postanesthesia nursing

Summary

Summary: The specialty or practice of nursing in the care of patients in the recovery room following surgery and/or anesthesia.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi From Aldrete to PADSS: Reviewing discharge criteria after ambulatory surgery
    Heather Ead
    PACU and Day Surgery, Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    J Perianesth Nurs 21:259-67. 2006
  2. ncbi Working under pressure: a pilot study of nurse work in a postoperative setting
    Karen Willis
    School of Sociology and Social Work, University of Tasmania, Locked Bag 1340G, Launceston 7250, Tasmania, Australia
    Clin Nurse Spec 19:87-91; quiz 92-3. 2005
  3. ncbi A description of intraoperative and postanesthesia complication rates
    Shauna Ely Tarrac
    Sharp Memorial Hospital, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, 7901 Frost Street, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 21:88-96. 2006
  4. ncbi Nurses' diagnoses and treatment decisions regarding care of the agitated child
    Terri Voepel-Lewis
    Department of Anesthesiology, Section of Pediatrics, University of Michigan Health Systems, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0211, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 20:239-48. 2005
  5. ncbi Improving the management of postoperative pain
    Mandy Layzell
    Acute Pain Service, Poole Hospital NHS Trust, Dorset
    Nurs Times 101:34-6. 2005
  6. ncbi Fast-tracking (bypassing the PACU) does not reduce nursing workload after ambulatory surgery
    D Song
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital and Nursing Information Systems, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Canada
    Br J Anaesth 93:768-74. 2004
  7. ncbi Post anaesthetic care units in the Republic of Ireland: a survey of discharge criteria
    Josephine Hegarty
    Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork, Ireland
    J Perioper Pract 17:58-66. 2007
  8. ncbi Development of a same day laminectomy program
    Jeanne Scanlon
    Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95864, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 19:84-8. 2004
  9. ncbi Phase II pain management: comfort enhances surgical experience
    Helen E Buss
    Phase I and II, North Coast Surgery Center, Oceanside, CA 92056 7432, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 19:39-41. 2004
  10. ncbi A case of pseudocholinesterase deficiency in the PACU
    Camille Lynette Leadingham
    Nursing, Ohio University School of Nursing, Chillicothe, OH 45644, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 22:265-71; quiz 272-4. 2007

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  1. ncbi From Aldrete to PADSS: Reviewing discharge criteria after ambulatory surgery
    Heather Ead
    PACU and Day Surgery, Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    J Perianesth Nurs 21:259-67. 2006
    ..As the acuity of our aging population increases, as well as the number of annual surgeries performed on an outpatient basis, it is most timely to ensure that we are following evidence-based discharge criteria...
  2. ncbi Working under pressure: a pilot study of nurse work in a postoperative setting
    Karen Willis
    School of Sociology and Social Work, University of Tasmania, Locked Bag 1340G, Launceston 7250, Tasmania, Australia
    Clin Nurse Spec 19:87-91; quiz 92-3. 2005
    ..quot; The work is high-pressure and involves, by necessity, multitasking. There are many dimensions of nursing care, but, usually, these are supplied simultaneously...
  3. ncbi A description of intraoperative and postanesthesia complication rates
    Shauna Ely Tarrac
    Sharp Memorial Hospital, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, 7901 Frost Street, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 21:88-96. 2006
    ..8% and a PACU rate of 23.4%. Although a slight improvement from a study in 1991, there continue to be many similarities...
  4. ncbi Nurses' diagnoses and treatment decisions regarding care of the agitated child
    Terri Voepel-Lewis
    Department of Anesthesiology, Section of Pediatrics, University of Michigan Health Systems, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0211, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 20:239-48. 2005
    ..A decision algorithm based on this study is described as a potential aid toward differentiation of agitation and appropriate intervention...
  5. ncbi Improving the management of postoperative pain
    Mandy Layzell
    Acute Pain Service, Poole Hospital NHS Trust, Dorset
    Nurs Times 101:34-6. 2005
    ..This article reports on an audit of postoperative pain and its management in one trust. The results led to the development of a new system using standard prescriptions to empower nurses to manage patients' pain...
  6. ncbi Fast-tracking (bypassing the PACU) does not reduce nursing workload after ambulatory surgery
    D Song
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital and Nursing Information Systems, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Canada
    Br J Anaesth 93:768-74. 2004
    ..Cost savings may result from a reduced nursing workload associated with the decreased recovery time. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of bypassing the PACU on patient recovery time and nursing workload and costs...
