The Effect of Text Messaging on Medication Adherence After Outpatient Knee Arthroscopy: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: A nonsignificant trend toward an increased medication adherence of acetaminophen was found. PMID: 30852173 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - March 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Brix LD, Bjørnholdt KT, Thillemann TM, Nikolajsen L Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Breaking the Fast: A Nutritional Intervention to Enhance Surgical Outcome.
PMID: 30852174 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - March 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Wall K, Schneiderman J, Duke E Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Breaking the Fast: A Nutritional Intervention to Enhance Surgical Outcome
THE AMERICAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM is rapidly transforming to enhance patient care delivery, requiring innovation and change throughout health care organizations. Transformation requires collaboration among a multidisciplinary team to translate evidence-based interventions into practice. Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) is a  health care innovation that provides state-of-the-art interventions with an overarching goal of improving surgical patient outcomes. ERAS literature challenges traditional “nothing by mouth after midnight” strategies and supports routine preoperative and postoperative nutritional e...
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - March 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Keri Wall, Jessica Schneiderman, Elizabeth Duke Tags: EBP: Evidence to Practice Source Type: research

The Effect of Text Messaging on Medication Adherence After Outpatient Knee Arthroscopy: A Randomized Controlled Trial
The purpose of this project was to examine if text message reminders can increase postoperative adherence to treatment with acetaminophen among outpatients undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - March 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Lone D. Brix, Karen T. Bj ørnholdt, Theis M. Thillemann, Lone Nikolajsen Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Implementation of an Obstructive Sleep Apnea Protocol in the Postanesthesia Care Unit for Patients Undergoing Spinal Fusion Surgery
The purpose of this project was to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of a postanesthesia care unit (PACU) obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) protocol in patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - March 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Terren C. Wortham, Andi N. Rice, Dhanesh K. Gupta, Victoria Goode Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Nursing Perceptions and Workload Impact of a Standardized Emergence Delirium Assessment Scale in a Postanesthesia Care Unit
Emergence delirium (EDL) is a psychomotor behavioral phenomenon that occurs immediately after emergence from general anesthesia. EDL is nearly 1.5 times more common among military than nonmilitary patients. Indirect delirium scales have precluded understanding of EDL in military patients. This quality improvement project assesses the feasibility of adopting a population-specific scale, the Emergence Delirium in the Wounded Warrior (ED-WW) Tool. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - March 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Jennifer M. Woelfel, Charles A. Vacchiano, Carolee West, J. Frank Titch Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Nurses' Indications for Administration of Perioperative Intravenous Fluid Therapy —A Prospective, Descriptive, Single-Center Cohort Study
To examine whether nurse anesthetists and postanesthesia nurses' administration of intravenous (IV) fluid therapy during surgery and in the postanesthesia care unit is based on evidence. Secondarily to investigate if providing indications for IV fluid administration changed nursing practice. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - March 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Mette Baumgarten, Anne Br ødsgaard, Gitte Bunkenborg, Vibeke Nørholm, Nicolai Bang Foss Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Nursing Perceptions and Workload Impact of a Standardized Emergence Delirium Assessment Scale in a Postanesthesia Care Unit.
CONCLUSIONS: ED-WW Tool adoption is clinically feasible and recommended for practice. PMID: 30827789 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Woelfel JM, Vacchiano CA, West C, Titch JF Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Nurses' Indications for Administration of Perioperative Intravenous Fluid Therapy-A Prospective, Descriptive, Single-Center Cohort Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Nurse anesthetists and nurses in the postanesthesia care unit rely more on basic static parameters than signs of inadequate tissue perfusion when they make decisions about fluid administration. The indications cited for fluid administered to high-risk abdominal surgery and hip fracture patients did not always fit guidelines. This indicates the need of a stronger intervention to change practice to follow evidence-based clinical guidelines. PMID: 30827790 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Baumgarten M, Brødsgaard A, Bunkenborg G, Nørholm V, Foss NB Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Implementation of an Obstructive Sleep Apnea Protocol in the Postanesthesia Care Unit for Patients Undergoing Spinal Fusion Surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: Protocols for surgical patients with OSA require further examination but may function as a guide for postoperative nursing care. PMID: 30827791 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Wortham TC, Rice AN, Gupta DK, Goode V Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Postoperative Care for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT (TAVR), sometimes called transcatheter aortic valve implantation, is a relatively new therapy that was first approved for use in the United States in 2011.1 Since the therapy's introduction, TAVR has increasingly become an effective alternative to surgical aortic valve repair to treat symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS) in high surgical risk or inoperable patients.2-4 Demand for this procedure has continued to grow with an increase in the number of health care centers performing TAVR procedures nationwide and continuing research extending the procedure for populations with AS. (Source: J...
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 25, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Joshua V. Williams, Mary Beth Flynn Makic Tags: Critical Care Connection Source Type: research

