The Power of the Pilot
A frequent question when leading an evidence-based practice (EBP) initiative is “Should I pilot?” Quite simply, the answer is yes. Logically, once the best evidence has been reviewed and practice recommendations are clear, nurses want to move to implementation. Piloting can seem overwhelming, and a description about the value of piloting in EBP is missing. However, in nursi ng research, piloting is frequently done before a larger study and has many benefits.1 For instance, during a pilot research study, safety and feasibility of an intervention is determined. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 22, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Elyse Laures, Cassandra Fowler Tags: Evidence to Practice Source Type: research

Telehealth and the Covid-19 Pandemic
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Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 22, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Matthew D. Byrne Tags: Informatics and Health Information Technology Source Type: research

The Effects of Inhalation Aromatherapy Using Lavender Essential Oil on Postoperative Pain of Inguinal Hernia: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Abstract PURPOSE: One of the main problems after inguinal hernia surgery is postoperative pain. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of aromatherapy with lavender oil inhalation on postoperative pain after inguinal hernia surgery. DESIGN: A randomized controlled design was used. METHODS: Ninety participants were selected and assigned to two groups: the intervention group (n = 45) and the control group (n = 45). The patients in the intervention group inhaled four drops of 2% lavender essential oil with oxygen for 20 minutes. The patients in the control group inhale...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - July 20, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Bagheri H, Salmani T, Nourian J, Mirrezaie SM, Abbasi A, Mardani A, Vlaisavljevic Z Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

The Effects of Inhalation Aromatherapy Using Lavender Essential Oil on Postoperative Pain of Inguinal Hernia: A Randomized Controlled Trial
One of the main problems after inguinal hernia surgery is postoperative pain. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of aromatherapy with lavender oil inhalation on postoperative pain after inguinal hernia surgery. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 20, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Hossein Bagheri, Tahereh Salmani, Javad Nourian, Seyed Mohammad Mirrezaie, Ali Abbasi, Abbas Mardani, Zeljko Vlaisavljevic Tags: Research Source Type: research

The Effect of Music Therapy, Hand Massage, and Kaleidoscope Usage on Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting, Pain, Fear, and Stress in Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Distraction with music therapy and kaleidoscope is recommended for use in the postoperative period in children with circumcision to reduce the severity of their pain, fear, and anxiety. PMID: 32703758 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - July 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Bulut M, Küçük Alemdar D, Bulut A, Şalcı G Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Application of Neuromuscular Monitoring in Pediatric Anesthesia: A  Survey in China.
CONCLUSIONS: Neuromuscular monitoring in pediatric anesthesia needs to be further popularized. However, how to effectively and safely use neuromuscular antagonists are also important issues that require attention from anesthesiologists. PMID: 32703759 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - July 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Yang L, Yang D, Liu C, Zuo Y Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Application of Neuromuscular Monitoring in Pediatric Anesthesia: A  Survey in China
To determine the popularity of neuromuscular monitoring in pediatric anesthesia. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Lei Yang, Di Yang, Chunyuan Liu, Yunxia Zuo Tags: Research Source Type: research

The Effect of Music Therapy, Hand Massage, and Kaleidoscope Usage on Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting, Pain, Fear, and Stress in Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of music therapy, hand massage, and kaleidoscope usage on nausea and vomiting, pain, fear, and stress in 7-year-old to 11-year-old children after circumcision. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Muhammet Bulut, Dilek K üçük Alemdar, Azime Bulut, Gül Şalcı Tags: Research Source Type: research

Patient Safety Attitude of Nurses Working in Surgical Units: A Cross-Sectional Study in Turkey.
CONCLUSIONS: Nurses working in surgical units had a positive attitude toward patient safety, and previous training on patient safety significantly improved their attitude scores. A recommendation is to conduct effective in-service training programs for patient safety in hospitals and to encourage participation by nurses in training programs such as courses and conferences that will result in attitude improvement. PMID: 32682667 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - July 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Ünver S, Yeniğün SC Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

