Preoperative Anxiety and Depression Increases the Incidence of Delirium After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
To address the effect of anxiety and depression before coronary artery bypass graft surgery on the postoperative delirium and the length of hospitalization. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - May 31, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Fatemeh Pakrad, Elham Pakrad, Nahid Darvishi, Jalal Poorolajal Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prone Position of Patients with COVID-19 and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
The current pandemic, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS CoV-2), more commonly known as COVID-19, has created significant challenges in the care of these patients as a result of the viral interstitial pneumonia and hypoxemic respiratory failure. The most common signs and symptoms associated with SARS CoV-2 pneumonia include fever, chills, dyspnea, cough, sore throat, muscle pain, and new loss of taste or smell appearing within 2-14  days after exposure to the virus.1 The interstitial pneumonia and progressive hypoxemic respiratory failure ranges from mild to severe, with the prevalence of acute resp...
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - May 29, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Mary Beth Flynn Makic Tags: Critical Care Connection Source Type: research

Role of anesthesia nurses in the treatment and management of patients with COVID-19
As the backbone for the treatment of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), nurses have been actively playing key roles in cabin hospitals, isolation wards, and intensive care units (ICUs) for critical cases. Anesthesia nurses have their own professional specialties, such as airway management, the use and maintenance of life support equipment, including ventilators, and the use of high-flow oxygen equipment. With rich experience in emergency responses and nursing, anesthesia nurses, along with emergency nurses and critical care nurses, play important roles during the treatment of COVID-19 patients. (Source: Jou...
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - May 29, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Qinghong Chen, Xing Lan, Zhenghua Zhao, Shaofei Hu, Fang Tan, Ping Gui, Shanglong Yao Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prone Position of Patients with COVID-19 and ARDS
(Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - May 29, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Mary Beth Flynn Makic Tags: Critical Care Connection Source Type: research

Determination of the Effectiveness of Informing With the Guidance of an Education Booklet in Patients Undergoing Colonoscopy-A Randomized Controlled Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Informing patients with the guidance of the education booklet before the colonoscopy decreased patients' state and trait anxiety levels and increased their bowel preparation adequacy. PMID: 32451203 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - May 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Özkan ZK, Fındık ÜY Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Determination of the Effectiveness of Informing With the Guidance of an Education Booklet in Patients Undergoing Colonoscopy —A Randomized Controlled Trial
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of precolonoscopy information with the guidance of an education booklet on anxiety and bowel preparation adequacy in patients undergoing colonoscopy. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - May 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Zeynep K ızılcık Özkan, Ümmü Yıldız Fındık Tags: Research Source Type: research

Video Education to Improve Preoperative Anxiety in the Bariatric Surgical Patient: A Quality Improvement Project.
CONCLUSIONS: Data supported that the addition of an audiovisual component in the form of an informational tour of the perioperative division is an effective method to reduce perceived preoperative anxiety in patients having bariatric surgery. PMID: 32448711 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - May 20, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Helms LJ Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Video Education to Improve Preoperative Anxiety in the Bariatric Surgical Patient: A Quality Improvement Project
Evidence supports that providing preoperative education using an audiovisual format is an effective method to reduce anxiety in the surgical patient. The purpose of this quality improvement project was to evaluate the effect of viewing a video tour of the perioperative division had on patient-perceived preoperative anxiety. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - May 20, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Lori J. Helms Tags: Best Practice Source Type: research

Covid-19: initial perioperative and perianesthesia nursing response in a military medical center
Nurses have historically led efforts to improve the health of populations while simultaneously and unselfishly providing care during pivotal moments of national need. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an unprecedented strain on the US healthcare system, including severe shortages of hospital beds, supplies, equipment, pharmaceuticals, and healthy frontline clinicians. Perioperative and perianesthesia leaders and clinicians have unique opportunities to provide patient care during the COVID-19 crisis. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - May 11, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Christopher H. Stucky, Marla J. De Jong, Adam W. Lowe, Bruce Mathews Tags: Clinical Source Type: research

