Letter to the Editor
“Acupressure in Management of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in High-Risk Ambulatory Surgical Patients” was published in the August 2017 issue of Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - November 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Irene Olson Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Reply
Thank you for your inquiry and thoughtful comments. Peer review and discourse are essential to nursing's new knowledge and innovation. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - November 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Debra Hofmann Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Perianesthesia Nurses and the Family Caregiver
NOVEMBER WAS FAMILY caregiver recognition month, focusing on the challenges family caregivers face when their loved ones need around-the-clock care. While perianesthesia nurses typically deal with short-term acute care needs that affect caregivers, we also interface with caregivers responsible for chronic care needs. Examples include the Alzheimer's patient who is cared for by his wife at home after an ambulatory orthopaedic procedure, or a chronically ill or aged parent with arthritis who had surgery for cataracts and is cared for by adult children. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - November 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Jan Odom-Forren Tags: Editorial Opinion Source Type: research

Erratum
In the original article, “The Nurse Anesthetists' Adherence to Swedish National Recommendations to Maintain Normothermia in Patients During Surgery,” by Ingrid L. Gustafsson, Carina Elmqvist, Mona From-Attebring, Ingrid Johansson, and Mikael Rask (32:5;409-418), the following textual updates have been made to the online version of the article: (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
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Information for Readers
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Editorial Board
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Table of Contents
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Effectiveness of a Preoperative Preparation Program on Children's Emotional States and Parental Anxiety
The study was conducted to examine the effects of a preoperative preparation program on children and their parents in a pediatric surgery outpatient clinic. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - November 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Kadriye Bartik, Ebru K. Toruner Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

A Comprehensive Protocol to Prevent Brachial Plexus Injury During Ankylosing Spondylitis Surgery
This article describes a comprehensive protocol to protect the brachial plexus when performing pedicle subtraction osteotomy for ankylosing spondylitis patients with thoracolumbar kyphosis. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - November 3, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Lin Rui, Guomei Xu, Xiaofan Lv, Zhengliang Ma Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The Effect of Neiguan Point (P6) Acupressure With Wristband on Postoperative Nausea, Vomiting, and Comfort Level: A Randomized Controlled Study
To determine how usage of wristband acupressure at pericardium 6 (P6) Neiguan point application affects nausea, vomiting, and comfort level in the postoperative period. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - November 3, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Meryem Ünülü, Nurten Kaya Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

A Comprehensive Protocol to Prevent Brachial Plexus Injury During Ankylosing Spondylitis Surgery
This article describes a comprehensive protocol to protect the brachial plexus when performing pedicle subtraction osteotomy for ankylosing spondylitis patients with thoracolumbar kyphosis. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - November 3, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Lin Rui, Guomei Xu, Xiaofan Lv, Zhengliang Ma Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The Effect of Neiguan Point (P6) Acupressure With Wristband on Postoperative Nausea, Vomiting, and Comfort Level: A Randomized Controlled Study
To determine how usage of wristband acupressure at pericardium 6 (P6) Neiguan point application affects nausea, vomiting, and comfort level in the postoperative period. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - November 3, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Meryem Ünülü, Nurten Kaya Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Scale Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Preoperative Assessment of Readiness Tool
Technology has greatly advanced surgical capacity; however, the patient's perspective of surgical readiness remains unexplored. There is also a paucity of psychometrically sound instruments quantifying surgical readiness. Hence, this study developed and psychometrically evaluated the Preoperative Assessment of Readiness Tool (PART). (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - October 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Gian Carlo S. Torres, John Rey B. Macindo Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Ketamine —What is Old is New Again
KETAMINE, A CHEMICAL derivative of phencyclidine, was first administered to human volunteers in 1964. As the dose was increased, ketamine's effects ranged from “conscious but ‘spaced out’” to general anesthesia. Most subjects described “strange experiences like a feeling of floating in outer space and having no feeling in their arms or legs.”1 In 1970, ketamine was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration as an anesthetic. With the avail ability of newer agents such as propofol, ketamine is rarely indicated as an anesthetic. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - October 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Julie Golembiewski Tags: Pharmacology Facts Source Type: research