  7. ncbi Post anaesthetic care units in the Republic of Ireland: a survey of discharge criteria
    Josephine Hegarty
    Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork, Ireland
    J Perioper Pract 17:58-66. 2007
    ..Data from 45 hospitals nationally with a response rate of 77.8% (n = 35) was gathered. Specific discharge criteria were used by 71.4% (n = 25) of the PACUs in the determination of fitness of patients for discharge from the PACU...
  8. ncbi Development of a same day laminectomy program
    Jeanne Scanlon
    Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95864, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 19:84-8. 2004
    ..A patient clinical pathway was established, and outcome monitors were selected. Twenty-seven patients were enrolled in this study. This article describes the process of development, application, and future implications of this study...
  9. ncbi Phase II pain management: comfort enhances surgical experience
    Helen E Buss
    Phase I and II, North Coast Surgery Center, Oceanside, CA 92056 7432, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 19:39-41. 2004
  10. ncbi A case of pseudocholinesterase deficiency in the PACU
    Camille Lynette Leadingham
    Nursing, Ohio University School of Nursing, Chillicothe, OH 45644, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 22:265-71; quiz 272-4. 2007
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  11. ncbi Postanesthesia care of the patient suffering from traumatic brain injury
    Susan Letvak
    University of North Carolina Greensboro, NC, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 18:380-5. 2003
    ..TBI patients provide additional assessment and technological challenges for perianesthesia nursing care. A major goal of PACU nursing is the prevention of secondary head injury during the postanesthesia period...
  12. ncbi Procedure-Specific Pain Management: PROSPECT
    Chris Pasero
    J Perianesth Nurs 22:335-40. 2007
  13. ncbi Evaluating the impact of a new high dependency unit
    Kiele Armstrong
    Department of Nursing Research, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 9:285-93. 2003
    ..The HDU was found to be effective in providing high level care and monitoring for a group of patients at risk of postoperative complications. It was also associated with additional benefits in the running of the adjacent ward...
  14. ncbi What pain scales do nurses use in the postanaesthesia care unit?
    F Aubrun
    Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, département d anesthésie réanimation chirurgicale, CHU Pitie Salpetriere, Paris, France
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 20:745-9. 2003
    ..Nevertheless, in some clinical situations, this method may not be reliable. We performed an observational study to assess the use of the VAS and other pain scales by nurses in the postanaesthesia care unit...
  15. ncbi Medication errors in the PACU
    Rodney W Hicks
    Center for the Advancement of Patient Safety, U S Pharmacopeia, 12601 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 22:413-9. 2007
    ..Organizations and institutions should be aware of these occurrences to ensure vigilance at all times and to focus efforts toward avoiding or decreasing such errors. Patient safety and error prevention recommendations are provided...
  16. ncbi PACU fast-tracking: an alternative to "bypassing" the PACU for facilitating the recovery process after ambulatory surgery
    Paul F White
    Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 75390 9068, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 18:247-53. 2003
    ..This program provides nurses with an alternative recovery pathway for fast-tracking patients after ambulatory surgery...
  17. ncbi An introduction to the ASPAN pain and comfort clinical guideline
    Dina A Krenzischek
    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 18:228-36. 2003
  18. ncbi Provision of care for patients. Mechanical ventilation in the PACU
    Stephen Hodge
    Leeds Teaching Hospitals, NHS Trust
    J Perioper Pract 16:376, 378-82. 2006
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  19. ncbi Herbal supplements: Facts and myths--talking to your patients about herbal supplements
    Barbara Ann M Messina
    School of Nursing, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794 8240, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 21:268-78; quiz 279-81. 2006
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  20. ncbi Effect of postoperative supplemental oxygen on nausea and vomiting after cesarean birth
    Ali Asghar Ghods
    Nursing Faculty, University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran
    J Perianesth Nurs 20:200-5. 2005
    ..5% in the control group ( P = .659). There was no statistically significant difference between the 2 groups. In this study, postoperative supplemental oxygen 8 L/min did not prevent PONV in patients undergoing cesarean birth...
  21. ncbi Whole lung lavage in the treatment of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis
    Kathleen J Menard
    UM Memorial UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 20:114-26. 2005
    ..These skills plus the emotional support provided by the experienced perianesthesia nurse can ensure a safe recovery from this unusual procedure...