The Effect of a Small Priming Dose of Sufentanil on Sufentanil-Induced Cough.
Abstract PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a small priming dose of sufentanil on sufentanil-induced cough during induction of anesthesia. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. METHODS: Adult patients (N = 220) aged 18 to 65 years undergoing general anesthesia were randomized into two groups (n = 110), a total dose of sufentanil 0.4 mcg/kg was used during induction of anesthesia. Group P (intervention) received a bolus of 5 mcg of sufentanil 1 minute before a bolus of the remaining larger dose of sufentanil, whereas group C (comparison) received an equ...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - July 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Zou Y, Ling Y, Wei L, Tang Y, Kong G, Zhang L Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Postsurgical Follow-Up Phone Calls: Worth the Investment?
CONCLUSIONS: The use of specialized RNs to conduct postoperative phone calls may not be cost effective. When RNs provide excellent instructions to patients in person, it may lead to sufficient patient health confidence. Personal and nurse-provided education should be considered a standard, and the outcomes of costly follow-up phone calls should be examined. PMID: 32682669 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - July 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Berardinelli A, Bernhofer EI Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Patient Safety Attitude of Nurses Working in Surgical Units: A Cross-Sectional Study in Turkey
To determine the attitudes of nurses working in surgical units toward patient safety. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Seher Ünver, Seda Cansu Yeniğün Tags: Research Source Type: research

Postsurgical Follow-Up Phone Calls: Worth the Investment?
To analyze differences in health confidence levels regarding discharge instructions between two groups of same-day surgery patients. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Amy Berardinelli, Esther I. Bernhofer Tags: Research Source Type: research

The Effect of a Small Priming Dose of Sufentanil on Sufentanil-Induced Cough
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a small priming dose of sufentanil on sufentanil-induced cough during induction of anesthesia. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Yi Zou, Yingzi Ling, Lai Wei, Yixun Tang, Gaoyin Kong, Le Zhang Tags: Research Source Type: research

A Practical Approach to Acute Postoperative Pain Management in Chronic Pain Patients
In the United States, more than 100 million people suffer from chronic pain. Among patients presenting for surgery, about one in four have chronic pain. Acute perioperative pain management in this population is challenging because many patients with chronic pain require long-term opioids for the management of this pain, which may result in tolerance, physical dependence, addiction, and opioid-induced hyperalgesia. These challenges are compounded by the ongoing opioid epidemic that has resulted in calls for a reduction in opioid use, with a concurrent increase in the number of patients with chronic opioid exposure presentin...
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 10, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Edwin N. Aroke, Susan P. McMullan, Katie O. Woodfin, Ryan Richey, Jordan Doss, Bryan A. Wilbanks Tags: Continuing Education Source Type: research

A Practical Approach to Acute Postoperative Pain Management in Chronic Pain Patients.
This article aims to summarize practical considerations for acute postoperative pain management in patients with chronic pain conditions. A patient-centered acute pain management plan, including nonopioid analgesics, regional anesthesia, and careful selection of opioid medications, can lead to adequate analgesia and satisfaction with care. Also, a meticulous rotation from one opioid to another may decrease opioid requirement, increase analgesic effectiveness, and improve satisfaction with care. PMID: 32660812 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - July 9, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Aroke EN, McMullan SP, Woodfin KO, Richey R, Doss J, Wilbanks BA Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Nurse Anesthetists' and Operating Theater Nurses' Experiences with Inadvertent Hypothermia in Clinical Perioperative Nursing Care.
CONCLUSIONS: Complications caused by inadvertent hypothermia in surgical patients can lead to unnecessary suffering and prolong the hospital stay. The surgical team's cooperation and responsibility are linked to routine nursing interventions. These depend on the nurses' knowledge and experience as well as their clinical and subjective assessment of the patient's physical condition and the surgical techniques used. PMID: 32605863 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - June 26, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Honkavuo L, Loe SAK Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Nurse Anesthetists' and Operating Theater Nurses' Experiences with Inadvertent Hypothermia in Clinical Perioperative Nursing Care
To deepen the understanding of and describe nurse anesthetists' and operating theater nurses' experiences with inadvertent hypothermia in clinical perioperative nursing care. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - June 26, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Leena Honkavuo, Seija A. Koivusalo Loe Tags: Research Source Type: research

