2017 Celebrate Successful Practices Abstracts

ASPAN's 36th National Conference
April 30 - May 4, 2017, Indianapolis, Indiana

Nurse-Anesthesia Collaboration in Preadmission Testing To Improve Efficiency and Reduce Costs
♦ Poster
Contact:  Diane Brackin RN CAPA
Longmont United Hospital Centura Health, Longmont, Colorado

Preoperative Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Enhancing Perioperative Safety
♦ Poster
Contact:  Mary Frances Mullins DNP RN CPAN CAPA CRNA
Sutter Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, California
Development of a Pre-op Pediatric Medication Administration Guideline for RN Callers
♦ Poster
Contact:  Michele Acker ARNP
Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, Washington

Optimizing High-Risk Patients Pre-Operatively
Contact:  Pamela Ogens MSN RN, Gina LaCapra MD  
Atlantic Health System – Overlook Medical Center, Summit, New Jersey

"Back to Basics" Bootcamp
Contact:  Katrina Push BSN RN
VA Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Wiping Away SSI
Contact:  Lauri Ledbeter MSN RN-BC CNE CAPA
Providence Health Care, Spokane, Washington
Implementation of a Learner-Centered Educational Program for Developing Hands-On Critical Care Knowledge and Clinical Judgment Skills for the PACU Nurse
♦ Poster
Contact:  Melanie Harvey BS RN CCRN
St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, New York
Sustaining A CAUTI Prevention Bundle
♦ Poster
Contact:  Valsa Kuriachan BSN RN CVRN
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
To Void Or Not To Void
♦ Poster
Contact:  Elsa Bahiru MPH RN
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Trial to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Aromatherapy as an Alternative Treatment for PONV in PACU and Same Day Surgery
Contact:  Patricia Crosby RN BSN MA CCRN CPAN
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Summit Campus, Oakland, California
Music Therapy in PACU, “Calming the Savage Beast”
Contact:  Kim Campbell MSN RN PHCNS-BC CCRN CAPA
Bayhealth Medical Center, Dover and Milford, Delaware
Identification & Prevention of Pressure Ulcers Originating During Perioperative Care
Contact:  Cam Felismino MSN RN
University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Process Change: Increasing Efficiency and Compliance in SCD Application in PACU
Contact:  Shandra Edwards MSN RN 
Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
Improving Patient Safety by Identifying Fall Risks
Contact:  Shandra Edwards MSN RN
Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
Don't Wait for a Weight
Contact:  (Evelyn) Chris Skinner MSN RN CAPA
Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware
Get a Grip on SSI's: Implementing Our Guidance for SSI Reduction and Infection Prevention (GRIP) Protocol to Improve Outcomes in Total Joint Replacement Patients
Contact:  Stephanie Salgado RN MSN CPAN
Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo, California
Improved Recovery With Tranexamic Acid: Up and Walking and Rarely Talking About Blood Transfusion
♦ Poster
Contact:  Toni Milne ADN RN CPAN
Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South, Burleson, Texas
Delirium? What Does This Have To Do With Preop or PACU? Increasing Perianesthesia Nursing Role Awareness to Increase Prevention and Early Recognition of Delirium in the Geriatric Surgical Patient
Contact:  JoAnn L. Anderson MSN RN BC-ACNS CCRN CPAN
Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona
Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Averting a Respiratory Emergency
Contact:  Susanne Lavery BSN RN CPAN NE-BC
Southern New Hampshire Health System, Nashua, New Hampshire 
Stop Block & Roll: A Pre-Surgical RN Pilot Program
♦ Poster
Contact:  Terri Ruiz BSN RN OCN
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: Josie Robertson Surgery Center, New York, New York
Caring for Cutting Edge Breast Reconstruction Procedures in the PACU
Contact:  Patricia Newman BSN RN CPAN
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Improving Patient Outcomes With Capnography Monitoring in the PACU
Contact:  Amanda Carmichael MSN MBA RN
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, New Hampshire
Multidisciplinary Team Approach Significantly Reduces Stat Calls, ICU Transfers, and Postoperatively Respiratory Failure Rates
♦ Poster
Contact:  Tamera Bird BSN RN CCRN
The Christ Hospital Health Network, Cincinnati, Ohio
Rapid Recovery in PACU
Contact:  Colleen Cummins BSN RN CEN
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Perioperative Foley Removal Project Using Rapid Cycle Improvement and Lean Methodology
Contact:  Emylene Untalan MSN RN CCRN CPAN
Baylor University Medical Center part of Baylor Scott and White Health, Dallas, Texas
Quiet Campaign
Contact:  Carol Brown RN MA CPAN
St. Anthony’s Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri
New Day Surgery Unit: Patient Centered Care
Contact:  Rose D. Ziffra MSN RN CPAN CAPA 
Amita Health Adventist Medical Center, Hinsdale, Illinois
Successful Implementation of an Intraprofessional Enhanced Recovery Protocol
♦ Poster
Contact:  Donna Goyer BS RN CPAN CAPA
Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, Virginia
"We Hear You" Changing the Culture of Caring, One Patient at a Time
Contact:  Jennifer Cui Vergara RN BSN CAPA
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Houston, Texas
The Successful Transition from an In-Person PPE Program Model to a Phone PPE Model
♦ Poster
Contact:  Sharon Kelly-Sammon BSN RN CAPA
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
One Patient at a Time: Improving the Patient Experience in Preop
Contact:  Michelle Johann RN BSN PHN
City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California
Perioperative Stroke Screening Tool (PhaseI)
♦ Poster
Contact:  Julie Busseau BSN RN CPAN
University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), Baltimore, Maryland
Improving Throughput and Patient Flow in the PACU
Contact:  Toni Velasquez RN BSN
New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell, New York, New York
Nurse-Driven Assessment of Post-Surgical Flaps
Contact:  Angela Patruno BSN RN
New York Presbyterian Weill-Cornell Medical Center, PACU, New York, New York
The Nerve of it All! Improving Compliance for Periprocedural Neurological Assessments for Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) and Carotid Artery Stent (CAS) Patients
Contact: Kevin Fogarty RN BSN ENC
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Same Day Hysterectomy
Contact:  Carmelita Villegas BSN RN
Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup, Washington