  22. ncbi Implications of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome for the perianesthesia nurse
    Daniel D Moos
    Kearney Anesthesia Associates, PC, Kearney, NE 68847, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 21:103-15; quiz 116-8. 2006
    ..The new ASA practice guidelines developed to assist the practitioner in the decision-making process for the management of this patient population have been incorporated...
  23. ncbi The effect of music listening on acute confusion and delirium in elders undergoing elective hip and knee surgery
    McCaffrey Ruth
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431 0991, USA
    J Clin Nurs 13:91-6. 2004
    ..These findings indicate that music listening is an effective nursing intervention that can be used to decrease acute postoperative confusion and delirium in elders undergoing elective hip and knee surgery...
  24. ncbi Program development: role of the clinical nurse specialist in implementing a fast-track postanesthesia care unit
    Linda Harrington
    John Peter Smith Health Network and Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, USA
    AACN Clin Issues 16:78-88. 2005
    ..This article describes the role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist in implementing an evidence-based, fast-track postanesthesia care unit...
  25. ncbi Thyroid storm
    Kim A Noble
    Temple University, CHP Jones Hall 415, 3307 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 21:119-22; quiz 123-5. 2006
  26. ncbi Isopropyl alcohol inhalation as treatment for nausea and vomiting
    Kathleen Walsh Spencer
    William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, USA
    Plast Surg Nurs 24:149-54. 2004
    ..Because alcohol swabs are so readily available, and certainly less expensive than some of the newer antiemetics on the market, this simple nursing intervention was worth investigating...
  27. ncbi Adoption of the ASPAN clinical guideline for the prevention of unplanned perioperative hypothermia: a data collection tool
    Vallire D Hooper
    School of Nursing, Medical College of Georgia, 10 Park Place Circle, Augusta, GA 30909, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 21:177-85. 2006
    ..Use of the instrument for future research is also explored...
  28. ncbi Managing acute postoperative pain: is 3 hours too long?
    Philip Ang
    Postanesthesia Care Unit, Miami VA Health Care System, FL 33125, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 19:312-30; quiz 331-3. 2004
    ..The most important rule of pain management is that pain is what the patient says it is...
  29. ncbi Confounding factors in infant pain assessment during recovery from anesthesia
    Madalynn Neu
    University of Colorado School of Nursing, Denver, CO, USA
    J Spec Pediatr Nurs 8:45-51. 2003
    ..To investigate in what ways infant pain assessments differed between outpatient surgical recovery areas (OPSRA) and other clinical settings that included inpatient postsurgical recovery areas...
  30. ncbi One institution's perspective on fast tracking same-day surgery patients
    G W Wilson
    Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany
    Semin Perioper Nurs 10:29-32. 2001
    ..It allows stable patients that meet a set criteria to proceed, in this instance, from the operating room to the ambulatory procedure unit. This is a US government work. There are no restrictions on its use...
  31. doi The registered nurse's role in the management of analgesia by catheter techniques
    Chris Pasero
    University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 23:53-6. 2008
  32. ncbi Fast-tracking after ambulatory surgery
    A C Watkins
    Clinical Manager PACU at the Zale Lipshy University Hospital, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX 75390-9068, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 16:379-87. 2001
    ..Importantly, fast-tracking after ambulatory surgery does not seem to compromise patient satisfaction with the surgical experience...
  33. ncbi Evidence-based practice part 3: acute pain management of the perianesthesia patient
    S Summers
    Department of Family Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 16:112-20. 2001
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  34. ncbi Use of a modified Postanesthesia Recovery Score in phase II perianesthesia period of ambulatory surgery patients
    L M Saar
    USN Hospital Sigonella, Sicily, Italy
    J Perianesth Nurs 16:82-9. 2001
    ..The favorable outcomes of the use of this scoring system have led to its implementation on a permanent basis. This is a U.S. government work. There are no restrictions on its use...
  35. ncbi Evidence-based practice part 2: reliability and validity of selected acute pain instruments
    S Summers
    Department of Family Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 16:35-40. 2001
    ..This article reviews selected pain instruments that could be used to measure pain in perianesthesia patients and the available reliability and validity of the instruments...