Postoperative Care for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.
PMID: 30819598 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 25, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Williams JV, Flynn Makic MB Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Bladder Management.
PMID: 30803820 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Clifford T Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Bladder Management
QUESTION: What are best practice guidelines for  perioperative bladder management? Are there recommended criteria for the use of a bladder scan? (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Theresa Clifford Tags: Practice Corner Source Type: research

Comparison of the Effectiveness of Two Different Methods of Decreasing Pain During Phlebotomy in Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: The methods of external cold and vibration and blowing soap bubbles had a pain relieving effect in children aged between 3 and 6 years during phlebotomy. PMID: 30797673 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Binay Ş, Bilsin E, Gerçeker GÖ, Kahraman A, Bal-Yılmaz H Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Comparison of the Effectiveness of Two Different Methods of Decreasing Pain During Phlebotomy in Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of the applications of external cold and vibration and blowing soap bubbles during phlebotomy in children aged between 3 and 6  years. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Şeyda Binay, Elif Bilsin, Gülçin Ö. Gerçeker, Ayşe Kahraman, Hatice Bal-Yılmaz Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Compassion Fatigue and Burnout, One Institution's Interventions
Compassion is a complex abstract concept and is generally perceived as an emotional reaction to another person's vulnerability and suffering that motivates an individual wanting the best for the one who is suffering. It is seen as a virtuous and an inherent quality of nursing care. Nurses are exposed to various work stressors caused by myriads of complex professional and organizational challenges. In response, some nurses have developed coping mechanisms exemplified by detachment and distance in the caring relationship, whereas others have fallen victim to compassion fatigue or burnout, stressors that may increase the risk...
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Esther Lee, JoAnn Daugherty, Kimberlee Eskierka, Kathryn Hamelin Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Pain Characteristics and Pain Interference Among Patients Undergoing Open Cardiac Surgery
The aim of this study was to analyze postoperative pain severity, pain characteristics, and factors that affect pain for patients undergoing open cardiac surgery. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Selda Öğüt, Gülten Sucu Dağ Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Cross-Correlation Among Visual Analog, Observational, and Behavioral Pain Scales of Oncological Patients Undergoing Major Abdominal Surgery.
Abstract PURPOSE: To determine the perception of postoperative pain intensity between nurses and oncology patients undergoing major abdominal surgery. DESIGN: A prospective cross-correlation study with 173 oncology patients undergoing major abdominal surgery, such as hepatectomy or pancreatectomy. METHODS: Postoperative pain intensity was evaluated by clinical pain assessment tools such as critical-care pain observation tool (CPOT) and behavioral pain scale (BPS) recorded by the researcher, whereas the visual analog scale was completed by patients. Demographic and clinical data were recorded. FINDIN...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Kapritsou M, Kalafati M, Giannakopoulou M, Korkolis DP, Kaklamanos I, Siskou T, Konstantinou EA Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Compassion Fatigue and Burnout, One Institution's Interventions.
Abstract Compassion is a complex abstract concept and is generally perceived as an emotional reaction to another person's vulnerability and suffering that motivates an individual wanting the best for the one who is suffering. It is seen as a virtuous and an inherent quality of nursing care. Nurses are exposed to various work stressors caused by myriads of complex professional and organizational challenges. In response, some nurses have developed coping mechanisms exemplified by detachment and distance in the caring relationship, whereas others have fallen victim to compassion fatigue or burnout, stressors that may...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Lee E, Daugherty J, Eskierka K, Hamelin K Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Pain Characteristics and Pain Interference Among Patients Undergoing Open Cardiac Surgery.
This study was conducted on 70 patients who underwent open cardiac surgery at a state hospital in North Cyprus. Data were gathered using the Patient Information Form and Brief Pain Inventory-Short Form. FINDINGS: Patients who underwent open cardiac surgery experienced severe pain. Postoperative pain had a negative impact on deep breathing, coughing, and physical exercise. The patients' postoperative pain severity and postoperative pain interference show a statistically significant relationship between gender, alcohol consumption, prior surgical experience, and satisfaction with pain management (P 
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Öğüt S, Sucu Dağ G Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Cross-Correlation Among Visual Analog, Observational, and Behavioral Pain Scales of Oncological Patients Undergoing Major Abdominal Surgery
To determine the perception of postoperative pain intensity between nurses and oncology patients undergoing major abdominal surgery. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Maria Kapritsou, Maria Kalafati, Margarita Giannakopoulou, Dimitrios P. Korkolis, Ioannis Kaklamanos, Tasoula Siskou, Evangelos A. Konstantinou Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Acute Postoperative Pain Management After Major Limb Amputation in a Pediatric Patient: A Case Report.
CONCLUSIONS: An individualized plan using interprofessional teamwork before surgery may provide optimal results in alleviating phantom pain after amputation for pediatric patients. PMID: 30745262 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 8, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Grap SM, Fox E, Freeman M, Blackall GF, Dalal PG Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Low-Dose Ketamine Infusion to Decrease Postoperative Delirium for Spinal Fusion Patients.
CONCLUSIONS: This pilot study establishes groundwork for further studies to investigate if the ketamine dose can decrease the incidence of postoperative delirium in the initial 90 minutes after surgery without decreasing its analgesic effect. PMID: 30745263 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 8, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Plyler SS, Muckler VC, Titch JF, Gupta DK, Rice AN Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

