Cut to the Chase: Pre-op Surgical Clipping
Cardiothoracic and Thoracic preoperative patients in the Heart and Vascular Institute were having their hair removed prior to OR in the preoperative setting. The vascular preoperative patients were having their hair clipped in the OR. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Michele Gatt, Sara Shubert, Susan Mastrandrea, Cindy Plato Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Optimizing Surgery Patients in a Perioperative Care Clinic
Traditionally, IAH surgeons refer patients to their primary care provider (PCP) who conduct a history and physical and orders any tests deemed necessary by the team, to prepare patients for the safe administration of anesthesia and surgery. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Rebecca Serra, Dorothy Boresky, Sabrina Salem, Erin Bartko, Masaio Turay Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Successful Introduction of Music Therapy for Post-Operative Pain, Anxiety and Nausea in the Adult Oncology Patient
Research shows music can move people and motivate us to overcome obstacles. Music therapy can lower stress, promote comfort and reduce pain for all ages, genders and race. Our proposal, Music therapy for the Post-Operative Pain, Anxiety and Nausea has the potential to positively impact Symptom Management, Wellness and Quality Improvement. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Danielle Plapus-George, Charlene Weiss Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Inhaled Peppermint Aromatherapy for Treatment of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: A Compliment to Traditional Pharmacological Treatments
Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) rates after surgery with general anesthesia have been estimated at 20% - 57%. There is strong evidence that demonstrates that female patients undergoing general anesthesia have a higher risk of PONV than males. Holistic approaches to treat nausea have been well studied, and provide a potential supplement or alternative to traditional pharmacological treatments, although strong evidence is lacking. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Karen Abril, Shannon Diaz, Toyoko Yasui, Kristen Collins, Ashley Purdy, Karen Kennedy, Stephanie Maldonado Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Decreasing the Incidence of Post-Operative Urinary Retention (POUR) and Incontinence with the Total Joint Replacement Patients after Spinal Anesthesia in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU): A Quality Improvement Project
Patients with POUR can develop bladder atrophy, urinary incontinence and hypertension. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Shannon M. Wishart Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Minimizing Distractions and Interruptions at the Pyxis Machine Thus Improving Safety
Being a part of a busy Day Stay Pre-op /PACU unit, where surgeons, residents, anesthesiologists, CRNA ’s and nurses congregate in our nurse’s station, can create a loud and distracting environment. This is where our PYXIS machine is located. We wanted to minimize distractions and interruptions while removing medications to reduce the incidence of errors. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Ann Marie Culver, Alison Colburn, Nancy Falvey Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Nasal Cannula Versus Face Tent for Oxygen Delivery in the Post Anesthesia Setting
Different practices exist to safely oxygenate patients in the post-anesthesia care unit. The practice at Hunterdon Medical Center was to apply 40% face tent to each postoperative patient that received general anesthesia. A new anesthesia team at our facility introduced the practice of administering four liters by nasal cannula to our post-operative patients. A review of the literature was performed to evaluate the efficacy of the two different means of oxygen administration to post-operative patients who had received general anesthesia. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Patricia Panfile, Donna Cole Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

A Retrospective Analysis to Analyze Health Data and OSA Risk in Women
At our institution, the STOP BANG tool is used to screen patients preoperatively for OSA risk. Each “yes” answer is issued one point. For a score of 5 on the 8 point scale, the patient would be monitored on capnography post operatively. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Kimberly Latham, Tamera Bird, Brenda Johnson, Victoria Roelker, Mark Scherer Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Examining Nurse Satisfaction Using the Digital Patient Summary: A FastTrack Method of Handover Report
In today ’s patient care setting, the adoption of technology and digital format is inevitable. The literature indicated that digital patient summary improves the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care. Digital patient summary serves as a tool for PACU nurses to use during handover report before pat ient’s transfer to another nursing unit, service and facility. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Imelda C. Principe Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Aromatherapy as Adjunctive Therapy for Post-Op Nausea and Vomiting
Essential oils are complex chemical compounds extracted from various parts of plants. Research has demonstrated that aromatherapy using certain essential oils can reduce nausea and vomiting. A significant number of bariatric surgery patients experience post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) and may benefit from the addition of aromatherapy to standard antiemetic therapy. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Nancy Castellano, Nowai Keleekai-Brapoh Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Surgery Center Quality Improvement Study: Identifying Barriers to Patient Readiness to the Operating Room —Phase I
