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2024 Celebrate Successful PeriAnesthesia Practices Abstracts

ASPAN's 43rd National Conference
April 14-18, 2024, Orlando, Florida


Board #101:  Building Bridges: Creating a Perianesthesia and Operating Room Committee
•  Poster
Contact:  Anna Lee Carilo DNP RN NE-BC CPAN
Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


Board #102:  Holding Patients and Loved Ones Through the Surgical Journey: The Implementation of a Surgical Nurse Liaison Program 
•  Poster
Contact:  Anna Lee Carilo DNP RN NE-BC CPAN
Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


Board #103:  After Visit Summary: An Experience-Based Co-Design Approach to Improving the Patient Experience Related to Discharge Instructions in the Perioperative Setting
•  Poster
Contact:  Sunilka Thompson MSN RN CPXP NE-BC
Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


Board #104:  Air Quality Alert
•  Poster
Contact:  Kaitlin Ronning DNP RN CPAN
Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


Board #105:  Malignant Hyperthermia Simulation
•  Poster
Contact:  Kaitlin Ronning DNP RN CPAN
Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


Board #106:  Walking a Mile in Your Shoes: Bridging the Gap between Perianesthesia and Med Surg
•  Poster
Contact:  Megan Juliano MSN RN CPAN
Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


Board #107:  The Pathway to Excellence: Overcoming Challenges to Achieve Recognition
•  Poster
Contact:  Melody Hillstrom MSN-Ed RN NPD-BC CCRN
UC Davis Health Medical Center, Sacramento, CA


Board #108:  Decreasing Discomfort for Breast Sentinel Node Patients
•  Poster
Contact:  Miranda Roark DNP RN
Columbus Regional Health, Columbus, IN


Board #109:  The Five Steps to Safe Post-Anesthesia Recovery - A Model for Nursing Care in the Post Anesthetic Care Unit
•  Poster
Contact:  Débora Cristina Popov RN
SOBECC – Perioperative Brazilian Nursing Association, São Paulo, Brasil


Board #110:  “Never Lose Your Nerve”: Standardizing Perioperative Cranial Nerve Assessments Using a Neuro Tool Box
•  Poster
Contact:  Rowena Gonzalez BSN RN CPAN CAPA
Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA


Board #111:  Optimizing Patient Flow by Cultivating Teamwork
•  Poster
Contact:  Moniece Webster MSN RN CPAN PHN
Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA


Board #112:  A Bird’s Eye View of PACU Triage
•  Poster
Contact:  Christine Cajigal MSN RN CPAN
Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA


Board #113:  Four Eyes are Better Than Two
•  Poster
Contact:  Kimberly Wesley MSN RN CPAN
Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA


Board #114:  A Captive Audience
•  Poster
Contact:  Jill R. Smith MSN APR CNP
Akron Childrens Hospital, Akron, OH


Board #115:  Decreasing Emergence Delirium through Implementation of Dexmedetomidine with Pediatric Post-Surgical Patients
•  Poster
Contact:  Kayla Witthoeft BSN RN ONC CPAN
Oconee Memorial Hospital, Seneca, SC


Board #116:  Perianesthesia Emergency Nurse (PEN): Developing a Role to Assist with High Acuity Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Patients
•  Poster
Contact:  Hollie Thornton MSGH BSN CCRN SANE-A
Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ


Board #117:  Standardizing Outpatient Total Joint Replacement Discharge Process in PACU
•  Poster
Contact:  Michael M. Tagadaya MS RN NEA-BC
New York University Langone Orthopedic Hospital, New York, NY


Board #118:  Integrating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in the Nursing Workforce and Creating a Positive Work Environment
•  Poster
Contact:  Michael M. Tagadaya MS RN NEA-BC
New York University Langone Orthopedic Hospital, New York, NY


Board #119:  Same Day Discharge Gastric Sleeve with Addition of Virtual Health Monitoring
•  Poster
Contact:  Sonja Welter BSN RN CPAN
UCHealth, Aurora, CO


Board #120:  Assessing Knowledge Among Endoscopy Nurses with A Skin Tear Prevention Intervention
•  Poster
Contact:  Bethany Biardi MSN RN CPN
HonorHealth, Scottsdale, Arizona


Board #121:  Promoting Perianesthesia Certification Through Virtual Study Groups
•  Poster
Contact:  Michelle Meadows MSNed RN CPAN CAPA NPD-BC
Perianesthesia Nurses Association of California, Westminster, CA