The Art Is to Extubate, Not to Intubate-Swedish Registered Nurse Anesthetists' Experiences of the Process of Extubation After General Anesthesia.
CONCLUSIONS: The RNAs make decisions when to extubate by combining theoretical knowledge, clinical experience, and intuition with the uniqueness of each patient. PMID: 30745264 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 8, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Rönnberg L, Nilsson U, Hellzén O, Melin-Johansson C Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Acute Postoperative Pain Management After Major Limb Amputation in a Pediatric Patient: A Case Report
Although total prevention of phantom pain is difficult, pediatric patients requiring amputation benefit from an individualized combination of analgesic techniques for phantom pain reduction using a multimodal and interprofessional approach. This is especially useful in the event a single therapy is ineffective for total pain reduction, and may ultimately lead to a reduction in chronic pain development. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 8, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Shannon M. Grap, Edward Fox, Michelle Freeman, George F. Blackall, Priti G. Dalal Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The Art Is to Extubate, Not to Intubate —Swedish Registered Nurse Anesthetists' Experiences of the Process of Extubation After General Anesthesia
To describe Registered Nurse Anesthetists' (RNA's) experiences of the process of extubation of the endotracheal tube in patients undergoing general anesthesia. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 8, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Linda R önnberg, Ulrica Nilsson, Ove Hellzén, Christina Melin-Johansson Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Low-Dose Ketamine Infusion to Decrease Postoperative Delirium for Spinal Fusion Patients
The primary aim of this project was to decrease the incidence of postoperative delirium after spine surgery. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 8, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Sarah S. Plyler, Virginia C. Muckler, J. Frank Titch, Dhanesh K. Gupta, Andi N. Rice Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Use of Abdominal Binders for Postoperative Pain After Gastrointestinal Surgery: An Integrative Review.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of abdominal binders postoperatively does not increase risk or harm to the patient. Researchers suggest that this intervention may not only offer analgesic benefits but also may increase patient satisfaction and decrease psychological distress. However, because of the limited evidence, additional high-level randomized controlled trials regarding abdominal binder use to address postoperative pain are needed. PMID: 30745077 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Stoker KC Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Onset Time of Local Anesthesia After Single Injection in Toe Nerve Blocks: A Randomized Double-Blind Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of anesthetics with epinephrine can be an effective form of local anesthetic for digital blocks when a rapid onset of action, prolonged duration of anesthesia, and vasoconstrictive action are required. PMID: 30745078 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Córdoba-Fernández A, González-Benítez J, Lobo-Martín A Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

