Congratulations New CPANs and CAPAs!
ON BEHALF OF the American Board of PeriAnesthesia Nursing Certification, I would like to extend our congratulations to the following nurses who have achieved CPAN ® or CAPA® certification during the Fall 2017 examination cycle. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - March 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Membership Source Type: research

Effects of Virtual Reality and External Cold and Vibration on Pain in 7- to 12-Year-Old Children During Phlebotomy: A Randomized Controlled Trial
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of the virtual reality (VR) and external cold and vibration methods on pain scores in children aged 7 to 12  years during phlebotomy. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - March 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: G ülçin Ö. Gerçeker, Şeyda Binay, Elif Bilsin, Ayşe Kahraman, Hatice B. Yılmaz Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Effects of Virtual Reality and External Cold and Vibration on Pain in 7- to 12-Year-Old Children During Phlebotomy: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Results suggest that VR and external cold and vibration are effective in reducing the pain in 7- to 12-year-old children during phlebotomy. VR can be used safely for the pain management of children who are growing up in the age of technology. PMID: 29559294 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - March 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Gerçeker GÖ, Binay Ş, Bilsin E, Kahraman A, Yılmaz HB Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Effects of Virtual Reality and External Cold and Vibration on Pain in 7- to 12-Year-Old Children During Phlebotomy: A Randomized Controlled Trial
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of the virtual reality (VR) and external cold and vibration methods on pain scores in children aged 7 to 12  years during phlebotomy. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - March 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: G ülçin Ö. Gerçeker, Şeyda Binay, Elif Bilsin, Ayşe Kahraman, Hatice B. Yılmaz Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Patients' Perceptions of Perioperative Quality of Care in Relation to Self-rated Health
To explore (1) associations between patient and perioperative factors and dimensions of quality of care and (2) perioperative patients' self-rated physical health in relation to information, encouragement, and participation. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - March 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Angelica Forsberg, Irene Vikman, Britt-Marie W älivaara, Janice Rattray, Åsa Engström Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Patients' Perceptions of Perioperative Quality of Care in Relation to Self-rated Health.
CONCLUSIONS: Nurses should chart patients' estimations of their physical health initially in care to provide reinforced support for patients who estimate their physical health is less than good. Before surgery, patients who have estimated their physical health as being less than good should be given realistic information about their stay in the PACU-that they will be in a PACU after surgery, what that stay means, and why it is necessary. PMID: 29550101 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - March 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Forsberg A, Vikman I, Wälivaara BM, Rattray J, Engström Å Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Patients' Perceptions of Perioperative Quality of Care in Relation to Self-rated Health
To explore (1) associations between patient and perioperative factors and dimensions of quality of care and (2) perioperative patients' self-rated physical health in relation to information, encouragement, and participation. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - March 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Angelica Forsberg, Irene Vikman, Britt-Marie W älivaara, Janice Rattray, Åsa Engström Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Older Patients' Worries in Connection With General Anesthesia and Surgery —A Qualitative Study
To examine anxiety and what older patients worry about related to anesthesia and colorectal surgery, and their perceptions regarding nurses' ability to ease preoperative worry. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - March 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Erebouni Arakelian, Emma Laurssen, Caisa Öster Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Older Patients' Worries in Connection With General Anesthesia and Surgery-A Qualitative Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients worry about a number of things. If preoperative worry could be identified, actions taken to reduce worry could be personalized and patients' own strategies to reduce worries may be helpful for them. PMID: 29548667 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - March 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Arakelian E, Laurssen E, Öster C Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Older Patients' Worries in Connection With General Anesthesia and Surgery —A Qualitative Study
To examine anxiety and what older patients worry about related to anesthesia and colorectal surgery, and their perceptions regarding nurses' ability to ease preoperative worry. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - March 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Erebouni Arakelian, Emma Laurssen, Caisa Öster Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Perioperative Glycemic Control in Patients With Diabetes
POOR PERIOPERATIVE OUTCOMES such as diabetic ketoacidosis, impaired wound healing, infection, and mortality have been associated with uncontrolled glucose in the perioperative continuum of care.1-6 With a prevalence of combined diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes in the United States of 9.4%, encountering this patient population in the perioperative setting is becoming more routine.7 Several barriers can obstruct optimal care delivery to these patients, and addressing these barriers is complex because of the multiprofessional perioperative pathway that spans across several phases of care. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Rachel C. Wolfe Tags: Pharmacology Facts Source Type: research

Gender Diversity
QUESTION: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE between sexual orientation and gender identity? What steps can our perianesthesia staff take to be more inclusive? (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Theresa Clifford Tags: Practice Corner Source Type: research

