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2016 Celebrate Successful Practices Abstracts

ASPAN's 35th National Conference
April 10-14, 2016, Philadelphia, PA


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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. 

Team Building
  
Poster
Peer Panel Survey Versus Non Anonymous Peer Survey to Continue to Build a High Performing Culture

  Team Leader:  Dianne Stapp BSN
The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio
Team Members:  Joyce Burke BSN CPAN NEA-BC, Allison Canter BSN
 
Poster
Improving Care Coordination in a New PACU: Putting the Pieces Together

  Team Leaders:  Elsy Puthenparampil MSN RN-BC CPAN, Jenise Rice MSN RN CPAN
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
 
Poster
Working Nine to Five, Finding a Plan to Increase Staff Moral and Decrease Hours Worked After 6PM

  Team Leader:  Linda Wollak RN CAPA
Caromont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia, North Carolina
Team Members:  Kim Aldridge RN CAPA, Laura McCall BSN RN
  
Poster
OR to PACU Handoff: Efficient and Safe Transfer of Care
  Team Leader:  Carolyn Benigno MSN RN CPN
Children’s National Health System, Washington, DC
Team Members:  Randall Burd MD PhD, Jennifer Fritzeen MSN RN PCNS-BC, Victoria Alexander BSN RN CPN, Dianne Cochran BSN RN CPN, Kristen Laheta BSN RN CPN, Teresa Roberts MD, Evonne Greenidge MD,   Haeok Chung MSN MHA RN, Aileen Pinola BSN RN CPN
  
Poster
Postoperative Case Study: A Collaborative Approach to Symptomatic Bradycardia
  Team Leaders:  Delsene Hanner BSN RN, Patricia Mefford BSN RN, Mark Neuman MD MSc, Julie Thomas MSN RN CPAN
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Team Members:  Donna Bernard MSN RN CGRN, Jennifer Fraccaroli BSN RN CCRN
  
Oral and Poster
PASS Phone Interview Project
  Team Leaders:  Heather L. Gilbert RN BSN BA CNOR, Kathy Dureault RN MSN CPAN
St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, California
  
Poster
Wake Wings: From the Sky to the Bedside
  Team Leaders:  Krista Holcomb RN BSN, Laura Stack RN CAPA
Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  
Poster
Introduction of "Comfort Card" in Perioperative Area to Improve Patient Experience and Nursing Communication
  Team Leaders:  Melanie Quinn RN, Schuyler Alsop MSN RN
NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell, New York, New York
Team Members:  Toni Velasquez BSN RN, Amanda Bodinet RN, Magdalena Smith MA OCN, Sarah Flood BSN RN CCRN
  
Poster
Improving RN Satisfaction of Hand-Off Report from Anesthesia to the PACU RN
  Team Leader:  Gregory Camacho RN MSN
New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York
Team Members:  Rey Arnel Agudana RN, Laura Han RN CCRN
  
Poster
Being Broke is No Joke. Time = Money
  Team Leader:  Donna Voldan BSN RN CAPA  
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Cleveland, Ohio
Team Members:  Renee Blankenburg BSN RN, Lydia Brown LPN, Alice Florence HUC, Judith Hill RN, Diane Janakovich RN, Linda Marr RN, Susan Masteandrea BSN RN, Ray Robbins BSN RN, Sara Shubert RN
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Cross Coverage
  
Poster
Transitions: Transferring a Level I Trauma Center and Combining Preop, Phase I, & Phase II Units
  Team Leaders:  Donna Bernard MSN RN CGRN, Myra Cain-Houston MSN RN CAPA, Lori Fowler-Gagliardi MBA RN CNOR, Julie Thomas MSN RN CPAN
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Team Member:  Jennifer Fraccaroli BSN RN CCRN
  
Oral and Poster
Instilling a Quality-Safe Culture in Your ASC
  Team Leader:  Barbara J. Holder RN BSN LHRM CAPA
Andrews Institute Ambulatory Surgery Center, Gulf Breeze, Florida
Team Members:  Kim Lloyd RN CAPA, Dora Rieves RN BSN CAPA
  
Poster
The Integration of Perianesthesia Certified Nurses Into An Ambulatory Specialty Treatment Center
  Team Leaders:  Yvette Rosenthal RN CAPA, Deborah White BSN RN CAPA, Janelle Kister BSN RN CAPA CCRN
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Team Members:  Leo Flores BSN RN CAPA, Sharon Carson MSN RN CPAN, Jessica Roberts BSN RN CAPA, Sharon Hampton MSN Ph.D RN0
  
Poster
Creating a Resource Guide for the New Preprocedure Float Pool Nurse
  Team Leader:  Denise Barry BSN RN CPAN
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Team Member:  Karen Munkley BSN MSN RN
  
Poster
Perioperative Cross-Training: Improving Patient Care Flow and Satisfaction
  Team Leader:  Christine Kuthan MSN RN CPAN
UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Team Members:  Doris Jackem RN CPAN, Annette Williams BSN RN MBA CNML
 
