2023 Celebrate Successful Practices Abstracts

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

Board #1:  Modified Valsalva Maneuver 

Contact:  Barbara Merutka BSN RN CMSRN CAPA
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Board #2:  Up in 3 and Home in 1: Improving LOS Amongst Arthroplasty Patients
Contact:  Lillyann Rowe MSN RN CPAN CCRN PHN
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Board #3:  Learning for the Fun of It – The Use of Gamification in Educating Pediatric Perioperative Clinical Staff
Contact:  Kayla Haugen MS BSN RN CPN
Phoenix Children’s, Phoenix, AZ

Board #4:  Improving the Autism Pathway in a Pediatric Perianesthesia Unit
Contact:  Lucinda Sapikowski BSN RN CCRN CPAN
Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Orange, CA

Board #5:  A New Model of Care: The High Intensity Surgical Short Stay Unit
Contact:  Ingrid Daley MScN BA BScN RN CNCC(c)
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada

Board #6:  Don’t Delay, Decrease Length of Stay: A Successful Multi-disciplinary Approach to Re-Optimization of Patient Flow
Contact:  Katherine Sceia MSN RN CPAN
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board #7:  Let’s Get Digital: Advancing Perianesthesia Education Through QR Code Technology
Contact:  Fina Michelle Meadows MSNed RN CPAN CAPA
Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Board #8:  Standardization of Active Post-op Voiding Trials for Same-Day Discharge GYN Patients
Contact:  Brittany Aulenbach MSN RN AGCNS-BC CNOR
Reading Hospital – Tower Health, West Reading, PA

Board #9:  What Is LAST and Are You Prepared?
Contact:  Elaine Hughes BSN RN CAPA
UVA Health, Charlottesville, VA

Board #10:  Leaning on Post Anesthesia Care Unit Hold Times
Contact:  Gabrielle Johnson BSN RN
Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Board #11:  A Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve the Pediatric Surgical Pathway at an Academic Medical Center
Contact:  Anna Lee Sigueza DNP RN NE-BC CPAN
Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board #12:  Be Part of the Solution, Not the Problem: Improving Nursing Decolonization Documentation
Contact:  Maria Ruffner BSN RN CAPA
University of Miami Health System, Coral Gables, FL

Board #13:  Empowerment of the Bedside Nurse: Point Person Orientation in the Perianesthesia Unit
Contact:  Megan Juliano MSN RN CPAN
Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board #14:  Use of Therapeutic Inhaled Essential Oil in Treating Post Operative Nausea and Vomiting
Contact:  Kaitlin Bolster BSN RN CPAN CAPA
William W. Backus Hospital, Norwich, CT

Board #15:  Malignant Hyperthermia Escape Room
Contact:  Kaitlin Ronning DNP RN CPAN
Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board #16:  Don’t Be the LAST to Escape
Contact:  Kaitlin Ronning DNP RN CPAN
Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board #17:  The Journey Towards a Culture of Certification
Contact:  Robin Jones BSN RN CPAN
Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

Board #18:  Improving Flow of Out of OR Interventional Psychiatry Procedures using a Collaborative Model of Care
Contact:  June M Nichols BSN RN CPAN
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, Boston, MA

Board #19:  Implementation of a Relaxation Room
Contact:  Samantha Stanley MSN RN CPN
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Board #20:  Improving Care and Communication of Critical Care Patients in the PACU
Contact:  Mary Grzybinski DNP RN CPAN
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Board #21:  Sparking Joy in PACU with a Collaborative and Enriching Digital Platform
Contact:  Olivia Tanada BSN RN PHN CPAN
Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA

Board #22:  Improving Patient Preparedness for Discharge in an Outpatient Ambulatory Surgery Setting
Contact:   Jason Parker BSN RN CPAN
Virtua Health, Marlton, NJ

Board #23:  Caring for the Transgender Patient in the Perioperative Setting
Contact:  Marie Courtney BSN RN CPAN CAPA
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Board #24:  Pre-Admission Services: A Nurse-Led Initiative
Contact:  Linda Boateng MA BSN RN
El Camino Health, Mountain View, CA

Board #25:  The ART of Caring for the Pediatric Anesthesia Patient in the Proton Therapy Center
Contact:  Leo Flores BSN RN CAPA
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Board #26:  Orientation Pathway
Contact:  Trisha Drossman BSN RN
University of Michigan Health, Ann Arbor, MI

Board #27:  Nurse Led Collaboration and Innovation: Relieving In-Patient Bed Shortage by Creating an Extended Recovery Unit (ERU)
Contact:  Charlene Salvi BSN RN CPAN
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital (BWFH), Boston, MA

Board #28:  Coaching to Knock Our CPAN/CAPA Certification Rates Out of the Park
Contact:  Kristina Miranda MSN RN CPAN CNL CCRN CPN
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Miami, FL