Can Texting Improve Preoperative and Postoperative Communication With Parents?
ENSURING THAT PARENTS can provide adequate, safe, and effective preoperative and postoperative care is a key role of the perioperative nurse. This function has become ever more challenging given the expansion of ambulatory surgery to include more invasive procedures in potentially sicker children. Preoperatively, parents need critical instructions to be certain children are ready for surgery. Postoperatively, parents need to understand how to provide care to ensure a safe and speedy recovery. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Terri Voepel-Lewis Tags: Tots to Teens Source Type: research

Perioperative Glycemic Control in Patients With Diabetes.
PMID: 29452737 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Wolfe RC Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Can Texting Improve Preoperative and Postoperative Communication With Parents?
PMID: 29452738 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Voepel-Lewis T Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Gender Diversity.
PMID: 29452739 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Clifford T Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Perioperative Glycemic Control in Patients With Diabetes
POOR PERIOPERATIVE OUTCOMES such as diabetic ketoacidosis, impaired wound healing, infection, and mortality have been associated with uncontrolled glucose in the perioperative continuum of care.1-6 With a prevalence of combined diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes in the United States of 9.4%, encountering this patient population in the perioperative setting is becoming more routine.7 Several barriers can obstruct optimal care delivery to these patients, and addressing these barriers is complex because of the multiprofessional perioperative pathway that spans across several phases of care. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Rachel C. Wolfe Tags: Pharmacology Facts Source Type: research

Gender Diversity
QUESTION: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE between sexual orientation and gender identity? What steps can our perianesthesia staff take to be more inclusive? (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Theresa Clifford Tags: Practice Corner Source Type: research

Can Texting Improve Preoperative and Postoperative Communication With Parents?
ENSURING THAT PARENTS can provide adequate, safe, and effective preoperative and postoperative care is a key role of the perioperative nurse. This function has become ever more challenging given the expansion of ambulatory surgery to include more invasive procedures in potentially sicker children. Preoperatively, parents need critical instructions to be certain children are ready for surgery. Postoperatively, parents need to understand how to provide care to ensure a safe and speedy recovery. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Terri Voepel-Lewis Tags: Tots to Teens Source Type: research

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening Among  Surgical Patients: A Quality Improvement Project
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) increases the risk of respiratory depression in surgical patients. This project screened patients for OSA and explored its relationship with respiratory complications. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Linda Lakdawala, Bryce Dickey, Mohammad Alrawashdeh Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening Among  Surgical Patients: A Quality Improvement Project.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening Among Surgical Patients: A Quality Improvement Project. J Perianesth Nurs. 2018 Feb 08;: Authors: Lakdawala L, Dickey B, Alrawashdeh M Abstract PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) increases the risk of respiratory depression in surgical patients. This project screened patients for OSA and explored its relationship with respiratory complications. DESIGN: Quality improvement project. METHODS: Neurosurgical patients were preoperatively screened using STOP-Bang questionnaire scores of 5 or greater as high risk and less than 5 as low risk for moderate-to-...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Lakdawala L, Dickey B, Alrawashdeh M Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening Among  Surgical Patients: A Quality Improvement Project
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) increases the risk of respiratory depression in surgical patients. This project screened patients for OSA and explored its relationship with respiratory complications. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Linda Lakdawala, Bryce Dickey, Mohammad Alrawashdeh Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Postoperative Symptom Distress of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Ambulatory Surgery Patients
The purposes of this study were to (1) identify symptoms that cause postoperative distress in ambulatory surgery patients; (2) identify symptom management techniques that effectively reduce distress of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) postoperative symptoms at home after  ambulatory surgery; and (3) identify facilitators and barriers to self-management of postoperative symptoms. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Jan Odom-Forren, Deborah B. Reed, Carrell Rush Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Considering the Setting
ONLY TWO JOURNALS worldwide publish research specific to perianesthesia nursing practice, JoPAN and the British Journal of Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses. Nurse researchers submit manuscripts to JoPAN on research conducted not only in the United States but also from perianethesia practitioners across the globe. Thus, when reading research findings for translation into practice it important for the perianesthesia nurse to be aware of the research setting. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan J. Fetzer Tags: Research for Practice Source Type: research

A Culture of Civility: Positively Impacting Practice and Patient Safety
THERE HAVE BEEN and most likely will continue to be significant changes and growing demands in the work environment of nurses. As nurses navigate the rapid change and stressors often present in critical care nursing practice, one dynamic that we should not have to face is incivility in our practice. Workplace incivility can also be referred to as bullying, lateral or horizontal violence, and harassment, or as an environment in which “we eat our young.”1-3 Incivility, sadly, is not a new problem in the nursing profession especially as environmental stressors continue to evolve. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Mary Beth Flynn Makic Tags: Critical Care Connection Source Type: research

