2023 Research/EBP/QI Abstracts

ASPAN's 42nd National Conference
April 28 - May 1, 2023, Denver, Colorado

The Clinical Inquiry posters were judged at National Conference by members of the Clinical Inquiry Committee. These are the top two standouts for each category:

In the EBP Category:

In the QI Category:

In the Research Category: 

Board #101:  Face to Face Education for Abdominal Hysterectomy Patients to Decrease SSI​

Contact:  Tiffany Mitchell MSN RN NEA-BC PCCN
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hurst-Euless-Bedford, Bedford, TX

Board #102:  Caring for Patients Living with Autism in the Perioperative Setting

Contact:  Anita Norton MSN RN CPNP-PC
Children’s Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Board #103:  Quality Improvement Pilot in the Same Day Surgical Center: Improving Nurse Satisfaction Utilizing Patient Care Zones

Contact:  Lisa Englerth BSN RN CAPA
University of Rochester Medical Center’s Same Day Surgical Center, Rochester, NY

Board #104:  The Perioperative Nurse Manager’s Role in Quality Improvement and the Barriers and Facilitators Impacting their Engagement:  A Mixed Methods Approach

Contact:  Sandra Galura PhD RN
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Board #105:  Improving FCOTS Using a Multidisciplinary, Multifactorial Approach: A Quality Initiative Project
Contact:  Alanna Perlstein MSN RN-BC
New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Board #106:  PACU Fitness Challenge:  Promoting Health and Mental Well-Being Post-COVID-19 Surge
Contact:  Grace Song BSN RN CCRN CPAN
New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Board #107:  Fostering a Culture of Recognition in the PACU
Contact:  Sharon Llerena DNP RN-BC CCTN
New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Board #108:  Examining the Effects of Inhaling a Blend of Sweet Marjoram and Bergamot on Pain and Anxiety Levels During Peripheral IV Insertion in Preop Adult Patients

Contact:  Susan Cooper BSN RN CPAN CNML CCAP
New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Board #109:  Teaching Time: Postoperative Urinary Catheter Care in the Preoperative Setting Before Surgery

Contact:  Lynn Utecht MSN RN CNL
Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center, Redwood City, CA

Board #110:  An Innovative Method to Debrief Critical Events
Contact:  Lori Helms DNP RN-BC CPAN
Tower Health/Reading Hospital, West Reading, PA

Board #111:  The Implementation of a Standardized Nursing Process to Prevent Postoperative Urinary Retention (POUR)

Contact:  Teresa Hanson MSN RN CPAN
Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans' Hospital, San Antonio, TX

Board #112:  Implementation of a Time-out Structured Pre-Surgical Hand-off Between Pre-Anesthesia Nurses and CRNAs: A Quality Improvement Project
Contact:  Robert Todd DN RN CNS AGCNS-BC CAPA
Cone Health, Greensboro, NC

Board #113:  Preventing Perioperative Hypothermia
Contact:  Cary Gibbs MSN RN CNOR
Hendricks Regional Health, Danville, IN

Board #115:  A Standardized Stir-up Regimen Shortens Phase I Recovery Time in PACU

Contact:  Ling Chen MS RN CNOR
Stanford Health Care, Stanford, CA

Board #116:  Reducing Opioid Use with the Sound of Music
Contact:  Veronica Belangeri BSN RN CMSRN
Bon Secours Mercy Health Mary Immaculate Hospital, Newport News, VA

Board #117:  Implementing a Shadowing Program to Improve Perioperative Teamwork
Contact:  Christina Lemanski MSN RN CPAN NPD-BC
UCSF Health, Benioff Children’s Hospital, San Francisco, CA

Board #118:  Preventing Falls in the Surgical Setting by Implementing a Fall Prevention Bundle

Contact:  Rebecca J. Kelley DNP A-GNP-C CRNP
Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Board #119:  Patients’ Perceptions of Importance for Self-Administered Correct Site Surgery Checklist: A Multisite Study
Contact:  Dina Krenzischek PhD RN CPAN CFRE FASPAN FAAN
Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Board #121:  Reduction in Post-operative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV) Using Nurse Led Initiatives
Contact:  Donna Dolezal MSN RN CPAN CAPA
University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

Board #122:  Using Text Messaging to Improve Communication and Patient Experience In a Perioperative Setting
Contact:  Jin Huang MSN OCN
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Board #123:  Pre-Surgery Center: Optimizing Surgical Experiences
Contact:  Toni W. Dantonio MSN RN CAPA
Woman’s Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA

Board #124:  Implementation of 4 Eyes Skin Assessment in the Pediatric PACU
Contact:  Erin Singleton BSN RN CAPA
University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Iowa City, IA

Board #125:  The Role of Preoperative Nurses in Decreasing Operating Room (OR) Turnover Time and Promoting the On-Time Starts of First Cases in the OR
Contact:  Lisa Fratto BSN RN CPN
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Board #126:  My Individualized Plan: Implementation of a Perioperative Plan of Care for Pediatric Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Contact:  Rebecca Palmer BSN RN CPAN
Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI

Board #127:  Competency Maintenance in a Perianesthesia Care Unit
Contact:  Kate Derr MSN BSN RN
MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA

Board #128:  Preoperative Preference Cards: A Complete Guide to Prepping Surgical Patients

Contact:  Catherine Jones BSN RN CAPA
Houston Methodist, The Woodlands, TX

​Board #129:  Collaborative Practices to Increase PACU RN Satisfaction and Reduce RN Turnover

Contact:  Diana Wong MS RN CPAN ONC
NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, New York, NY

​Board #130:  Implementing Aromatherapy in Perioperative Setting to Promote Healing and Improve Patient Outcome
Contact:  Mei Yuk Gian-Nguyen RN CAPA CPAN ONC
NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, New York, NY

​​Board #132:  PeriAnesthesia Staff RN Participation in Formal Incident-Based Nursing Peer Review: Impact on Perianesthesia Nursing Engagement and Occurrence Reporting
Contact:  Abigail Kathleen M. Acosta MSN RN CPAN CAPA
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, Salinas, CA

​​Board #133:  The Impact of the Adoption of Falls Prevention Strategies in PeriAnesthesia
Contact:  Abigail Kathleen M. Acosta MSN RN CPAN CAPA
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, Salinas, CA

​​Board #134:  Effectiveness of Pediatric Competency-based Orientation (PCBO) on Knowledge, Confidence, and Manifestation of Early Recognition of Nursing Expertise Among PACU Nurses

Contact:  Juanita Baroya MSN-PH RN CPAN
Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

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