Operating room (OR) delays have significant implications on workflow and resource efficiency. Time is the OR ’s most valuable resource; delays in OR start times can lead to dissatisfaction for the patient, nurse, anesthesiologist and surgical team. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Christine Deitrick, Sandra Price, Gianna Cocuzzi, Cherie Buckley, Cynthia Lucieer, Theresa Carter, Lisa Englerth, Elizabeth A. Anson Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Introducing the Clinically Aligned Pain Assessment
The Clinically Aligned Pain Assessment (CAPA) is an innovative way of assessing pain by engaging patients in a brief conversation about their comfort, change in comfort, pain control, functionality, and sleep. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Penny Mclain, Theresa Nelson, Mary J. Waldo Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Gel In Gel Out: Perioperative Hand Hygiene Compliance
Proper hand hygiene is the number one preventative measure to the improving patient health outcomes following surgical intervention. 1 in 4 hospitals fail in hand hygiene, and 1 in 25 hospital patients have at least one healthcare associated infection (HAI) on any given day. Hand hygiene compliance of the peri anesthesia team in the Pre-op and PACU area was measured prior to and after implementing measures to determine an evolving change in hand hygiene compliance. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Sherie Munaretto Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Screening Matters for OSA
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a life-threatening concern in the ambulatory surgical setting. Sleep that is thwarted after receiving anesthesia, sedating medications, alcohol consumption, or pre-existing comorbidities together they remain a potential concern for patient safety and airway patency. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Kathy Lopez-Bushnell, Connie Hardy Tabet Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Three Es to Improving Outcomes: Education, Engagement and Enhanced Recovery
Delnor Hospital participated in a collaborative along with other Northwestern Medicine hospitals expanding the elective colon bundle which included Enhanced Recovery elements to improve patient outcomes. Providing patients/families with a robust education plan preoperatively to engage patients in their care and improve their outcomes became a focal point for the Enhanced Recovery Program (ERP) at Delnor. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Alida Wagner, Naomi Kroncke, Melissa Johnson, Kate Johnson, Stephanie Reed, Stephanie Mikkelson, LeeAnn Jackson Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Music Listening in the PACU in Patients Undergoing Adenotonsillectomy Surgery
In the pediatric population, music has been utilized in the hospital setting to relieve anxiety and distract from painful procedures. There is limited information related to the influence of music and pain management in pediatrics. Music listening as an intervention in children who have had Adenotonsillectomy surgery is a tool to address adjuncts to medication for pain relief. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Deborah Scalford, Karen Slater, Margaret Dunn, Anne Marguerite Weisman Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Surgical Normothermia; Achieving the Triple Aim
Unplanned hypothermia is a common complication of surgery and can lead to serious complications. An effective way to maintain normothermia is through pre-warming. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Dawnmarie Devito, Michele Dickson, Susan Elliott, Karin Graulich, Danuta Niewinska, Jennifer Pirozzi Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Effects of Transport on Oral Temperature of Post-Surgical Patients Transported from PACU to Nursing Units
Maintaining normothermia beyond the walls of the PACU is critical for patient stabilization and meeting a predetermined clinical pathway. At one Southern California Community Hospital there were complaints/reports of patients being hypothermic on arrival to the inpatient unit. This was despite the fact that those patients met the criteria of normothermia prior to discharge from PACU. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Kathy Dureault, Susan Violette Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

PACU Pioneers Around the World: Nursing Quality Improvement Strategies in Kenya
Currently, five billion people world-wide do not have access to safe surgical, anesthesia, and perianesthesia nursing care. Global efforts to scale up delivery of safe, context-relevant nursing care need to be tailored to environments of low and middle income countries (LMICs). (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Summer Fitts, Serah Nyaga, Grace Umutesi, Matthew McEvoy, Mark Newton Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Factors Nurses Consider when Making the Decision to Medicate for Pain in the PACU: The Embedded Knowledge Within Practice
Within the clinical setting, pain and sedation scales alone are not enough to support clinical judgment with acute pain management (Jarzyna et al., 2011). (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Danielle Dunwoody Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Hospital Nurses Perception of Transition to Practice
The need for a positive preceptor/preceptee experience was expressed through feedback gathered from Mid Coast Hospital (MCH) nurses. This feedback provided an opportunity for improvement of the orientation process. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Christina Harris, Mary Will Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Using Evidenced Based Practice (EBP) To Develop Guidelines for Improve Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Patient Care