Patient-Controlled Analgesia: Improving Patient Hand Off and Increasing Patient Safety
♦ Poster
Contact:  Reshma Thomas BSN RN CCRN
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Boarding Pass: Improving Staff and Patient Engagement in the Pre-Procedure Verification Process
♦ Poster
Contact:  Geraldine delos Santos MSN RN CPAN
Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas
Standardized Communication to Improve Patient Safety in the PACU
Contact:  Laura McDougall APRN CNS MSN RN PCCN
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns, San Diego, California
How the Effects of Timely Quality Communication Affects the Patient Experience
♦ Poster
Contact:  Debbie K. Sandlin BSN CPAN 
St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood, Kentucky
Transitions in Care: The Infamous Handoff
Contact:  Danielle Mouradjian BSN RN CCRN
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Team Member:  Joyce Stengel MSN RN CNOR
Communication Handoff Tool Improving Patient Safety and Patient OR Readiness
♦ Poster
Contact:  Darlene Berghaier BSN RN CMSRN
Virtua Hospital, Voorhees, New Jersey
Recovery Room Patient Report Card - An Effective Communication Tool
Contact:  Precy Dsouza MSN RN PCCN
Virtua Hospital, Voorhees Division Voorhees, New Jersey
Connecting the Dots: Finding What Matters Most to Patients and Families
♦ Poster
Contact:  Anita Norton MSN RN CPNP
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Improving Handoff
Contact:  Joyce Burke BSN CPAN NEA-BC
The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio
Improving Communication With Family for Post Anesthesia Patients
Contact:  Dianne Morgan BSN RN CPAN
Salem Health, Salem, Oregon

I Got Chills and I Am Losing Control: Resolving Performance Anxiety in New Nurse Grad
♦ Poster
Contact:  Mary Rachel Romero MSN RN CPAN CAPA
University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado
Incorporating the ASPAN Competency Based Orientation and Credentialing Program into a Successful Orientation Program
♦ Poster
Contact:  Rebecca Killian BSN RN CPAN
Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland
Development of a New Grad Orientation Program in a Pediatric PACU
♦ Poster
Contact:  Dawn Brundage BSN RN, CPAN
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
New, Professional, Innovative NYC Building Seeking Forward Thinking Staff: Cross Train Here!
Contact:  Noelle Paul RN BSN OCN CAPA
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York, New York
Rising and Shining in the Pediatric Day Hospital
Contact:  Aimee Dannaoui RN BSN CPHON CAPA
Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, New York

Empowering PACU Nurses to Lead and Manage an Emergent Event
♦ Poster
Contact:  Trisha Friend BSN RN
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Standardizing Central Venous Catheter Lab Collection Process to Reduce Risk of Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection
♦ Poster
Contact:  Shanet Sumesh BSN RN CPAN
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Solving the Mystery of Post Anesthesia Recovery Scores
♦ Poster
Contact:  Anna Mae Josue BSN RN CPAN
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

A Standardized And Systematic Approach To Intravescicular Mitomycin–C Administration In The PACU
♦ Poster
Contact:  Mallory Joe BSN RN
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Beware! Live Virus in Oncologic Therapy: Talimogene Laherparepvec (TVEC) and Nursing Considerations
♦ Poster
Contact:  Eric G. Erica BSN RN CCRN
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Increasing Knowledge and Preparedness of Employee and Patient Safety Through Standardization of Education
Contact:  Lonnie Weekley RN BSN
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Staff Education... Quick, Easy E-Access!
Contact:  Lauri Ledbeter MSN RN-BC CNE CAPA
Providence Health Care, Spokane, Washington
Patient/Family Centered Care in Perioperative Services
Contact:  Amy Cooper MSN RN
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

Fountain of Knowledge
Contact:  Janelle Holthaus MSN AGCNS-BC
Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

Does Mandatory Nursing Education on Malignant Hyperthermia Enhance Nursing Knowledge and Lead to Positive Patient Outcomes? 
♦ Poster
Contact:  Debbie Fracassi MS RN-BC
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York

The Johns Hopkins Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Model: Learning the Process and Appraising the Evidence
Contact:  Patricia L. Ryan MSN MHA RN CPAN
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

Chemotherapy and Perioperative Nurses
Contact:  Laura Martinez MSN RN
University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Streamlining the Outpatient Recovery Process
Contact:  Elizabeth L’Hommedieu BSN RN CPAN
Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri 

Perianesthesia Nursing Education: Prevention and Management of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting
Contact:  Kathleen Hubbard MSN RN CPAN
Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital, West Chester, Pennsylvania

PACU Documentation: A Collaborative Approach to Meaningful Documentation
Contact:  Melissa Yates BSN RN
University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, Tennessee

Hand Hygiene to Prevent Infections
♦ Poster
Contact:  Michele Popik BSN RN
Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital, Garfield Heights, Ohio

Online Journal Club 24/7
Contact:  Jean Kaminski RN CPAN
Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Akron, Ohio

Prioritizing Education: Implementing and Sustaining Weekly Unit-Based Education Time for Perianesthesia Staff
Contact: MaMelcha Hawthorne BSN RN CPAN
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

G31 Got Space?
Contact:  Denise Montgomery BSN RN CAPA
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Cleveland, Ohio

Reduction of Operating Room Holds by Multidisciplinary Influence
Contact:  Mary Korte MSN MHA RN CNOR
Summa Health, Akron, Ohio

Reducing OR Holds: How Frontline Innovation, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, and Lean Thinking Improved Perioperative Throughput
Contact:  Rebecca T. Gilbert DNP RN CCRN
University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia
Team Members:  Kristin Brooks, Keith Morris, Nancy Pierce MSN RN CNL CNOR, Kathie Hullfish MD FACOG FACS

Reducing OR Delays: Cross Training and Frontline Engagement Improves Patient Flow in a Tertiary Pediatric Hospital
Contact:  Lorna Potaka-Osborne BSN RN CPAN
Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas

Come Grow With Us Campaign
Contact:  Donna Voldan BSN RN CAPA
Cleveland Clinic, Main Campus, Cleveland, Ohio

Development and Implementation of a Peri-Op Procedural Float Pool in the Preoperative Areas
Contact:  Karen Lane MSN RN
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Adding An Extended Recovery Unit (ERU) to the Perianesthesia Area
Contact:  Marie Courtney BSN RN CPAN CAPA
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Providing a Supportive Environment in PACU Through Mentoring
Contact:  Kelly Sadlik BSN RN CPAN
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

How Well is Your Workplace
Contact:  Kate Horner BSN RN CPAN
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Preemptive Treatment of Muscle Spasm Improves the Pain Outcome after Major Spinal Surgery
Contact: Beth Brown BSN RN
Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa

N-Care, Do You? Differentiating the Clinical Nurse IV Role in the Peri-Anesthesia Unit
Contact:  Amy Paolino RN CPAN
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

A New Communication Tool and Process Improvement for the Recognition and Treatment of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in the Pediatric Patient
Contact:  Carolyn Kiolbasa BSN RN CAPA
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Outpatient Surgery Center in Westchester, Westchester, Illinois

Collaborating With Inpatient RN Colleagues: An Opportunity to Enhance the Preoperative and Postanesthesia Patient Experience
♦ Poster
Contact:  Mary Briggs RN BAN CAPA
University of Minnesota Medical Center and Masonic Children's Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Handling Bad Behaviors, A Nursing Epidemic
Contact:  Donna Label MSN RN CNOR NEA-BC
John Muir Hospital Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, California

Promoting Professional Excellence through National Certification and Education
Contact:  Lorna Potaka-Osborne BSN RN CPAN
Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas

Knowledge is Power: Improving Patient Education About New Medication and Side Effects Prior to Discharge
♦ Poster
Contact:  Alan Villareal BSN RN CPAN
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Innovative Patient Education for Peripheral Nerve Blocks: Embracing the iPad
Contact:  Elizabeth Budig BSN CPAN, Tracy Benzel RN CPAN
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, Washington