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2015 Research and EBP Abstracts

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


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.
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Oral and Poster
EXPLORING THE MULTIMODAL THEORY OF PAIN MANAGEMENT: RESULTS OF A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL

  Primary Investigator:  Sharon Wood RN BSN
Cleveland Clinic ASC, Beachwood, Ohio
Co-Investigators:  Sandra Gehlfuss RN BSN, Beth Greisl RN BSN, Ann Hyland RN, Penny Hedman MSN, Sandra L. Siedlecki PhD RN CNS
   
Oral and Poster
CORRELATIONAL STUDY OF SLEEP APNEA PATIENTS’ CHARACTERISTICS WITH DISCHARGE LOCATIONS
  Primary Investigator:  Esther Lee MNP MBA RN
UCSD Health System, San Diego, California
Co-Investigators:  JoAnn Daugherty PhD RN CNL, Joseph Burkard DNSc DPNC CRNA
 
Oral and Poster
GIVING PATIENTS A VOICE: THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE POST-ANESTHESIA CARE UNIT (PACU) FOR PATIENTS WITH HEAD AND NECK CANCER
  Primary Investigators:  Theresa Brunner BSN RN CPAN, Kristyn DiFortuna MSN RN CPAN
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Co-Investigators:  Pamela Ginex EdD RN OCN, Bonnie Monson MA RN CPAN, Magda Kovacs RN CAPA, Jane Murphy BSN RN CPAN, Kara Stemplewicz BSN RN CCRN, Michael Letang BSN RN CCRN, Lyndsay West BA, Antonio P. DeRosa MLIS, Sarah T. Jewell MLIS, Donna S. Gibson MLS
 
Oral and Poster
PACU NURSES ARE MY SECOND FAMILY:  BEHAVIORS THAT IMPACT OUR PRACTICE
  Primary Investigator: Julanne Seefeldt RN MSN CAPA
Children’s Mercy, Kansas City, Missouri
Co-Investigators: Amy Avant RN BSN CPN MSN(c), Pamela Bolton RN BSN CPN, Tara Fitzpatrick RN BSN CAPA, Cristine A. Roberts RN PhD, Kristin Stegenga RN PhD, Stacey Wood RN BSN CPN MSN(c)
 
Oral and Poster
POSTOPERATIVE SYMPTOM DISTRESS OF LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY AMBULATORY SURGERY PATIENTS
  Primary Investigator:  Jan Odom-Forren PhD RN CPAN FAAN
University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
Co-Investigators:  Deborah Reed PhD MSPH RN FAAOHN, Carrell Rush MPH
 
Poster
PREVENTION OF POST OPERATIVE NAUSEA AND VOMITING WITH PRE-OPERATIVE INTERVENTION
  Primary Investigators:  Melodie Richardson BSN RN, Jenny Plunkett BSN RN, Jackie Harrison ASN RN
Hendricks Regional Health, Danville, Indiana
Co-Investigators:  Sherry Cole BSN RN, Doris Gipson BSN RN CMSRN, Doris Winkle BSN RN CAPA
 
Poster
IMPROVING PATIENT FAMILY SATISFACTION AND REDUCE PREOPERATIVE ANXIETY BY USING PRIVATE DESIGNATED CHECK-IN AREAS
  Primary Investigators:  Tissy Abraham BSN RN CCRN, Joyace Ussin BSN/BSBM RN CPAN
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
 
Poster
SPEAKING THE SAME LANGUAGE:  ESTABLISHING A UNIFORM CRITERIA FOR SAFE ADMINISTRATION OF OPIOIDS IN THE PACU USING POSS

  Primary Investigators: Tracy Silvaroli BS RN, Barbara Jurkiewicz BSN RN CPAN, Judith Tracey BSN RN CAPA CPAN
Overlook Medical Center, Summit, New Jersey
 