Board #29:  Caring for Overflow Patients in the PeriAnesthesia Care Unit: Creating an Inpatient Unit within the PACU at CHOP
Contact:  Katie Dunn BSN RN CPN
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board #30:  Improve Communication Between the Perioperative Team and Patient’s Family/Designee During their Perioperative Journey While Keeping it Meaningful, Safe and Effective
Contact:  Gloria Abadilla BSN RN CCRN-CMC
Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC

Board #31:  Pediatric COVID/COLDS Scoring Tool: Safe Surgical Outcome
Contact:  Tara Wright MSN RN CPN
Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, OH

Board #32:  Addressing Colleague Safety in the PACU
Contact:  Amy Molloy BSN RN CPAN
Beth Israel Lahey Health, Burlington, MA

Board #33:  Assessing the Language Proficiency of Our Bilingual Perioperative Staff
Contact:  Maria del Mar Rodriguez MSHI CNS BSN CNOR
New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Board #34:  Augmenting the 5 Rights: Improving Compliance with Barcode Medication Administration
Contact:  Megan Belknap BSN CCRN
New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Board #35:  “Tell Us How We’re Doing”: Putting Patient Satisfaction in the Patient’s Hands
Contact:  Angela Patruno BSN RN-BC CPAN
New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Board #36:  Too Sweet for Surgery: Implementing Perioperative Hyperglycemia Pathways to Optimize Outcomes
Contact:  Nancy K. Homan DNP MBA MHS AGACNP-BC FNP-BC
Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE

Board #37:  Improving Operational Efficiency by Assigning Peripheral IV (PIV) Placement to Preop Nurses
Contact:  Taneka Morning BSN RN CAPA
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Board #38:  Improving the Quality and Consistency of OR to PACU Handoff
Contact:  Hope Herd BSN RN CPAN
Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Board #39:  FOCUSing on Family-Centered Care: Improving the Patient-Family Experience
Contact:  LeighAnn Chadwell MSN RN NE-BC
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN

Board #40:  Comprehensive Onboarding to PeriAnesthesia Program
Contact:  Maribel Acosta MSN RN
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Board #41:  Expansion of a Perioperative Flex Team into the Operating Room
Contact:  Heidi Leonard BSN RN CPAN CAPA
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Board #42:  Enhance Multimodal Pain Management with Team Collaboration in the PACU
Contact:  Xiao Wang (Jerome) MSN/MS RN CPAN
UCSF Health, San Francisco, CA

Board #43:  PACU Pause
Contact:  Mercedie Weber MSN RN CPN
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ

Board #44:  PeriAnesthesia Education Block Times
Contact:  Diana Wong MS RN CPAN ONC
NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, New York, NY

Board #45:  Comprehensive Perioperative Cross-training: The Benefits of Optimizing Staffing 
Contact:  Katherine Douglas MSN RN CPAN
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board #46:  We Get by with a Little Help from Our Fellow Educators…How We Survived a Supply Shortage and Two Rollouts
Contact:  Alena Mascetta MSN RN CPAN CCRN
Cedars Sinai, Los Angeles, CA

Board #47:  New Graduate Nurses in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit: Advancing a Foundation of Clinical Knowledge and Skills Achieved through a Nurse Residency Program 
Contact:  Elizabeth Lopes MSN RN CPAN CAPA CPN
Stanford Health Care, Palo Alto, CA

Board #49:  Opening Doors for New Graduate Nurses in Perianesthesia
Contact:  Jessica Bies MSN RN
M Health Fairview, Minneapolis, MN

Board #50:  Discharge Instructions/Post-Op Phone Calls: Working SMARTer 
Contact:  Elizabeth A. Steffen BSN RN CAPA
St. Elizabeth Healthcare Edgewood, KY

Board #51:  Nursing Best Practice: Safe Use, Storage, and Disposal of Opioid Medications & the Critical Contribution of Perianesthesia Nurses
Contact:  Agnes Hsu BSN RN CPAN
The University of Texas at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Board #52:  May the Task Force Be with You: Nurse Led Collaboration and Innovation in Developing A Novel Staffing Matrix for a Newly Blended Perianesthesia Unit
Contact:  Kelly Mastroianni BSN RN
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, Boston, MA

Board #53:  Enhancing Patient Outcomes through PeriAnesthesia Clinical Leader Engagement, Development and Unit-Level Shared Governance
Contact:  Robin Kaufman DNP RN NEA-BC
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, Boston, MA

Board #54:  Developing a New PACU Overnight Extended Recovery Unit (ERU) Unit Through Mentorship and  Empowerment
Contact:  Ian Trefethen BSN RN
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, Boston, MA