
 
IMPROVED PERIOPERATIVE FLOW THROUGH USE OF ELECTRONIC TRACKING
  Team Leader:  Elizabeth L’Hommedieu, BSN, RN, CPAN
Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
 
GASTROINTESTINAL (GI) OPTIMIZATION: “EVENTS” TRACKING WITH POST PROCEDURE “PASSPORT” FOR DISCHARGE
  Team Leader:  Vanessa Kahle, RN, MSN, CPAN/CAPA
Swedish Medical Center Ballard Campus, Seattle, Washington
Team Member:  Naomi States, RN, CGRN
 
REDUCING PACU LENGTH OF STAY
  Team Leaders:  Diana Brody, RN, CPAN, CAPA; Kibra Ghebre, RN, CPAN; Maday Letson, RN, CPAN
St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, California
Team Members:  Kathy Dureault, RN, MSN, CPAN; Beth Villasenor, RN, BSN, CPAN, CAPA
 
ESTIMATED TIME OF SURGERY (E.T.S.)
  Team Leader:  Kimberly Magalski, BSN, RN, CAPA
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Team Members:  Jackie Mason, BSN, RN; Vatula Graham BSN, RN; Sara Donovan RN, CPN; Michelle Levay, BSN, RN, CPN
 
CREATING A SEPARATE INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT PACU
  Team Leader:  Marlene Golabek, RN, MBA, BSN, CPAN
Beaumont Health System, Troy, Michigan
Team Members:  Kathy Rogers, RN, BSN; Sue Dine, RN, ADN, Nancy Oleary, RN, BSN; Daniel Silvasi MD
 
OR/PACU HOLD REDUCTION
  Team Leaders:  Chris Pocta, RN, BSN-PHN; Greg Veenendaal, RN, MSN, CCRN
Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Team Members:  Travis Maher, RN, BSN, MSM, Director of Resource Management; Terry Voigt, CRNA, Director Surgical, Perioperative & Anesthesia Services; Madeleine Hart, MA, CPHQ, Sr. PI Advisor; Tena Ubl, RN, BSN, NE-BC; Heidi Menard, RN, BSN, NE-BC; Maren Roche, RN, BSN; Cindy Gustafson, RN, CPAN, CAPA; Lindsay Campbell, RN; Jeanne Schauer, RN; Amy Fischer, RN, BSN; Sarah Gustafson, Patient Placement Coordinator; Tina Fenske, RN; Jennifer Fineske, RN; Teresa Nelson, RN; Verna Netjes, RN; Eric Tronnes, RN; Becky Hanson, RN-CNML, MSN; Michelle Carroll, MS, CPHQ; Lori Reiland, MBA ASQ-CMQOE; Larry Kula, MBA, SSBB
 
CLOSING THE GAP FROM THE OFFICE TO THE OR
  Team Leaders:  Shirley Raymond, RN, MSN, CPAN; Judy Papania, RN, BSN;
The Christ Hospital Health Network, Cincinnati, Ohio
Team Members:  Jacquelyn Hancock, RN, MSN, NE-BC; Timothy Conroy, RN, BSN, BA; Judith McMahan, RN, BSN CAPA; Angela Bauer, RN, BSN; Mary Lou Rigdon, RN, BSN; Joan Vater, RN, BSN, CAPA; Sandra Clark, RN, BSN; Patti Winford, RN, MSN; Kathy Summe, RN, BSN; Teresa Kurtz, RN; Tamera Lubbers, RN; Cheryl Poland, RN; Lisa Roedig, RN; Julie Roser, RN; Robyn Ruhe, RN; Mary Jennings, RN;  Dornetta Lynch, RN; Laura Speelman, RN; Deena Tobergta, RN; Judy Scharfenberger, RN
 
THE EYES HAVE IT: A “VISIONARY” NURSING PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT
  Team Leaders:  Joyce Clarke, RN, CAPA; Cynthia Ruddock, RN, CAPA
Lahey Medical Center, Peabody, Massachusetts
 
IMPROVING FIRST CASE ON TIME START
  Team Leader:  Sally W. Morgan, MS, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio
Team Member:  Vanessa Jamison, BSN, RN-C
 
IMPROVING PATIENT READINESS FOR THE OPERATING ROOM USING LEAN PRINCIPLES
  Team Leader:  Noreen Myers, MSN, RN
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Team Members:  Cindy Butler, BSN, RN; Bertha Robinson, NAIII; Jill Maloy, BS; Beverly Smith, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA; Denise O’Brien, DNP, RN, CPAN, CAPA, FAAN; Nancy Strzyzewski, MSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA
 
PRE-PROCEDURAL CHECKLIST: IS YOUR PATIENT READY FOR SURGERY?
  Team Leader:  Michael R. Sanders, RN
Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania
Team Members:  Alan Huntington, RN; Rene McCloskey, MSN, RN; Renee Smith, MS, RN, CPAN, CAPA; Rebecca Stoudt, DNP, PhD(c), CRNA
 
