Multimodal Perioperative Analgesia Regimen: All Clear?
PMID: 30236562 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Kendall MC Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Reply.
PMID: 30236563 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Donahue RE, Muckler VC, Bradbury GR Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Malignant Hyperthermia: A Review.
Abstract Malignant hyperthermia is an uncommon, but potentially lethal condition that may be encountered during the perioperative period. There is wide variability in the manner in which malignant hyperthermia may manifest. For a patient to survive a malignant hyperthermia crisis, prompt recognition and treatment is of paramount importance. Perioperative nurses play a pivotal role in the successful management of malignant hyperthermia. The fictitious case study presented in this paper describes the identification, presentation, pathophysiology, and treatment of a general anesthesia patient with fulminant malignant...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Mullins MF Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Evidence Based Use of Cuffed Endotracheal Tubes in Children.
Abstract Historically, the use of cuffed endotracheal tubes (ETTs) was reserved for children aged 8 years or older to minimize the risks of postextubation laryngeal edema. However, since publication of a 1997 study, researchers have consistently presented evidence that appropriately used cuffed ETTs are as safe as uncuffed ETTs. Because of the advantages of cuffed ETTs in the perianesthesia setting, the transition to cuffed ETTs in children is now complete. However, risks related to using cuffed ETTs in young children increase when guidelines for safe and appropriate use are not followed. Perianesthesia pract...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Herbinger LA Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Preventing Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression in the Hospitalized Patient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
CONCLUSIONS: Nursing interventions are essential to improving outcome and reduce cost in the management of postsurgical OIRD in OSA patients. PMID: 30236566 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Jungquist CR, Card E, Charchaflieh J, Gali B, Yilmaz M Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Military Service Members and Emergence Delirium Screening: An Evidence-Based Practice Project.
CONCLUSIONS: This project demonstrated that the use of a focused tool to identify risk factors for ED could significantly increase actual identification rates for at-risk patients in the clinical setting. PMID: 30236567 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Wheat LL, Turner BS, Diaz A, Maani CV Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