Impact of Surgical Checklist on Mortality, Reoperation, and Readmission Rates in Brazil, a Developing Country, and Canada, a  Developed Country.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of surgical checklist did not translate into improvements in the outcomes studied after its implementation in any of the scenarios evaluated. This result is possibly justified by the socioeconomic structure of each of these settings. PMID: 32402772 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - May 9, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Gama CS, Backman C, de Oliveira AC Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

The Effect of Cold Vapor and Ice Cube Absorption in the Early Postoperative Period on Sore Throat and Hoarseness Induced by Intubation.
CONCLUSIONS: Cold vapor application, ice cube absorption, and ice cube absorption along with cold vapor application were effective in reducing sore throat but were ineffective as treatment for hoarseness. PMID: 32402773 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - May 9, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Şahbaz M, Khorshid L Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Reasons for the Cancellation of Elective Procedures at Level 3 University Hospital on the Day of Surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: Cancellation of elective surgeries causes a waste of time and resources. Determining the reasons for cancellations to reduce cancellation rates is important for each hospital. PMID: 32402774 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - May 9, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Yıldız Altun A, Özer AB, Turhan Aksoku B, Karatepe Ü, Kilinç M, Erhan ÖL, Demirel İ, Bolat E Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

The Effect of Cold Vapor and Ice Cube Absorption in the Early Postoperative Period on Sore Throat and Hoarseness Induced by Intubation
This study aimed to determine the effect of cold vapor and ice cube absorption in the early postoperative period on sore throat and hoarseness induced by intubation. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - May 9, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Muazzez Şahbaz, Leyla Khorshid Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Reasons for the Cancellation of Elective Procedures at Level 3 University Hospital on the Day of Surgery
In this study, we tried to identify the causes of cancellations of elective procedures, and to examine the relationship between the causes. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - May 9, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Aysun Y ıldız Altun, Ayşe Belin Özer, Berna Turhan Aksoku, Ümit Karatepe, Mikail Kilinç, Ömer Lütfi Erhan, İsmail Demirel, Esef Bolat Tags: Research Source Type: research

Impact of Surgical Checklist on Mortality, Reoperation, and Readmission Rates in Brazil, a Developing Country, and Canada, a  Developed Country
To compare the mortality, reoperation, and readmission rates before and after the implementation of a surgical checklist in Brazil and Canada. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - May 9, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Camila Sarmento Gama, Chantal Backman, Adriana Cristina de Oliveira Tags: Research Source Type: research

Adverse Outcomes Associated With Intraoperative Anesthesia Handovers: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Whether intraoperative handover of anesthesia care increases the risk of adverse outcomes in patients undergoing surgery remains unclear. This systematic review aimed to synthesize the evidence on the association of intraoperative anesthesia handover with delivery of patient care and patient outcomes. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - May 6, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Jiale Hu, Yan Yang, Xiaoxue Li, Liuyun Yu, Yiyan Zhou, Michael D. Fallacaro, Suzanne Wright Tags: Research Source Type: research

Adverse Outcomes Associated With Intraoperative Anesthesia Handovers: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings suggested that each additional intraoperative anesthesia handover increased the odds of composite morbidity. It is important to improve the handover quality and avoid handovers when anesthesia providers have high-risk care events, patients having unstable status, or inadequate handover time. PMID: 32387492 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - May 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Hu J, Yang Y, Li X, Yu L, Zhou Y, Fallacaro MD, Wright S Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Considering Research Denominators
(Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - May 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan J. Fetzer Tags: Research for Practice Source Type: research