Oral and Poster
Engaging Staff to Create a Blended Unit and Efficient Staffing Matrix
  Team Leaders:  Jessie Brooks RN BSN, Kim Hinck RN BSN
University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kansas
Team Members:  Eugenia Johnson RN BSN, Lanette Kelly RN BSN, Leanne Doerner RN BSN
  
Poster
Perianesthesia Model of Care Transition
  Team Leaders:  Cidalia J. Vital RN MS CNL CPAN, Penny Bertolasio RN MSN, Carolyn Anderson RN BM CPAN
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts
Team Members:  Rachel Dirienzo RN BSN BA CPAN, Katelyn Leriche RN BSN
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Technology/EMR/Documentation
  

Poster
Specialty Task Force: Key Element in EMR Optimization

  Team Leader:  Mary Rachel Romero MSN RN CPAN CAPA
University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado
Team Member:  Allison Staub BSN RN
 
Poster
PACU Documentation: Transitioning From Paper to the Electronic Record
  Team Leaders:  Diane Fetterhoff BSN RN CPAN, Patricia Craig RN
Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Team Members:  Stephanie Setaro MSN RN ACNS-BC, Theresa McMunn BSN RN, Jessica Friedman BSN RN, Francis R. Rinault BSN RN
 
Poster
What Goes In (The OR) Must Come Out
  Team Leader: Vonda L. Davidson BSN RN CPAN
Hospital if the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Team Member:  Joseph Moffa MSN BS RN NE-BC CCRN
 
Poster
Focusing On Pain: Engaging the Team in Documentation Can Impact Outcomes
  Team Leaders:  Peggy Running BSN RN CPAN CAPA, Sarah Wente PhD RN
Fairview Ridges Hospital Burnsville, Minnesota
Team Member:  Jan Nelson BSN RN CPAN
  
Poster
When the Screen Went Black: Lessons Learned From Five Days of Downtime
  Team Leader:  Mary Gibson MSN RN CPN
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Team Members:  Jessica Bruno RN MSN CPNP, Gretchen N. Doonan RN BSN CPN, Maryellen Mulcahy RN BSN CPN, Valerie Vitale RNC-NIC MSN CPNP
 
Oral and Poster
Visitation Without Limitation: Facetime in the PACU
  Team Leader:  Maria Gutierrez BSN RN CPAN
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, Laguna Hills, California
Team Members:  Lucile Dinh MSN MPH RN CNS, Amor Eluna BSN RN CCRN, Emily Azuaje RN CCRN
 
Poster
Is This Patient Ready for Anesthesia? EMR Review + Interview Can Make a Difference
  Team Leaders:  Barbara David BSN RN CPAN CPN, Heather Livingston MBA BSN RN
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee
Team Members:  Kari Lahmon ADN RN CPN, Cassandra Bedford BSN RN, Elizabeth Woolfolk BSN RN CPN, Tasha Willis BSN RN CPN
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Clinical
 
Poster
PostOperative Telephone Call: Key Element in Transition of Care
  Team Leader:  Mary Rachel Romero MSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA
University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado
Team Member:  Melanie Sandoval PhD RN
 
Poster
Improving the Process of Identifying Defective Equipment by Durable Labeling System in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit
  Team Leaders:  Florine Mendonsa BSN RN CPAN, Imelda de Castro BSN RN, Prescilla Madtha BSN RN CCRN
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Team Members:  Staci Eguia MSN RN CCRN, Cori Copecky MSN RN OCN
 
Poster
Implementing CAUTI Prevention Bundle in the PACU
  Team Leaders:  Dwayne E. Brown RN CPAN, Staci Eguia MSN RN CCRN
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas    
Team Members:  Cecilia Rodriguez RN CPAN, Donna Conde BSN RN CPAN, Anna Mae Josue BSN RN CPAN, Cori Kopecky MSN RN OCN, Valsa Kuriachan BSN RN CVRN, Claire Zimmerman BSN RN CPAN
 
Poster
Sepsis Awareness Among Oncology Outpatients

  Team Leaders:  Elsy Puthenparambil MSN RN CPAN RN-BC, Biji Chirappattu BSN RN CPAN RN-BC, Staci Eguia MSN RN CCRN
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Team Members:  Minaz Momin BSN RN RN-BC, Jaya Sanjo BSN RN CCRN, Courtney Bishop BSN RN
 
Poster
Partnering With Interpreter Services in the Perioperative Environment to Improve Safety and Quality of Care to Patients and Families With Limited English Proficiency

  Team Leaders:  Susan N. Kamerling MSN RN BC, Linda Cunningham Lawler MA BSN RN
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Poster
Essential Role of PACU Nursing in Developing and Sustaining a Multidisciplinary Enhanced Recovery Program
  Team Leaders:  Jin Huang BSN RN OCN RN-BC, Imelda DeCastro BSN RN
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Team Members:  Alita Campbell BSN RN OCN, Sudha Yalamanchili BSN RN, David Reams BA RN, Staci Eguia MSN RN CCRN, Soo OK BSN RN CPAN
 
