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2015 Celebrate Successful Practices Abstracts

ASPAN's 34th National Conference
April 26-30, 2015, San Antonio, Texas


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Information listed as submitted. Click on the title of the Abstract for a .pdf of the presentation; click on the highlighted individual to email for more information on the Abstract.  Click here for the 2016 CSP Call for Abstracts.

Alarm Fatigue/Noise

Poster
USE OF EAR PLUGS AND EAR MUFFS TO REDUCE THE EFFECT OF NOISE IN THE POST ANESTHESIA CARE UNIT

  Team Leaders:  Arlene Lastimoso MSN RN CPAN, Elsy Puthenparampil MSN RN-BC CPAN
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Team Members:  Cecile Gaviola BSN RN CPAN, Mercy Babu BSN RN CMSRM, Modesto Herrera BSN RN CPAN, Alan Villareal BSN RN CPAN

Oral and Poster
THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AN ALARM MANAGEMENT PROGRAM IN THE POST ANESTHESIA CARE UNIT (PACU)
  Team Leaders:  Ma. Cecilia Lopez RN BSN CPAN, Eileen Latwis Viellette RN MS APN C CCRN CPAN
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, New Jersey

Oral and Poster
A QUIET ENVIRONMENT IS A HEALING ENVIRONMENT
  Team Leader:  Maura Ventura BSN RN CPAN
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Team Members:  Rebecca Wade BSN RN, Jacqueline Bates MSN BA RN CMSRN
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Clinical

Poster
SINGLE DOSE PREOPERATIVE GABAPENTIN AND ACETAMINOPHEN
  Team Leader: Katrina Push RN  
Veterans Administration Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Team Members: Ann Arbor Veterans Administration PACU Nursing Staff

Poster
COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES
  Team Leader:  Jane C. Dierenfield RN BSN CPAN CAPA
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Waimea, Hawaii

Poster
OUCH!  INCREASING IV INSERTION SUCCESS RATE ON FIRST ATTEMPT IMPROVING THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE
  Team Leader:  Jean Bivona BSN RN CAPA
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Team Members:  Alisa Thorne MD, Lenore Smykowski MA RN CPAN, Vincent McHugh RN CAPA

Poster
SAFE HANDLING AND DISPOSAL OF MITOMYCIN C IN THE POST ANESTHESIA CARE UNIT (PACU) FOLLOWING INTRAVESICAL AMINISTRATION IN THE OPERATING ROOM (OR)
  Team Leader:  Gloria Luu MSN RN CPAN CAPA
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center of San Francisco, California
Team Members:  Deborah Burgoon MS RN AOCN, Maria Caburnay RN, Alex Lozada MSN RN CPAN, Sharlyn Navarro RN WCC, Brian Perez BSN RN

Oral and Poster
ISOLATION CLEARING INITIATIVE (I.C.I.) BEGINNING PRIOR TO ADMISSION

Team Leader:  Sally Sackett RN BSN CAPA
Rochester General Hospital (RGH), Rochester, New York
Team Members:  Jo Cornish RN CAPA, Michelle Vignari RN CIC

Poster
MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION AND PATIENT SATISFACTION: THE MISSING LIN
K
  Team Leaders:  Rachel Lantz BSN RN-BC, Prescilla Madtha BSN CCRN, Vineetha Sunil BSN CCRN
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Team Members:  Cori Kopecky MSN RN OCN, Elsy Puthenparampil MSN RN-BC CPAN

Poster
IMPLEMENTING NON-INVASIVE POSITIVE PRESSURE VENTILATION FOR KNOWN AND AT RISK OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA SURGICAL PATIENTS
  Team Leader:  Kimberly Latham BSN RN CCRN
The Christ Hospital Health Network, Cincinnati, Ohio
Team Members:  Tamera Bird BSN RN CCRN, Joyce Burke BSN RN CPAN, Molly Johantgen MSN RN Clinical Nurse Specialist ICU, Victoria Martin BA RRT, Victoria Roelker BA RRT RCP IV Lamar Thomas BA RRT, Joan Vater BSN RN CPAN 