THE THREE (3) T’s OF A NEW PREADMISSION OPTIMIZATION DEPARTMENT: TIMELINE, TEAMWORK AND TRANSFORMATION
  Team Leaders:  Diane Jamieson, BSN, RN; Amy Durig, BSN, RN
Summa Akron City Hospital, Akron, Ohio
Team Members:  Robin, Houk, BSN, RN, CPAN; Victoria Wells, MSN, RN, CAPA
 
RESOURCE ALERT – EMPOWERING STAFF WITH METRICS
  Team Leaders:  Mark Sanders, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Jeff Wilcox, RN-BC, CPAN
Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, Dallas, Texas
Team Members:  Megan Linker, BSN, RN-BC; Jewel Johnson, PCT; Amanda Their, BSN, RN
 
PROCESS IMPROVEMENT: CREATING NEW ANESTHESIA GUIDELINES
  Team Leader:  Tiffany N. Fields, RN, BSN
Memorial Regional Medical Center, Mechanicsville, Virginia
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Nurse Liaison
 
PACU LIASION ROLE: KEEPING FAMILIES UPDATED
  Team Leader:  Joyce Burke, RN, BSN, CPAN
The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio
Team Members:  Sara Richart, RN, BSN; Tamera Bird, RN, BSN, CCRN; Kimberly Latham, RN, BSN, CCRN
 
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
 
THE ROLE OF THE NURSE LIAISON IN THE PERIOPERATIVE SETTING
  Team Leader:  Diane Carson, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA
SkyRidge Medical Center, Lonetree, Colorado
Team Members:  Karen Wilson, BSN, RN; Michelle Jenkins, BSN, RN; Rebekah Merenda, BSN, RN
   
UTILIZATION OF THE NURSE LIAISON ROLE TO ENHANCE COMMUNICATION IN THE PERIOPERATIVE SETTING
  Team Leader:  Sandra Ryan, RN
WVU Healthcare, Morgantown, West Virginia
Team Member:  Stephanie Boyce, RN, BSN
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Expanded Procedures
 
ENGAGING EMPLOYEES IN ROBOTIC SURGERY ACROSS THE PERIOPERATIVE CARE CONTINUUM
  Team Leader:  Amanda Knoll, RN, BSN
Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Team Member:  Stephanie Nelson, RN, CNOR
 
CREATING A PERIANETHESIA NURSING MODEL OF CARE FOR INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY PATIENTS
  Team Leader:  Bonnie Shope, BSN, RN, CPAN
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Team Members:  Beth Morse, DM, NEA-BC, RN; Nancy Rueckert, MSN, RN, CPAN; Robin Lewis, BSN, RN; Kim Connolly, BSN, RN, CPAN 
 
ORGAN DONATION AFTER CARDIAC DEATH: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO SIMULATION
  Team Leaders:  Katherine Houle, RN, MSN, CPAN; Jennifer Esser, RN, MN, MS
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, St. Paul, Minnesota
 
PERIOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH ICDS AND PACEMAKERS
  Team Leaders: Francesca Levitt, MSN, RN-BC, ACNS-BC; Kelly A. Pitcock, MSN, RN
St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana
Team Members:  Robert Addleman, M.D., Chief of Anesthesia, Northside Anesthesia; Eric Prystowsky, M.D., Electrophysiologist, St. Vincent Medical Group
 
PACU/IR COLLABORATION
  Team Leaders:  Wanda Rodriguez, RN, MA, CCRN, CPAN; Piera M. Cote Robson, RN, MS, ANP-BC, OCN
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Team Members:  Maureen Diver, RN, MSN, CAPA; Eileen Fitzgerald, RN, BSN, CCRN; Amy Paolino, RN, BA, CAPA; Beverly Moncrieffe, RN; Eibhlis Murray, RN, MSN, FNP-BC; Lisa Pella, RN, BA, CRN;  Kristy Ricetti, RN, BSN; William Smith, RN
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Communications / Electronic Documentation
 
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IN THE PREOPERATIVE SETTING
  Team Leader:  Krystn Babij, RN, BSN
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Team Members:  Lucia Lansu, RN, BSN, CCRN; Denise O’Brien, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, CPAN, CAPA; Nancy Strzyzewski, MSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA; Kristen Tallman, RN, BSN
 
COMMUNICATION AND SAFETY; IT’S ALL A MATTER OF KNOWING WHEN TO “STOP” AND WHEN TO “GO"
  Team Leader:  Kelly Cannizzaro, RN, CAPA
The URMC Surgery Center at Sawgrass, Rochester, New York
Team Members:  Jean Gumina, BSN, CAPA, CPAN; Carol Ives, RNBS, CAPA; Kristen Kelly, BSN, CAPA; Stefan Lucas, MD; Cathy Wuest, RN, CAPA; Margaret Zotter, BSN
 