COVID-19: Knowing the Data
No surprise that the topic of this month's column focuses on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). For months now, we have been inundated with information about the novel coronavirus disease. Researchers, committed to understanding, treating, and preventing this tenacious enemy offer, in my opinion, our best hope. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - June 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Mary W. Stewart Tags: Research News Source Type: research

Research News: COVID-19
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Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - June 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Mary W. Stewart Tags: Research News Source Type: research

Inhaled Anesthetic Agents.
PMID: 32586658 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - June 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Wolfe RC Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Inhaled Anesthetic Agents
General anesthesia refers to a drug-induced loss of consciousness during which patients are not arousable, even by painful stimuli and often have impaired ventilatory function.1 Inhaled anesthetic gases can be administered to impart general anesthesia and are often administered adjunctively with intravenous sedatives (eg, propofol, fentanyl, midazolam) to maintain appropriate depths of anesthesia throughout the surgical case.2 Inhaled anesthetic agents include isoflurane, sevoflurane, desflurane, and nitrous oxide (N2O). (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - June 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Rachel C. Wolfe Tags: Pharmacology Facts Source Type: research

Emergence Delirium in Elderly Patients as a Potential Predictor of Subsequent Postoperative Delirium: A Descriptive Correlational Study.
This study aimed to investigate the incidence of emergence delirium (ED) in elderly patients under general anesthesia and to determine the correlation between ED and delirium at five subsequent postoperative days. DESIGN: This research is a descriptive correlational study. METHODS: A total of 168 aged patients undergoing elective general anesthesia were recruited from a comprehensive tertiary teaching hospital with 2,400 beds in Southern China from April 2018 to September 2018. The Nursing Delirium Screening Scale was used to assess delirium at 30 and 60 minutes after extubation or on discharge from the post...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - June 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Huang J, Qi H, Lv K, Chen X, Zhuang Y, Yang L Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Emergence Delirium in Elderly Patients as a Potential Predictor of Subsequent Postoperative Delirium: A Descriptive Correlational Study
This study aimed to investigate the incidence of emergence delirium (ED) in elderly patients under general anesthesia and to determine the correlation between ED and delirium at five subsequent postoperative days. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - June 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Jingying Huang, Haiou Qi, Kai Lv, Xiangping Chen, Yiyu Zhuang, Lili Yang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of Depression and Anxiety Levels and Related Factors Among Operating Theater Workers During the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
This study aimed to examine the anxiety and depression levels and related factors among health care professionals working in operating theaters (anesthetic technicians and nurses) during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - June 18, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Ersin Koksal, Burhan Dost, Özlem Terzi, Yasemin B. Ustun, Selçuk Özdin, Sezgin Bilgin Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of depression and anxiety levels and related factors among operating theatre workers during the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
This study aimed to examine the anxiety and depression levels and related factors among healthcare professionals working in operating theatres (anesthetic technicians and nurses) during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - June 18, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Ersin Koksal, Burhan Dost, Özlem Terzi, Yasemin Burcu Ustun, Selçuk Özdin, Sezgin Bilgin Tags: Research Source Type: research

Assessment of the Quality of Nursing Care of Postoperative Pain in Patients Undergoing Vascular Procedures.
CONCLUSIONS: The overall level of quality of nursing care in terms of postoperative pain management as reported by patients after vascular procedures was not fully satisfying, and nursing care should improve. This indicates the need to educate nurses in postoperative pain management, its monitoring and prophylaxis, and communication techniques with patients. Our study indicates that gender, place of residence, education level, and satisfaction with pain management influence the assessment of the quality of care. PMID: 32565028 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Piotrkowska R, Jarzynkowski P, Mędrzycka-Dąbrowska W, Terech-Skóra S, Kobylarz A, Książek J Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