Poster
Pediatric Crash Cart Comparison Study: Quality Improvement Pilot Study of Performance and Perceptions
  Team Leaders:  Myrna Mamaril MS RN CPAN CAPA FAAN, Jessica Kalb BSN RN, Cheryl Connor MSN RN CPN, Adam Dodson, NRP, NCEE, CCEMT
John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Team Members:  Rahul Koka MD, Tamara Pegram MSN RN CCRN, Elizabeth Hunt MD, Nora Kakati MSN RN
 
Poster
Pediatric PACU Extended Observation: A New Model of Care
  Team Leaders: Kim Sexton BSN RN, Myrna Mamaril MS RN CPAN CAPA FAAN
Bloomberg Children’s Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
 
Oral and Poster
Green Means Go: Safe PACU Transitions
  Team Leaders:  Amy Kohl MSN RN CCRN, E. Chris Skinner MSN RN CAPA, Lauren Speakman MBA BSN RN CCRN, Susan Volk MSN RN CPAN CCRN
Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware
Team Members:  Maureen Haislett BSN RN CPAN, Kevin Hawkins, Senior Business Analyst, Penny Rathmanner BSN RN CAPA RN-BC
 
Poster
Early Recovery Protocol: Strategy to Decrease Patient Length of Stay
  Team Leaders:  Ann Deacon RN MSN CPAN, Ann Duran RN CPAN, Kyung Jun RN MSN CNOR, Kapil Anand MD
Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
 
Oral and Poster
Wake Me Up Before I Go Go: Development of Post Sedation Discharge Assessment Tool

  Team Leader: Linda Beagley MS RN CPAN
Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
Team Members:  Linda Rowan BSN RN CCRN, Charles Rosenberg BSN MBA RN, Nestor Pecson RN, Margaret Simmons BSN RN, Eva Peroulas MSN RNC-OB
 
Poster
Perioperative Pit Crew: Ready, Set, Start on Time!

  Team Leaders:  Michelle Ballou MBA MS RN CPAN, Suzanne Sortman MA RN CNOR
University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado
Team Members:  Carolyn Dietrich MS RN CPAN, Shauna Sutton RN BSN CNOR, Jaime O’Brien RN BSN CAPA, Sarah Russel RN BSN, Dr. Benjamin Scott, Dr. Ethan Cumbler, Zach Robison MBA, Michelle Rove BS
 
Poster
Implementing and Sustaining a Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP)

  Team Leader:  Kimberly Connolly BSN RN CPAN
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Team Members:  Bonnie Shope MS RN CPAN, Deborah Hobson BSN RN, Bridgette Frison BSN RN
 
Poster
Creating an Extended Stay Unit Within the Perianesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

  Team Leader:  Elena Lara BSN RN CPAN
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Team Members:  Bonnie Shope MS RN CPAN, Zenaida Rodriguez BSN RN CPAN, Bridgette Frison BSN RN, Rebecca Griffiths BSN RN CPAN
 
Poster
Providing Value in Surgical Services: Implementation of a Surgical Clearinghouse

  Team Leaders:  Andrea Carver BSN RN, Stephanie Meyer RN MSN FNP
Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri
 
Poster
Treating Post-Operative Nausea and Vomiting With Isoprophly Alcohol Inhalation
  Team Leader:  Barbara Gozaloff RN BSN CPAN
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
Team Members:  Joann Ellison RN BSN CPAN, Arnetha Drayton PCT, Joseph Abro MD
 
Poster
Including Aromatherapy for Management of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting, an Evidence-Based Practice Project
  Team Leader:  Jennifer Amedio BSN RN CPAN CAPA CCRN PCCN
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Houston, Texas
  
Poster
Stay Just a Little Bit Longer: Extended Recovery in the PACU

  Team Leader:  Krista Hall RN BSN CPAN
University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado
Team Members:  Kristen Alix RN MS ACNP-BC CVN, Nicole Babu RN BSN CPAN, Michelle Ballou RN MSN MBA CPAN, Monica Brock RN MSN, Omid Jazaeri MD FACS, Justin Oeth RN BSN, Amanda Swedhin RN BSN CMSRN
 
Poster
Improving Throughput of Joint and Spine Patients From Phase I: A Rapid Improvement Event
  Team Leaders:  Jennifer King MSN RN CPAN, Michelle Lusby BSN RN CPAN
Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, Maryland
Team Members:  Mary Perzanowski RN, Jenica Polk BSN RN, Tracie Ackermann BSN RN, Michelle Seanger PT DPT CLT, June Brouse MSN RNC-MNN, Kimberly England RNFA CNOR, Jennifer Grover MMS PA-C
 