Board #122:  Certification Campaign: Are You the Next CAPA/CPAN Star?
•  Poster
Contact:  Dina Medici-Vaughan MSN RN CCRN CPAN
Jefferson Methodist Hospital, Jefferson Health, Philadelphia, PA


Board #123:  “That’s Not Sand in Your Eye!”:  Standardizing Management of Corneal Abrasions in the Perioperative Setting
•  Poster
Contact:  Anna Mae Josue BSN RN CPAN
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX


Board #124:  Standardized Care and Management for Pregnancy with Cancer in a Perioperative Setting
•  Poster
Contact:  Asha Peter BSN RN CVRN
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX


Board #125:  Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Education Program; A Multi-Modal Approach
•  Poster
Contact:  Kristyn Melsenti MSN RN SCRN
Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT


Board #126:  Optimizing Stroke Code in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit
•  Poster
Contact:  Kristyn Melsenti MSN RN SCRN
Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT


Board #127:  Perianesthesia Malignant Hyperthermia Virtual Escape Room for Interactive Learning
•  Poster
Contact:  Kristyn Melsenti MSN RN SCRN
Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT


Board #128:  Gap Knowledge Education in the PACU: An Interactive Seek and Find
•  Poster
Contact:  Ashley Garcia MSN RN
University of Maryland Medical Center Baltimore, MD


Board #129:  Training the Pediatric Post-Anesthesia RN to Care for the Maternal Fetal Patient
•  Poster
Contact:  Courtney Strong MSN RN CPN
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA


Board #130:  Bridging the Gap Between the Pediatric Surgical Liaison Nurse and the Operating Room Nurse During Critical Events
•  Poster
Contact:  Catherine Nee BSN RN
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA


Board #131:  Perioperative Point of Care (POC) Glucose Management: A Collaborative Approach
•  Poster
Contact:  Emylene Untalan MSN RN CCRN CPAN
Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX


Board #132:  Implementation of Continuous Nerve Blocks in Pediatric ACL Patients Reduce Opioid Use
•  Poster
Contact:  Kayla Haugen MS BSN RN CPN
Phoenix Children’s, Phoenix, AZ


Board #133:  Comparing Emergence Delirium Scales in the Pediatric PACU: Is PAED Really the Most Effective Scale?
•  Poster
Contact:  Kayla Haugen MS BSN RN CPN
Phoenix Children’s, Phoenix, AZ


Board #135:  Implementing a Specialty Fellowship Program for Nurses New To PeriAnesthesia
•  Poster
Contact:  Ann Monica Baban MSN RN CAPA
University Health, San Antonio, TX


Board #136:  Implementation of a Malignant Hyperthermia Training Plan Providing Education to Perianesthesia Staff Member on the Proper Management of a MH Crisis
•  Poster
Contact:  Connie Wan MSN RN CPAN
University Health, San Antonio, TX


Board #137:  2 West Pre/Post Care for Outpatient Endoscopy Patients
•  Poster (not provided)
Contact:  Valerie A. Tiu MS APRN-CNS AGCNS-BC RN MEDSURG-BC
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH


Board #138:  The Need for Specialized Care in Perioperative Services: A Trauma Informed Care Review
•  Poster (not provided)
Contact:  Valerie A. Tiu MS APRN-CNS AGCNS-BC RN MEDSURG-BC
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH


Board #139:  Positive Outcomes from Sensory Aid Retention in the Perioperative Setting
•  Poster
Contact:  Kimberly Bryan BSN RN
Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Akron, OH


Board #140:  Promoting Utilization of EMR Strategies to Streamline Communication Across Perioperative Teams
•  Poster
Contact:  Sarah N. Hill DNP APRN CPNP-PC
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN


Board #141:  Ketamine Infusion Treatment (KIT): Emerging Role of PACU RNs in the Care of Veterans with Treatment-Refractory Depression (TRD) and Severe Suicidal Ideation (SI)
•  Poster
Contact:  Gloria Abadilla BSN RN CCRN-CMC
Durham Veterans Administration Health Care Services, Durham, NC


Board #142:  Implementation of Surgical Informational Brochure Utilizing ERAS, Research, and Evidenced Based Perianesthesia Practice
•  Poster
Contact:  Cathy Lee BSN RN4 CPAN CAPA
Vanderbilt Health Belle Meade Ambulatory Surgery Center Nashville, TN