“PINK BOARDING PASS”: PERIANESTHESIA/PERIOPERATIVE TRANSFER OF CARE
  Team Leader:  Angela Coroso, RN, BSN
UPMC Passavant Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Team Members:  Wende Goncz, DO, MMM; Elaine Wolford, MSN, RN; Kathy Gordon, MSN, RN, CNOR; Kimberley Confer, MSN, RN, CAPA; Sandy Appleton, RN, OR
 
PARTNER IN CARE: IMPROVING THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE THROUGH AIDET®
  Team Leaders: Debbie Sandlin, BSN, RN, CPAN; Laura Tranter, M. ED.HRD; Nancy Atkinson, ADN, RN, CAPA; Cynthia Grothaus, BSN, RN, CNOR; Karen Tracy, RN; Teresa Burtschy, BSN, RN;
St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood, Kentucky
Team Members: Vickie Lawson, CNA; Kathy Stephens, Clerical; Nancy Welch, RN; Elizabeth Dietz, RN; Judith Schletker, RN; Janice Sanborn, RN; Patsy Goins, RN; Kimberly Edwards, RN; Susan Garrett, BSN, RN, CNOR; Lois Klaine, RN; Dawn Thomas, RN; Cindy Klein, RN; Megan Crone, BSN, RN; Carrie Herthel, RN; Suzanne Smith, BSN, RN; Denise Adkins, RN; Amy Cummins, RN; Jenny Brueggemann, BSN, RN; Ronda Osborne, RN 
 
BUILDING AN ASPAN ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTATION RESOURCE TOOL
  Team Leaders:  Dina A. Krenzischek, PhD, RN CPAN, FAAN, ASPAN SWT; Matthew Byrnes, PhD, RN, CPAN; Jamie Dank, BSN, RN; Helen Fong, MSN, RN; Mary Rachel Romero, MSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA
Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland
Team Members:  ASPAN Electronic Documentation Strategic Work Team: Kim Kraft, BSN, RN, CPAN; Mary Christina Joy Lazo, MSN, RN, CPAN; Myrna Mamaril, MS, RN, CPAN, CAPA, FAAN; Peggy Neidlinger, BSN, RN, BC; Denise O'Brien, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CPAN, CAPA, FAAN; Kathy Robertson, MSN, RN; Mary Serino, BSN, RN, CPAN; Ellen Sullivan, BSN, RN, CPAN; Diane Toman, MSN, RN, CAPA; Pamela Windle, MS, RN, NE-BC, CPAN, CAPA, FAAN; Mary Joy Dia, MSN, RN; Susan Russell, BSN, RN, JD, CPAN, CAPA
 
USE OF THE EMR IN PREADMISSION TESTING TO IDENTIFY AND PLAN THE CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH SUSPECTED OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
  Team Leaders:  Paula R. Fotta, RN, MSN
WVU Healthcare, Morgantown, West Virginia
Team Member:  Kimberly Wallace, RN, MSN, NP-C
 
BRINGING EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE TO THE BEDSIDE: WHAT WORKS?
  Team Leader:  Janet Keeler, BSN
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Team Members:  Carol Hatler, Director, PhD, RN, Directory Nursing Research, St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ; Niamh Koch, BS, RN, CCRN, Staff Nurse, Chandler Regional Medical Center, Chandler, AZ; Alex Aliberto, BS, RN, CWON, Wound Care Specialist, Dignity Health, Phoenix, AZ; Cathleen Murphy-Taylor, BS, RN, Staff Nurse, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
 
HUMAN FACTOR APPROACH TO COMPUTER DOCUMENTATION DESIGN, IMPLEMENATATION, AND WORKPLACE ERGONOMICS
  Team Leader:  Cathy Lee, RN 4, BSN, CPAN, CAPA, CCRN
Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital Nashville, Tennessee
Team Members: Tom Connor, RN; Debbie Bourgoin, RN
 
THE PHRASE “NO NURSE AVAILABLE” SHOULD NEVER BE HEARD
  Team Leader:  Heather Livingston, RN, BSN, MBA, Director of Nursing Surgical Services
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee
Team Members:  Barbara David, RN, BSN, CPN, PACU Resource Nurse; LeeNedra Jackson, RN, BSN, MSN, CNL, CPN, Sedation Resource Nurse; Michele Pike, RN, BSN, Nurse Manager Sedation Team
 
DON’T BE A FOOL AND NOT USE YOUR TOOL
  Team Leader:  Kimberly Magalski BSN, RN, CAPA
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Team Members:  Karen Kozminski, RN; Michelle Mitrisin, BSN, RN
 
IMPROVING COMMUNICATION THROUGH SURGICAL SERVICES HUDDLES
  Team Leader:  Karen Mansfield, MSN, RN, CNOR
Virtua Marlton, Marlton, New Jersey
Team Members:  Dee Buonacuore, BSN, RN; Daniel Carr, BSN, RN; Audrey Corcoran, BSN, RN, CNOR; Kelly Cucinotta, BSN, RN, VA-BC; Barbara Fernando, BSN, RN; Amy Glasofer, DrNP(c), RN, ONC
 