  36. doi Skin assessment and prevention of pressure ulcers: the role of the perianesthesia nurse
    Ellen E Sullivan
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02061, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 23:262-4. 2008
  37. ncbi The post anesthesia care unit experience: a family-centered approach
    Lenore Smykowski
    Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 18:5-15. 2003
    ..Morale is high, and nurses take pride in meeting the needs of patients and families...
  38. ncbi Evaluation of orthostatic blood pressure testing as a discharge criterion from PACU after spinal anesthesia
    D V Knoerl
    Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA 92134-1005, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 16:11-8. 2001
    ..This is a U.S. government work. There are no restrictions on its use...
  39. ncbi Assessment, physiological monitoring, and consequences of inadequately treated acute pain
    Colleen J Dunwoody
    UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburg, PA, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 23:S15-27. 2008
    ..It is important for nurses to be aware of relevant research and evidence-based guidelines that are available to guide pain assessments and patient-monitoring practices...
  40. ncbi Family-centered care in the pediatric post anesthesia care unit: changing practice to promote parental visitation
    Susan N Kamerling
    Perioperative Services, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th and Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104 4399, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 23:5-16. 2008
    ..This report addresses parental visitation in the PACU, as well as quality improvement strategies to promote this valuable family-centered practice...
  41. ncbi A clinical evaluation of the cost and time effectiveness of the ASPAN Hypothermia Guideline
    Devon Berry
    College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, 3110 Vine St, PO Box 210038, Cincinnati, OH 45221 0038, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 23:24-35. 2008
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  42. ncbi An evidence-based practice study: critical events following eye surgery in one ophthalmic PACU
    Dee A Channel
    Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Insight 27:92-4. 2002
  43. doi Perioperative pain management: assessment and monitoring for patient safety. Foreword
    Chris Pasero
    J Perianesth Nurs 23:S1-3. 2008
  44. ncbi Incidence of arrhythmias in ASA I patients in the phase I PACU
    Kathy Daley
    Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 25:281-5. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore whether routine cardiac monitoring is a valid practice for healthy individuals (ASA I) or merely a tradition of postanesthesia nursing care.
  45. pmc Extending the ABCDE bundle to the post-intensive care unit setting
    Michele Balas
    University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing, Department of Community Based Health, Omaha, NE 68198, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 39:39-51. 2013
    ..We provide a case study that illustrates how ABCDE bundle adoption could be the key to improving the quality of care provided to seriously ill older adults in the ICU and beyond...
  46. ncbi Evidence-based perianesthesia care: accelerated postoperative recovery programs
    Chris Pasero
    Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 21:168-76. 2006
    ..These programs require a multidisciplinary, coordinated effort, and nurses are essential to their successful implementation...
  47. ncbi INCOMING!--A web tracking application for PACU and post-surgical patients
    Mark A Meyer
    Laboratory of Computer Science, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Surg Res 132:153-8. 2006
    ..An integrated real time system facilitating patient flow between the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) and surgical ward would ease PACU workload by reducing the effort of discharging patients...
  48. ncbi Impact of surgical sequencing on post anesthesia care unit staffing
    Eric Marcon
    Laboratory of Signal and Manufacturing Systems Analysis, Department Manufacturing System Management and Maintenance, Jean Monnet University of Saint Etienne, France
    Health Care Manag Sci 9:87-98. 2006
    ..They generate more over-utilized OR time, require more PACU nurses during the workday, and result in more days with at least one delay in PACU admission...
  49. ncbi Quality improvement in documentation of postoperative care nursing using computer-based medical records
    Susanne Winther Olsen
    Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark
    J Perianesth Nurs 28:77-86. 2013
    b>Postanesthesia nursing should be documented with high quality...
  50. ncbi Outpatient surgery: a view through history
    Nancy Burden
    Ambulatory Health Services, Morton Plant Health Services, Clearwater, FL 34655, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 20:435-7. 2005
  51. ncbi Work- and nonwork-related factors associated with PACU nurses' fatigue
    Beatrice Hazzard
    University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD 21036, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 28:201-9. 2013
    ..Fatigue reduction strategies may account for these results including processes to ensure breaks are taken, use of a flex shift nurse to prevent shift overruns, and reduction of the number of three consecutive 12-hour shifts...
  52. ncbi Extubation reflectivity
    Paula Mason
    Salford Royal Hospital
    J Perioper Pract 17:583-5. 2007
    ..The authors wish to identify the concerns by citing a clinical incident that lead to reflection and sharing of the experience through this article...
