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 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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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 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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
  15. ncbi The PACU as critical care unit
    Jan Odom-Forren
    J Perianesth Nurs 18:431-3. 2003
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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
  19. 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...
  20. 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
  21. 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...
  22. doi Perioperative pain management: assessment and monitoring for patient safety. Foreword
    Chris Pasero
    J Perianesth Nurs 23:S1-3. 2008
  23. 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...
  24. doi 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. doi 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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  28. 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...
  29. doi 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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
  35. 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...
  36. ncbi Determining patients' readiness for release from the postanesthesia recovery unit
    Philip Ang
    Miami VA Medical Center, USA
    AORN J 76:664-6. 2002
  37. 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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  38. 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...
  39. 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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  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. ncbi Procedure-Specific Pain Management: PROSPECT
    Chris Pasero
    J Perianesth Nurs 22:335-40. 2007
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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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  47. 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
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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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  51. 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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  52. 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...
  53. 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...
  54. doi 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.
  55. doi 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...
  56. doi Caring for the radial artery post-angiogram: a pilot study on a comparison of three methods of compression
    Jennifer C Fech
    University of Alberta, Royal Alexandra Hospital, 10240 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 11:44-50. 2012
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  57. doi 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...
  58. ncbi Severe needle phobia in the perianesthesia setting
    Olumuyiwa A Bamgbade
    Department of Anesthesia, Central Manchester University Hospital, Manchester, UK
    J Perianesth Nurs 22:322-9. 2007
    ..This article provides a clinical report and detailed discussion of severe needle phobia in the perianesthesia setting...
  59. doi ASPAN Perianesthesia Data Elements--the model
    Theresa L Clifford
    Postanesthesia Care Unit, Mercy Hospital, Portland, ME, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 23:49-52. 2008
  60. ncbi [Effect of exchange of tracheal tube for laryngeal mask airway(LMA) on intratracheal extubation stress response under deep anesthesia level after surgery in elderly patients with hypertension]
    Hao Nan Ma
    Department of Anesthesiology, Tianjin Economic Technology Development Area Hospital, Tianjin 300457, China
    Zhonghua Wai Ke Za Zhi 48:1811-4. 2010
    ..To investigate the effect of exchange of tracheal tube for a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) on intratracheal extubation stress response under deep anesthesia level after surgery in elderly patients with hypertension...
  61. ncbi Malignant hyperthermia: hot stuff!
    Kim A Noble
    Department of Nursing, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 22:341-5. 2007
  62. doi Moving forward
    Jan Odom-Forren
    J Perianesth Nurs 23:75-6. 2008
  63. doi A concept analysis of control in the perianesthesia period
    Spring Wildman
    Anesthesia Consultants Exchange, Chattanooga, TN, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 23:401-9. 2008
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  64. ncbi Total hip and total knee replacement: postoperative nursing management
    Brian Lucas
    Whipps Cross University Hospital, NHS Trust, London
    Br J Nurs 17:1410-4. 2008
    ..This is the second of two articles on nursing care for patients undergoing THR or TKR surgery. The first article (Lucas, 2008) looked at preoperative nursing care...
  65. doi Relationship of opioid analgesic protocols to assessed pain and length of stay in the pediatric postanesthesia unit following tonsillectomy
    Jana Smith
    Cook Children s Medical Center, Fort Worth, TX, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 24:86-91. 2009
    ..Analysis of available data revealed no statistically significant differences in length of stay between the groups and trivial differences thought to be clinically irrelevant on other variables...
  66. doi Pandemic influenza: impact on perianesthesia nursing areas
    Daphne Stannard
    UCSF Medical Center, University of California San Francisco, 855 Folsom 923, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 24:137-40. 2009
    ..We thank Dr. Daphne Stannard for her willingness to disseminate her knowledge on the topic. The Editors...
  67. doi The effect of needle bevel position on pain for subcutaneous lidocaine injection
    Keith Candiotti
    Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 24:241-3. 2009
    ..Significantly higher pain scores were observed when the needle was placed bevel down compared with bevel up (P = .02). No significant differences in pain scores were noted between the groups for age and gender...
  68. doi Extubation of pediatric patients: can nurses safely pull the tube?
    Rodica S Pop
    Evidence Based Practice and Research Department, Children s Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, TX 75235, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 24:313-8. 2009
    ..Only 8 (3%) patients extubated by nurses developed complications. These results suggest that nurses can safely perform endotracheal extubation of the pediatric population...