Poster
PACU Throughput and Capacity Initiative to Increase the Availability of PACU Beds and Decrease Operating Room to PACU Holds
  Team Leaders:  Kelly Connolly MSN RN, Dawn Brundage BSN RN CPAN
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Team Members:  Lori Arsenault MSN RN CNOR NE-BC, Katherine Tecci MBA, Debra Lajoie PhD MSN RN LNC

Poster
Adding a Care Coordinator to the Perianesthesia Resource Team
  Team Leader:  Marie Courtney BSN RN CPAN CAPA
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Team Members:  Victoria Sherry BSN RN, Carol Kale BSN RN, Hazel Gould MBA BSN RN
 
Poster
Multidisciplinary Approach to Maximizing Throughput in the Surgical Services Setting

  Team Leader:  Katherine Wittling RN BSN CAPA
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, Egleston and Scottish Rite Campuses
Team Members:  Sherry Gadra RN BSN MBA CPN, Laurie Farmer RN BSN MSN, Kawana Mitchell RN BSN MSN, Michelle Crumbley CHAM, Cheryl Ledbetter RN CPN, Sharon Debaun RN CPN, Kathy Kendrick RN BSN CAPA, Tasashia Mccormick BOS, Scott Kolesky, MD PhD FAAP, Assistant Professor, Teresa Hammarback RN MSN CPN
 
Poster
Total Joint Patient Flow Improvement Project

  Team Leaders:  Sana Zamarripa BSN RN CPAN
St. Mary Corwin Hospital, Pueblo, Colorado
Team Members:  Samuel Baugh RN, Thomas Eckland RN, Rustin Gilbert RN, Sarah Jenkins RN, Gia King RN CPAN, Nicole Monteleone RN, Mary Rusovick RN, Dawn Scholes RN, Pamela Sturtevant RN, Jennifer Chrisman RN
 
Poster
The Partner in Care Initiative Jump Starts a Culture Into Patient and Family Centered Care

  Team Leader:  Debbie K. Sandlin BSN RN CPAN
St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood, Kentucky
 
Poster
Anticipatory Model for Holding Room (HR) Access/Throughput: Creating Capacity Without Adding More Space
  Team Leader: Betty Sue Minton RN MSN
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Team Members:  Rhonda Barfield RN BSN, Diane Johnson RN MSN
 
Poster
Preoperative Hair Removal Improvement Process
  Team Leaders:  Melissa S. Schmidt BSN CPAN CAPA
VA Portland Healthcare System, Portland, Oregon
Team Members:  Ginger Chalker-Parker CNA MBA, Justin Brandt BA, Christine Valdez RN MSN CNOR, Christine Beatty RN, Jennifer Johnson MS BSN CPAN RN BC
 
Poster
PACU Nursing Protocol for Suspected Corneal Abrasions
  Team Leaders:  Katherine Duncan MD, Caron Hong MD, Beatrice Hazzard RN MS CPAN
University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland
Team Members:  Laura Haines BSN RN CPAN, Lynnae Elliotte MSN RN CPAN CCRN, Michaela Mathews MD
 
Poster
Pediatric Sedation Specialty Unit: Enhancing Patient Care
  Team Leader:  Erin Lowerhouse BSN RN CPN
Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, California
Team Members: Jessica Garcia RN CPN, Laurie Newton BSN RN CPN
 
Poster
T Minus 15 Minutes: A Peri-Operative Countdown to Safety
  Team Leaders:  Aimee Dannaoui BSN RN CAPA CPHON, Laurina McMillan RN CAPA, Desiree Sokoli MSN RN APN FNP-BC NE-BC, Anna Szul BSN RN CAPA
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Team Members:  Sabrina Brown, Service Coordinator (SA), Michelle Burke MSA RN CNOR, Director of Nursing Perioperative Services, Terri Cruz BSN RN OCN, Keisha Findley BSN RN OCN, Charles Gadsden, Patient Care Technician (PCT), Celeste Hamilton, Unit Assistant (UA), Amanda Harris, Unit Assistant (UA), Deonie Malcolm, Unit Assistant (UA), Mary-May Saulan MSN MPA RN CNOR, Lystra Swift MA RN CNOR, J. Patricia Walsh RN OCN, Roger Wilson MD, Executive Director of OR Operations, Kamille Woody, Unit Assistant (UA), Shokjean Yee MA RN CNOR
 
Poster
Multidisciplinary Approach in the Reduction of Discharge Times for Ground White Second Stage Recovery Unit

  Team Leaders: Nicole J. Hoke MSN RN CCNS CCRN, Joseph Moffa MSN BS RN CCRN NE- BC
Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Poster
The Construction and Implementation of an Innovational Twenty-Three Hour Extended Stay Observational Unit

  Team Leaders:  Nicole J. Hoke MSN RN CCNS CCRN, Joseph Moffa MSN BS RN CCRN NE-BC
Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Poster
Champions for Reducing CAUTI in Surgical Patients: Inspiring Excellence to Improve Outcomes