How Anesthesiologists and Nurse Anesthetists Assess and Handle Patients' Perioperative Worries Without a Validated Instrument.
CONCLUSIONS: When not using a validated instrument, assessing perioperative anxiety is commonly based on the anesthesiologist's and nurse anesthetist's experience, knowledge, views, and attitudes. The evaluator's capability of using different strategies in the assessment and handling of perioperative anxiety is important. PMID: 30745079 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Arakelian E, Nyholm L, Öster C Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Use of a Checklist for the Postanesthesia Care Unit Patient Handoff.
CONCLUSIONS: The project was successful in implementing a standardized checklist and echoed the success of the articles reviewed. The use of a PACU handoff checklist can improve transfer of care by ensuring the provider receives more pertinent medical information during these transfers. PMID: 30745080 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Halterman RS, Gaber M, Janjua MST, Hogan GT, Cartwright SMI Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Onset Time of Local Anesthesia After Single Injection in Toe Nerve Blocks: A Randomized Double-Blind Trial
The study was conducted to investigate the onset time and safety profile of four different local anesthetic solutions. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Antonio C órdoba-Fernández, Jesús González-Benítez, Adrián Lobo-Martín Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

How Anesthesiologists and Nurse Anesthetists Assess and Handle Patients' Perioperative Worries Without a Validated Instrument
To study how nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologists assess and handle patients' perioperative anxiety without using a validated instrument. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Erebouni Arakelian, Lena Nyholm, Caisa Öster Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Use of a Checklist for the Postanesthesia Care Unit Patient Handoff
This quality improvement project aimed to evaluate the benefits of implementing a checklist in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) setting to decrease the omission of health information during the handoff from anesthesia to PACU nurses. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Reed S. Halterman, Mohamed Gaber, Muhammad S.T. Janjua, Gerard T. Hogan, Sarah M.I. Cartwright Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Use of Abdominal Binders for Postoperative Pain After Gastrointestinal Surgery: An Integrative Review
No national policies or clinical practice guidelines have been identified regarding best practices in addressing postoperative pain after abdominal surgery with adjunctive nonpharmacologic therapies, such as abdominal binders. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Kelsey Carter Stoker Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Swedish Operating Room Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists' Perceptions of Competence and Self-Efficacy.
CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that there are differences in perceived competence and SE between OR nurses and RNAs. Gender may be an independent factor affecting SE. PMID: 30738727 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Falk-Brynhildsen K, Jaensson M, Gillespie BM, Nilsson U Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Swedish Operating Room Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists' Perceptions of Competence and Self-Efficacy
To compare perceived competence and self-efficacy (SE) among Swedish operating room (OR) nurses and registered nurse anesthetists (RNAs), and to evaluate the relationship between SE and competence, gender, age, and years of experience. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Karin Falk-Brynhildsen, Maria Jaensson, Brigid M. Gillespie, Ulrica Nilsson Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Performance-Improvement Project: Increasing Nursing Knowledge of the Impact of Sugammadex in Female Patients Taking Steroidal Contraceptives.
CONCLUSIONS: Interactive evidence-based educational interventions can effectively create sustained increases in knowledge and confidence among health care professionals which translates into improved postoperative patient education. PMID: 30718164 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: O'Driscoll L, Parrott J Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Implementation of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting Guidelines for Female Adult Patients Undergoing Anesthesia During Gynecologic and Breast Surgery in an Ambulatory Setting.
CONCLUSIONS: A PONV guideline for gynecologic and breast surgery can reduce the PONV incidence and improve anesthesia providers' compliance with PONV risk assessment and its documentation. PMID: 30718165 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Tabrizi S, Malhotra V, Turnbull ZA, Goode V Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Performance-Improvement Project: Increasing Nursing Knowledge of the Impact of Sugammadex in Female Patients Taking Steroidal Contraceptives
This process-improvement project improved postoperative education for female patients by facilitating the development of a topic-specific education program to improve knowledge and confidence among perianesthesia nurses in a military treatment facility. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Lisa O'Driscoll, Justice Parrott Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Implementation of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting Guidelines for Female Adult Patients Undergoing Anesthesia During Gynecologic and Breast Surgery in an Ambulatory Setting
Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is one of the most common complications after anesthesia. This evidence-based quality improvement (QI) project describes the implementation of a PONV guideline and the impact on providers' compliance with PONV risk assessment using the Apfel PONV score. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Samira Tabrizi, Vinod Malhotra, Zachary A. Turnbull, Victoria Goode Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