CLINCAL WITH ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTATION ORIENTATION IN THE PREP/PACU SETTING: HOW CAN WE MAKE IT WORK EFFICIENTLY TOGETHER?
  Team Leaders:  Marie Graziela F. Bautista, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA; Elizabeth A. Luna, BSN, RN; Maria Eloisa A. San Nicolas, BSN, RN
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Team Members:  Mary Christina Joy Lazo, MSN, RN, CPAN; Sylvia Urso, BSN, RN; Regina Dulad, BSN, RN, CEN; Patricia Ryan, MSN, RN, MHA
 
PACU CHECKLIST: AN ELECTRONIC REMINDER FOR DOCUMENTATION COMPLIANCE
  Team Leader:  Mary Rachel Romero, MSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA
University of Colorado Health System, Aurora, Colorado
Team Members:  Michelle Ballou, BSN, RN, CPAN
 
EFFECT OF ELECTRONIC CHARTING ON PAIN DOCUMENTATION IN THE POST ANESTHESIA CARE UNIT
  Team Leader:  Melodie Richardson, BSN, RN
Hendricks Regional Health, Danville, Indiana
Team Members:  Jackie Harrison, RN; Julie Reed, BSN, RN; Sherry Cole, BSN, RN; Roxanne Neff, RN; Lisa Coffman, BSN, RN
 
UTILIZING CHART AUDITS TO IMPROVE AIRWAY DOCUMENTATION
  Team Leader:  Melissa Sayers, BS, RN, CPAN
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida
Team Members:  Patrick Cockill, RN; Cindy Chytil, BSN, RN; Kathy Hosea, RN; Diane Morgan, BSN, RN, CCRN; Elizabeth Pearson, RN, CCRN; Laura Peterson, RN, CCRN; Vikki Pinkos, BSN, RN, CCRN; Karl Valdes, RN
 
OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA IN THE PERIOPERATIVE SETTING
  Team Leader:  Brenda Schwarzkopf, RN
Portland Veteran Medical Center, Portland, Oregon
Team Members:  Jennifer Johnson, RN, BSN, MS, CPAN; Raylene Coleman, NP; Mathew Denning, NP; Dr. Bryan Mitchell, MD; Dr. Daniel O’Hearn, MD; Tyler Knight; Adam Turigliatto, RRT
 
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO BLUE: LIT BOARD AND DAILY HUDDLES IN A HOSPITAL PREOP/PACU SETTING
  Team Leader:  Beverly Smith, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Team Members:  Denise O’Brien, DNP, RN, CPAN, CAPA, FAAN; Noreen Myers, MSN, RN; Nancy Strzyzewski, MSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA: Jill Maloy, BS
 
IMPROVING PATIENT OUTCOMES: PERIANESTHESIA SKIN ASSESSMENT, INTERVENTIONS & DOCUMENTATION
  Team Leader:  Denise O’Brien, DNP, RN, CPAN, CAPA, FAAN
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Team Members:  Nancy Strzyzewski, MSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA; Kristen Tallman, BSN, RN; Beverly Smith, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA; Noreen Myers, MSN, RN
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Pain Management
 
DECREASING PATIENTS PAIN DURING NEEDLE STICK PROCEDURES
  Team Leader:  Mindy Bowen, RN, BSN, CAPA
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Team Member:  Donna Dolezal, RN, MSN, CAPA, CPAN
 
USE OF PAIN SCALE FOR PRE-OPERATIVE PAIN EDUCATION
  Team Leader: Angela Boren, RN-BSN
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
Team Member:  Beth Rosenthal, RN-BSN, Supervisor
 
EXCELLENCE IN PACU PAIN MANAGEMENT: HOW IS OUR PACU TEAM PERFORMING?
  Team Leader:  C.J. Marshak, RN, MN
Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, California
Team Members: Terry Bertignoli, RN, BSN; Elizabeth Mulackal, RN, BSN, CCRN; Ellen Reyes, RN, BSN; Megan Duran, RN, BSN; Loretta Rojo, RN, CCRN; Heide Bradley, RN, BSN; Merly Raquedan, BSMIE, Project Support
 
EARLY IDENTIFICATION OF PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC PAIN IN PRE-OP CENTER LEADS TO BETTER OUTCOMES FOR PAIN CONTROL AFTER SURGERY
  Team Leader:  Susan Gazdick, RN
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Team Members:  Laura Boehm, BSN; Colleen Fetheroff, BSN; Sandra Gardenhire, RN; Molly Kristofeld, RN; Amalia Kuntz, RN; Nancy Latza, RN; Linda Skolaris, BSN, RN-C; Elizabeth Wirick, BS
 