Nurse Practitioner –Driven Optimization of Presurgical Testing
This article outlines the evolution of presurgical testing from the vantage of generic testing to one that is tailored to the patient's clinical presentation and the type of surgery to be performed, whether it is high, intermediate, or low risk. Emphasis is placed on indicated testing, screening tools to identify patients at risk for perioperative complications, the optimization of patients before undergoing major cancer surgery, and enhanced recovery after surgery. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - October 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Stacey Cuomo, Megan Abate, Celeste Springer, Denise Kessel, Deirdre Bracken, Erica Fischer-Cartlidge Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Dress Code in the Perianesthesia Setting
QUESTION: DOES THE AMERICAN Society of Perianesthesia  Nurses (ASPAN) make any recommendations on whether postanesthesia care unit (PACU) nurses should wear hospital-issued and hospital-laundered scrub attire? (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - October 10, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Theresa Clifford Tags: Practice Corner Source Type: research

Reflecting on Racial Disparities in Pediatric Care: Can Perianesthesia Care Nurses Make a Difference?
OVER THE PAST few months, we have had to reflect, as a nation, on whether and how much we value treating others with compassion, dignity, and respect. These words are at the core of nursing. From basic education onward, nurses learn and practice a patient-centered, holistic approach that respects the biopsychosocial, cultural, and spiritual needs of everyone in our care. Given that in the contemporary United States nurses provide care to a heterogeneous society, it is likely that our values differ from other groups by virtue of our personal characteristics, professional training, and general sociocultural views and experie...
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - October 10, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Terri Voepel-Lewis, Olubukola O. Nafiu Tags: Tots to Teens Source Type: research

The Effectiveness of Intravenous Oxycodone in the Treatment of Acute Postoperative Pain: A Systematic Review
Intravenous (IV) opioids are administered for management of acute postoperative pain in the postanesthesia care unit. The benefits of parenteral oxycodone for acute pain management are understudied. The purpose of this review was to evaluate the effectiveness of IV oxycodone for acute postoperative pain. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - October 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Hong Pin Tan, Tiffany Conroy Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The Power of Topical Anesthetics and Distraction for Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Placement in the Pediatric Perianesthesia Area
Placing a peripheral intravenous catheter is a painful procedure and produces much anxiety for the pediatric patient, as well as for their parents and nursing staff. There is a heightened need for having effective pain control during this process, which will lead to increased cooperation and decreased anxiety for the patient, making the placement of a peripheral intravenous catheter successful. Topical analgesics and distraction are powerful tools that can make inserting a peripheral intravenous catheter easier for the patient, and also easier for a nurse with limited pediatric experience. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - October 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Heather A. Martin Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The Effectiveness of Intravenous Oxycodone in the Treatment of Acute Postoperative Pain: A Systematic Review
Intravenous (IV) opioids are administered for management of acute postoperative pain in the postanesthesia care unit. The benefits of parenteral oxycodone for acute pain management are understudied. The purpose of this review was to evaluate the effectiveness of IV oxycodone for acute postoperative pain. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - October 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Hong Pin Tan, Tiffany Conroy Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The Power of Topical Anesthetics and Distraction for Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Placement in the Pediatric Perianesthesia Area
Placing a peripheral intravenous catheter is a painful procedure and produces much anxiety for the pediatric patient, as well as for their parents and nursing staff. There is a heightened need for having effective pain control during this process, which will lead to increased cooperation and decreased anxiety for the patient, making the placement of a peripheral intravenous catheter successful. Topical analgesics and distraction are powerful tools that can make inserting a peripheral intravenous catheter easier for the patient, and also easier for a nurse with limited pediatric experience. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - October 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Heather A. Martin Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Considering the Literature
EVIDENCE-BASED PERIANESTHESIA nursing integrates the best research evidence with clinical expertise, patient values, and circumstances. Integration of research evidence requires an awareness of the current literature to provide answers to clinical questions. With more than 700 print and electronic nursing journals, maintaining currency in the literature is a challenge. Published literature reviews assist time-poor nurses to keep current in their field. However, there are several types of literature reviews with different purposes, aims, strengths, and weaknesses. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - October 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan J. Fetzer Tags: Research for Practice Source Type: research