  Team Leaders:  Donna S. Johnson BSN RN-BC, Anastasia Johnson APRN MS CNS CNOR CNS-CP
Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Team Members:  Sara Schroeck BSN RN, Sarah Jerabek BSN RN PHN CPAN CAPA, Naomi Hummel BSN RN, Jennifer Helling BSN RN, Tamara Amon-Stodola RN, Ellie Carter CLS MPH CIC
 
Poster
Improving Patient Outcomes by Improving Post-Surgical Antibiotic Timeliness

  Team Leaders:  Peter Stoffan RN BSN, Alexandra Schuyler Alsop RN MSN
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York
  
Poster
I'll Be There: Enhancing the Patient Experience During Epidural Placement
  Team Leaders:  Mary Irwin MA RN CAPA, Leonore DeLince BA BSN RN CAPA, Laurina McMillan AAS RN CAPA
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
 
Poster
Implementing a Regional Anesthesia Service in the Preoperative Area for Orthopedic Patients

  Team Leaders:  Eleanor Mowbray RN BSN CPAN, Ann Deacon RN MSN CPAN, Ann Duran RN CPAN, Kyung Jun RN MSN CNOR, Kapil Anand MD
Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
 
Poster
Pediatric Pre-Surgery Preparation Center
  Team Leader:  Tara Wright BSN RN CPN
Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, Ohio
Team Members:  Michelle Wilson CNP, Susan Gough BSN RN CPAN, Margie Gaydos MSN MBA RN, Jill Smith CPN, Andrew J. Meyer MD
 
Poster
Using Capnography to Predict OSA in Undiagnosed Patients With High STOP-BANG Scores
  Team Leader:  Beth Brown BSN RN CPAN
Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa
Team Members:  Marie Trannel RN CPAN, Ann Brandel RN, Linda Recker BSN RN, Heather Wuebker BSN RN, Shirley Marty-Klosterman RN 
 
Poster
Targeted Quiet Time Intervention in the PACU
  Team Leaders:  Malini Sarkar, Beatrice Hazzard RN MS CPAN, Caron Hong MD
University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland
 
Oral and Poster
Use OR Holds to Your Advantage! Request More FTE's by Blending ASPAN Practice Recommendation 1 Patient Classification/Staffing Recommendation and AORN Position Statement on Perioperative Safe Staffing and On-Call Practices
  Team Leader:  Richard Fleeger MSN RN
Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona
 
Poster
Supporting a Clinical Trial in a Pediatric PACU
  Team Leader:  Gayle Person RN
University of Minnesota Medical Center and Masonic Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Team Members:  Mary Briggs BAN RN CAPA, Juliann Peacock MS RN CPAN, Jackie Dols BSN RN CPAN, Rebecca Feiner BSN RN, Leanne Moore BSN RN, Meredith Joyce BSN RN CPAN, Tricia Middleton RN, Kim Stone BSN RN, Kari Bushnell BA RN, Christie O’Hara RN, Jessica Purdue Rep BSN RN, Lindsey Hemmelgarn BSN RN, Andrew Larson BSN RN, Katie Wentholt BSN RN, Rachel Warren BSN RN
 
Poster
Bridging the Gap: The Role of the Nurse Navigator in the Perioperative Setting
  Team Leaders:  Julie Owczarzack BA RN CPAN, Erica Broskowski BSN RN CPAN
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints, Racine, Wisconsin
Team Member:  Michelle Stumpf BSN RN, Nurse Navigator
 
Poster
Leading the Way for OSA: Guiding the Development and Implementation of a Clinical Protocol for Managing Patients
  Team Leaders:  Judy Moreno RN CPAN RN-BC, Lori Story BSN CPAN
El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, California
 
Poster
"No Interruption Zone" in Ambulatory Procedure Unit to Reduce Medication Distraction at the Pyxis 
  Team Leaders:  Carrie Fredericksdorf BSN RN, Kathryn Farrell MSN RN
Hospital of University Pennsylvania and Penn-Medicine Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Oral and Poster
Safer Surgery: Decreasing Laterality Discrepancies When Scheduling Orthopedic Surgery Cases
  Team Leaders:  Marcy A. Post RN MSN, Cert. Green Belt Lean Sigma, Kathleen Pressimone RN MSN CNOR, Kimberly Goldsborough RN MSN, Robert S. Sterling MD
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (JHBMC), Baltimore, Maryland
Team Members:  Helen Bocianowski RN MSN, Cheryl Adams RN BSN, Stephanie Dilegge RN, Annlee Boutwell RN MSN, Takiya Reavis MHA MBA, Tanya Engler, Deitra Ellis, Carolyn Shiflett MA
 
Poster
Universal Protocol and Time-Out: A Highly Reliable Tool for the Promotion of Patient Safety
  Team Leader:  Magdalena G. Smith MA RN OCN
New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York
Team Member:  Hidelisa Billianes BSN RN
 