PAIN CONTROL WITHOUT OVER-SEDATION IS POSS-ABLE. FROM PACU EBP QUESTION TO SYSTEM WIDE CHANGE: IMPLEMENTING THE POSS
  Team Leader:  Cristina Brooks, RN, BSN, CPAN
York Hospital, York, Pennsylvania
Team Members:  Karen Dykstra, RN, BSN, CPAN; Brenda Artz, RN MS CCNS CCRN;
Gail Wilson, RN, MS, ACNS-BC, CNOR; Barbara L. Buchko, DNP, RNC-MNN
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PACU Visitation
 
THE EVIDENCE SUPPORTS VISITATION IN THE PACU: LET’S DO IT!
  Team Leader: C.J. Marshak, RN, MN
Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, California
Team Members: Susan Cherpak, RN; Kathleen Nielson, RN, BSN; Irene Thomas, RN, MSN; Faye Towliat, RN, MSN; Heide Bradley, RN, BSN; Merly Raquedan, BSMIE – Project Support
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Cultural Change
 
SUSTAINING POSITIVE PATIENT EXPERIENCES IN THE MIDST OF ORGANIZATIONAL AND CULTURAL CHANGE
  Team Leaders:  Lucille Graboff, RN, BSN, CAPA; Jeanne Prota, RN, CAPA
Yale-New Haven Hospital – Saint Raphael Campus, New Haven, Connecticut
Team Members:  Patricia Schiavi, RN, BSN; Judith Catalano, RN-BC, MSN
 
ENGAGING STAFF TO CHANGE A CULTURE
  Team Leader:  Mary Kunkel, BSN, RN, CPN
Lehigh Valley Health Network, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Team Member:  Erin Joyce, BSN, RN, CPAN
 
THE CREATION OF A CONTINUAL READINESS COMMITTEE IN THE PACU
  Team Leader: Jillian Fetzner, BSN, RN, CPAN
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Team Members: Beth Daniels, BSN, RN; Jane Dingenary, BSN, RN; Michelle Elkevizth, RN; Anne Feldman, BSN, RN; Mary Richardson, BSN, RN
 
12 DAYS OF GALLUP: A CREATIVE APPROACH TO INCREASE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
  Team Leader: Jillian Fetzner, BSN, RN, CPAN
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Team Members: Jackie Bates, MSN, BA, RN, CMSRN; Lori Dewitt, MSN, RN, CAPA, CPAN; Kate Horner, BSN, RN, CPAN; Shawn Keaveney, RN; Michelle Levay, BSN, RN, CPN; Kimberly Magalski, BSN, RN, CAPA; Erica Stefanik, BSN, RN; June Webb, RN, CAPA
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Specialized Patient Population: Pediatrics
 
CHANGING THE ROAD TO RECOVERY: A LESSON IN PEDIATRIC SURGERY EFFICIENCY
  Team Leaders:  Joshua Kern, BSN, RN; Cheryl Barr, BSN, RN, CPAN
Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania
 
IMPROVING THE EXPERIENCE FOR PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY PATIENTS IN THE AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER 
  Team Leader:  Ann Gillen, RN, BSN
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Team Members:  Christina Lemanski, RN, MSNc, CPAN; Ellen Mulligan, RN, CPAN; Jennifer Cook, RN; Alicia Brassil, RN
 
IMPLEMENTATION OF PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA EMERGENCE DELIRIUM SCALE
  Team Leader:  Robert Strain, RN, BSN
Nemours A.I. Dupont Childrens Hospital, Wilmington, Delaware
Team Members:  Mary Woerner, RN, BSN, CPN; Donna Dituri, BSN, RN, CPN; Larry Heredita, CRNA, MSA, MJ
 
THE HEART OF THE FUTURE: THE EVOLUTION OF A COMPREHENSIVE PEDIATRIC CARDIOVASCULAR PERIANESTHESIA UNIT
  Team Leaders: Lindsey Chapman, RN, CPN; Cecile Cherry, DNP RN, CNOR
Children’s of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama
Team Members: Heather Cowart, RN; Jenny Cox, RN; Megan Davis, RN, BSN, CPN; Lindsey Sisson, RN; Ruth Watterson, RN, CPN
 
IMPLEMENTING POST-ANESTHESIA DISCHARGE CRITERIA IN A PEDIATRIC SURGICAL SETTING
  Team Leader:  Julie A. Martin, RN, BSN, MBA, CNOR, Clinical Manager
Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado
Team Members:  Lori McDaniel, RN, BSN, CPN; Amber Riordan, RN, BSN, CPN; Lee-Anne Waterman, RN, CPN
 
THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MULTIDISCINEPLINARY PERIOPERATIVE COMMITTEE DEDICATED TO THE CARE OF PEDIATRIC PATIENTS ON THE SPECTRUM OF AUTISM
  Team Leaders:  Danielle Perry, BSN, RN, CPAN; Jennifer Bradbury, BSN, RN
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Team Members:  Patricia Cariofiles, BSN, RN, CPN; Mary Jo Dalton BSN, RN, CPN; Robin Duggan, BSN, RN; Bistra Vlassakova, MD
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Certification / Professional Development
 