  53. ncbi Patient assessment in recovery
    Rachel Brent
    Main Theatres, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XW
    J Perioper Pract 20:103-7. 2010
    ..This article explores the vital aspects of patient assessment which are important for any recovery practitioner to consider...
  54. ncbi Cecil Drain: author of the "Blue Book"
    Cecil Drain
    J Perianesth Nurs 20:441-3. 2005
  55. ncbi How can activity-based costing methodology be performed as a powerful tool to calculate costs and secure appropriate patient care?
    Blossom Yen Ju Lin
    Institute of Health Service Management, China Medical University, 91 Hsueh Shih Rd, Taichung, 404 Taiwan, ROC
    J Med Syst 31:85-90. 2007
    ..We found that ABC methodology was able to accurately calculate costs and to identify several missing pre- and post-surgical nursing education activities in the course of treatment...
  56. ncbi Cute? ... or "Cutesy"?
    Joan Bauer
    St Mary s Hospital Medical Center, Madison, WI, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 20:309-10. 2005
  57. ncbi The stressed patient with diabetes mellitus
    Kim A Noble
    Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 20:354-8; quiz 359-60. 2005
  58. ncbi Postoperative rewarming: are there alternatives to warm hospital blankets
    Eugene Pikus
    Gwinnett Medical Center, Lawrenceville, GA, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 25:11-23. 2010
    ..This article introduces a systematic review of these studies to identify the most effective methods of rewarming surgical patients postoperatively...
  59. ncbi Keeping our nurses and patients safe
    Ellen E Sullivan
    Postanesthesia Care Unit, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02061, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 22:420-2. 2007
  60. ncbi Patient safety: perianesthesia nursing's essential role in safe practice
    Dina A Krenzischek
    Same Day Prep and Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 22:385-92. 2007
    ..This article will discuss the development of the ASPAN Safety Model by the ASPAN Safety Committee...
  61. ncbi Development and initial testing of the perianesthesia safe practices instrument: an ASPAN pilot study
    Pamela E Windle
    Postanesthesia Care Unit and Surgical Observation Unit, St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, 5421 Valerie St, Bellaire, TX 77401, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 22:370-84. 2007
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  62. ncbi Back in the saddle again
    Jan Odom-Forren
    University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 22:363-4. 2007
  63. pmc Nurse staffing and education and hospital mortality in nine European countries: a retrospective observational study
    Linda H Aiken
    Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA, USA Electronic address
    Lancet 383:1824-30. 2014
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  64. ncbi A focus on case reports
    Vallire D Hooper
    J Perianesth Nurs 22:301-2. 2007
  65. ncbi Assessment of workload using NASA Task Load Index in perianesthesia nursing
    Gloria Young
    Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics, Augusta, GA, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 23:102-10. 2008
    ..This article will survey various uses of the NASA-TLX and consider the potential uses for this tool in perianesthesia nursing...
  66. ncbi Care of the intubated patient in the PACU: the 'ABCDE' approach
    Jackie Younker
    University of the West of England, 7 Grove Park, Redland, Bristol BS6 6PP
    J Perioper Pract 18:116-20. 2008
    ..Care of the patient following extubation is also described...
  67. ncbi The provision of care for children in shared units
    Jane Nicholas-Holley
    J Perioper Pract 17:560-2, 564-5, 568-70. 2007
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  68. ncbi Innovations in care: the nurse practitioner in the PACU
    Anne Federico
    Post Anesthesia Care Unit, NYU Hospital Centers, New York, NY 10016, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 22:235-42. 2007
    ..The role description and daily practice plan of the practitioner are also discussed...
  69. doi Fluid and electrolyte imbalance: a bridge over troubled water
    Kim A Noble
    Department of Nursing, Temple University, 3307 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 23:267-72. 2008
  70. ncbi Nursing faults in the recovery period of surgical patients
    Tânia Couto Machado Chianca
    College of Nursing, Minas Gerais Federal University
    Rev Lat Am Enfermagem 14:879-86. 2006
    ..In conclusion, the faults were caused by non-defined personnel roles, continuing education deficiency, non-systematic observation, inadequate space and equipment...
