2019 Research/EBP/QI Abstracts

ASPAN's 38th National Conference
May 5-9, 2019, Nashville, Tennessee

Saving the Best for Last: Identifying and Intervening in Local Anesthetic Toxicity Emergency
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Contact:  Sasha Ramirez BSN RN CPAN
The University of Texas at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Pediatric Perioperative Education: Are We Doing Enough at Geisinger Health System to Prepare our Pediatric Patients and Their Families for Surgery?
Contact:  Amanda Wertz BS RN CAPA
Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania
An Evidenced Based Practice Approach to Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) Emergency Response: A Multidisciplinary Quality Improvement Initiative
Contact:  Antonella Mossa MSN RN CPAN
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
An Exploration of Postoperative Delirium and Unplanned Perioperative Hypothermia in Surgical Patients
Contact:  V. Doreen Wagner PhD RN CNOR
Mission Health, Asheville, North Carolina
Development of a Discharge Scoring Tool in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit
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Contact:  Desireé Serfaty-Sokoli MSN RN APN FNP-BC NE-BC
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Multisession Education Improves Nurses’ Knowledge and Confidence for Malignant Hyperthermia Crisis
Contact:  Hazzel H. Gomez MSN BSN RN CAPA CPAN
The UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Increasing Competence of PACU RNs Responding to Code Blue
Contact:  Ayumi Fielden MSN RN CCRN-K CPAN
Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
PACU Critical Care Program: Increasing Preceptor Knowledge and Confidence to Foster Future Generations of RNs
Contact:  Ayumi Fielden MSN RN CCRN-K CPAN
Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
Bedside Handoff Between the Peri-Anesthesia Care Unit and Medical-Surgical Unit
Contact:  Ann-Marie Bermingham BSN
Brigham & Women’s Faulkner Hospital, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Pain, Nausea and…Thirst?
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Contact:  Joni Lauri RN BSN CPAN
University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado

Implementing Sepsis-3 and the qSOFA in Ambulatory Services
Contact: Debra Malone BSN RN CAPA
University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, Colorado

Effect of Prewarming on Inadvertent Hypothermia and Thermal Comfort
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Contact:  Kathryn Mercado BSN RN
MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center, Long Beach, California

Interactive Text Notification of Arrival Times for Pediatric Surgery Patients
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Contact: Susan N. Kamerling MSN RN BC
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cut to the Chase: Pre-op Surgical Clipping
Contact: Michele Gatt BSN RN
Heart and Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Optimizing Surgery Patients in a Perioperative Care Clinic
Contact:  Rebecca Serra BSN RN CAPA
Inova Alexandria Hospital (IAH), Alexandria, Virginia

Successful Introduction of Music Therapy for Post-Operative Pain, Anxiety and Nausea in the Adult Oncology Patient
Contact:  Charlene Weiss RN BSN OCN
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, New York

Inhaled Peppermint Aromatherapy for Treatment of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: A Compliment to Traditional Pharmacological Treatments
Contact:  Karen Abril MSN RN CAPA
White Plains Hospital, White Plains, New York

Decreasing the Incidence of Post-Operative Urinary Retention (POUR) and Incontinence with the Total Joint Replacement Patients after Spinal Anesthesia in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU): A Quality Improvement Project
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Contact:  Shannon M. Wishart MSN RN CSRN
UPMC Passavant, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Minimizing Distractions and Interruptions at the Pyxis Machine Thus Improving Safety
Contact:  Ann Marie Culver RN CAPA
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts

Nasal Cannula Versus Face Tent for Oxygen Delivery in the Post Anesthesia Setting
Principal Investigator: Patricia Panfile MAN RN CPAN
Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington, New Jersey

A Retrospective Analysis to Analyze Health Data and OSA Risk in Women
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Contact:  Kimberly Latham BSN RN CCRN
The Christ Hospital Health Network, Cincinnati, Ohio

Examining Nurse Satisfaction Using the Digital Patient Summary: A FastTrack Method of Handover Report
Contact:  Imelda C. Principe DNP RN MSN CPAN CCRN ASLNC-C
NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, New York, New York

Aromatherapy as Adjunctive Therapy for Post-Op Nausea and Vomiting
Contact:  Nancy Castellano BSN RN CPAN CAPA CCAP
Overlook Medical Center, Summit, New Jersey