Poster
SURVEILLANCE OF SKIN INTEGRITY IN THE PERIOPERATIVE SETTING
  Team Leaders:  Anna Mae Josue RN BSN CPAN, Arlene Lastimoso MSN RN CPAN, Staci Eguia MSN RN CCRN
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas
Team Members:  Claire Zimmermann RN BSN CPAN, Cecilia Rodriguez RN CPAN, Elizabeth Trejo RN BSN, Rechelle Falguera RN BSN CPAN BC, Donna Conde RN BSN CPAN, Katherine Coll RN BSN, Bree Simien RN BSN, Teresita Degala RN BSN CVRN, Mallory Joe RN BSN

Poster
STANDARDIZING ADULT CRASH CARTS
  Team Leaders:  Sarah Barak RN BSN CCRN, Jacquelyn Pasadyn RN BSN, Lonnie Weekley RN BSN
Cleveland Clinic Lorain Institute Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Lorain, Ohio

Poster
POST OP URINARY RETENTION:  EVALUATING AND REDEFINING A COLLABORATIVE PROTOCOL BASED ON EVIDENCE
  Team Leader:  Nancy Parvana RN BSN CPAN
Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Springs, New York
Team Member:  Jessica Malloy RN MSN ONC

Poster
IMPLEMENTATION OF A PERI-OP PROCEDURAL SKIN ASSESSMENT TOOL
  Team Leaders:  Patricia Crosby RN BSN CCRN CPAN, Sandra Kim RN BSN CAPA, Donna Benotti RN CNOR
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Summit Campus, Oakland, California
Team Members:  Jeanne Coney RN BSN Assistant Director Perioperative Services, Faye Brass RN WCC

Poster
ADDING A PHARMACIST TO THE PERIANESTHESIA RESOURCE TEAM

  Team Leader:  Victoria Sherry BSN RN
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Team Members:  Marie Courtney BSN RN CPAN CAPA, Christopher Hughes PharmD BCPS, Hazel Gould MBA BSN RN

Poster
“WE’RE HAVING A HEAT WAVE”: IMPROVING PATIENT OUTCOMES THRU PERIOPERATIVE WARMING

  Team Leaders:  Brittany Kauffman BSN RN CPAN, Patricia Boettger BSN RN CNOR RNFA
Nebraska Methodist Health System, Omaha, Nebraska
Team Members:  Gail Boston MSN RN-BC CCRN, Kathy Spalti-Fucik BSN MA CNOR RNFA

Poster
IMPLEMENTATION OF CLINICAL GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF IV ACETAMINOPHEN IN PERIANESTHESIA PAIN MANAGEMENT

  Team Leaders:  Susan Dorion MSN RN, Eswar Sundar MD,  Peter Panzica MD, Katherine Cunningham PharmD, Ross Simon BA
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Team Members:  Marianne McAuliffe MSN RN, Mary Ellis BSN RN, Mary Grzybinski BSN RN, Meghan Connolly MS NP, Soumya Mahapatra MD

Poster
THE 5 P’S:  THE POSTOPERATIVE PAIN PATIENT, A PREOPERATIVE PRIORITY
  Team Leader:  Karen Belford RN MSN AOCN CPAN
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Team Members:  Maureen Diver RN MSN CAPA, Mary Irwin RN MSN CAPA, Doreen McCarty RN BSN CPAN, Vivek Malhotra MD MPH

Poster
PAIN EXPERIENCE FOR ADULTS HAVING IV INSERTION WITH AND WITHOUT USE OF NEEDLESS LOCAL ANESTHETIC INJECTION SYSTEM 
  Team Leader:  Suzette Schellenberger RN MSN CNOR
Norton Brownsboro Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky
Team Members:  Jill Kercell RN MSN CNML, Barbara Polivka PhD RN

Poster
UTILIZATION OF PREOPERATIVE RISK ASSESSMENT FOR MANAGEMENT OF POSTOPERATIVE NAUSEA AND VOMITING (PONV)
  Team Leader:  Judith J. Kinnavy BSN RN CAPA
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, Illinois

Oral and Poster
NEUROLOGICAL EMERGENCIES IN THE POST-OPERATIVE ANESTHESIA CARE UNIT:  IDENTIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT
  Team Leader:  Katherine Simpson BS BES RN CNRN CVRN-II
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas
Team Members:  Dwayne Brown RN CPAN, Vineetha Sunil BSN RN CCRN, Minaz Momin BSN RN

Poster
PREPARATION FOR TOTAL JOINT SURGERY:  PATIENT EDUCATION AND DOCUMENTATION TOOLS FOR HOME
  Team Leader:  Jo Lynn Cornish RN CAPA
Rochester General Hospital (RGH), Rochester, New York

Poster
IMPACT OF POSTSURGICAL PAIN MANAGEMENT MEDICATION INTERVENTIONS ON PERIANESTHETIC NURSES’ TIME AND WORKFLOW
  Team Leader:  Amy Smalarz PhD, MHA
Strategic Market Insight, Acton, Massachusetts
Team Members:  Lynn Razzano RN MSN ONCC PPAHS, Deb Gordon RN, Teaching Assistant, Pain and Anestheology, University of Washington

Poster
WARM UP TO PATIENT SAFETY AND SATISFACTION
  Team Leaders:  Kim Sheffield BSN RN CPAN, Brenda Moore BSN RN CAPA
UF Health, Gainesville, Florida 

Poster
DO YOU KNOW THE FLOW?  DEVELOPING AN ALGORITHM FOR POST OPERATIVE URINARY RETENTION
  Team Leader:  Erica Stefanik BSN RN CPAN
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Team Members:  Patty Belmonte BSN RN, Colleen Cummins BSN RN CEN, Claudia Felder BSN RN, Jillian Fetzner MSN NP-C CPAN, Valerie Pistillo BSN RN, Gloria Rider RN

Poster
BREAK A HABIT AND SAVE SOME BANK!

  Team Leader:  Maura Ventura BSN RN CPAN
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Team Members:  Cathy Leonard BSN RN, Michelle Swancer RN, Jacqueline Bates MSN BA RN CMSRN

Oral and Poster
IMPACTING COLORECTAL SURGICAL PATIENT MORBIDITY THROUGH A DESIGNED PATIENT ENGAGEMENT PROCESS

  Team Leaders:  Donna Goyer RN BS CPAN CAPA, Cindy Hodges BSHS FCN RN-BC, Patti Shorner BSN RN, Sandy Fogel FACS MD
Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, Virginia
Team Members:  Donna Bond DNP RN CCNS AE-C CTTS, Deborah Copening MSN CNOR RN, Martha Ross RD CDE

Poster
PROVIDING REGIONAL ANESTHESIA SERVICE IN PREOPERATIVE HOLDING

  Team Leaders:  Gail Davis CNM APRN, Amy Cooper BSN RN
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

Poster
TRACHEOSTOMY MANAGEMENT IN THE PERIOPERATIVE SETTING

  Team Leaders:  Elizabeth L’Hommedieu BSN RN CPAN, Sandra Filla BSN RN CPAN
Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
Team Members:  Amy Cooper BSN RN, Gail Davis APRN

Poster
IMPLEMENTATION OF A “SENSORY FRIENDLY” PROTOCOL FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER IN THE PEDIATRIC PERIOPERATIVE ENVIRONMENT
  Team Leaders:  Jennifer M. Roth MS RN CPNP CPN, Jessica Correnti MS CCLS CEIM
Charlotte Bloomberg Children’s Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

Poster
PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION OF STANDARDS OF CARE FOR THE PERIANESTHESIA PATIENT WITH KNOWN OR SUSPECTED OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA (OSA)
  Team Leader:  Barbara Audin BSN RN
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Team Members:  Kerry Noonan RN, Josette Renda BSN RN, Selene Goes RN, Irene Suzuki MS RNC ANP, Joanne Hart BSN RN CPAN, Sandy Torrisi BS RN CAPA, Marie Courtney BSN RN CAPA CPAN, Deidre Devaux MSN RN CPAN

Poster
STROKE CENTER READINESS IN THE PACU
  Team Leaders:  Sandra Filla BSN RN CPAN, Gail Davis APRN CNS-BC
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

Oral and Poster
PERIOPERATIVE PARTICIPATION IN OSA AWARENESS
  Team Leaders:  Gail Davis APRN CNS-BC, Amy Cooper BSN, RN
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Team Members:  Sandra Filla BSN RN CPAN, Shandra Edwards BSN RN