DUAL CERTIFICATION: PREPARED TO MEET THE GROWING NEEDS OF THE “GRAYING OF AMERICA”
  Team Leaders:  Lizabeth Delaney, MSN, RN, CAPA, BC; Elena Nowicki, BSN, RN, CAPA, BC
Middlesex Hospital, Surgical Center, Middletown, Connecticut
 
ADAPTATION & IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COPA MODEL
  Team Leader:  Kathleen Morgans-Perri, BS, RN, CPAN, CAPA
The Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Springs, New York
Team Members: Terese DeLong, MS, RN; Jane R. Stratton, MS, RN-BC; Maryanne Preston, BS, RN-BC; Nancy Shea, RN, CAPA
 
ACHIEVING PERIANESTHESIA EXCELLENCE THROUGH EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
  Team Leader:  Susan Magnotti, RN, BSN, MA, CAPA
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Team Members:  Jean Anne King, RN, BSN, CAPA; Connie Estes, RN, ASN, CAPA; Maureen Diver, RN, BSN, MSN, CAPA; Jean Bivona, RN, BSN, CAPA
 
LETTING THE NEWCOMERS IN: THE AGING WORKFORCE BRINGS INNOVATION
  Team Leader:  Betty Sue Minton, RN, MSN
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Team Member:  Michelle Stallings, RN, MBA
 
NURSES’ PERCEPTIONS ON THE ROLE OF CLINICAL LEADER IN A POST-ANESTHESIA CARE UNIT
  Team Leaders:  Sharon Carson, RN, CPAN; Elsy Puthenparampil, MSN, RN-BC
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Team Members:  Harolynn Kelly, RN, CPAN; Arlene Lastimoso, RN, CPAN; Lourdes Maningat, RN, CCRN, CPAN; Evelyn Acosta, MSN, RN, CPAN; Edwin T. Tagab, MSN, RN, VA-BC; Teresita Degala, RN, CVRN; Imelda De Castro, RN; Soo Ok, RN, CPAN; Florine Mendonsa, RN, CPAN; Elsa Bahiru, RN, CPAN
 
JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE: USE OF “ELECTRONIC CLASSROOM” AND OTHER STRATEGIES TO ENHANCE PREPARATION FOR CPAN/CAPA SPECIALTY CERTIFICATION
  Team Leaders:  Gloria Spencer, RN, MSPHN; Elsy Puthenparampil, MSN, RN-BC, CPAN
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
 
IMPROVING THE PARTICIPATION AND PROCESSES OF THE VPNPP CLINICAL LADDER IN THE PERIANESTHESIA SETTING
  Team Leader:  Christine Tomes, RN
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Team Member:  Diane Johnson, RN, MSN
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Patient / Staff Satisfaction
 
PACU QUIET TIME
  Team Leader:  Joann Ellison, RN, CPAN
MUSC, Charleston, South Carolina
Team Members:  Barbara Gozaloff, RN, CPAN; Karen Boyd, RN; Cindy Perrin, RN
 
PERIANESTHESIA NURSES: MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN ONE UNIT, ONE HOSPITAL AND ONE COMMUNITY
  Team Leaders:  Sara Shubert, RN; Diane Janakovich, RN; Linda Marr, RN
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Team Members:  Renee Blankenburg, RN, BSN; Susan Mastrandrea, RN, BSN; Lidiya Brown, LPN; Helga Anthony; Cherryl Chapman; Stephanie Davis; Eleonora Pascu; Denise Slovan
 
INCREASING PATIENT SATISFACTION BY EMPOWERING STAFF TO MANAGE DELAYS
  Team Leaders:  Sandra Price, BSN, RN, CAPA; Vickie Lauffer, BSN, RN
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York
 
EXTENDING BEYOND PACU CARE
  Team Leader:  Pamela E. Windle, MS, RN, CPAN, CAPA, FAAN
St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas
Team Members:  Flordeliza Magdadaro, MN, BSN, RN, CPAN; Sonia Caliston, BSN, RN, CCRN; Marissa Aquino, BSN, RN; Jaiza Vistan, BSN, RN, CVRN; Amelia Pacardo, BSN, RN, CCRN, CPAN; Tessie Santiago, BSN, RN, CPAN
 
PROMOTING & CONTINUING EMPLOYEE AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
  Team Leader:  Pamela E. Windle, MS, RN, CPAN, CAPA, FAAN
St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas
Team Members:  Maride Uy, BSN, RN; Amelia Pacardo, BSN, RN, CCRN, CPAN; Ann Fairchild, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA; Agnes Hsu, BSN, RN; Teresita Santiago, BSN, RN, CPAN; Lora Cerbas, BSN, RN; Gerda Balba, BSN, RN
 