A Clinical Trial of the Effect of Warm Intravenous Fluids on Core Temperature and Shivering in Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: Ringer's solution at 38°C instead of room temperature can be used to reduce the incidence of postanesthetic hypothermia and shivering in patients undergoing abdominal surgery. Using this method in addition to other nursing care is recommended preoperatively. PMID: 30236568 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Zaman SS, Rahmani F, Majedi MA, Roshani D, Valiee S Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Early Rehydration in Surgical Patients With Prolonged Fasting Decreases Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting.
CONCLUSION: The use of a simple rehydration protocol reduced the incidence of PONV in patients with prolonged fasting times. Time and personnel constraints were identified as barriers that prevented full compliance with the protocol. PMID: 30236569 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Munsterman C, Strauss P Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Incidence, Course, and Characteristics of Hydralazine-Associated Tachycardia During Phase I Postanesthesia Recovery.
This study aims to characterize the development of tachycardia after intravenous hydralazine administration during Phase I recovery. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study design. METHODS: The medical records of 745 adult surgical patients who were administered hydralazine during Phase I recovery between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2014 were electronically reviewed to characterize episodes of tachycardia. FINDINGS: Seventy patients (94.0 cases per 1,000 administrations; 95% confidence interval = 74.0 to 117.2) developed tachycardia with a median increase of 23 beats per minute (bpm; interquartile ran...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Weingarten TN, Loken BL, Smith JL, Sebesta HM, Shirk Marienau M, Oyen LJ, Sprung J Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Lifestyle Modification Education on Knowledge, Anxiety, and Postoperative Problems of Patients With Benign Perianal Diseases.
CONCLUSIONS: Results of the present study showed that nurse-conducted education on lifestyle modification of hemorrhoid and fissure was effective. PMID: 30236571 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Bayraktar N, Berhuni O, Berhuni MS, Zeki O, Sener ZT, Sertbas G Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Preoperative Visitation on Postanesthesia Complications.
CONCLUSIONS: According to the findings, preoperative education programs for operating room staff and other behavioral and mental interventions to manage surgery and its consequences in elective surgical patients is recommended. PMID: 30236572 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Bagheri H, Ebrahimi H, Abbasi A, Atashsokhan G, Salmani Z, Zamani M Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Presurgery Anxiety and Day Surgery Patients' Need for Information.
CONCLUSIONS: Study results can be used as a basis to provide patients with clarifications about surgeries during the presurgery period and as a means of decreasing their anxiety about surgery and anesthesia. PMID: 30236573 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Alacadag M, Cilingir D Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Family Visitation in the Postanesthesia Care Unit: Implementation of a Nurse Liaison Role.
Abstract The purpose of this article was to report on the nurse liaison role developed at a 400-bed community hospital in response to a previously published best practice project on the effect of family visitation in the PACU on family member anxiety. The evidence resulted in the development of the nurse liaison role, which changed nursing practice and involved each area of perioperative services as we embarked on family-centered care (FCC). The nurse liaison program has served as a model for other hospital departments as well as area hospitals. Guidelines for implementation of the program, which included FCC, are...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Deselms J, Duvall L, Ruyle S Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Nonclinical Factors Affecting PACU Discharge: A Clinical Audit in a One-Day Surgery Unit.
CONCLUSIONS: Nonclinical delays account for a considerable extension of a patient's time in PACU. The findings of this study suggest that understanding and addressing the causes of delayed discharge in PACU may help to improve patient flow and reduce discharge times. Future research should include the cost associated with these delays and assess the effectiveness of interventions introduced to eliminate such delays. PMID: 30236575 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Cobbe KA, Barford-Cubitt S Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Patients' Perceptions of Short-Term Recovery After a Gastric Bypass.
CONCLUSIONS: There is a need for interventions to improve recovery on a group as well as an individual level. PMID: 30236576 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Engström Å, Forsberg A Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Effects of Tactile Desensitization on Postoperative Pain After Amputation Surgery.
Abstract PURPOSE: Pain in the acute setting after amputation is complex with multiple types of pain experienced, including somatic and neuropathic. No studies have measured multiple pain control modalities while using self-management techniques for acute amputation pain. Desensitization could provide a means of pain control for somatic and neuropathic pain. The purpose of this study was to test the efficacious use and effects of tactile desensitization in managing acute postoperative pain after lower limb amputation. DESIGN: This was a pre-experimental repeated measure study. METHODS: Pain description, i...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Horne CE, Engelke MK, Schreier A, Swanson M, Crane PB Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Validation of the Turkish Version of the Surgical Fear Questionnaire.
CONCLUSIONS: In this study, the translated SFQ was found to have a similar structure to the original questionnaire and a high level of validity and reliability and therefore can be used in Turkey. PMID: 30236578 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Bağdigen M, Karaman Özlü Z Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Nurses' Knowledge and Barriers Regarding Pain Management.
CONCLUSIONS: Nurses' awareness of evidence-based practice increases with their education. Among the key problems is the lack of available professional publications in the Polish literature, ignorance of English, shortage of time, and lack of support from chief physicians of the ward. PMID: 30236579 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Mędrzycka-Dąbrowska W, Dąbrowski S, Gutysz-Wojnicka A, Basiński A, Kwiecień-Jaguś K Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Sugammadex Rescue in Avoiding Intensive Care Unit Admission in an Octogenarian Undergoing Emergency Laparotomy.
We report a case of an 85-year-old chronic smoker with controlled diabetes mellitus who needed an emergency laparotomy for a perforated gastric ulcer. Unfortunately, there was a shortage of ICU backup. With the successful conduct of an early surgery using combined general and regional anesthesia, the use of sugammadex (Bridion, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, Oss, the Netherlands) as a reversal agent, a skilled surgeon, and good postanesthesia care, the patient did not require ICU admission. He recovered fast and was discharged home 4 days after surgery. This case study aims to contribute to the literature on experience...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Chong SE, Mohamad Zaini RH, Fadzlina W, Sulaiman AJ, Gunasekaran V Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction in the Elderly: A Review Comparing the Effects of Desflurane and Sevflurane.
CONCLUSIONS: No definitive conclusion can be drawn about the type of anesthetic used and its relation to occurrence of POCD. However, the information presented is crucial, which can help to improve anesthetic usage and patient safety. PMID: 30236581 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Alalawi R, Yasmeen N Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Patient-Controlled Analgesia and Postcesarean Section Pressure Ulcers: Analysis of Medical Record Data.
In this study, we aim to investigate the relationship between patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) and the incidence of pressure ulcer in postcesarean section mothers. DESIGN: A retrospective analysis was performed among consecutive cesarean section mothers in 2016. METHODS: Univariate and multivariate logistic regression was used to analyze the relationship between PCA and postcesarean section pressure ulcers. FINDINGS: One thousand nine hundred eighteen cesarean section mothers were included in the study. Forty-five mothers (2.3%; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.7%-3.1%) developed stage I pressure ulcer...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Ye Q, Chen HL Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Why Do Nurses Work Where They Work?
PMID: 30236583 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Dubos KE Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Erratum.
Authors: PMID: 30236584 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