Effect of Protective Cover on the Quality of Life of Patients With Tracheostomy-A Quasi-Experimental Study.
CONCLUSIONS: This study provides that patients can benefit from discharge training and protective cover and that health care professionals become aware of the cover for future use. PMID: 32386939 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - May 4, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Seyman ÇC, Çelik SŞ Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Effects of Relaxation Techniques on Acute Postlaminectomy Pain: A  Three-Arm Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that both Benson and progressive muscle relaxation techniques can decrease acute postlaminectomy pain in the immediate postoperative period in adult patients. PMID: 32386940 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - May 4, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Pishgooie SAH, Akbari F, Keyvanloo Shahrestanaki S, Rezaei M, Nasiri M, Momen R Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Effect of Protective Cover on the Quality of Life of Patients With Tracheostomy —A Quasi-Experimental Study
This study aimed to investigate the effect of discharge training and the use of a protective cover on the QoL of patients with tracheostomy and the problems experienced after discharge. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - May 4, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Çiğdem Canbolat Seyman, Sevilay Şenol Çelik Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effects of Relaxation Techniques on Acute Postlaminectomy Pain: A  Three-Arm Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
This study compared the effects of Benson relaxation with progressive muscle relaxation on pain severity after laminectomy. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - May 4, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Seyed Amir Hosein Pishgooie, Fakhridokht Akbari, Sahar Keyvanloo Shahrestanaki, Masoud Rezaei, Morteza Nasiri, Reza Momen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Decreasing Pediatric PACU Noise Level and Alarm Fatigue: A Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve Safety and Satisfaction.
CONCLUSIONS: The reduction in monitor alarms did not cause an appreciable change in sound levels as measured by noise dosimeters in either intervention phase. Despite these findings, nurses perceived a quieter and more pleasant workplace. These impressions might have resulted from subjective expectations versus actual volume levels, or they might owe to the reduction in incidence of alarms themselves, which they had viewed as nuisance sounds. PMID: 32362515 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - April 29, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Cvach M, Doyle P, Wong SY, Letnaunchyn K, Dell D, Mamaril M Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Integrating the STOP-Bang Questionnaire Into the Preanesthetic Assessment at a Military Hospital.
CONCLUSIONS: The STOP-Bang questionnaire increased identification of surgical patients at risk for OSA but did not affect PACU LOS or unanticipated admissions. PMID: 32362516 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - April 29, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Carr SN, Reinsvold RM, Heering TE, Muckler VC Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Decreasing Pediatric PACU Noise Level and Alarm Fatigue: A Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve Safety and Satisfaction
To describe how a pediatric postanesthesia care unit used a two-phased approach of bundled interventions to reduce unit noise levels and improve staff perceptions of their work environment. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - April 29, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Maria Cvach, Peter Doyle, Sereniti Young Wong, Kimberly Letnaunchyn, Deborah Dell, Myrna Mamaril Tags: Best Practice Source Type: research

Integrating the STOP-Bang Questionnaire Into the Preanesthetic Assessment at a Military Hospital
This quality improvement project integrated the STOP-Bang (Snoring, Tiredness, Observed apnea, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Age, Neck circumference, male Gender) questionnaire into the preanesthetic assessment to identify patients at risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), decrease postanesthesia care unit (PACU) length of stay (LOS), and decrease unanticipated admissions. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - April 29, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Stacy N. Carr, Regina M. Reinsvold, Thomas E. Heering, Virginia C. Muckler Tags: Best Practice Source Type: research

Efficacy of Cartoon Viewing Devices During Phlebotomy in Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
This study was a prospective, randomized controlled trial. METHODS: The study included inpatients from the Biochemical Laboratory of a private university hospital in Turkey and was conducted between September 2017 and April 2018. A computer-based random number generator was used to randomly assign the patients into three groups (virtual reality [VR], tablet, and control) with 40 children each. Data were collected using the Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale and the Children's Fear Scale. Pain and anxiety scores were reported by children, parents, and observers in tablet and control groups. In the VR group, pain and an...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - April 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: İnangil D, Şendir M, Büyükyılmaz F Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