ADAPTATION OF A SHORT SHIFT IN A FREE STANDING AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER
  Team Leader:  Jane C. Dierenfield, RN, BSN, CPAN, CAPA
Kona Ambulatory Surgery Center, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Patient / Staff Education
 
IMPACTING NATIONAL PATIENT SAFETY GOAL NUMBER SEVEN TO ASSURE DOCUMENTATION OF SURGICAL SITE INFECTION PREVENTION TEACHING
  Team Leader:  Marie A. Evans, ADN, RN, CPAN
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.
Team Member:  Anne Burke BSN, RN, CAPA
 
FROM PICU TO PACU: A SUCCESSFUL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM TO SUPPORT ACQUISITION OF NEW KNOWLEDGE AND STANDARDIZATION OF CARE
  Team Leaders:  Juleah Walsh, RN, MSN, CNS, CPN; Rachael Kaye, RN
Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Orange, California
 
UTILIZING HIGH SIGNAL SIMULATION TRAINING TO EDUCATE AND ENSURE COMPETENCY IN HIGH RISK/LOW FREQUENCY SKILLS IN A PEDIATRIC PACU
  Team Leaders:  Dawn Brundage, RN, BSN, CPAN; Rebecca Lekowski, RN
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Team Members:  John Carr, BSN, RN, CPN; Andrea Finn, BSN, RN: Parson Hicks, EdM, MT; Neeta Mehta, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA, CPN; Bernadine Perham, RN, CPAN
 
POST ANESTHESIA CARE UNIT (PACU) CLOCK
  Team Leader:  Minerva R. Mendoza, BSN, RN, CCRN
Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Team Members:  Kristina Salcedo, RN; Kevin Motley, RN

MALIGNANT HYPERTHERMIA: AN EDUCATIONAL PROCESS
  Team Leader:  Stacy Ross, BSN, RN
WVU Healthcare, Morgantown, West Virginia
Team Members: Mary Wilson, BSN, RN, CNOR; Natalie Ray BSN, RN
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Safety
 
IMPLEMENTING MICROSTREAM END TIDAL CO2 IN THE PACU
  Team Leader:  Joyce Burke, RN, BSN, CPAN
The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio
Team Members:  Sara Richart, RN, BSN; Tamera Bird, RN, BSN, CCRN;  Kimberly Latham, RN, BSN, CCRN

KNOW THE FLOW: AN ALGORITHM FOR POST OPERATIVE URINARY RETENTION
  Team Leader: Jillian Fetzner, BSN, RN, CPAN
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Team Members: Erica Stefanik, BSN, RN; Patty Belmonte, BSN, RN; Colleen Cummins, BSN, RN, CEN; Claudia Felder, BSN, RN; Jasmine Parham, BSN, RN; Valerie Pistillo, BSN, RN; Gloria Rider, RN
 
DECREASING SURGICAL SITE INFECTIONS...ONE CLOTH AT A TIME
  Team Leader:  Susan Hardway, MSN, RN
WVU Healthcare, Morgantown, West Virginia
Team Member:  Myra Jo Beach, BSN, RN, MBA, NE, BC, CNOR
 
KEEPING OUR PATIENTS SAFE WHEN MOTHER NATURE RULES
  Team Leader:  Holly Hatfield, RN, BSN
Baptist Health Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
Team Members:  Sandy Williams, RN, BSN; Melissa Thomas, RN, BSN, CAPA; Queenie Sembillo-Wolz, RN, BSN
 
TAKING MRSA TO THE BANK
  Team Leader:  Hope Herd, BSN, RN, CPAN
Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland
Team Members:  Maureen Ciesielski, MT (ASP); Antoinette Gervasio, RN, MBA, CIC; James Hall, MSN, RN, CRN, CAPA, NE-BC; Tanya LeCompte Hoffman, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CPAN; Niki Bezold
 
WHAT A SHOCK!  ANAPHYLAXIS RAPID RECOGNITION AND TREATMENT: A PERIANESTHESIA CASE REVIEW
  Team Leader:  Jane Shufro, BSN, RN, CPAN
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Team Members:  Carol P. Schneider, MSN, RN, CCRN- Educator/Nursing Professional and Practice Development; Chris Anderson, AD, RN; Christina Blair, CRNA
 
FREON DEGREASER, A NOVEL APPROACH TO DECREASE SKIN ABRASIONS DURING SKIN PREPARATION IN THE PRE-OPERATIVE DEPARTMENT
  Team Leader:  Laurel A. Baker, RN, MSN, CNS, CSRN; Kathleen Malone, RN, BSN, MBA
Sharp Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa, California
Team Members:  Ambulatory Care Center (Pre-op Department)
 