Poster
NO LAUGHING MATTER: INSTITUTING AND SUSTAINING NURSE COMPETENCY IN NITROUS OXIDE ADMINISTRATION FOR THE PEDIATRIC POPULATION
  Team Leader:  Maria Heinje MSN RN-BC
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital, Spokane, Washington
Team Members:  Gavin Cregan BSN CPN, Dr. David A. Burns MDA, Annella Bauer BSN ANM, Barb Heimbigner RN-BC Nurse Educator, Debbie Jacobs MSN CPN Nurse Educator

Poster
EDUCATING PERIANESTHESIA PATIENTS REGARDING SAFE PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION DISPOSAL
  Team Leader:  Bethan Vaughan-Kamuca BSN RN CAPA
Paoli Hospital, Paoli, Pennsylvania
Team Members:  Mary Ann Madrak RN-BC CAPA, Kate Byrnes Lawler Ed D ANP-BC RN

Poster
VOIDING ALGORITHM FOR MANAGING POSTOPERATIVE URINARY RETENTION IN PHASE II PATIENTS
  Team Leader:  Raelyn Nicholson RN BSN PCCN
University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado
Team Members:  Michelle Ballou RN MSN MBA CPAN, Carolyn Dietrich RN MSN CPAN

Poster
IMPLEMENTING A “LIPID RESCUE” PROTOCOL FOR LOCAL ANESTHETIC TOXICITY IN A PERI-ANESTHESIA SETTING
  Team Leader:  Karen A. Stannard RN CPAN CAPA  
Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut
Team Member:  Karen Ozycz RN CPAN

Poster
WEIGHT WATCHERS: WEIGHT VERIFICATION FOR PEDIATRIC SURGICAL PATIENTS
  Team Leader:  Geraldine delos Santos MSN RN CPAN
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas
Team Members:  Stephanie Koenig-Vasquez RN BSN, Sally Mutch RN BSN CPN, Consuelo Alex RN, Candi Davila PCA, Diane Villa PCA

Poster
STANDARDIZING NURSING ASSESSMENTS OF DERMATOME LEVELS OF POSTOPERATIVE PATIENTS WITH SPINAL BLOCKS, EPIDURAL ANALGESIA
  Team Leader:  Sheila Haas PhD RN FAAN
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
Team Members:  Laura Marovich MSN RN CPAN, Cynthia Young MSN RN, Patricia Voissem BSN RN, Susan Jablonski BSN RN, Steven Thill MBA RN NE-BC

Poster
ETCO2 MONITORING IN HIGH RISK PATIENTS IN THE PACU: A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
  Team Leaders:  Helen Taylor RN BSN CPAN, Nancy Antin RN BSN CPAN CAPA
Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Team Members:  Julie Grandstrand BS RRT, Stacy Jepsen MS APRN ACNS-BC CCRN, Sue Sendelbach PhD RN CCNS FAHA FAAN Donna S. Johnson BSN RN-BC, Greg Veenendaal MS RN CCRN, Lori Reiland Manager Quality/Risk, Greg Morrissette MD

Poster
A HEALTHY WAY TO VENT:  CAPNOGRAPHY MONITORING IN THE PACU
  Team Leaders:  Maria Gutierrez BSN RN CPAN,  Lucile Dinh MSN CNS RN, Shellie Graves RN CPAN, Gina Hernandez BSN RN CCRN
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, Laguna Hills, California

Poster
CAPNOGRAPHY FOR THE PERIOPERATIVE NURSE
  Team Leader:  Lauren Wolf RN CPN
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Team Members:  Kimberly Coughlin RN, Deidre Devaux RN MSN CPAN
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Communication/Hand-off

Poster
PREOPERATIVE SIGNS TO ENSURE PATIENT SAFETY AND JCAHO COMPLIANCE
  Team Leader: Katrina Push RN  
Veterans Administration Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Team Members: Luz Evon RN BSN, Claudia McCormick-Male RN BSN, Marilyn Gardner RN, Diane Bowling RN, Diana Brunner RN BSN 
Poster
CREATING A CULTURE OF SAFETY
  Team Leader:  Gregory Camacho RN MSN
New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York
Team Members:  Christine Teijo RN BSN, Maria Katrina Arceno RN BSN CPAN