The Gathering of Nations: From Copenhagen to Sydney!
PMID: 30236585 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Poole EL Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Machine Learning in Health Care.
PMID: 30236586 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Byrne MD Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Can Multidimensional Pain Assessment Tools Help Improve Pain Outcomes in the Perianesthesia Setting?
PMID: 30236587 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Petti E, Scher C, Meador L, Van Cleave JH, Reid MC Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Safety and Feasibility.
PMID: 30236588 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Stewart MW Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Perseverance and Persistence: The FIDO Philosophy.
PMID: 30236589 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Poole EL Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Periprocedural Considerations for Anticoagulated Atrial Fibrillation Patients
Periprocedural patient instruction and coordination is an important piece in achieving safe outcomes for patients needing procedures and receiving anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation. Balancing the needs for anticoagulation versus bleeding during the procedure requires clinical reasoning and preparation. In this article, the current guidelines for use of anticoagulants with atrial fibrillation, the relevant pharmacology, and the use of standardized tools to quantify the risks of thrombus or bleeding in the procedures will be discussed. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - September 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Angela Collins-Yoder, Rachel E. Collins Tags: Continuing Education Source Type: research

The Effect of Education on the Anxiety Level of Patients Before Thyroidectomy
The present study aims to evaluate the effect of preoperative education on the level of anxiety provided to patients scheduled for thyroidectomy using education brochures on the level of anxiety. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - September 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Derya Gezer, Sevban Arslan Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Multimodal Perioperative Analgesia Regimen: All Clear?
I read with great interest the article by Donahue et  al1 in a recent issue of the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. The authors performed an implementation study on patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty and concluded that implementing a standardized evidence-based multimodal analgesia regimen and patient-educational video resulted in improved mobilization, reduced opioid consumption, and reduced length of stay. The authors should be congratulated for performing a well-designed study on an important topic (eg, acute pain) in patients undergoing surgical procedures. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - September 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Mark C. Kendall Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Perseverance and Persistence: The FIDO Philosophy
NURSING IS ONE OF THE MOST rewarding and challenging careers. Whether accompanying Florence Nightingale to Scutari or working in our fast-paced units of today, perseverance and persistence enable nurses to continue providing competent and compassionate care. Perseverance, as described in the Oxford English Dictionary, is “persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delays in success.”1 This is seen in our presence at the bedside—providing quiet reassurance that surgery is over, while monitoring closely for the smallest change and assuring a positive patient outcome. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - September 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Ellen L. Poole Tags: The Back Page Source Type: research

Safety and Feasibility
SAFETY REMAINS A PRIORITY for the perianesthesia nurse. Feasibility, on the other hand, sounds less familiar. Nevertheless, both are foundational considerations in clinical research. Not only do we need our actions to be safe, they must also be feasible or doable. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - September 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Mary W. Stewart Tags: Research News Source Type: research

Machine Learning in Health Care
REJECTION. DESTRUCTION. FRUSTRATION. We do not often associate these words with technological innovation, unless the technology we are using is malfunctioning. Stepping into spaces where we as nurses can contribute to the advancement of workplace technologies may be equal parts rewarding and disorienting. An innovative mindset often requires nurses to step outside the status quo and embrace ambiguity to move on from frustration toward solution seeking. Creative destruction of the status quo, often through the naming and understanding of frustrations, is one of the greatest sources of innovation in health care technology. (...
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - September 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Matthew D. Byrne Tags: Informatics and Health Information Technology Source Type: research

Reply
Thank you, Dr. Mark Kendall for your comments and questions. To answer your first question concerning the standardization of intraoperative opioid analgesics, all patients received spinal anesthetics with bupivacaine, yet no opioid, such as Duramorph. A standardized periarticular injection consisting of ropivacaine 200  mg and morphine sulfate 5 mg was used rather than a femoral nerve block. Ketorolac 30 mg was also included if the glomerular filtration rate and creatinine were within normal limits. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - September 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Rebecca E. Donahue, Virginia C. Muckler, George R. Bradbury Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

The Gathering of Nations: From Copenhagen to Sydney!
This edition of Global Connections is a continuation of reporting from the fourth international perianesthesia nursing conference held in  Sydney, Australia, in 2017. Dr Ellen L. Poole presented a quantitative and qualitative analysis from the 2015 Copenhagen delegate networking forum led by Mette Ring, Bente Buch, and Joni Brady. Although delegates comprised a convenience sample, the foundational information gathered provides insigh t into the professional experiences of geographically diverse perianaesthesia nurses and, through the analysis of Dr Poole, points to the need for continued collaboration to expand s...
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - September 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Ellen L. Poole Tags: Global Connections Source Type: research