  71. ncbi Selective and nonselective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in perianesthesia pain management
    Heather M Ead
    PACU, Day Surgery, In Patient Units, Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, ON, Canada
    J Perianesth Nurs 23:335-41; quiz 342-4. 2008
    ..Both nonselective and selective NSAIDs have an important role in perianesthesia pain management. This article reviews the benefits and risks of both nonselective NSAIDs and COX-2 NSAIDs in the perianesthesia period...
  72. ncbi Comparison of finger and forehead oximetry sensors in postanesthesia care patients
    Vicki Blaylock
    Providence St Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR 97225, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 23:379-86. 2008
    ..Signal dropout occurred rarely in PACU subjects. Use of finger sensors for routine postanesthesia monitoring should be adequate in the majority of patients...
  73. ncbi Parental presence on emergence: effect on postanesthesia agitation and parent satisfaction
    Constance N Burke
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan Health Systems, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 24:216-21. 2009
    ..Perioperative and perianesthesia nurses should consider these potential benefits when planning reunion of parents with their children after surgery...
  74. ncbi A review of the incidence, causes, consequences, and management of gastrointestinal effects associated with postoperative opioid administration
    Christine Miaskowski
    Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0610, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 24:222-8. 2009
    ..Implementation of these strategies should result not only in increased patient comfort and satisfaction, but also in decreases in lengths of stay, more effective nursing care, and decreases in associated hospital costs...
  75. ncbi Patient safety: nursing priority
    Jan Odom-Forren
    University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 22:446-8. 2007
  76. ncbi [Anesthesia nurses' self-assessment of competence]
    E Goñi Leránoz
    Departamento de Anestesiologia, Reanimación y Terapia del Dolor, Clinica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona
    Rev Esp Anestesiol Reanim 56:147-62. 2009
    ..A second objective was to establish a training strategy after possibly detecting subjectively perceived needs in different areas of competence...
  77. ncbi A comparison study on the effects of prewarming patients in the outpatient surgery setting
    S Fossum
    University Surgery Center, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 16:187-94. 2001
    ..000). Patients in the forced warm air group exhibited a change in temperature of 0.0067 degrees C (+/-.52) compared with a decrease of 0.22 degrees C (+/-.48) for patients in the control group...
  78. ncbi Effects of hypoxia on diaphragm activity in anesthetized rats
    J D Pierce
    School of Nursing, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160 7504, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 16:181-6. 2001
    ..Thus, the increase in intrathoracic pressure throughout hypoxia suggests that intrathoracic pressure is not always a consistent index of the contractile state of the diaphragm...
  79. ncbi Transurethral resection of the prostate syndrome
    J J Helminiak
    Darnall Army Community Hospital, Fort Hood, TX, USA
    Semin Perioper Nurs 10:43-6. 2001
    ..Close attention and assessment of the patient's vital signs and mental status by the registered nurse can increase the early detection and treatment of TURP syndrome. This is a US government work. There are no restrictions on its use...
  80. ncbi Considering bypass of Phase I PACU?
    Sandra Barnes
    Ambulatory Surgery and PACU, Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CT, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 17:193-5. 2002
  81. ncbi A didactic and experiential approach to nursing education
    Janet Rosentreter
    Medical imaging and PACU departments, St Luke s Regional Medical Center, Boise, Idaho, USA
    AORN J 78:274, 277-80, 282, passim. 2003
    ..The nurses then completed evaluations. Results of the evaluations indicated that this approach to learning was rewarding for the participants...
  82. ncbi Strategies to reduce delays in admission into a postanesthesia care unit from operating rooms
    Franklin Dexter
    Division of Management Consulting, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 20:92-102. 2005
    ..Such interventions should be considered only if statistical analysis, performed by using computer simulation, has established that reducing PACU length of stay will reduce delays in admission at a manager's facility...
  83. ncbi Heart failure and treatment: part 1
    Janet C Gilmore
    The Methodist Hospital, Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 18:83-90. 2003
    ..PACU nurses care for heart failure patients in various stages of this syndrome. Determining the plan of care for this high acuity population requires nurses with skills to manage complex patients in the perianesthesia period...
  84. ncbi Development of a preoperative admission group
    Ellen E Sullivan
    PACU at Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 20:132-4. 2005
  85. ncbi A history of the PACU
    Claudia P Barone
    College of Nursing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock 72205, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 18:237-41. 2003
    ..This article provides an historical review of the development of the PACU in the United States...