Poster
PERIOPERATIVE TEAM IMPLEMENTATION OF A STANDARDIZED PRE-OP BEDSIDE REPORT TO ENSURE PATIENT SAFETY
 
  Team Leader:  Katherine Houle RN MSN CPAN  
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, St. Paul, Minnesota
Team Members:  Cheryl Tveit RN MSN CAPA, Mary Reak RN MSN CPAN, Jennifer Esser RN MN MS CNOR, Mary Matteson RN BAN CNOR,  Mark Kremers CRNA, Cindy Nobel CRNA  

Poster
PERIANESTHESIA / PERIOPERATIVE HANDOFF
  Team Leaders:  Dolores Buonacuore RN BSN, Karen Mansfield RN MSN CNOR RNFA
Virtua Marlton, Marlton, New Jersey
Team Members:  Marianne Crane RN, David Meyer RN ADN

Poster
IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF ANESTHESIA TO PACU HANDOFF COMMUNICATION
  Team Leaders:  Mark Templonuevo RN BSN
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Team Members:  Sharon Carson MSN RN CPAN, Elsy Puthenparampil MSN RN-BC CPAN, Sasha Meyers RN BSN Soo Ok RN BSN CPAN, Imelda de Castro, RN BSN, Jessica Hersey CRNA, Jens Tan MD

Poster
IMPROVING OR EFFICENCIES BY FORMING INTER-PROFESSIONAL TEAM RELATIONSHIPS
  Team Leader:  Linda Dudas RNC MSN CNL
Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Team Members:  Karen Dailey RNC MSN, Dr. Jonathan Waters MD

Poster
THE PARTNER IN CARE INITIATIVE OUTCOME: INCREASED COMMUNICATION INCREASES PATIENT SATISFACTION
  Team Leader:  Debbie K. Sandlin BSN RN CPAN
St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood, Kentucky

Poster
IMPLEMENTING A TRIGGER PROGRAM IN THE POST ANESTHESIA CARE UNIT
  Team Leaders:  Mary Grzybinski RN BSN, Eswar Sundar MD, Michael Cocchi MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Team Members:  Susan Dorion RN MSN, Dustin Boone MD, Elizabeth Sisti RN MSN

Poster
COMMUNICATION ACROSS THE SURGICAL CARE CONTINUUM
  Team Leaders:  Anita Norton MSN RN CPNP, Sue DeWalt BSN RN CNOR
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Team Members:  Lynne Senkerik MSN RN, Epic OpTime Analyst, and members of the Joint Surgical Services Partnership Council — Anne Bentley BSN RN, Lisa Boettcher BSN RN, Janelle Brinkman ADN RN, Terri Carlson ADN RN, Mary Grosel BSN RN CSSGB CPHQ, Matt Mangan BSN RN, Rebecca Mather-Smith BSN RN CPN, Catherine Mueller BSN RN CNOR, Ursula Nazarkewich, RN CPN, Paula Schmidt MSN RN MBA, Augusta Smith BSN RN, Daniel Stalewski MSN RN CNL, Karen Suwalski ADN RN, Mary Trutwin BSN RN, Lizbeth Werner BSN RN

Poster
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: A PEDIATRIC SURGICAL GUIDE
  Team Leaders:  Donna Voldan BSN RN CAPA
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Team Members:  TeNeasha Billingsley BSN RN, Sara Donovan RN CPN, Alicia Hajba BSN RN, Michelle Levay BSN RN CPN, Jackie Mason BSN RN, Julie Meyer BSN RN, Megan Sumser BSN RN CPN 

Poster
CREATIVE APPROACH TO CONSISTENT AND EQUITABLE ASSIGNMENTS OF UAP
  Team Leader:  Marilyn T. Liwag RN BSN CPAN
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Team Members:  Marlene I. Reyes RN BSN CPAN CAPA CCRN, Nancy Strzyzewski MSN RN CPAN CAPA, Kristen Tallman BSN RN