Why Do Nurses Work Where They Work?
WHY DO NURSES WORK where they work? Each nurse may relay something unique. Some may report quality of life, convenience, or flexibility. Others will report a love for patient care, teamwork, comradery, or autonomy within a role. If this is why a nurse continues within a role, then what causes a nurse to seek employment elsewhere? How are healthier units created that value both compassion and thoughtfulness at the bedside as well as emotional intelligence? How can healthy work environments be maintained despite personnel changes? What changes within an environment cause a nurse to declare that a particular position is no lo...
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - September 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Kate E. Dubos Tags: Ambulatory Surgery Source Type: research

Can Multidimensional Pain Assessment Tools Help Improve Pain Outcomes in the Perianesthesia Setting?
DELIVERING EFFECTIVE PAIN CARE remains a serious challenge for nurses in the perianesthesia setting. Up to 80% of postoperative patients experience pain, with a significant majority of affected patients reporting moderate-to-severe levels of pain.1 Fewer than half report adequate pain relief.2 The scope of the problem is significant in the United States given that approximately 48 million surgical and nonsurgical procedures are performed each year in both inpatient and ambulatory care settings.3 Inadequate pain treatment is  associated with numerous complications in the perianesthesia setting, including impaired ...
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - September 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Emily Petti, Clara Scher, Lauren Meador, Janet H. Van Cleave, M. Carrington Reid Tags: Pain Care Source Type: research

Considering Nursing Issues as You Vote
AS THE MID-TERM elections draw near, we are being inundated with political opinions and advertisements every waking moment. Whether by the radio, television, or social media, or simply while driving through one's neighborhood, political commentary assails us from every direction. Many are saying that this mid-term may in fact be one of the most pivotal elections in recent history. Tensions are high, and tempers for many are surely short. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - September 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Vallire D. Hooper Tags: Editorial Opinion Source Type: research

Erratum
In the original article, “Effect of Preoperative Education on Postoperative Outcomes Among Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” (2017;32:518-529.e2), the first author's name given name should be Ramesh and their surname should be Chandrababu. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - September 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

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Elective Surgical Cancellations in a Tertiary Hospital in the Middle East: Quality Improvement Process.
CONCLUSIONS: Cancellation of surgeries is a worldwide health care issue and without understanding the causes of cancellations, it is difficult to devise an effective intervention to address this issue. PMID: 30217669 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Al Talalwah N, McIltrot KH, Al Ghamdi A Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Elective Surgical Cancellations in a Tertiary Hospital in the Middle East: Quality Improvement Process
Cancellation of elective surgery negatively affects patient outcomes and the efficiency of the work environment. The purpose of this project was to analyze the cancellation of elective surgeries and identify the best evidence-based interventions to address cancellations in a tertiary hospital in the Middle East. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - September 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Narmeen Al Talalwah, Kimberly H. McIltrot, Abdulaziz Al Ghamdi Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Aromatherapy for Preoperative Anxiety: A Pilot Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings from this study suggest the use of aromatherapy is beneficial in reducing anxiety experienced by females undergoing breast surgery. Further research is needed to address the experience of preoperative anxiety, aromatherapy use, and the challenges of managing preoperative anxiety. PMID: 30205934 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Jaruzel CB, Gregoski M, Mueller M, Faircloth A, Kelechi T Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Bach to the Basics: Implementation and Impact of a Postoperative, Inpatient Personalized Music Program for Older Adults.
CONCLUSIONS: This program offers perioperative teams, especially frontline nursing staff, an inexpensive, patient-centered tool to optimize postoperative pain and anxiety. We believe that it can be easily replicated at a variety of hospital systems. PMID: 30205935 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Sharda N, Mattoon E, Matters L, Prewitt J, McDonald S, Sloane R, Cassas C, White H Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Bach to the Basics: Implementation and Impact of a Postoperative, Inpatient Personalized Music Program for Older Adults
We present a quality improvement (QI) report describing implementation and evaluation of a postoperative, inpatient personalized music program for older adults undergoing elective surgeries. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - September 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Neema Sharda, Emily Mattoon, Loretta Matters, Judy Prewitt, Shelley McDonald, Richard Sloane, Christy Cassas, Heidi White Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Aromatherapy for Preoperative Anxiety: A Pilot Study
The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of a lavender aromatherapy skin patch on anxiety and vital sign variability during the preoperative period in female patients scheduled for breast surgery. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - September 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Candace B. Jaruzel, Mathew Gregoski, Martina Mueller, Amanda Faircloth, Teresa Kelechi Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Effect of Preoperative Visitation by Operating Room Staff on Preoperative Anxiety in Patients Receiving Elective Hernia Surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: Using an anxiety evaluation approach in preoperative training programs to manage anxiety in surgical patients is recommended. PMID: 30145122 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - August 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Bagheri H, Ebrahimi H, Abbasi A, Atashsokhan G, Salmani Z, Zamani M Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research