  69. ncbi Pain management in recovery
    Lorraine McMain
    W B Loan Pain Centre, Gardner Robb Building, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7AB
    J Perioper Pract 20:59-65. 2010
    ..Consequences of under-treated pain are discussed and treatment modalities are described...
  70. doi Safety huddles in the PACU: when a patient self-medicates
    Jill Setaro
    Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 26:96-102. 2011
    ..Through examination of nursing practices in the recovery period, PACU nurses are able to support the best perianesthesia care possible...
  71. ncbi [The nurse's perspective on humanized care in a post-anesthesic care unit]
    Luciana Bjorklund de Lima
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Enfermagem da Escola de Enfermagem da UFRGS, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
    Rev Gaucha Enferm 29:90-7. 2008
    ..This, in the perception of the nurses, strengthens the professional identity and care values...
  72. ncbi Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    E E Sullivan
    PACU, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 15:256-7. 2000
    ..In many cases, the patient will be transferred after the procedure to the PACU and then discharged to the general floor or telemetry unit, eliminating the need for an ICU stay...
  73. ncbi Oh, by the way, the patient is pregnant!
    Joan Porteous
    Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, MB
    Can Oper Room Nurs J 26:35, 37-9, 41-2. 2008
    ..Pre-term labor presents the greatest risk in the second and third trimesters. The most common need for surgery in pregnancy is associated with appendicitis, biliary tract disease, intestinal obstruction, urinary calculi and trauma...
  74. doi Making a difference: why perianesthesia nurses must be involved in the policy and political process
    Judith K Leavitt
    Barnardsville, NC 28709, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 23:157-62. 2008
    ..This article provides an overview of policy development and the political process. Issues of particular interest to perianesthesia nurses are explored, and strategies for more participation in the political process are provided...
  75. doi Perianesthesia nursing advocacy: an influential voice for patient safety
    Pamela E Windle
    PACU and Surgical Observation Unit, St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX 77401, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 23:163-71. 2008
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  76. doi The perianesthesia nurse as advocate in the policy arena: driving the health care agenda
    Jeri A Milstead
    College of Nursing, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43614, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 23:183-94; quiz 192-4. 2008
    ..Understanding the extent of the policy process-the components, models, and processes-will provide a framework for the nurse to work in the policy arena and effect change in a positive way...
  77. doi Perianesthesia data elements: from concept, to validation, to operations
    Marisa L Wilson
    Division of Nursing Informatics, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 23:198-203. 2008
  78. doi Use of postanesthesia discharge criteria to reduce discharge delays for inpatients in the postanesthesia care unit
    Irwin Brown
    Department of Anesthesiology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    J Clin Anesth 20:175-9. 2008
    ..To determine whether a set of predetermined discharge criteria, used by nurses, shortens the length of patient stay in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) without compromising safety...
  79. doi Interprofessional handover and patient safety in anaesthesia: observational study of handovers in the recovery room
    A F Smith
    Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Ashton Road, Lancaster LA1 4RP, UK
    Br J Anaesth 101:332-7. 2008
    ..We aimed to describe how anaesthetists hand over information and professional responsibility to nurses in the operating theatre recovery room...
  80. doi A novel PACU design for noise reduction
    Lenore Smykowski
    J Perianesth Nurs 23:226-9. 2008
    ..Nurses found the noise stressful and wearing. When the time approached to design the new PACU, we took the opportunity to explore a unique floor plan to minimize noise and improve privacy...
  81. doi Heparin-focus on safety
    Julie Golembiewski
    Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 23:276-8. 2008
  82. ncbi Exposure to exhaled nitrous oxide in hospitals post-anesthesia care units
    Ataolah Nayebzadeh
    McGill University Health Center, Brossard, Canada
    Ind Health 45:334-7. 2007
    ..However, for those institutions that seek extra protective measures, reassignment of pregnant employees needs to be extended for several hours after a patient is admitted in the PACU units...
  83. ncbi Seeing with new eyes
    Susan Jane Fetzer
    J Perianesth Nurs 18:377-9. 2003
  84. ncbi Planning a family visit program for PACU
    Laura Ninger
    OR Manager 19:20-2. 2003
    ..She adds, "Anything that's going to make the patient and family more comfortable as they go through a very stressful period needs to be instituted, and we just have to figure out a way to make it work for everyone."..