The Role of Preoperative and Postoperative Transversus Abdominis Plane and Rectus Sheath Block in Patients Undergoing Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy.
CONCLUSIONS: A preoperative TAP + RS block provided superior postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing TLH and reduced analgesic consumption during the first 12 hours postoperatively. PMID: 32565029 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Yagi K, Adachi K, Tanaka E, Toda A, Miyoshi Y, Funada R, Yamamoto Y Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

The Role of Preoperative and Postoperative Transversus Abdominis Plane and Rectus Sheath Block in Patients Undergoing Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
This study was performed to assess the efficacy of a preoperative and postoperative transversus abdominis plane (TAP) and rectus sheath (RS) block compared with no TAP and RS block in patients undergoing total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH). (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Kazunobu Yagi, Kazushige Adachi, Eriko Tanaka, Asuka Toda, Yukari Miyoshi, Rina Funada, Yoshimitu Yamamoto Tags: Research Source Type: research

Assessment of the Quality of Nursing Care of Postoperative Pain in Patients Undergoing Vascular Procedures
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the quality of nursing care of postoperative pain management in patients who underwent vascular procedures. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Renata Piotrkowska, Piotr Jarzynkowski, Wioletta M ędrzycka-Dąbrowska, Sylwia Terech-Skóra, Agnieszka Kobylarz, Janina Książek Tags: Research Source Type: research

COVID-19: What We Have Learned So Far
As our chief of anesthesia has been saying for the past few weeks, it is not business as usual. A new common household word, COVID-19 has come bringing lessons we did not even know we needed. There is still much to be learned regarding the pathogenesis of this virus, the pathway it has chosen in our communities, the widely variable course of illness, the best practices for treating the afflicted, and the potential for prevention by transmission barriers as well as pharmacotherapeutic vaccines. As overwhelming as the lack of knowledge may feel, the fear and lack of preparation of the world and our country has brought is eve...
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - June 12, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Theresa Clifford Tags: Practice Corner Source Type: research

Dueling Plagues
As I write this editorial on June 8, 2020, it is hard to know what will be facing the world and the nursing profession by August. Originally, this editorial was going to focus only on COVID-19. Our lives have changed since March when Covid-19 cases began to increase in the U.S. The nursing classes I teach had to immediately move to online learning. As families we learned how to live in isolation and learned the ins and outs of Zoom calls. For some of you, the last couple of months have been even more devastating. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - June 10, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Jan Odom-Forren Tags: Editorial Opinion Source Type: research

Dueling Plagues: Your Time to Act
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Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - June 10, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Jan Odom-Forren Tags: Editorial Opinion Source Type: research

Cardiovascular Collapse During Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor: A Case Report.
Abstract Despite innovative modalities, transurethral resection (TUR) procedures are the primary surgical intervention for bladder tumor and enlarged prostate. TUR syndrome, a major complication of TUR procedures, leads to derangement in electrolytes, hemodynamic compromise, and possible cardiac arrest. This case report describes cardiovascular collapse in a 60-year-old male during TUR of a bladder tumor under general anesthesia. The patient developed hypoxia, which progressed to cardiovascular collapse. Electrolyte analysis revealed acute hyponatremia. The patient was resuscitated successfully, transferred to int...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - June 8, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Gomez NAG, Mitzova-Vladinov G, Yadav R, Lackaye A, Fabbro M Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Cardiovascular Collapse During Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor: A Case Report
Despite innovative modalities, transurethral resection (TUR) procedures are the primary surgical intervention for bladder tumor and enlarged prostate. TUR syndrome, a major complication of TUR procedures, leads to derangement in electrolytes, hemodynamic compromise, and possible cardiac arrest. This case report describes cardiovascular collapse in a 60-year-old male during TUR of a bladder tumor under general anesthesia. The patient developed hypoxia, which progressed to cardiovascular collapse. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - June 8, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Nicole A. Gonzaga Gomez, Greta Mitzova-Vladinov, Ramniwas Yadav, Amanda Lackaye, Michael Fabbro Tags: Clinical Source Type: research