Poster
IMPROVING PATIENT AND FAMILY SATISFACTION BY ADDRESSING PACU VISITATION AND EDUCATION
  Team Leader:  Janelle Holthaus RN BSN
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
Team Members:  Gail Davis APRN CNS-BC, Sandra Filla RN BSN CPAN, Amy Cooper RN BSN

Poster
HIGHWAY TO HANDOFF
  Team Leader:  Heidi Childs BSN RN CPN
Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado
Team Members:  Regina Hoefner-Notz MS RN CPN CPAN, Mary Wintz MS RN, Elaine Bartlett BSN RN

Poster
THE NEW PRE-OPERATIVE PHONE CALL PROCESS: SOLVING PATIENT AND SYSTEM ISSUES BEFORE THE DAY OF SURGERY ONE PATIENT AT A TIME
  Team Leaders:  Mary Christina Joy Lazo MSN RN CPAN, Florence Hirondo BSN RN CPAN
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Team Members:  Elizabeth Turner BSN RN,  Dustin Te BSN RN CPAN, Sherry Green LPN

Poster
O.R. TO PEDIATRIC PACU HANDOFF
  Team Leader:  Michelle Whitney RN MSN/Ed CPN CLNC
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts
Team Members:  Dusti Wells RN CPN, Kim Reed RN

Poster
A TEAM APPROACH TO IMPROVING CARE FOR PATIENTS AT RISK FOR OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
  Team Leader:  Karen M. Robbins BSN RN CPAN CAPA
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital, Cleburne, Texas

Poster
THE VALUE OF THE VISIT STUDY QUANTIFYING THE VALUE OF THE PREOPERATIVE VISIT WITH A NURSE PRACTITIONER
  Team Leaders:  Kathleen Bowen-Weeks NP MSN, Laurice Canning NP MSN, Marie Cheney NP MSN, Donna DelloIacono NP PhD
BWH Weiner Center for Preoperative Evaluation, Boston, Massachusetts
Team Members: Daniel Bowen, Nancy Martignetti RN BSN

Poster
USE OF THE PDSA MODEL WITH THE ERAS CHECKLIST
  Team Leader:  Lauren Wolf RN CPN
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Team Members:  Elizabeth Doane RN MSN, Sarah Thompson RN MSN
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Electronic Medical Record

Poster
CONFUSION TO CREATION OF A COMPUTER CHARTING COUNCIL

  Team Leaders:  Mark Sanders MSN RN NEA-BC, Robert Williams MSN RN, Jeff Wilcox RN-BC CPAN
Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Dallas, Texas
Team Members:  Amanda Thier BSN RN-BC, Megan Linker BSN RN-BC
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Leadership