  85. ncbi Suctioning tracheostomies is a skill worth learning
    Craig Hopkins
    Nurs Times 99:31. 2003
  86. ncbi Last line of defense, first line of offense: the perianesthesia nurse as goalkeeper
    Vallire D Hooper
    J Perianesth Nurs 18:295-7. 2003
  87. ncbi The effect of two nursing interventions on the postoperative outcomes of gynecologic laparoscopic patients
    Shari Laurion
    Perioperative Services, Concord Hospital, NH, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 18:254-61. 2003
    ..It is possible that these interventions act as distractions in reducing the report of negative postoperative outcomes...
  88. ncbi [Acute postoperative confusion: a common phenomenon with largely unknown etiology]
    Andre Ewers
    Universitat Witten Herdecke
    Pflege Z 56:349-52. 2003
  89. ncbi [Postoperative nursing in the recovery room: security about the critical hours]
    Jörg Wegener
    Pflege Z 56:324-7. 2003
  90. ncbi Morphine and hydromorphone for postoperative analgesia: focus on safety
    Julie A Golembiewski
    Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, 60612, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 18:120-2. 2003
  91. ncbi Reflections from the United Kingdom
    Melanie Oakley
    J Perianesth Nurs 18:80-1. 2003
  92. ncbi Disparity of health care
    Jan Odom
    PACU, Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg, MS, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 18:72-4. 2003
  93. ncbi Cross-cultural comparison of perianesthesia nursing: challenges encountered in the PACU
    Mary E Asher
    School of Nursing, University of Miami, Florida, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 18:4-7. 2003
    ..The author elaborates on how to provide safe, competent, and culturally sensitive care to children within the PACU setting...
  94. ncbi Acute postoperative delirium: definitions, incidence, recognition, and interventions
    Denise O'Brien
    University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 17:384-92. 2002
    ..The purpose of this selective review is to define acute postoperative delirium and its incidence, discuss assessment and recognition, describe interventions, and identify future considerations related to this phenomenon...
  95. ncbi Preceptorship in the PACU: the student nurse perspective
    Maureen Iacono
    St Joseph s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, NY, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 17:270-4. 2002
  96. ncbi The use of contact and airborne precautions in the perianesthesia setting
    Ellen E Sullivan
    PACU, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 17:190-2. 2002
  97. ncbi Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: a look at the first 24 hours
    Courtney Bryant
    School of Nursing, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 1900 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 17:164-9. 2002
    ..Nursing actions that should be implemented are prioritized, and a focus on the common postoperative complications associated with AAA surgery is provided...
  98. ncbi Find optimal staffing for outpatient surgery
    Stephen W Earnhart
    Earnhart and Associates, Dallas, USA
    Hosp Case Manag 10:43-4. 2002
  99. ncbi A study of perianesthesia nursing practice: the foundation for newly revised CPAN and CAPA certification examinations
    B S Niebuhr
    ABPANC, New York, NY 10115 0089, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 16:163-73. 2001
    ..Those needs and the knowledge base that is required of perianesthesia nurses to meet those needs are defined. The first CPAN and CAPA examinations using the new framework will be given November 3, 2001...
  100. ncbi Too busy to wash your hands in PACU?
    Debbie Sandlin
    Presurgical Holding Unit, Southern Hills Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 19:263-4. 2004
  101. ncbi The Swedish version of the PACU-Behavioural Pain Rating Scale: a reliable method of assessing postoperative pain?
    Karin Persson
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Kristianstad Central Hospital, Kristianstad, Sweden
    Scand J Caring Sci 18:304-9. 2004
    ..A refined classification of the separate categories and a careful review of the category of behaviours is suggested. A more detailed manual for the categories needs to be developed to establish more acceptable reliability...

Research Grants6

  1. Enhancing Infant Emotion Regulation: Two Holding Methods
    Madalynn Neu; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  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. ..
  3. Massage Therapy for Infants with Symptoms of GERD
    MADALYNN M NEU; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This study examines the effectiveness of using massage therapy to improve infant health by reducing GERD symptoms. ..
  4. Racial Disparity in Quality of Clinical Care in End Stage Renal Disease
    Guofen Yan; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Understanding the sources of this disparity would help to minimize racial disparities and improve the care of patients with advanced chronic kidney disease. ..