SCIP: IT’S NOT PEANUT BUTTER! A PROSPECTIVE REVIEW FOR CORRECT PROPHYLACTIC ANTIBIOTIC SELECTION, BY THE CLINICAL NURSE IN THE PRE-ADMISSION AND PRE-OPERATIVE DEPARTMENTS
  Team Leaders:  Laurel A. Baker, RN, MSN, CNS, CSRN
Sharp Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa, California
Team Members:   Kathleen Malone, RN, BSN, MBA and the Ambulatory Care Center (Pre-op Department); Cynthia Brown, RN, BSN and the Pre Anesthesia Evaluation Services Department; Marie Yu, PharmD, BCPS
 
BETA BLOCKER COMPLIANCE: MAKING IT HAPPEN
  Team Leader:  Linda Beagley, MS, BSN, RN, CPAN
Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
Team Member:  Ruth Orozco, BSN, RN
 
EVERYONE’S SAFETY IS IN YOUR HAND
  Team Leaders:  Mary Christina Joy Lazo, MSN, RN, CPAN
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Team Members:  Marie Graziela Bautista, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA; Maria Liza Anicoche, CNS, MHA, RN; Melanie Mallari, BSN, RN, CPAN; Elizabeth Turner, BSN, RN; Rollie Asperin, BSN, RN; Tamara Garey, BSN, RN; David West, PACU Clinical Technician
 
IMPLEMENTING UNIQUE COMPREHENSIVE UNIT-BASED SAFETY PROGRAM (CUSP) INITIATIVE
  Team Leaders:  Myrna Mamaril, RN, MS, CPAN, CAPA, FAAN
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Team Members:  Jessica Kalb, BSN, RN; Cheryl Connors, MSN, RN, CPN
 
A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT STUDY ON THE INCIDENCE OF URETHRAL CATHETERIZATION IN PATIENTS WITH SPINAL ANESTHESIA AFTER ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY
  Team Leader:  Pamela Luz B. Guarin, BSN, RN, CPAN
Suburban Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland
Team Member:  Sharon Ferguson, BSN, RN
 
A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT TO DECREASE HYPOTHERMIA IN THE PERI-ANESTHESIA SETTING
  Team Leaders:  Elizabeth Pearson, BSN, RN, CCRN; Katherine Letchworth, BSN, RN, CNOR; Lori Cook-Smith, BSN, RN, CNOR
Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida
Team Members: Sam Hafez, MD; Michael Steighner, CRNA
 
A SUSTAINED PRACTICE CHANGE: NURSING DILIGENCE DECREASES CONSENT DISCREPANCIES AND INCREASES PATIENT SAFETY
  Team Leader:  Leslie O. Plona, PNP-BC
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Team Members:  Patrick Brennan, RN, BSN; Marybeth Deannuntis, RN, BSN; Barbara Hyland, RN, BSN; Lauren Keating, RN, BSN; Deborah Kopytko, RN, BSN;  Daniel Lanahan, RN; Jessica Marks, RN, BSN; Pamela Sarcinello, RN, BSN; Deborah Scalford, RN, MSN
 
IMPROVEMENT OF ISOLATION PRACTICES IN THE POST ANESTHESIA CARE UNIT 
  Team Leaders:  Mini Sabu, MSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA; Alita Campbell, BSN, RN, OCN
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Team Members:  Jenise Rice, MSN, RN, CPAN; Linda Graviss, MT, CIC; Cindy Segal, PhD, RN
 
SCIP COMPLIANCE: CASHING IN FOR THE WIN
  Team Leader:  Melissa Thomas, BSN, RN, CAPA
Baptist Health Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
Team Members:  Mary Ann Laureano, BSN, RN, CCRC; Mary Davenport, Pharm.D, BCPS
 
SEROTONIN SYNDROME
  Team Leader:  Pamela Uhrich, RN, MSN, CPAN, CAPA
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa
 
ASSESSMENT OF ACCURATE BLOOD PRESSURE CUFF SIZING IN THE PERIANESTHESIA SETTING
  Team Leader:  Valerie Gillis, RN, MN, CPAN
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Team Members:  Renee Sharpe, RN, MN, CCRN; Deborah Thenutai, RN, BSN; Laurel Zimmerman, RN, BSN; Alice Salcido, RN, BSN, CPAN; Gale Uhlenkott, RN, BSN; Ed Enright, RN, BSN; Vida Flores-Roberto, RN, BSN, CPAN; Cathy Tanaka, RN, BSN, CPAN; Nathalie Pelletier, RN, BSN
 
EARLY ASSESSMENT AND PREVENTION OF SKIN BREAKDOWN IN THE POST ANESTHESIA CARE UNIT (PACU)
  Team Leader:  Ma Cecilia Lopez, RN, BSN
Organization:  Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, New Jersey
Team Members:  Gladys Madrid Bellarmino, RN; Eileen Latwis Viellette, RN, MS, APN.C, CCRN, CPAN
 
EDUCATION FOR THE PREVENTION OF BLADDER DISTENTION AND POSTOPERATIVE URINARY RETENTION (POUR)
  Team Leader:  Maggie Colabuono, RN, BSN, CPAN, CAPA
Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Illinois
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