Poster
PREVELANCE AND RISK FACTORS FOR BURNOUT IN THE PERIANESTHESIA SETTING 
  Primary Investigators:  Elizabeth Card MSN RN FNP-BC CPAN, Steve Hyman MD MM
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
 
Poster
EVIDENCE-BASED PROJECT: STRATEGIES OF FALL PREVENTION IN THE AMBULATORY SETTING
  Primary Investigator:  Nina Dinglas MSN RN
Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland
McAuley Surgery Center & Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease
Co-Investigators:  Susan Cutting BSN RN, Monica Anderson MSN RN CEN, Joy Galiza BSN RN, Joanne Sleater RN
 
Poster
THE EFFECT OF MUSIC IN THE PACU ON RECOVERY TIME AND PATIENT SATISFACTION
  Primary Investigator:  Karen A. Kautz RN MSN DNP Candidate
St. Vincent Health, Carmel, Indiana
 
Poster
KETAMINE-PAIN RELIEF FOR THE CHRONIC PAIN SURGICAL PATIENT
  Primary Investigator:  Linda Minnich RN BSN CPAN
John Muir Health, Concord, California
Co-Investigator:  Heather Crowder RN BSN ONC
 
Poster
BIG SURGERY, LITTLE PAIN:  PARTNERING WITH PATIENTS TO MINIMIZE TOTAL KNEE ARTHROPLASTY POST-OPERATIVE PAIN
  Primary Investigators: Toni Milne RN CPAN, Teresa Cook RN
Texas Health Huguley Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas
Co-Investigator:  Tammy Chastain CRNA
 
Poster
CALM OR CRISIS?  IMPLEMENTATION OF CRISIS CHECKLISTS FOR EMERGENCIES IN THE CARE OF POST CARDIAC SURGERY PATIENTS IN A PACU SETTING
  Primary Investigators:  Maria Gutierrez BSN RN CPA, Lucile Dinh MSN RN CNS, Gina Romano Hernandez BSN RN CCRN
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, Laguna Hills, California
Co-Investigators:  Amor Eluna BSN RN CCRN, Tracy Semrow BSN RN CPAN, Ildiko Vitez BSN RN CCRN
 
Poster
SHORT-TERM ACUPRESSURE DOES NOT PREVENT LONG-TERM POST-OPERATIVE NAUSEA AND VOMITING
  Primary Investigator: Rebecca T. Gilbert RN MSN CCRN
University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville Virginia
Co-Investigators: Eleanor Bergland RN BSN CPAN, Sandra Davis RN, Nancy Farish RN BSN, Jill Hance RN BSN CPAN, Camille Kaplan RN MSN CAPA, Susan Ketcham RN BSN CPAN, Lisa Letzkus RN MSN CPNP-AC CCRN, Marie Manz RN BSN, Linda May RN BSN, Therese McGrath RN BSN, Kathy Podgorski RN BSN, Beth Quatrata DNP RN CMSRN ACNS-BC, Ruth Ryman RN, Anika Thurston RN, Rebecca Wolfe RN BSN
 
Poster
AN EXPLORATION OF THE POST-ANESTHESIA CARE UNIT (PACU) NURSES’ KNOWLEDGE LEVEL OF SEDATION SCORING AND PAIN MANAGEMENT OPTIONS
  Primary Investigator:  Lori Ramnytz MSN RN CAPA
Summa Akron City Hospital, Akron, Ohio
Co-Investigators:  Victoria Wells MSN RN-BC CAPA, Eileen Fleming MSN NE-BC CNS
 
Poster
NURSE, PHYSICAL THERAPIST AND PATIENT EASE-OF-CARE:  A META-ANALYSIS COMPARING FENTANYL IONTOPHORETIC TRANSDERMAL SYSTEM (ITS) VERSUS INTRAVENOUS PATIENT-CONTROLLED ANALGESIA (IV PCA) IN POSTOPERATIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT
  Primary Investigator:  Leslie N. Schechter BS PharmD
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Co-Investigator:  Lauren Finkelstein RN BSN
   

 
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