The Culture of Kindness
“Someone must stand up for what's right.” This line from the popular song Hands by Jewel1 speaks to a wide audience and has varied applications to life and culture. If culture is simply described as a set of beliefs and values of a particular group, then a worthwhile endeavor for professional nu rses would include consideration of current unit culture and current behaviors. A review of unit norms and personal style related to kind and respectful treatment of coworkers is a good starting point. Nurses are known for and respected for caring practices and behaviors toward patients. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - October 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Maureen V. Iacono Tags: Perianesthesia Culture Source Type: research

Patients Scheduled for General Anesthesia: Betwixt and Between Worrying Thoughts and Keeping Focus
The purpose of the research was to explore the interaction between cancer patients and Registered Nurse Anesthetists (RNAs) before general anesthesia from the patients' perspective. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - October 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Karin Aagaard, Bodil S. Rasmussen, Erik E. S ørensen, Birgitte S. Laursen Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Examination of the Relationship Between Elective Surgical Patients' Methods for Coping With Stress and Sleeping Status the Night Before an Operation
This study was conducted to examine the relationship between elective surgical patients' methods for coping with stress and sleeping status the night before an operation. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - October 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Zeynep Karaman Özlü, Özlem Şahin Altun, Zeynep Olçun, Merve Kaya, Afife Yurttaş Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Patients Scheduled for General Anesthesia: Betwixt and Between Worrying Thoughts and Keeping Focus
The purpose of the research was to explore the interaction between cancer patients and Registered Nurse Anesthetists (RNAs) before general anesthesia from the patients' perspective. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - October 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Karin Aagaard, Bodil S. Rasmussen, Erik E. S ørensen, Birgitte S. Laursen Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Examination of the Relationship Between Elective Surgical Patients' Methods for Coping With Stress and Sleeping Status the Night Before an Operation
This study was conducted to examine the relationship between elective surgical patients' methods for coping with stress and sleeping status the night before an operation. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - October 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Zeynep Karaman Özlü, Özlem Şahin Altun, Zeynep Olçun, Merve Kaya, Afife Yurttaş Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Taking Bullying Out of Health Care: A Patient Safety Imperative
TODAY WE UNDERSTAND the importance of a healthy work environment and its culture; a healthy work environment and a culture of safety positively influence the patient. In 2004, the Institute  of Medicine released a report Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses and discussed some of the factors related to favorable work environments for nurses, as well as the factors that contribute to a team's success or failure in error prevention, detection, and recovery. 1 Although the entire report provides guidance, there are some main areas related to improving collaboration and team functioning t...
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - October 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Jacqueline Ross Tags: Patient Safety Source Type: research

Assessment of the Pneumatic Ischemia Technique Using the Limb Occlusion Pressure During Upper Limb Surgery
The purpose of our study was to evaluate effective ischemia and its associated complications using the limb occlusion pressure technique versus standard pneumatic ischemia technique. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - October 5, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Mar ía Sáenz-Jalón, María Ángeles Ballesteros-Sanz, Carmen María Sarabia-Cobo, Elena Roscales-Bartolomé, Marta Santiago Fernández, Gema Canal-Cobo, Carmen Higuero-Piris, Begoña Vélez-Carrera, Gema V. Sanjuan, Sandra García-Cobo, Blanca Torres-M Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Effects of Tactile Desensitization on Postoperative Pain After Amputation Surgery
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. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - October 4, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Carolyn E. Horne, Martha K. Engelke, Ann Schreier, Melvin Swanson, Patricia B. Crane Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Preoperative Visitation on Postanesthesia Complications
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of preoperative visitation on postanesthesia complications after hernia surgery. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - September 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Hossein Bagheri, Hossein Ebrahimi, Ali Abbasi, Giti Atashsokhan, Zahra Salmani, Masoumeh Zamani Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Nurses' Knowledge and Barriers Regarding Pain Management
The purpose of this study was to identify Polish nurses' experiences and perceptions about the barriers to postoperative pain management in older adults. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - September 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Wioletta M ędrzycka-Dąbrowska, Sebastian Dąbrowski, Aleksandra Gutysz-Wojnicka, Andrzej Basiński, Katarzyna Kwiecień-Jaguś Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Lifestyle Modification Education on Knowledge, Anxiety, and Postoperative Problems of Patients With Benign Perianal Diseases
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of preoperative planned education about lifestyle modifications on knowledge, anxiety level, and postoperative problems of the patients with benign perianal disease. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - September 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Nurhan Bayraktar, Ozlem Berhuni, Mehmet S. Berhuni, Ozge Zeki, Zehra T. Sener, Gulumser Sertbas Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Nurses' Knowledge and Barriers Regarding Pain Management
The purpose of this study was to identify Polish nurses' experiences and perceptions about the barriers to postoperative pain management in older adults. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - September 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Wioletta M ędrzycka-Dąbrowska, Sebastian Dąbrowski, Aleksandra Gutysz-Wojnicka, Andrzej Basiński, Katarzyna Kwiecień-Jaguś Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Lifestyle Modification Education on Knowledge, Anxiety, and Postoperative Problems of Patients With Benign Perianal Diseases
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of preoperative planned education about lifestyle modifications on knowledge, anxiety level, and postoperative problems of the patients with benign perianal disease. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - September 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Nurhan Bayraktar, Ozlem Berhuni, Mehmet S. Berhuni, Ozge Zeki, Zehra T. Sener, Gulumser Sertbas Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Evidence Based Use of Cuffed Endotracheal Tubes in Children
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 sett ing, 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. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - September 27, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Lisa A. Herbinger Tags: Continuing Education Source Type: research