Considering the Setting.
PMID: 29426652 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Fetzer SJ Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Postoperative Symptom Distress of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Ambulatory Surgery Patients.
CONCLUSIONS: Perianesthesia nurses should focus not only on the immediate recovery, but also prepare patients and their caregivers for the more prolonged issues of recovery at home. PMID: 29426653 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Odom-Forren J, Reed DB, Rush C Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

A Culture of Civility: Positively Impacting Practice and Patient Safety.
PMID: 29426654 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Makic MBF Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Postoperative Symptom Distress of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Ambulatory Surgery Patients
The purposes of this study were to (1) identify symptoms that cause postoperative distress in ambulatory surgery patients; (2) identify symptom management techniques that effectively reduce distress of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) postoperative symptoms at home after  ambulatory surgery; and (3) identify facilitators and barriers to self-management of postoperative symptoms. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Jan Odom-Forren, Deborah B. Reed, Carrell Rush Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Considering the Setting
ONLY TWO JOURNALS worldwide publish research specific to perianesthesia nursing practice, JoPAN and the British Journal of Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses. Nurse researchers submit manuscripts to JoPAN on research conducted not only in the United States but also from perianethesia practitioners across the globe. Thus, when reading research findings for translation into practice it important for the perianesthesia nurse to be aware of the research setting. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan J. Fetzer Tags: Research for Practice Source Type: research

A Culture of Civility: Positively Impacting Practice and Patient Safety
THERE HAVE BEEN and most likely will continue to be significant changes and growing demands in the work environment of nurses. As nurses navigate the rapid change and stressors often present in critical care nursing practice, one dynamic that we should not have to face is incivility in our practice. Workplace incivility can also be referred to as bullying, lateral or horizontal violence, and harassment, or as an environment in which “we eat our young.”1-3 Incivility, sadly, is not a new problem in the nursing profession especially as environmental stressors continue to evolve. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Mary Beth Flynn Makic Tags: CRITICAL CARE CONNECTION Source Type: research

Sleep, Snoring, and Surgery: OSA Screening Matters
This study was aimed to identify potential obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in ambulatory surgical patients and create perianesthesia nursing protocols using a reliable and validated screening tool. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 3, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Connie Hardy Tabet, Kathy Lopez-Bushnell Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The Effect of Interactive Therapeutic Play Education Program on Anxiety Levels of Children Undergoing Cardiac Surgery and Their Mothers
This study was conducted to determine the effect of Interactive Therapeutic Play Education Program applied in preparing pediatric cardiac patients for surgery on the postoperative anxiety levels of such children and their mothers. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 2, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Ay şegül E. Coşkuntürk, Duygu Gözen Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Humidification of Blow-By Oxygen During Recovery of Postoperative Pediatric Patients: One Unit's Journey
To examine the practice of nebulizer cool mist blow-by oxygen administered to spontaneously breathing postanesthesia care unit (PACU) pediatric patients during Phase one recovery. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 2, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Suzanne Donahue, Robert M. DiBlasi, Karen Thomas Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Humidification of Blow-By Oxygen During Recovery of Postoperative Pediatric Patients: One Unit's Journey.
CONCLUSIONS: Routine use of oxygenated cool mist in spontaneously breathing pediatric PACU patients is not supported. PMID: 29402527 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 2, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Donahue S, DiBlasi RM, Thomas K Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

The Effect of Interactive Therapeutic Play Education Program on Anxiety Levels of Children Undergoing Cardiac Surgery and Their Mothers.
This study was conducted to determine the effect of Interactive Therapeutic Play Education Program applied in preparing pediatric cardiac patients for surgery on the postoperative anxiety levels of such children and their mothers. DESIGN: This was a randomized controlled experimental trial. METHODS: The study was conducted on children aged 6 to 12 years, who underwent surgery for congenital heart disease, and their mothers (N = 43). FINDINGS: Anxiety levels of the children and their mothers were similar in the preoperative period, whereas postoperative anxiety levels were lower in the experimental group...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 2, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Coşkuntürk AE, Gözen D Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

The Effect of Interactive Therapeutic Play Education Program on Anxiety Levels of Children Undergoing Cardiac Surgery and Their Mothers
This study was conducted to determine the effect of Interactive Therapeutic Play Education Program applied in preparing pediatric cardiac patients for surgery on the postoperative anxiety levels of such children and their mothers. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 2, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Ay şegül E. Coşkuntürk, Duygu Gözen Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Humidification of Blow-By Oxygen During Recovery of Postoperative Pediatric Patients: One Unit's Journey
To examine the practice of nebulizer cool mist blow-by oxygen administered to spontaneously breathing postanesthesia care unit (PACU) pediatric patients during Phase one recovery. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 2, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Suzanne Donahue, Robert M. DiBlasi, Karen Thomas Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