Surgical patients with OSA and having elective surgery are a very vulnerable population. Many patients have OSA or suspected OSA and never sought treatment or been formally diagnosed. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Kristin Spurr, Melana Mcleod Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Aromatherapy in the PACU
Post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is one of the most common and distressing anesthesia related complications after surgery. Of the patients that experience PONV, 30% of patients experience vomiting while 50% experience nausea. High risk patients may have rates up to 80% (Odom-Forren, 2018). Patients need alternatives to the pharmacological interventions already provided. Aromatherapy inhalers with ginger, lavender, spearmint, and peppermint are a complementary, homeopathic, and a non-pharmacological option. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Jill de la Vega, Cheryl Gilliand, Laura Martinez, Beth Nardi, Nicole L. Pierce Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Improving Patient and Family Satisfaction in PeriAnesthesia Setting
In patient/family-centered care, it is important to improve communication with patients ’ families/significant others (SO) and acknowledge our appreciation of patients. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: JoAnn Daugherty, Esther Lee, Sharon Roberto Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Improving First Case Surgical Start Times by Improving Wayfinding
Wayfinding refers to a process of navigating from one space to another. On the day of surgery, patients can be confused and nervous. These stressors affect their ability to process information. This project examined ways to improve wayfinding in a large hospital. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Esther Lee, Joanne Selga, JoAnn Daugherty, Ulrich Schmidt Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Effectiveness of MPEWS at Predicting Pediatric Risk Events and Unplanned ICU Admissions in a PACU Setting
Pediatric early warning scores have been studied as a way to help nurses analyze the large amount of care data gathered and synthesize it into a score denoting risk and need for closer monitoring. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Ben White, Pamela Christensen, Kristen Carlin Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Are Employee Longevity and Job Satisfaction Related to Generational Differences Among the Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, and the Millennials?
Currently there are 3 generations in the nursing workforce: Millennials (ages 19-39), Gen Xers (ages 40-54), Baby Boomers (ages 55 and over). Retaining nurses within the healthcare system is a challenge for hospital administrators. Understanding factors important to nurse retention is essential. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Kim Barker, Rebecca Waters Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

The Clinical Application of Noninvasive Minute Ventilation Monitor in the Perioperative Setting: Preliminary Results from 4 Sites Within Kaiser Permanente Medical System
Non-invasive respiratory volume monitoring (RVM) has implications for managing the respiratory status of perioperative patients by measuring and reporting minute ventilation (MV) tidal volume, and respiratory rate. We evaluated the effectiveness of the RVM in providing information, reducing the incidence of alarms, alarm fatigue. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Vimal Desai, Jennifer Dang, Ryan Depakakibo Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Clinical Implications of Monitor Alarms: A Comparative Study on SpO2, EtCO2 and Respiratory Volume Monitoring in Perioperative Settings
Physiologic monitors are to improve patient safety, but can also produce excessive nuisance alarms, leading to alarm fatigue. Our goal was to identify the respiratory status monitors that contribute most to alarm fatigue and provide alternatives while maintaining patient safety. We compared the alarm rate of three continuous respiratory status monitors: capnography (EtCO2), pulse oximetry (SpO2) and respiratory volume monitoring (RVM). (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Vimal Desai, Jennifer Dang, Ryan Depakakibo Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

I Am Listening: Improving Discharge Instructions Among Same Day Surgery Patients in UCLA Santa Monica PTU/PACU
Research has shown that insufficient discharge instructions affect patients ’ adherence to treatment plans, delays postoperative recovery, causes inadequate pain control, and is related to an increase in hospital readmissions and emergency room visits (Horstman et al., 2017). (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Hannah Jacinto, Cirha Becker, David Miller, Vi Nguyen, Tammy Camacho, Foluso Akende Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Protocol for Use of Respiratory Volume Monitoring in the PACU of a Tertiary Care Medical Center
The Joint Commission recognizes opioid-induced respiratory depression as a safety target and recommends additional monitoring for patients receiving opioids. Respiratory volume monitors (RVM) provide objective measurements of respiratory status and help detect respiratory compromise. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Jennifer O ’Dwyer, Jasmin Imsirovic, Farhad Zahedi, Iwona Bonney, Roman Schumann Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Preoperative Acetaminophen in Surgical Patients: Does the Administration Route (Intravenous versus Oral) Affect Postoperative Outcomes?