The Effect of Active Warming on Postoperative Hypothermia on Body Temperature and Thermal Comfort: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
u R Abstract PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of active warming method in temperature control and thermal comfort in hypothermia after surgery. DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial. METHODS: The study sample consisted of 64 male and female postanesthesia care unit and intensive care unit neurosurgery postoperative inpatients. The experimental group was warmed using the active warming method, and the control group's routine care was continued via a cotton blanket. Patients were warmed until their tympanic body temperature reached 37°C. FINDINGS: The time needed to a...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - April 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Özsaban A, Acaroğlu R Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Efficacy of Cartoon Viewing Devices During Phlebotomy in Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial
The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of different cartoon viewing devices during phlebotomy in children. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - April 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Demet İnangil, Merdiye Şendir, Funda Büyükyılmaz Tags: Research Source Type: research

The Effect of Active Warming on Postoperative Hypothermia on Body Temperature and Thermal Comfort: A Randomized Controlled Trial
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of active warming method in temperature control and thermal comfort in hypothermia after surgery. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - April 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Aysel Özsaban, Rengin Acaroğlu Tags: Research Source Type: research

The Efficacy of Distraction Cards and Kaleidoscope for Reducing Pain During Phlebotomy: A Randomized Controlled Trial
The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of distraction cards and a kaleidoscope in reducing pain during phlebotomy procedures among children aged 6 to 12. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - April 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Remziye Semerci, Melahat Akg ün Kostak Tags: Research Source Type: research

The Efficacy of Distraction Cards and Kaleidoscope for Reducing Pain During Phlebotomy: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: It may be helpful to inform children and parents about the process before procedural interventions. Nurses would likely benefit from education on the use of distraction cards and kaleidoscope to be used during procedural interventions. PMID: 32354466 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - April 26, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Semerci R, Akgün Kostak M Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

International Operating Room Nurses' Challenges in Providing Person-Centered Care During Organ Procurement Surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: Recognizing and managing these challenges is essential for supporting staff and providing quality person-centered care to deceased donors and their families during the organ procurement process. PMID: 32340789 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - April 23, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Gao W, Plummer V, McKenna L Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Patients' Experiences of Pain and Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in the Early Postoperative Period After an Elective Knee Arthroplasty.
CONCLUSIONS: Care needs to be sensitive to differences in experiencing pain and PONV depending on sex or gender bias, with a goal of increasing the equality in care. PMID: 32340790 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - April 23, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Eklund I, Larsson AS, Gustafsson S, Forsberg A Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Patients' Experiences of Pain and Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in the Early Postoperative Period After an Elective Knee Arthroplasty
The aim of this study is to explore patients' experience of pain and postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in the early postoperative period after knee arthroplasties. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - April 23, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Ida Eklund, Ann-Sofie Larsson, Silje Gustafsson, Angelica Forsberg Tags: Research Source Type: research

International Operating Room Nurses' Challenges in Providing Person-Centered Care During Organ Procurement Surgery
This study explored the challenges these nurses encountered in providing person-centered care during surgical care stages of organ procurement surgery in Australia. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - April 23, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Weili Gao, Virginia Plummer, Lisa McKenna Tags: Research Source Type: research

The Exacerbation of Burnout During COVID-19: A Major Concern for Nurse Safety
The United States and many other countries around the world are  experiencing a pandemic that has not occurred to this extent since the 1918-1919 Spanish Flu. The virus has created a public health crisis and led to many challenges for health care providers and health care systems. As I write this column, many health care providers are on their way to New York t o assist the nurses, respiratory therapists, and doctors who are exhausted there. The Federation of State Medical Boards has made a joint announcement that they are working together to ensure that they “will continue to explore ways to support qualified h...
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - April 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Jacqueline Ross Tags: Patient Safety Source Type: research