  86. ncbi [Perioperative fasting in childhood: hunger and thirst are not necessary]
    Jochen M Strauss
    HELIOS Klinikum Berlin, Klinik fur Anasthesiologie und Operative Intensivmedizin, Hobrechtsfelder Chaussee 100, 13122 Berlin
    Pflege Z 56:339-42. 2003
  87. ncbi Mary Hanna: a daughter's tribute
    Karen Flanagan
    J Perianesth Nurs 20:218-21. 2005
  88. ncbi Determining patients' readiness for release from the postanesthesia recovery unit
    Philip Ang
    Miami VA Medical Center, USA
    AORN J 76:664-6. 2002
  89. ncbi Heart failure and treatment: part II. Perianesthesia management
    Janet C Gilmore
    The Methodist Hospital, Texas Medical Center, Houston, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 18:242-6. 2003
    ..Evidence-based practice will facilitate the perianesthesia nurse in reducing morbidity and mortality in this patient population...
  90. ncbi PACU-why hand washing is vital!
    William Clayton Petty
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 24:250-3. 2009
    ..The PACU nurse is not only responsible for observing and monitoring the patient's vital signs but is also responsible for making sure patients are not exposed to an additional risk, e.g. a hand-transmitted infection...
  91. ncbi Hypotension in the PACU: an algorithmic approach
    Gregory E Cowling
    School of Nursing, Nursing Anesthesia Program, EB 227, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 17:159-63. 2002
    ..This article presents an algorithm designed to provide the perianesthesia nurse with a step-by-step guide to the assessment and management of the patient presenting with hypotension...
  92. ncbi A guideline for incorporating holistic nursing interventions into perianesthesia practice
    Diana J Ellison
    Outpatient Surgery Department, Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, MI 49684, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 20:19-22. 2005
    ..This article shares the experience of 1 perianesthesia nurse in developing a holistic interventions program and changing practice to meet patient needs...
  93. ncbi Postanesthesia care unit nursing: just watching
    P M Tricarico
    Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, OH, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 13:243-5. 1998
    ..To the PACU nurse, it is an exciting place where the status of the patient changes rapidly, and requires constant, astute observation and intervention as he or she is guided safely from one stage of emergence to another...
  94. ncbi The PACU as critical care unit
    Jan Odom-Forren
    J Perianesth Nurs 18:431-3. 2003
  95. ncbi Nurses: trusted patient advocates
    Maureen V Iacono
    Saint Joseph Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, NY, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 22:330-4. 2007
  96. ncbi Anesthesia for children with hyperleukocytosis a retrospective review
    Clement Fong
    Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Paediatr Anaesth 19:1191-8. 2009
    ..This retrospective study describes the perioperative morbidity and mortality of children who present acutely with hyperleukocytosis...
  97. ncbi Diversity in practice
    Vallire D Hooper
    J Perianesth Nurs 22:1-4. 2007
  98. ncbi Introduction of ASPAN'S Evidence-based Practice Model
    Myrna Eileen Mamaril
    J Perianesth Nurs 20:236-8. 2005
  99. ncbi Interscalene blocks: care in the ambulatory setting
    Sandra Barnes
    Greenwich Hospital, CT, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 19:352-4. 2004
  100. ncbi Prolonged-stay patients in the PACU: a review of the literature
    Sharifa Bashir Lalani
    The Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery, Stadium Road, P O Box 3500, Karachi 74800, Pakistan
    J Perianesth Nurs 28:151-5. 2013
    ..Limited studies discuss the impact of prolonged PACU stays on patients, families, and PACU nurses. Future research is required to explore the experiences of PACU nurses related to prolonged-stay patients...
  101. ncbi Postanesthesia care unit discharge delay for nonclinical reasons
    Brian Cowie
    Department of Anaesthesia, St Vincent s Hospital, Melbourne, Fitzroy, Australia
    J Perianesth Nurs 27:393-8. 2012
    ..Improved discharge planning, restructured staffing, and alterations in operating room scheduling may minimize these nonclinical discharge delays...

Research Grants2

  1. Enhancing Infant Emotion Regulation: Two Holding Methods
    Madalynn Neu; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  2. Diaphragm Fatigue:Mechanisms of Treatment by Dopamine
    Janet Pierce; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Data obtained from this research will advance our understanding of biological systems, and thus provide data to support clinical trials using dopamine to prevent and treat DF. ..