The administration of acetaminophen is part of a multimodal approach to surgical pain management in the perianesthesia setting. For a time prior to the fall of 2016, our institution ’s standard anesthesia orders included a preoperative dose of IV acetaminophen. A system-wide change occurred, and oral (po) acetaminophen became the standard of care. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Diana Pelzer, Jennifer Cox, Elizabeth Burgess, Rachel Baker Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Implementing Enhanced Surgical Recovery Across Service Lines: The Future is Yesterday
Variability in care leads to decreased quality and poor surgical outcomes. As the landscape of healthcare shifts from fee-for-service to value-based care, patient outcomes have come under the microscope in effort to provide better quality of care for the patients we serve. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathways are shown to decrease variability and improve outcomes by delivering quality care. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Vicki Morton, Desiree Chappell Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Pediatric Early Warning Score (PEWS) Implementation in the PACU
The Pediatric Early Warning Score (PEWS) is an established pediatric tool used to identify and trend pediatric patients at risk for clinical deterioration prior to adverse events occurring. This tool provides an objective score and corresponding action plan based on a patient ’s vital signs and current assessment. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Lauren Boston, Leigh Ann Chadwell, Kate Copeland, Carrie Menser, Barbara Shultz Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Fast Track Program for Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Perioperative Setting
Patients with sensory disorders, specifically Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), may feel anxious, unsettled, or confused when taken out of their home routine when visiting the hospital for a surgical procedure. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Sheila Birlin, Melissa Swanson Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Health Disparities Do Exist
I WAS INTRIGUED with a conversation on a nursing listserve recently. The discussion revolved around the topic of health disparities and whether they really exist. A politician had mentioned that  health disparities should be addressed regarding maternal mortality and everyone seemed to have an opinion. Many nurses who responded were incensed at the idea that they would be accused of treating patients differently. A common refrain was, “I treat all of my patients the same.” Other nurses joined in the conversation and pointed out that regardless of one's political beliefs and support for that particular cand...
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Jan Odom-Forren Tags: Editorial Opinion Source Type: research

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Efficacy of Guided Imagery for Postoperative Symptoms, Sleep Quality, Anxiety, and Satisfaction Regarding Nursing Care: A Randomized Controlled Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Results support that guided imagery can be useful in improving perianesthetic symptoms and can be a part of nursing care. PMID: 31331803 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - July 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Acar K, Aygin D Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Perianesthesia Nurses' Knowledge and Promotion of Safe Use, Storage, and Disposal of Opioids.