Poster
Understanding Malignant Hyperthermia
  Team Leader:  Magdalena G. Smith MA RN OCN
New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York
Team Member:  Melissa Alford BSN RN
 
Poster
Phase 2 Post Anesthesia Recovery Time Management: A New Model of Care
  Team Leader:  Cheryl Clendenin RN MSN APRN-BC  
Mayo Clinic Health System Southwest Minnesota Region, Mankato, Minnesota
Team Members:  Kellie Abed RN, Miranda Herbeck PCT, DeEtte Leibfried RN, Christy Mulenburg RN, Patty Thompson UC, Beth Westphal RN, Teresa Casio RN, Pawan Bhandari, Theresa Herzberg
 
Poster
Impact of Alternative Therapies with Surgery and Anesthesia
  Team Leader:  Elizabeth Rhodes RN BSN CNIII CMSRN
Duke University Medical Center Eye Center PACU-Durham, North Carolina
Team Member:  Elizabeth Callis RN BSN CNIV CAPA
 
Poster
Pressure Ulcer: Bottom Line
  Team Leader:  Crisanta P. 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, Jocelyn Roan BSN RN CPAN, Frances Vu BSN RN, Sung Hwang BSN RN, Michael Doria BSN RN
 
Poster
Implementation of an Ambulatory PACU Length of Stay Project

  Team Leaders:  Susan Dorion MSN RN, Eswar Sundar MD, Peter Mowschenson MD, Ross Simon BA
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Team Members:  Elena Canacari RN, Mary Ellis BSN RN, Marianne McAuliffe MSN RN
 
Poster
Alarm Management: Decreasing Alarm Fatigue and Noise Levels in a Pediatric PACU
  Team Leaders:  Sereniti Young BS BSN RN CCRN, Deborah Dell BSN RN CCRN CPN
The Johns Hopkins Hospital - Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center, Baltimore, Maryland
Team Member:  Kimberly Letnaunchyn RN CCRN
 
Poster
Improving Patient and Family Satisfaction During the Perioperative Experience
  Team Leader:  Barbara U. Ochampaugh RN BSN CPAN
St. Peter's Health Partners Albany New York
Team Members:  Deborah Marra RN BSN CPAN, Lisa Machovec RN
 
Poster
Does a Colorectal Bundle Reduce Surgical Site Infections?
  Team Leader:  Barbara Ochampaugh RN BSN CPAN
St. Peter's Health Partners, Albany, New York
Team Members:  Helen Krajick RN MS CNOR, Dawn Morrill RN, Jennifer Penton RN BSN, Amy Steenburgh RN
 
Poster
Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Using STOP BANG to Help Prevent Post-Operative Complications
  Team Leaders:  Kerrie Brewer BSN RN CPAN, Megan Templeman BSN RN
University of Kentucky Healthcare, Lexington, Kentucky
Team Members:   Amanda Carney BSN RN CCRN, Amanda Pascal BSN
 
Poster
Malignant Hyperthermia Preparedness: A Multidisciplinary Approach Aimed at the Recognition and Management of a Malignant Hyperthermia Crisis During Surgery and Other Invasive Procedures
  Team Leader:  Kathleen M Laramie RN BSN CPN
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Team Members:  Melanie Palmieri RN BSN, Kerry Vittum RN BSN, Kelly Connolly, RN, BSN, MSN
 
Poster
Close the Loop
  Team Leader:  Donna Voldan BSN, RN, CAPA
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Cleveland, Ohio
Team Members:  Marie Crump BSN RN, Mary Lou Dipzinski RN, Gloria Rider BSN RN, Chelsea Wallace BSN RN
 
Poster
Glycogen Storage Disease
  Team Leader:  Donna Voldan BSN RN CAPA  
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Team Members:  TeNeasha Billingsley BSN RN, Michelle Levay BSN RN CPN, Megan Sumser BSN RN CPN
 
Poster
Save Your Money Save Your Time: The Stockroom Renovation
  Team Leader:  Kristen Vargo MSN RN NE-BC
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Cleveland, Ohio
Team Members:  Donna Voldan BSN RN CAPA, Ann Marie Birskovich BSN RN CAPA, John Mahle, Sean Popovic LPN
  
Poster
What's At Your Bedside? Less is More!
  Team Leader:  Donna Voldan BSN RN CAPA  
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Cleveland, Ohio
Team Members:  Rebekke Hammad BSN RN, Anne Svec BSN RN
 
Poster
Splish Splash - How We Managed to Give Our Patients Antiseptic Bath
  Team Leader:  Karin Graulich RN MSN
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Team Members:  Susan Elliott RN BSN, Tapashi Bhaumik RN BSN CMSRN, Maryann Hermann RN, Patricia Toth RN BA
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Education
 
Poster
Perioperative Immersion

  Team Leader:  Mary Doerner MSN RN CPAN CAPA
University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana
Team Member:  Connie Swenty DNP RN CWOCN
  
