2016 Research/EBP/QI Abstracts

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

Early Oral Pain Medications and the Effects on Length of Stay
Contact:  Dana Raines MSN RN CAPA
Mission Health, Asheville, North Carolina

The Effect of Essential Oils on Perceived Stress of Nursing Staff in the Holding Room
Contact:  Juli Reynolds BSN RN
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee

Using Preoperative Oral Acetaminophen for Children Undergoing Myringotomy and Tube Placement
Contact:  Donna Dolezal RN MSN CPAN CAPA
University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Optimal Frequency of Vital Signs During the First Hour of the Post Anesthesia Recovery Period
Contact:  Christina Gravalese MSN RN NE-BC
Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit, Michigan

Use of a Preoperative Assessment Tool to Identify Surgical Patients at Risk for Postoperative Pain Management Challenges
Contact:  Laurie Cushman BSN RN CPAN
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC

Scratching the Surface: Prevention of Corneal Abrasion in the PACU
Contact:  Katelyn Lillienthal RN
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Stethoscope Disinfection: Can We Better Our Practice?
Contact:  Sasha Ramirez BSN RN
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

The Effects of Prayer as a Coping Strategy for Nurses
Contact:  Cindy Cain MS, RN
Southern Nazarene University, Tulsa, Oklahoma

An Evidence Based Practice Prescreening Study on Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Translating the Evidence to Practice
Contact:  Myrna Mamaril MS RN CPAN CAPA FAAN
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

In Adult Daystay Patients Undergoing Gynecological Surgery with General Anesthesia, Does the Implementation of a Modified NPO Status, Compared with the Current Practice, Decrease Post Operative Nausea and Vomiting?
Contact:  Nancy Falvey RN Level IV BSN CAPA
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts

A Time to Teach: Would Giving Discharge Instructions Preoperatively Improve Patient Satisfaction in Outpatient Surgery?
Contact:  Jennifer D. Rice BSN RN CPAN CAPA
Medical Center of Lewisville, Lewisville, Texas

Development of an At Risk Screening Tool for Emergency Events After Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Discharge
Contact:  Jill Chamberlain RN MS CNE CHSE
Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, Illinois

The Effects of Early Family Visitation in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) on Postoperative Anxiety
Contact:  Tiffany Kocher BSN RN
Xavier University School of Nursing, Cincinnati, Ohio

The Known Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Patient in the Peri-Operative SettingI
Contact:  Carolyn Merriman BSN RNC-OB C-EFM CPAN
Highland Hospital, Rochester, New York

Nurse Perception of a Pain Area Location Tool
Contact:  Phyllis J. Mesko RN CPN
Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, Ohio

A Prospective Study Comparing the Standard of Care to Active Warming and Administering Warmed Fluids Preoperatively to Prevent Postoperative Hypothermia
Contact:  Alison Partridge RN MSN CPAN
Roper St. Francis Healthcare Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, South Carolina

The Effect of the Use of a Simplified Risk Assessment Tool on Post Operative Nausea and Vomiting
Contact:  Margaret Jackson BSN RN CPAN BC
Main Line Health System, Paoli Hospital, Paoli, Pennsylvania

Does Site Matter? Comparing Patient Comfort and Accuracy of Blood Glucose Samples Taken From the Finger and Palm of Adult Diabetic Patients in the Preoperative Setting
Contact:  Paula Schenck RN
University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia

Analysis of Post Operative Nausea and Vomiting in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit
Contact:  Alison Partridge RN MSN CPAN
Roper St. Francis Healthcare Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, South Carolina

A Multidisciplinary Evidence-Based Practice Protocol to Reduce Postoperative Nausea in the Bariatric Surgery Patient
Contact:  Andrea Mason RN MSN CNS
Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California

The Effects of a Surgical Virtual Tour on Adult Preoperative Anxiety and Understanding of the Surgical Process
Contact:  Deborah Cutrona MSN RN CCRN
Cooper University Hospital, Camden, New Jersey

Your Child's Surgical Passport
Contact:  Susan L. Weaver MSN APN PCNS-BC CPN CPAN
Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Delaware

Peripheral Nerve Block Uses in the Perianesthesia Setting for Hip and Knee Surgeries: an Integrative Review
Contact:  Tara Clinding MSN RN CCRN CPAN
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina, and Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

Perceptions of Healthcare Professionals Regarding Optimal Length of Smoking Cessation for Adult Patients Prior to an Elective Surgery
Contact:  Kim Barker ADN RN CAPA
CaroMont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia, North Carolina

Is a Standard of Care for Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea an Effective Tool in Providing Safe Outcomes in PACU?
Contact:  Jill Setaro MSN RN CPAN
Stony Brook Medicine, Depts of Nursing and Anesthesiology, Stony Brook, New York