Poster
IMPROVING THE SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT OF CLINICAL STAFF IN THE PERIOPERATIVE SETTING THROUGH THE (CSL) CLINICAL STAFF LEADER MODEL
  Team Leader:  Victoria Montei MMHC RN BSN CNOR (Catholic Health, Buffalo, NY)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Team Members:  Diane Johnson RN MSN, and Betty Sue Minton RN MSN
Poster
MEETING THEM AT THE DOOR:  ENSURING A SAFE SURGICAL EXPERIENCE FOR THE COMPLEX PEDIATRIC PATIENT BY DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING THE ROLE OF THE PRE-OP CLINIC RESOURCE NURSE
  Team Leader:  Mary E. Reak RN MSN CPAN  
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, St. Paul, Minnesota
Team Members:  Katherine Houle RN MSN CPAN, Cheryl Tveit RN MSN CAPA, Cassie Kosson RN CPAN, Janel Olson RN CAPA
Poster
INCREASING THE NUMBER OF CERTIFIED NURSES IN PACU
  Team Leaders:  Brenda Moore BSN RN CAPA, Kim Sheffield BSN RN CPAN
UF Health Shands, Gainesville, Florida
Team Members: Susan Harris BSN RN CPAN, Lauren Kennedy BSN RN CPAN CCRN, Colleen Anderson BSN RN CPAN, Sarah Levy BSN RN, Gillian Louissant BSN RN
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Orientation/Retention
Oral and Poster
MATURE NURSE RETENTION SURVEY PROJECT
  Team Leader:  Dawn Davison MSN RN CPAN
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, Illinois
Poster
CONNECTING THE DOTS: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR NOVICE PACU NURSES
  Team Leaders:  Staci Eguia MSN RN CCRN, Cori Kopecky MSN RN OCN
University of Texas at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Team Members:  Elsy Puthenparampil MSN RN CPAN, Jenise Rice MSN RN CPAN
Poster
CREATING AN INNOVATIVE COMPETENCY MODEL FOR THE PEDIATRIC PACU: A NEW VALIDATION APPROACH
  Team Leaders:  Lisa Shoemaker BSN RN CPN, Cheri Aure BSN BS RN
Charlotte Bloomberg Children’s Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Oral and Poster
GRADUATE NURSE TO PACU NURSE RESIDENT: DEVELOPING AN IN-DEPTH ORIENTATION FOR THE GRADUATE NURSE
  Team Leader:  Natalie Ray BSN RN
West Virginia University Hospital Morgantown, West Virginia
Team Members:  Shirley Zupper BSN RN, Michael Lincoln BSN RN, Joanna Snyder RN
Poster
STANDARDIZATION OF PRE/POST ORIENTATION
  Team Leader:  Toni Zito MSN RN CPAN
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Team Members:  Jillian Fetzne MSN, NP-C CPAN, Donna Voldan BSN RN CAPA, Mary Szostakowski BSN RN CNOR, Lonnie Weekley BSN RN, Sherry Petryszyn MSN RN BA CNOR
Poster
IMPROVING RN JOB SATISFACTION IN THE PERIOPERATIVE NURSING UNITS
  Team Leaders:  Christine Foley-Brinza MSN RN, Michele Brunges MSN RN CNOR
UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Florida
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Patient Flow
Oral and Poster
REDUCING OR HOLDS: HOW EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT SUCCESSFULLY IMPROVED PATIENT FLOW
  Team Leader:  Stephanie Nolan RN MSN MBA CPAN
New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York
Team Members:  Gregory Camacho RN MSN, Katherine O'Hara RN BSN, Melanie Quinn RN BSN, Katrina Valdez RN BSN, Kristen Pellicano RN BSN, Schuyler Alsop RN BSN, Gary Allard, Business Associate, Christine Teijo RN BSN, Courtney Donnell RN BSN, Joan Leonard RN AAS, Ferron Zayas RN BC, Mitzie Wildman Parker Business Associate, Natalia Ivascu MD, PACU Medical Director, Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Poster
THROUGHPUT AND CAPACITY INITIATIVE TO INCREASE AVAILABILITY OF PACU BEDS AND PROMOTE OR FLOW
  Team Leader:  Joyce Burke BSN CPAN
The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio
Team Members: Tamera Bird BSN CCRN, Danielle Collins MSN CCRN NEA-BC, Sarah Griffis BSN, Jacquelyn Hancock MSN NE-BC, Kimberly Latham BSN CCRN
Poster
CAUSE AND EFFECT OF PATIENT’S DELAYED DISCHARGE FROM PACU IN RELATION TO CUSTOMER SAFETY AND SATISFACTION
  Team Leader:  Crisanta Masilang BSN RN CPAN CCRN
Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
Team Members:  Marina Shioura BSN RN CPAN, Naneth Esperanzate BSN RN, Isabel Lobes BSN RN, Frances Vu BSN RN
Poster
IMPROVING PATIENT FLOW IN AN AMBULATORY PEDIATRIC PROCEDURE ROOM
  Team Leader:  Amy Hendrix BSN RN II
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Team Members:  Erin Sandfoss BSN RNIII CPN, Samantha Craig BSN RNII, Shawna Langworthy MBA BSN RN, Shannon Thornberry RNII CPHON, Melissa Scott BSN RNIII CPHON, Stephanie Scheidt BSN RNII, Cara Johnson BSN RNIII CPON, Erin Osterkamp MSN RN CPN, Rajaram Nagarajan MS MD
Poster
IMPLEMENTING AN OUTPATIENT ORTHOPEDIC PERIOPERATIVE SURGICAL HOME
  Team Leaders:  Diane Rigger RN BSN CPAN, Margaret Dorsey RN BSN CAPA, James Cyriac MD, Leslie Garson MD, Michael McCarthy, Mary Schaffer RN, Katherine Tobin MD
University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California
Poster
RN READY TIMES
  Team Leader:  Karen Bradshaw BSN MBA RN
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
Team Members:  Amy Cooper BSN RN, Gail Davis APRN CNS-BC, Kim Spykerman BSN RN, Sandra Filla BSN CPAN RN
Oral and Poster
IMPROVING SURGICAL INPATIENT READINESS
  Team Leader:  Seema Hussain MS RN CAPA
Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.
Team Members:  Marie Turner BSN RN, Regina Clavelli-Morales BSN RN, Rashida McDonald MHA BSN RN, Virginia Brown-Gray MSN RN, Ariam Yitbarek MS RN, Jane McGee MSN RN CMSRN, Shabnam Hafiz MD MPH, John Ricotta MD, Bridget Olson-Wright MS
Poster
IMPLEMENTING SENIOR FRIENDLY STRATEGIES: DEVELOPING PREOPERATIVE EDUCATION AND PRACTICE THAT FOCUSES ON THE NEEDS OF THE ELDER PATIENT AT RISK
  Team Leaders:  Meredith Muscat RN(EC) MN, Nancy Rudyk RN MN    
St. Michaels Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
Poster
PROMOTING SUCCESSFUL TRANSITIONS FROM PACU TO INPATIENT UNITS 