Preoperative Cognitive Assessment Recommendations for the Older Adult.
CONCLUSIONS: Preoperative cognitive assessment can identify high-risk patients, stratify care, medically optimize the older adult before surgery, and improve perioperative outcomes. PMID: 32513620 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - June 4, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Glover NP, Tola DH, Norcross W, Naumuk L, Tocchi C Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Preoperative Cognitive Assessment Recommendations for the Older Adult
The purpose of this project was to identify the need for and to improve the preoperative cognitive assessment of the older adult. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - June 4, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Nicholas P. Glover, Denise H. Tola, William Norcross, Lindsey Naumuk, Christine Tocchi Tags: Best Practice Source Type: research

The Shifting Paradigm of Health Care.
PMID: 32498795 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - May 31, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Hooper VD Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Precision Vision: Empowering Innovation and Well-Being.
PMID: 32498796 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - May 31, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Card E Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

COVID-19: Impact on Perianesthesia Nursing Areas.
PMID: 32498797 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - May 31, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Stannard D Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Perianesthesia Nurses Called to Practice in Extraordinary Times.
PMID: 32498798 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - May 31, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Mamaril ME Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Reducing Reliance on Agency Staff  = $7.7 Million in Savings and Improved Nurse Engagement.
Reducing Reliance on Agency Staff = $7.7 Million in Savings and Improved Nurse Engagement. J Perianesth Nurs. 2020 Jun;35(3):333-336 Authors: Farrington M, Ward E, Dawson C PMID: 32498799 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - May 31, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Farrington M, Ward E, Dawson C Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Patient Handover in the PACU: When Less Can Be More.
PMID: 32498800 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - May 31, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Kiekkas P, Michalopoulos E Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Preoperative Anxiety and Depression Increases the Incidence of Delirium After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: This study indicated that anxiety and depression before coronary artery bypass graft surgery can significantly increase the incidence of postoperative delirium, but it has no significant effect on the length of hospitalization. PMID: 32499109 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - May 31, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Pakrad F, Pakrad E, Darvishi N, Poorolajal J Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Patient Handover in the PACU: When Less Can Be More
In the operating setting, my colleagues and I were often surprised to see that medical and nursing personnel of the anesthesiology department perceived the handover process of postoperative patients to be rather trivial. Both seemed to share the opinion that, because most patients did not stay in Phase I postanesthesia care unit (PACU) for more than just a few hours, and PACU nurses observed them to detect and prevent specific complications related to anesthesia or surgery, there was no need for nurses to be informed about each patient's complete medical history and intraoperative management. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - May 31, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Panagiotis Kiekkas, Eleni Michalopoulos Tags: The Back Page Source Type: research

Reducing Reliance on Agency Staff  = $7.7 Million in Savings and Improved Nurse Engagement
Challenges that health care organizations are currently facing include the ongoing nursing shortage, increasing vacancy rates, and need for expansion.1-10 Hospitals turn to hiring agency nursing staff to fill the gaps and combat these challenges.11,12 (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - May 31, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Michele Farrington, Emily Ward, Cindy Dawson Tags: EBP: Evidence to Practice Source Type: research

Precision Vision: Empowering Innovation and Well-Being
Elizabeth Card, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CPAN, CCRP, FASPAN, is honored to serve as ASPAN's 40th President. During the last 3 decades, she has worked in the PACU/holding room, cardiovascular and surgical intensive care units, as a nurse manager/leader, family nurse practitioner, and nurse researcher. She joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, in 1994; she currently is a research nurse practitioner for the Department of Anesthesiology and a nursing research consultant for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - May 31, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Elizabeth Card Tags: The President's Page Source Type: research

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