Poster
Improving Perioperative Nursing Practices in Hong Kong: An Innovative Project
  Team Leader:  Esther Lee RN MNP MBA
University of California San Diego Health, San Diego, California
Team Members:  Uriel Dualos RN BSN CPAN, Kathy Kuttler RN CCRN CPAN, Cresilda Newsom RN DNP CPAN
 
Poster
One Size Does Not Fit All: Nurse Education for Properly Fitted Anti-Embolism Compression Stockings

  Team Leaders:  Miguel Laxa BSN RN, Saramma John BSN RN CCRN, Jaya Mathew BSN RN PCCN, Cori Kopecky MSN RN OCN
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Team Members:  Alita Campbell BSN RN OCN, Daryl Gumban BSN RN, Kim Kitchen BSN RN, Editha Sandle PCP,  Chandy Kachamkodom PCP, Bridgette Thomas PCP
 
Poster
Decreasing Post Operative Length of Stay Through Increasing Education and Awareness
  Team Leaders:  Callie Dewbre BSN RN CPAN, Carolyn Dietrich MSN RN CPAN, Emily McCullom BSN RN CCRN
University of Colorado Health, Denver, Colorado
Team Members:  Julie Egan BSN RN, Jessica Klich BSN RN, Joni Lauri BSN RN
 
Poster
An Interprofessional Approach to Hypothermia Prevention in the Perioperative Setting
  Team Leader:  Alice Kohler MSN RN CPAN CCRN NE-BC
Ben Taub Hospital, Harris Health System, Houston, Texas
Team Members:  Mary Ann Agtual BSN RN, Annamma Mathew BSN RN CPAN CAPA CCRN, Jewellyn Natividad BSN RN CPAN, Eleanor Nolledo BSN RN CPAN CAPA
 
Poster
Alarm Management in the PACU
  Team Leader:  Melissa Sayers RN BS CPAN
Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida
 
Oral and Poster
The Nurse Resident in the PACU: Designing and Implementing a Program to Support the Transition of New Graduate Nurses into a Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
  Team Leader:  Bonnie Shope MS RN CPAN
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Team Members:  Patricia Ryan MSN RN, Elena Lara BSN RN CPAN, Jing Rodriguez BSN RN CPAN, Bridgette Frison BSN RN, Rebecca Griffiths BSN RN CPAN, Marina Reyes-Maxwell BSN RN CPAN
 
Poster
Brief CPR Training in the Peri-Operative Setting to Increase Nurse Confidence
  Team Leaders:  Kelley Kelly MSN RN CAPA VA-BC, Stephanie Kemery MSN RN CMSRN
Beltway Surgery Center, Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, Indiana
Team Members:  Connie Wilson EdD RN CEN, Corinne Wheeler PhD RN CENP
 
Poster
Creating a Day Surgery Discharge Instruction Sheet for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Patients
  Team Leader:  Marie Courtney BSN RN CPAN CAPA
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Team Members:  Sandra Torrisi BS RN CAPA, Joanne Hart BSN RN CPAN, Josette Renda BSN RN, Barbara Audin BSN RN CPAN, Heather Murphy BSN RN CAPA, Selene Goes RN, Hazel Gould MBA BSN RN
 
Poster
PeriAnesthesia Coping Plan for Pediatric Patients with Autism Spectrum and Behavioral Disorder
  Team Leader:  Katherine Wittling RN BSN CAPA
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Egleston Campus, Atlanta, Georgia
Team Members:  Brenda Middlebrooks RN CPNP CNOR, Ashley McClain CCLS, Jessica Palumbo Dufur CCLS CEIM, Vidya Yalamanchili MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Megan Wiggins, Behavioral Clinical Practitioner, Teresa Hammarback BSN MSN CPN
 
Poster
Development of a Unit Based Competency Program to Evaluate and Engage the Adult Learner in the PACU
  Team Leaders: Staci Eguia MSN RN CCRN, Cori Kopecky MSN RN OCN
The University of Texas at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texa
 
Poster
New Graduates in the PACU: Building a Foundation of Knowledge and Trust Through a Residency Programs
  Team Leader:  Christine Tomes MSN RN CPAN
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
 
Poster
An Integrative Research Review of the Impact of Bystander Training on Violence for Utilization in Nursing
  Team Leaders:  Christine Tomes MSN RN CPAN, Barbara David MSN RN CPAN CPN, Betsy Akin MSN RN, Stephanie Reeves MSN RN, Susan Spencer MSN RN
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Team Members:  Connie Cupples RN PhD, Zoila Sanchez RN PhD
 
Poster
Utilization of Bystander Intervention Training for the Prevention of Lateral Violence
  Team Leaders:  Christine Tomes MSN RN CPAN, Margie Gale MSN RN CEAP
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
 
Poster
Transitioning Students From a Preceptor Based Model to a Patient Focused Clinical Experience
  Team Leaders:  Christine Tomes MSN RN CPAN, Donna Gardner BSN RN, Lisa Oltean BSN RN CNOR, Cynthia Townsend MTHS, BSN, RN, CNOR
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
 