CONCLUSIONS: Perianesthesia nurses have an opportunity to develop standard guidelines for patient education to uniformly promote postoperative opioid safety. PMID: 31331804 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - July 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Odom-Forren J, Brady J, Rayens MK, Sloan P Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Perianesthesia Nurses' Knowledge and Promotion of Safe Use, Storage, and Disposal of Opioids
The purpose of this study was to determine perianesthesia nurses' knowledge and promotion of safe use, storage, and disposal of opioids to patients in the ambulatory surgery setting. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Jan Odom-Forren, Joni Brady, Mary Kay Rayens, Paul Sloan Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Efficacy of Guided Imagery for Postoperative Symptoms, Sleep Quality, Anxiety, and Satisfaction Regarding Nursing Care: A Randomized Controlled Study
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of perioperatively applied guided imagery on nausea, satisfaction, and anxiety. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Kadriye Acar, Dilek Aygin Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Effect of Benson Relaxation on the Intensity of Spinal Anesthesia-Induced Pain After Elective General and Urologic Surgery.
Abstract PURPOSE: The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of Benson's muscle relaxation on postoperative spinal anesthesia-induced pain. DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial. METHODS: Sixty-four patients were randomly assigned to intervention and control groups. Benson's muscle relaxation was performed on the intervention group for 10 to 20 minutes based on the patients' tolerance. Before and after the intervention, the two groups were assessed using the visual analog scale and compared. SPSS version 23 was used to analyze data. FINDINGS: The mean pain score in the control group before and after...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - July 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Keihani Z, Jalali R, Shamsi MB, Salari N Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Effect of Benson Relaxation on the Intensity of Spinal Anesthesia –Induced Pain After Elective General and Urologic Surgery
The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of Benson's muscle relaxation on postoperative spinal anesthesia –induced pain. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Zahra Keihani, Rostam Jalali, Mohammad Bagher Shamsi, Nader Salari Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Framework to Explain the Progression of Pain in Obese or Overweight Children Undergoing Tonsillectomy.
Abstract An estimated 100,000 obese (OB) and overweight (OW) children undergo tonsillectomy each year in the United States. Pain management in this population is particularly challenging because of weight-based dosing, clinician fears, potential for airway obstruction, and genetic differences. A framework is proposed to explain factors involved in the post-tonsillectomy pain (PTP) experience in OB and OW children. The tonsillectomy, the body's inflammatory state, and mechanical stressors comprise influencing factors in PTP progression. Clinician-delivered medication doses, genetic variants of drug metabolism, and ...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - July 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Martin SD, John LD Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Framework to Explain the Progression of Pain in Obese or Overweight Children Undergoing Tonsillectomy
An estimated 100,000 obese (OB) and overweight (OW) children undergo tonsillectomy each year in the United States. Pain management in this population is particularly challenging because of weight-based dosing, clinician fears, potential for airway obstruction, and genetic differences. A framework is proposed to explain factors involved in the post-tonsillectomy pain (PTP) experience in OB and OW children. The tonsillectomy, the body's inflammatory state, and mechanical stressors comprise influencing factors in PTP progression. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Shirley D. Martin, Lauri D. John Tags: Continuing Education Source Type: research

Acupressure on Anxiety and Sleep Quality After Cardiac Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Abstract PURPOSE: To determine the effect of acupressure on anxiety and sleep quality after cardiac surgery. DESIGN: A randomized pre-post test control group design. METHODS: Patients after cardiac surgery were divided into two groups: the intervention group (n = 50), who received acupressure on four different acupoints plus standard care, and the control group (n = 50), who received only standard care. Patients were admitted to the surgical clinic from the intensive care unit after 3 or 4 days of surgery. The levels of anxiety and sleep quality were evaluated during three postoperative days starting fro...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Aygin D, Şen S Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Acupressure on Anxiety and Sleep Quality After Cardiac Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial
To determine the effect of acupressure on anxiety and sleep quality after cardiac surgery. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Dilek Aygin, Sevim Şen Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The Effects of Prayer as a Coping Strategy for  Nurses.
CONCLUSIONS: Reduction of nurses' stress through prayer is one way to ameliorate the ill effects that can impact nurses through stress. Nursing administration, nursing organizations, and academics could consider use of prayer as an effective coping mechanism in teaching, studying, and exploration of methods to help nurses cope with the inherent stressors of their profession. PMID: 31301963 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - July 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Cain CD Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research