Board #143:  Implementation of a Standardized OR to PACU Handover at an Urban Pediatric Tertiary Care Centre
•  Poster
Contact:  Jessica Tang MScN RN
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario


Board #144:  Management of the Postoperative Patient with Glucose Dysregulation in Ambulatory Care Settings: A Policy Proposal
•  Poster
Contact:  Jennifer Lynn Adams BSN RN CCRN FNTP
Washington State University, Vancouver, WA


Board #145:  Improving Patient Experience with Outpatient Pharmacy
•  Poster
Contact:  Mary Ellis BSN RN
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA


Board #147:  Team Building in the PACU
•  Poster
Contact:  Mary Grzybinski DNP CPAN
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA


Board #148:  Mock Code In the PACU
•  Poster
Contact:  Serena Hartman BSN RN CPAN
University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI


Board #149:  What We Don’t Know, We Don’t Know! Going Beyond the Gap
•  Poster
Contact:  Jacqueline Fortino BSN RN
University of Michigan Hospital/Frankel Cardiovascular Center Ann Arbor, MI


Board #150:  Improving Nursing Documentation Compliance with IV Lines/Drains/Surgical Dressings (LDAs) in the Perioperative Environment
•  Poster
Contact:  Jenny Khuu RN-BC
New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY


Board #151:  Improving Pharmacy-PACU Workflow
•  Poster
Contact:  Grace Song BSN RN CCRN CPAN
New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY


Board #152:  Improving Nursing Compliance with Mandatory Documentation in the PACU
•  Poster
Contact:  Nabila Charania BSN RN-BC
New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY


Board #153:  Middle Meningeal Artery (MMA) Embolization Interventional Neuroradiology (INR) →PACU Pathway
•  Poster
Contact:  Kerry Walsh BSN RN CPAN
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA


Board #154:  Decreasing Post-operative Urinary Retention in Patients
•  Poster
Contact:  Elizabeth Pincus MSN MBA RN ACNS-BC CNS-CP CNOR
Stanford Health Care, Palo Alto, CA


Board #155:  Implementing a Discharge Readiness Process in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU): An Innovative Approach to Patient Throughput
•  Poster
Contact:  Jennie Henderson BSN RN CPAN 
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR


Board #156:  Collaboration and Teamwork: A Playbook for Success
•  Poster
Contact:  Michelle H. Johann MSN RN PHN CPAN
City of Hope, Duarte, CA


Board #157:  Changing Workflow to Assess Abuse and Neglect
•  Poster
Contact:  Amanda Webb BSN RN
Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI


Board #158:  Emerging From Burnout: Keeping PACU Nurses Engaged After COVID
•  Poster
Contact:  Wendy Ferguson BSN RN CEN
Kootenai Health, Coeur d’Alene, ID


Board #159:  Clinical Mentor for Comprehensive Onboarding to Perianesthesia Program
•  Poster (not provided)
Contact:  Nancy Payne BSN RN CAPA
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY


Board #160:  Up and At ‘Em: Decreasing Incidents of Delayed Ambulation or Requiring Knee Immobilizers for Ambulation After TKA and UNI
•  Poster
Contact:  Miranda Smart RN
University Orthopaedic Surgery Center Knoxville, TN


Board #162:  Intrauterine Hemorrhage Cart: In a Non-Obstetrical Post Operative Setting
•  Poster
Contact:  Vanessa McRandal MSN RN
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA


Board #163:  Tell Me a Story: Enculturation of Handover Communication in PeriAnesthesia
•  Poster
Contact:  Abigail Kathleen M. Acosta MSN RN CPAN CAPA
Salinas Valley Health, Salinas, CA


Board #164:  Come Together- Perianesthesia Collaboration with Non-OR Anesthesia Locations
•  Poster
Contact:  Abigail Kathleen M. Acosta MSN RN CPAN CAPA
Salinas Valley Health, Salinas, CA


Board #165:  Journey to Beacon: Trailblazing Culture of Excellence
•  Poster
Contact:  Camille Brownlee MSN RN CNL
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL


Board #168:  Nursing Impact on a Multi-Disciplinary Approach to First Case On-Time Starts at Stony Brook Medicine
•  Poster
Contact:  Michelle Knipe  MSN RN CPAN 
Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook, NY


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