  Team Leaders:  Stephanie Gingerich RN BSN B-C, Sasha Sakurets RN BSN
University of Minnesota Medical Center and Masonic Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis, MN
Team Member:  Mary Briggs RN BAN CAPA
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Staffing/Cross-Coverage
Poster
LET’S GET DIGITAL: IMPROVING NURSE SATISFACTION WITH AN ONLINE CALL SYSTEM
  Team Leader:  Miranda Bishop BSN RN
University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado
Team Members:  Carolyn Dietrich MS RN CPAN, Associate manager AIP Perianesthesia, Michelle Ballou MBA MS RN, CPAN Manager AIP Perianesthesia
Poster
UTILIZATION OF ACUITY MEASUREMENT TOOL TO PREOPERATIVELY PREDICT PATIENT ACUITY IN THE AMBULATORY SURGICAL UNIT
  Team Leaders:  Marilyn Kopp RN, Gina Jablenski RN
Northwest Community Healthcare, Arlington Heights, Illinois
Poster
INNOVATION OF G31: ONE COHESIVE UNIT
  Team Leader:  Donna Voldan BSN RN CAPA
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Team Members:  Janet Adams RN, Dawn Burden RN, Felicia Horton BSN RN, Diane Hurd BSN RN, Denise Montgomery BSN RN CAPA, Stacy Rice RN, Carli Siegel BSN RN, Amy Wysong RN
Poster
PROMOTING ROLE DIVERSITY AND MASTERY IN THE PERIANESTHESIA SETTING
  Team Leaders:  Marilyn T. Liwag RN BSN CPAN
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Team Members:  Marlene I. Reyes RN BSN CPAN CAPA CCRN, Nancy Strzyzewski MSN RN CPAN CAPA, Kristen Tallman BSN RN
Poster
CROSS TRAINING TO SURVIVE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF HEALTHCARE CHANGES
  Team Leaders:  Gail Davis CNM APRN CNS-BC, Amy Cooper BSN RN
Barnes-Jewish Hospital St. Louis, Missouri
Team Member:  Sandra Filla BSN RN CPAN
Poster
DOUBLE AGENTS: CROSS TRAINING PACU NURSES TO INPATIENT OPERATING ROOM CIRCULATORS
  Team Leader:  Michelle Ballou RN MSN MBA CPAN
University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado
Team Members:  Suzanne Sortman RN MS CNOR, Kaci Meddings RN MSN CNOR, Jennifer Locker RN BSN, Kristen Krieghauser RN BSN
Poster
WHO YA GONNA CALL……..CREATIVE STAFFING SOLUTIONS
  Team Leader:  Michelle Ballou RN MSN MBA CPAN
University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado
Team Members:  Jaime LeLazar MBA, Carolyn Dietrich MSN RN CPAN, Deb DeVine RN MS AOCN, Katherine Halverson-Carpenter RN MBA CNOR, Brenda Wilkison
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