Poster
Using Simulation to Better Prepare Perianesthesia Nurses to Handle Emergency Situations in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
  Team Leader:  Patricia L. Ryan MSN MHA RN CPAN
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Team Members:  Elena Lara BSN RN CPAN, Michelle Porter BSN RN, Laura Kaiser BSN RN CPAN
 
Poster
CAPA Certified Nurses to the Rescue: Rapid Response in the Outpatient Setting
  Team Leader:  Deborah White BSN RN CAPA
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Team Members:  Felicia Selman BSN RN CAPA, Janelle Kister BSN RN CAPA
 
Poster
Engaging the People We Serve Through Collaboration
  Team Leader:  Deborah White BSN RN CAPA
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Team Members:  Ofelia Alilain BSN RN CAPA, Yvette Rosenthal RN CAPA, Tomar Foster Mills BSN RN CAPA
 
Poster
Hypoglycemia Can Kill! New Protocols Are Long Overdue!
  Team Leaders: Louise Meymand DC BSN RN-BC, Jennifer Jones MSN RN AGCNS-BC CCRN
Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, Dallas, Texas
Team Members: Robert Williams BSN MBA RN-BC, Art Signo MSN RN-BC, Grace Poon PharmD, Erin Wandrey PharmD, Carollyn McAllister MS RDN LD, Taryn Solomon RDN LD, Lindsey Bradlley BSN RN-BC, Lauren Laroe BSN RN-BC, Tracy Ordrop MSN RN, Trenton Witt BSN RN
 
Oral and Poster
Enhanced Recovery for Elective Colorectal Surgery
  Team Leaders:  Joseph Brooks MD, Mike Kahler BSN RN CNOR
Midland Memorial Health, Midland, Texas
Team Members:  Jeanette Frantz MSN RN, Robyn Wood BSN RN, Jessica Hawkins MSN RN, Trina Mora BSN RN CAPA CPAN, Susana Dominguez BSN RN, Rita Perez RN
 
Poster
Outside Your Comfort Zone: Where the Learning Happens!
  Team Leaders:  Danielle Mouradjian BSN RN CCRN, Joyce Stengel MSN RN CNOR
Hospital of the University Of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Poster
Use of High Fidelity Simulation for Annual Airway Competency Assessment

  Team Leader:  Susan Gough BSN RN CPAN
Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, Ohio
Team Members:  Stephanie Estephan BSN RN, Kris Nagy BSN RN 
 
Poster
Decreasing the Incidence of Advisory Alarms in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
  Team Leaders:  Ma. Cecilia Lopez BSN RN CPAN, Eileen Latwis Viellette MS RN APN C CCRN CPAN
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, New Jersey
 
Poster
Benefits of Implementing a PACU Specific Evidence-Based Journal Club
  Team Leaders:  Lauren D’Urso MSN BSN RN, Brittany Franzek BSN RN
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, New Hampshire
Team Members:  Nadia Kirpolenko BSN RN, Holly Atkinson BSN RN, Phyllis Brown RN CPAN CAPA, Coleen Grover BSN RN, Julianna Perrella BSN RN, Wendy Sacco RN, Sandra Watts RN CAPA, Michelle Zorawowicz BSN RN ONC, Kelly Britton BSN RN, Patty Renzi RN, Emily Scotti BSN RN, Cheryl Yianakopolos RN, Sharon Ivas BSN RN
 
Poster
Now Read This! The Development of a Presurgical Manual to Facilitate the Orientation Process
  Team Leaders:  Lori Gofter MS RN OCN CAPA, Monique Hodge BSN RN CAPA, Wanda Rodriguez RN MA CCRN CPAN, Desiree Sokoli MSN RN APN FNP/BC NE-BC
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Team Members:  Jean Bivona BSN RN CAPA, Aimee Dannaoui BSN RN CPHON CAPA, Kristyn DiFortuna MSN RN CNS CPAN, Christine Gillins-White BSN RN, Mary Irwin MA RN CAPA, Robina Kitzler MSN RN AOCNS CCRN CPAN, Kathleen Lombardo MS RN AOCNS CAPA, Noelle Paul BSN RN OCN CAPA, Lenore Smykowski MA BSN CPAN, Anna Szul BSN CAPA
 
Poster
Onset of Pain After Spinal Anesthesia
  Team Leader:  Pamela Luz Bernaldez Guarin BSN RN CPAN
Suburban Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland  
 
Poster
The Benefits of Spinal Anesthesia and Liposomal Bupivacaine in Total Knee Arthroplasty
  Team Leaders:  Toni Milne RN CPAN, Katrina Williams RN CNOR
Texas Health Huguley Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas
Team Members:  Jean Moskal BSN RN CPAN, Teresa Cook RN, Elizabeth Simons RN
Co-Author:  Kristina Shaw MSN RN
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