Surgery Center Quality Improvement Study: Identifying Barriers to Patient Readiness to the Operating Room—Phase I
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Contact:  Sandra Price MS RN CAPA
University of Rochester Medical Center’s Same Day Surgical Center, Rochester, New York

Introducing the Clinically Aligned Pain Assessment
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Contact:  Penny Mclain RN CPAN
Providence St Vincent Hospital, Portland, Oregon

Gel In Gel Out: Perioperative Hand Hygiene Compliance
Contact:  Sherie Munaretto BSN RN CPAN CAPA
City of Hope, Duarte, California

Screening Matters for OSA
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Contact:  Connie Hardy Tabet MSN RN CPAN CAPA FASPAN
University of New Mexico Hospitals, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Three Es to Improving Outcomes: Education, Engagement and Enhanced Recovery
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Contact:  Melissa Johnson RN MSN CPAN
Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital, Geneva, Illinois

Music Listening in the PACU in Patients Undergoing Adenotonsillectomy Surgery
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Contact:  Deborah Scalford MSN RN
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Surgical Normothermia; Achieving the Triple Aim
Contact:  Susan Elliott BSN RN
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Effects of Transport on Oral Temperature of Post-Surgical Patients Transported from PACU to Nursing Units
Contact:  Kathy Dureault MSN RN CPAN
St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, California

PACU Pioneers Around the World: Nursing Quality Improvement Strategies in Kenya
Contact:  Summer Fitts BSN RN CPAN
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee

Factors Nurses Consider when Making the Decision to Medicate for Pain in the PACU: The Embedded Knowledge Within Practice
Contact:  Danielle Dunwoody PhD MS BSc BScN RN
University at Buffalo, School of Nursing, New York

Hospital Nurses Perception of Transition to Practice
Contact:  Mary Will RN BSN CAPA
Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, Maine

Using Evidenced Based Practice (EBP) To Develop Guidelines for Improve Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Patient Care
Contact:  Kristin Spurr MSN RN-C
UC San Diego Health, La Jolla, California

Aromatherapy in the PACU
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Contact:  Laura Martinez MSN RN
University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Improving Patient and Family Satisfaction in PeriAnesthesia Setting
Contact:  JoAnn Daugherty PhD RN CNL
UC San Diego Health, San Diego, California

Improving First Case Surgical Start Times by Improving Wayfinding
Contact: JoAnn Daugherty RN PhD CNL
UC San Diego Health, San Diego, CA

Effectiveness of MPEWS at Predicting Pediatric Risk Events and Unplanned ICU Admissions in a PACU Setting
Contact:  Ben White BSN RN CCRN 
Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, Washington

Are Employee Longevity and Job Satisfaction Related to Generational Differences Among the Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, and the Millennials?
Contact:  Kim Barker ADN RN CAPA, Rebecca Waters ADN RN CAPA
CaroMont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia, North Carolina

The Clinical Application of Noninvasive Minute Ventilation Monitor in the Perioperative Setting: Preliminary Results from 4 Sites Within Kaiser Permanente Medical System
Contact:  Jennifer Dang RN
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Baldwin Park, California

Clinical Implications of Monitor Alarms: A Comparative Study on SpO2, EtCO2 and Respiratory Volume Monitoring in Perioperative Settings
Contact:  Jennifer Dang RN
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Baldwin Park, California

I Am Listening: Improving Discharge Instructions Among Same Day Surgery Patients in UCLA Santa Monica PTU/PACU
Contact: Hannah Jacinto BSN RN
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, California

Protocol for Use of Respiratory Volume Monitoring in the PACU of a Tertiary Care Medical Center
Contact:  Jennifer O’Dwyer BSN RN
Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts

Preoperative Acetaminophen in Surgical Patients:  Does the Administration Route (Intravenous versus Oral) Affect Postoperative Outcomes?
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Contact:  Diana Pelzer MSN RN CAPA
TriHealth Bethesda Butler, Hamilton, Ohio

Implementing Enhanced Surgical Recovery Across Service Lines: The Future is Yesterday
Contact:  Vicki Morton DNP AGNP-BC
Providence Anesthesiology Associates, Charlotte, North Carolina

Pediatric Early Warning Score (PEWS) Implementation in the PACU
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Contact:  Lauren Boston MSN RN PNP-PC
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, Tennessee

Fast Track Program for Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Perioperative Setting
Contact:  Sheila Birlin BSN RN CPN
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona