2018 Celebrate Successful Practices Abstracts

ASPAN's 37th National Conference
April 29 - May 3, 2018, Anaheim, California

A PDSA Project to Improve Patient Perception in Same Day Surgery Patients
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Contact:  Precy DSouza MSN PCCN RN
Virtua Hospital, Voorhees, New Jersey

Closing the Loop
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Contact:  Lisa Morrow BSN RN CPAN
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus PACU, Cleveland, Ohio
Perioperative Team to Parent Communication Done Better
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Contact:  Frances Garza BSN RN CP
Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas
Sustained Visitation in a Blended PACU
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Contact:  C.J. Marshak MN RN CPAN
Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, California
Meds to Beds: Improving Patient Care
Contact:  Tiffany LaCoste BSN RN, Bethany Wheeler MSN RN
Southern Ohio Medical Center, Portsmouth, Ohio
Initiative to Improve Communication to the Surgical Services Waiting Area
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Contact:  Deborah LaRosa BSN RN
Virtua Hospital, Voorhees, New Jersey
Operation: SHHH! Reducing Noise in the PACU
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Contact:  Kellianne Morgan RN BSN, Christina Stiglianese RN BSN
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York
Crossing the Red Line? A Balanced Decision for Parental Presence During Induction in the OR
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Contact:  Terry Chaulk Lee BSN RN CPN 
Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado
Increasing Patient Satisfaction by Decreasing Waiting Room Times
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Contact:  Kelley Kelly MSN RN CAPA VA-BC
Riley Outpatient Surgery Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

Using Aromatherapy After Surgery to Reduce Anxiety
Contact:  Beverly J. Ryan RN CPAN
Swedish American Hospital, Rockford, Illinois

Management of Patients With Insulin Pumps in the Perioperative Setting
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Contact:  Anna Mae Josue BSN RN CPAN
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Pain Reassessment & Documentation
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Contact:  Katelyn Lilienthal MSN RN
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 
Document It Done
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Contact:  Susan Bartlett BSN RN
Health Central of Orlando Health, Ocoee, Florida
Ensuring a Safe Surgical Experience for the Patient Likely to Require an Intraoperative Blood Transfusion
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Contact:  Mary E. Reak RN MSN CPAN
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, St. Paul, Minnesota
Invasive Ventilation Sedation Protocol
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Contact:  Janet Fricker BSN RN-BC CPAN
The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio
How to Protect Our Largest Organ: Perioperative Skin Impairment Initiative
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Contact:  Terry Kohlleppel RN BSN OCN
University of Texas at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Nurse-Driven Early Identification of Post Operative Urinary Retention (POUR) and Decreased Length of Stay in the Ambulatory Surgery Population
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Contact:  Angela Patruno BSN RN-BC CPAN
New York Presbyterian Weill-Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York
Optimizing the Post-Operative Experience for Mismanaged Chronic Pain Patients by Initiating Pain Consultations Preoperatively
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Contact:  Michelle Marmol MSN BSN RN PCCN PHN
St Jude Medical Center, Fullerton, California
Multi-Modal Analgesia and the Peri-Operative Staff
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Contact:  Laura Martinez MSN RN
UChicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Aromatherapy to Decrease the Amount of Anti-Emetic Used in the Treatment of PONV in PACU
Contact:  Catherine Nolte Slupik BSN RN CCRN
Mission Hospital of Providence St Joseph Health, Mission Viejo, California

Reducing PACU Length of Stay in the Post-Operative Inguinal Hernia Patient
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Contact:  Julie Mills RN BSN CCRN
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California

30-Second Pause: An Evidence Based PACU Handoff Process
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Contact:  C.J. Marshak MN RN CPAN
Memorial Care Orange Coast Medical Center, Fountain Valley, California
Pediatric Perioperative Surgical Home
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Contact:  Margie Gaydos MSN MBA RN CPN
Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, Ohio
A Grassroots Initiative That Successfully Strengthened Professional Practice and Engagement in a Post Anesthesia Care Unit
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Contact:  Shelley Reber BSN RN CPAN
Reading Hospital, Reading, Pennsylvania
Preoperative Time-Out Communication Process
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Contact: Marianne Soderman MSN RN CPAN
Mission Health, Asheville, North Carolina
Traditional Hospital Bed Versus Recliner Chair in Post Surgical Phase 2 Recovery Time for Laparscopic Cholecystectomy
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Contact:  Carmen Mars BSN RN CNOR 
Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Illinois
Lean Daily Management Supports Perioperative Team in Achieving Safe Quality Patient Care
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Contact:  Tracy Timmons RN
Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Patient Passport: Using RPIW to Improve Team Handoffs
Contact:  Patty Rapini RN ADN
University of Minnesota Medical Center & Masonic Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Successful LAVH and Discectomy Same Day Discharges
Contact:  Paula Duval MSN BSHCA RN CNML CNOR-E
Sanford Health, Fargo, North Dakota
Improving Patient Flow
Contact:  Maria Gutierrez BSN RN CPAN
MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center, Laguna Hill, California
My Patient, My Chart!
Contact:  Maria Gutierrez BSN RN CPAN
MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center Laguna Hills, California
Placing Regional Anesthesia Blocks in the Preoperative Unit
Contact:  Maria Gutierrez BSN RN CPAN
Memorial Care Saddleback Medical Center Laguna Hills, California
Start Early - Improving Quality of Care With Standardized Discharge Education Prior to Ambulatory Surgery
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Contact:  Stephanie Al-Adhami BSN RN
Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, DC

Bridging the Gap: Increasing Critical Care Knowledge and Skills in PACU Nurse Residents
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Contact:  Ayumi Fielden MSN RN CCRN-K CPAN
Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas

Destress With Discharge Education
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Contact:  Jaclyn Ivy BSN RN CAPA
Cleveland Clinic, Strongsville Ambulatory Surgery Center, Strongsville, Ohio
Ready, Set, Breathe
Contact:  Colleen Cummins BSN RN CEN
The Cleveland Clinic, Main Campus, Cleveland, Ohio
Let's Take a Closer Look: Reviewing Safety Events at Annual Skills Day
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Contact:  Janelle Holthaus MSN AGCNS-BC
Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
Mock Codes in an Ambulatory Surgery Setting
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Contact:  Pamela Taulman MA RN CPAN
University of Minnesota Physicians, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Preparing Your Inpatient for Surgery
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Contact:  Angel Ryan RN
Virtua Hospital, Voorhees, New Jersey
Post-Operative Pediatric Pain Management Education
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Contact:  Kelley Kelly MSN RN CAPA VA-BC
Beltway Surgery Center IU Health, Indianapolis, Indiana
Enhancing Orientation Process: Tools for Success
Contact:  SangSun Lee RN MSN CAPA
St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, California
Local Pre-Op, Local OR, Regional Local Education Tool/Competency
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Contact:  Nickcole D. Price BSN RN CPAN CAPA
Sibley Ambulatory Surgery Center, Washington, DC

Pre-Admission Testing in Person to Phone Conversion Project
Contact:  Rose D. Ziffra MSN RN CPAN CAPA
Amita Health Medical Center, Hinsdale, Illinois

How We Built an Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Program at a Small Rural Hospital
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Contact:  Terry Zeuske BSN RN CPAN
Sauk Prairie Healthcare, Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
2:1 Nurse-Patient Ratio Outside PACU Phase I: Implementing a RN Tandem Approach in Caring for Preop/Preanesthesia Patients in an Ambulatory Procedure/Surgery Unit
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Contact:  McRomeo Libid MSN RN CAPA
Swedish Medical Center-Cherry Hill, Seattle, Washington
Uniting a Healthcare Delivery System Through Standardization
Contact:  Maria Katrina Eng MS BSN RN CPAN
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York
Performance Improvement for Pre-Admission Anesthesia Risk Screening of Pediatric Patients
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Contact:  Lucinda Sapikowski BSN RN CCRN
CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange, California
Revolutionizing Hand Hygiene With Institutional Clarity
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Contact:  Connie Hardy Tabet MSN RN CPAN CAPA
University of New Mexico Hospital, Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Impact of the Perioperative Home Program on the Orthopedic Patient
Contact:  Tanya Louis MSN RN FNP
St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, New York
Surgical Admissions Testing Center Chart Preparation Process
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Contact:  Seema Hussain MS RN CAPA
MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
Improving Regional Anesthesia Education in Pre-Op and PACU: Development of a Standardized Regional Anesthesia Patient Education Protocol and Staff Education Plan
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Contact:  Jennifer Reiter BSN PHN RN
UC San Diego Health, San Diego, California
Nursing Shared Governance Helps Eliminate "Sacred Cow" Using an Evidence Based Rapid Cycle Improvement Process
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Contact:  Robert Haney BSN RN-BC CAPA
Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Opioid Sparing–How Daring: Opioid Naive Patients Undergoing Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery Receive Minimal Opioids
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Contact:  Toni Milne RN ADN CPAN
Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South, Burleson, Texas
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) Process and Continuous Improvement Methodology
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Contact: Mary Korte MSN MHA CNOR RN
Summa Health System Akron Campus, Akron, Ohio