What Must Be Said.
PMID: 28938973 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Hooper VD Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Design and Testing of a Postanesthesia Care Unit Readiness for Discharge Assessment Tool.
CONCLUSIONS: The RDAT is a useful, safe tool to assess patients' readiness for discharge from the PACU. PMID: 28938974 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Ecoff L, Palomo J, Stichler JF Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Factors Predicting Catheter-Related Bladder Discomfort in Surgical Patients.
Abstract PURPOSE: The study was conducted to identify the factors predicting catheter-related bladder discomfort (CRBD) in the postanesthesia care unit, to assess the level of CRBD and urinary catheter-related pain for the first 24 hours postoperatively, and to compare UCRP with the postoperative pain in the surgical site. BACKGROUND: About 20% of hospitalized patients receive an indwelling urinary catheter, and more than half of these patients complain of CRBD or urinary catheter-related pain. DESIGN: This prospective descriptive study conducted in an 800-bed university hospital involved 160 patien...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Lim N, Yoon H Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

The Nurse Anesthetists' Adherence to Swedish National Recommendations to Maintain Normothermia in Patients During Surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: A high level of knowledge, access, and adherence are important for the organization of operating departments to prevent barriers against implementation of new recommendations or guidelines. There are needs for education about patients' heat loss due to redistribution and clear recommendations. PMID: 28938976 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Gustafsson IL, Elmqvist C, From-Attebring M, Johansson I, Rask M Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Efficacy of Prewarming With a Self-Warming Blanket for the Prevention of Unintended Perioperative Hypothermia in Patients Undergoing Hip or Knee Arthroplasty.
Abstract PURPOSE: Unintended perioperative hypothermia (UPH) is a common and serious complication for patients undergoing anesthesia. The purpose of this study was to identify the incidence of UPH and evaluate the efficacy of a self-warming blanket on the drop in core temperature and risk of UPH in patients undergoing hip or knee arthroplasty. DESIGN: A case-control study was used. METHODS: Sixty patients were included. Thirty patients received prewarming with a self-warming blanket and forced-air warming intraoperatively; thirty patients received only forced-air warming intraoperatively. FINDING: T...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Rosenkilde C, Vamosi M, Lauridsen JT, Hasfeldt D Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Validity and Reliability of the Czech Version of the Amsterdam Preoperative Anxiety and Information Scale (APAIS).
CONCLUSIONS: APAIS may be a useful tool to measure preoperative anxiety in Czech patients undergoing elective surgery. PMID: 28938978 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Zeleníková R, Homzová P, Homza M, Bužgová R Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

A Survey of Patients' Preoperative Need for Information About Postoperative Pain-Effect of Previous Surgery Experience.
CONCLUSIONS: Most of the patients want to be informed about the management of the POP after being discharged. It is remarkable that patients who had previous surgery experience need the same information with those who had no previous surgery. PMID: 28938979 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - September 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Mavridou P, Manataki A, Arnaoutoglou E, Damigos D Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research