2018: The Year of Balance.
PMID: 29362039 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - January 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Hooper VD Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

A Daily Dose of Positive Perspective.
PMID: 29362040 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - January 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Price CM Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Collaborative Development of a Perioperative Thermal Care Bundle Using the Guideline Implementability Appraisal Tool.
CONCLUSIONS: The GuideLine Implementability Appraisal tool was a simple yet comprehensive tool that enabled the development of a care bundle by expert clinicians. PMID: 29362041 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - January 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Duff J, Walker K, Edward KL Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Implementing Microstream End-Tidal CO2 in the PACU.
Abstract Managing patients with undiagnosed Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can be a challenge in the postoperative phase. OSA is a chronic disease defined by pauses in breathing that are repetitive during sleep that can last for one minute or longer. This can occur more than five times in an hour. As many as 80-90% of patients undergoing elective surgery have undiagnosed sleep apnea and an increased risk of respiratory complications postoperatively. Capnography is a monitoring tool that can detect increases in end-tidal carbon dioxide levels, which is a sign of respiratory decline. PMID: 29362042 [PubMed - in ...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - January 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Latham K, Bird T, Burke J Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Emphasis on Discharge Education After Surgery.
Abstract In the United States, the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in the adult population is increasing. More than half of the surgical patients with OSA are predisposed to increased incidence of perioperative complications. Based on the recent evidence, obstructive events are at the highest on the third day after surgery, which predisposes them for postoperative complications. The American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses recommends that discharge education on OSA should be provided after surgery to patients diagnosed with OSA to promote continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) compliance and self-...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - January 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Nazareno A, Newsom C, Lee E, Burkard J Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Intrathecal Morphine-Related Perioperative Hypothermia in Women Undergoing Cesarean Delivery: A Retrospective Case-Control Study.
CONCLUSIONS: The results refute the suggestion that intrathecal morphine contributes to greater core temperature decline in this population; however, it does confirm that perioperative hypothermia is a prevalent concern for women undergoing cesarean delivery and that pre-emptive measures should be routinely considered by health care providers. PMID: 29362044 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - January 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Munday J, Osborne S, Yates P Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Postoperative Shivering Among Cannabis Users at a Public Hospital in Trinidad, West Indies.
CONCLUSIONS: There was a higher incidence and intensity of shivering in Cannabis smokers, although the study could not establish a statistically significant difference in the frequency and severity of shivering between Cannabis users and non-users. PMID: 29362045 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - January 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Sankar-Maharaj S, Chen D, Hariharan S Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

The Efficacy of Intraoperative EEG to Predict the Occurrence of Emergence Agitation in the Postanesthetic Room After Sevoflurane Anesthesia in Children.
CONCLUSIONS: Children showing high-alpha powers and low theta powers (= low theta/alpha ratio) during emergence from sevoflurane anesthesia are at high risk of EA in the postanesthetic care unit. PMID: 29362046 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - January 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Jang YE, Jeong SA, Kim SY, Song IK, Lee JH, Kim JT, Kim HS Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Impact of Dexmedetomidine on Pediatric Agitation in the Postanesthesia Care Unit.
This study aims to investigate the impacts of dexmedetomidine (DEX) on agitation in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) for pediatric patients undergoing tonsillectomy. DESIGN: Eighty-two pediatric patients with elective tonsillectomy were randomly divided into the DEX group (group D) and the control group (group C). All patients' surgery in the two study groups were completed under tracheal cannula-based general anesthesia. Group D was infused 0.2 mcg/kg/hour DEX. The operation time, extubation time, PACU time, number of cases with nausea and vomiting, hemodynamic changes, and doses of rescue fentanyl, as well as eve...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - January 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Li H, Zhang L, Shi M, Yang S, Li S, Gao S Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Protective Nursing Advocacy: Translation and Psychometric Evaluation of an Instrument and a Descriptive Study of Swedish Registered Nurse Anesthetists' Beliefs and Actions.
CONCLUSIONS: The PNAS-Swe is valid for use in a Swedish context. Protective nursing advocacy is important to the RNAs, which is in congruence with earlier qualitative studies. PMID: 29362048 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - January 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Sundqvist AS, Anderzén-Carlsson A, Nilsson U, Holmefur M Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Nurse Anesthetists' Reflections on Caring for Patients With Previous Substance Dependence: Balancing Between Professionalism and Preconceptions.
CONCLUSIONS: The nurse anesthetists strove to uphold the principle that patients who are/have been substance dependent have the same right to adequate treatment and care as all patients. If guidelines were developed for this patient group, care could be made safer and nurses' sense of uncertainty minimized. PMID: 29362049 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - January 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Forsberg M, Björn C, Engström M, Nilsson A Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research