Substance Abuse.
PMID: 32334929 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - April 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Stewart MW Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Global Engagement of Perianesthesia Nurses: 2020 and Beyond.
PMID: 32334930 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - April 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Brady JM Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity (LAST): Increasing Awareness Through Education.
CONCLUSIONS: An educational gap was identified regarding clinical nurses' knowledge of LAST. An educational program was designed to improve baseline knowledge. The program goal was successfully met with more than half of nurses being able to identify signs, symptoms, and treatment of LAST. PMID: 32334931 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - April 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Ferry SL, Cook KR Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

The exacerbation of burnout during COVID19: A major concern for nurse safety
(Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - April 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Jacqueline Ross Tags: Patient Safety Source Type: research

Global Engagement of Perianesthesia Nurses: 2020 and Beyond
On the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth, The World Health Assembly selected 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.1 This designation was announced in May 2019 by Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO). When describing the support for the initiative by WHO, he stated: “Without nurses and midwives, we will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals or universal health coverage. While WHO recognises their crucial role on a daily basis, 2020 will be dedicated to highlighting the enormous sacrifices and contributions of nurses and midwives, ...
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - April 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Joni M. Brady Tags: Global Connections Source Type: research

Substance Abuse
The magnitude of the opioid crisis cannot be overlooked. Nurses in perianesthesia, perioperative, and other critical care areas experience firsthand the epidemic's far-reaching destructive effects. From working with health care providers at high risk for substance abuse to balancing the need for patient pain control with responsible administration of addictive medications, perianesthesia nurses must be informed, vigilant, and accountable. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - April 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Mary W. Stewart Tags: Research News Source Type: research

Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity (LAST): Increasing Awareness Through Education
Local anesthetics are used for procedures in various settings. Although complications related to local anesthetic use is rare, adverse events do occur. A significant knowledge deficit was identified regarding local anesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST) signs, symptoms, and treatment. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - April 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Sherri L. Ferry, Kay R. Cook Tags: Best Practice Source Type: research

Perioperative Pain Management Strategies in the Age of an Opioid Epidemic.
This article reviews the pain process and outlines low-dose opioid/opioid-free pain management modalities. PMID: 32305324 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - April 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Everson M, McLain N, Collins MJ, Rayborn M Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Perioperative Pain Management Strategies in the Age of an Opioid Epidemic
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services 2016 and 2017 data, an estimated 130 people per day died from opioid-related drug overdoses; 42,249 people died from overdosing on opioids; and 2.1 million people had opioid-use disorder. Health care organizations such as the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Medical Association have information related to pain management and/or the opioid epidemic on their Web sit...
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - April 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Marjorie Everson, Nina McLain, Mary Jane Collins, Michong Rayborn Tags: Continuing Education Source Type: research

Covid-19: Impact on Perianesthesia Nursing Areas
(Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - April 9, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Daphne Stannard Source Type: research

Effects of Transport on Oral Temperature of Postsurgical Patients Transported from PACU to Nursing Units.
CONCLUSIONS: Transfers from the PACU to other hospital units may not clinically impact oral temperatures in postsurgical patients. However, post-transfer temperature should be monitored to assure that hypothermia does not occur. PMID: 32279928 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - April 8, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Dureault K, Winokur EJ, Rutledge DN Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Effects of Transport on Oral Temperature of Postsurgical Patients Transported from PACU to Nursing Units
To determine the impact of transport from the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) to inpatient nursing units on postsurgical patient temperature. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - April 8, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Kathy Dureault, Elizabeth J. Winokur, Dana N. Rutledge Tags: Research Source Type: research

The Shifting Paradigm of Health Care
It is March 28, 2020. Day 12 of my university's work from home decree. Day 2 of our county “Shelter in Place” order; and 1 day out from implementation of our state “Shelter in Place” order. But for many of you … in Washington State, California, New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Georgia, and many more … this is the next of many past and future days of chaos, sickness, and death. There are no words to express my sympathy, support, and gratitude to each of you fighting at the frontlines against disaster. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - April 6, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Vallire D. Hooper Tags: Editorial Opinion Source Type: research