What Are You?
PMID: 30686374 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - January 30, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Hooper VD Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Nurses Reduce Epidural-Related Urinary Retention and Postpartum Hemorrhages.
PMID: 30686375 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - January 30, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Downey J, Kruse D, Plonczynski DJ Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Expanding Perianesthesia Practice With Connected Care.
PMID: 30686376 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - January 30, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Byrne MD Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Postoperative Warming of Children With Hypothermia.
PMID: 30686377 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - January 30, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Stewart MW Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Nursing Integrity: A Moral Imperative.
PMID: 30686378 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - January 30, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Iacono MV Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Nurses Reduce Epidural-Related Urinary Retention and Postpartum Hemorrhages
NEARLY THREE WOMEN die every day in the United States because of birth complications.1 National statistics suggest 17.3 maternal deaths occur per 100,000 live births each year with 11.4% of these caused by postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). PPHs occur 200,000 times in the United States each year, and this rate has been increasing during the past decade.2 A California statewide assessment revealed a range of vaginal PPH rates from 1.6% to 4.9%.3 At Advocate Sherman Hospital, a chart review demonstrated a 5.8% hemorrhage rate for 1,839 women with vaginal deliveries in 2016, which exceeded the national rate of 2.9% and exceeded the...
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - January 25, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Jill Downey, Donna Kruse, Donna J. Plonczynski Tags: EBP: Evidence to Practice Source Type: research

Postoperative Warming of Children With Hypothermia
Patients rarely remember much of the happenings surrounding surgery and anesthesia. If they do, it usually has something to do with those warm blankets. Keeping patients warm in the postanesthesia care unit will likely remain at the top of the nurse's priority list for several reasons. Although we appreciate being remembered for bringing comfort to our patients, hypothermia effects can range from increased blood loss to dysrhythmias. These Chinese researchers sought to expand our knowledge about best practices to treat postoperative hypothermia in very young children. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - January 25, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Mary W. Stewart Tags: Research News Source Type: research

Expanding Perianesthesia Practice With Connected Care
A FITNESS ENTHUSIAST IS TRACKING her heart rate using a sophisticated monitoring and Global Positioning System device during a fast-paced cycling race. She periodically glances at her watch and is surprised to see periods of sustained heart rates of more than 200 beats per minute. She pulls off to a medical tent in an abundance of caution despite feeling fine. Within 24  hours, she has received perianesthesia services after emergent cardiac intervention. Without the incredibly compact and sophisticated device on her wrist, arguably a type of medical device, her condition might have gone undiagnosed and untreated. (Sou...
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - January 25, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Matthew D. Byrne Tags: Informatics and Health Information Technology Source Type: research