Summary: The specialty or practice of nursing in the care of patients in the recovery room following surgery and/or anesthesia.
Publications165 found, 100 shown here
- From Aldrete to PADSS: Reviewing discharge criteria after ambulatory surgeryHeather 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...
- Working under pressure: a pilot study of nurse work in a postoperative settingKaren 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...
- A description of intraoperative and postanesthesia complication ratesShauna 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...
- Nurses' diagnoses and treatment decisions regarding care of the agitated childTerri 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...
- Improving the management of postoperative painMandy 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...
- Fast-tracking (bypassing the PACU) does not reduce nursing workload after ambulatory surgeryD 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...
- Post anaesthetic care units in the Republic of Ireland: a survey of discharge criteriaJosephine 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...
- Development of a same day laminectomy programJeanne 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...
- Phase II pain management: comfort enhances surgical experienceHelen E Buss
Phase I and II, North Coast Surgery Center, Oceanside, CA 92056 7432, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 19:39-41. 2004
- A case of pseudocholinesterase deficiency in the PACUCamille Lynette Leadingham
Nursing, Ohio University School of Nursing, Chillicothe, OH 45644, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 22:265-71; quiz 272-4. 2007....
- Postanesthesia care of the patient suffering from traumatic brain injurySusan 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...
- Procedure-Specific Pain Management: PROSPECTChris Pasero
J Perianesth Nurs 22:335-40. 2007
- Evaluating the impact of a new high dependency unitKiele 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...
- 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...
- Medication errors in the PACURodney 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...
- PACU fast-tracking: an alternative to "bypassing" the PACU for facilitating the recovery process after ambulatory surgeryPaul 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...
- An introduction to the ASPAN pain and comfort clinical guidelineDina A Krenzischek
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 18:228-36. 2003
- Provision of care for patients. Mechanical ventilation in the PACUStephen Hodge
Leeds Teaching Hospitals, NHS Trust
J Perioper Pract 16:376, 378-82. 2006....
- Herbal supplements: Facts and myths--talking to your patients about herbal supplementsBarbara 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....
- Effect of postoperative supplemental oxygen on nausea and vomiting after cesarean birthAli 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...
- Whole lung lavage in the treatment of pulmonary alveolar proteinosisKathleen 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...
- Implications of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome for the perianesthesia nurseDaniel 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...
- The effect of music listening on acute confusion and delirium in elders undergoing elective hip and knee surgeryMcCaffrey 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...
- Program development: role of the clinical nurse specialist in implementing a fast-track postanesthesia care unitLinda 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...
- Thyroid stormKim 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
- Isopropyl alcohol inhalation as treatment for nausea and vomitingKathleen 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...
- Adoption of the ASPAN clinical guideline for the prevention of unplanned perioperative hypothermia: a data collection toolVallire 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...
- 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...
- Confounding factors in infant pain assessment during recovery from anesthesiaMadalynn 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...
- One institution's perspective on fast tracking same-day surgery patientsG 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...
- The registered nurse's role in the management of analgesia by catheter techniquesChris Pasero
University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 23:53-6. 2008
- Fast-tracking after ambulatory surgeryA 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...
- Evidence-based practice part 3: acute pain management of the perianesthesia patientS Summers
Department of Family Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 16:112-20. 2001....
- Use of a modified Postanesthesia Recovery Score in phase II perianesthesia period of ambulatory surgery patientsL 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...
- Evidence-based practice part 2: reliability and validity of selected acute pain instrumentsS 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...
- Skin assessment and prevention of pressure ulcers: the role of the perianesthesia nurseEllen E Sullivan
Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02061, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 23:262-4. 2008
- The post anesthesia care unit experience: a family-centered approachLenore 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...
- Evaluation of orthostatic blood pressure testing as a discharge criterion from PACU after spinal anesthesiaD 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...
- Assessment, physiological monitoring, and consequences of inadequately treated acute painColleen 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...
- Family-centered care in the pediatric post anesthesia care unit: changing practice to promote parental visitationSusan 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...
- A clinical evaluation of the cost and time effectiveness of the ASPAN Hypothermia GuidelineDevon 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....
- An evidence-based practice study: critical events following eye surgery in one ophthalmic PACUDee A Channel
Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Insight 27:92-4. 2002
- Perioperative pain management: assessment and monitoring for patient safety. ForewordChris Pasero
J Perianesth Nurs 23:S1-3. 2008
- Incidence of arrhythmias in ASA I patients in the phase I PACUKathy 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.
- Extending the ABCDE bundle to the post-intensive care unit settingMichele 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...
- Evidence-based perianesthesia care: accelerated postoperative recovery programsChris 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...
- INCOMING!--A web tracking application for PACU and post-surgical patientsMark 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...
- Impact of surgical sequencing on post anesthesia care unit staffingEric 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...
- Quality improvement in documentation of postoperative care nursing using computer-based medical recordsSusanne Winther Olsen
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark
J Perianesth Nurs 28:77-86. 2013b>Postanesthesia nursing should be documented with high quality...
- Outpatient surgery: a view through historyNancy Burden
Ambulatory Health Services, Morton Plant Health Services, Clearwater, FL 34655, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 20:435-7. 2005
- Work- and nonwork-related factors associated with PACU nurses' fatigueBeatrice 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...
- Extubation reflectivityPaula 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...
- Patient assessment in recoveryRachel 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...
- Cecil Drain: author of the "Blue Book"Cecil Drain
J Perianesth Nurs 20:441-3. 2005
- 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...
- Cute? ... or "Cutesy"?Joan Bauer
St Mary s Hospital Medical Center, Madison, WI, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 20:309-10. 2005
- The stressed patient with diabetes mellitusKim A Noble
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 20:354-8; quiz 359-60. 2005
- Postoperative rewarming: are there alternatives to warm hospital blanketsEugene 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...
- Keeping our nurses and patients safeEllen E Sullivan
Postanesthesia Care Unit, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02061, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 22:420-2. 2007
- Patient safety: perianesthesia nursing's essential role in safe practiceDina 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...
- Development and initial testing of the perianesthesia safe practices instrument: an ASPAN pilot studyPamela 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....
- Back in the saddle againJan Odom-Forren
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 22:363-4. 2007
- Nurse staffing and education and hospital mortality in nine European countries: a retrospective observational studyLinda 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....
- A focus on case reportsVallire D Hooper
J Perianesth Nurs 22:301-2. 2007
- Assessment of workload using NASA Task Load Index in perianesthesia nursingGloria 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...
- Care of the intubated patient in the PACU: the 'ABCDE' approachJackie 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...
- The provision of care for children in shared unitsJane Nicholas-Holley
J Perioper Pract 17:560-2, 564-5, 568-70. 2007....
- Innovations in care: the nurse practitioner in the PACUAnne 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...
- Fluid and electrolyte imbalance: a bridge over troubled waterKim A Noble
Department of Nursing, Temple University, 3307 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 23:267-72. 2008
- Nursing faults in the recovery period of surgical patientsTânia 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...
- Selective and nonselective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in perianesthesia pain managementHeather 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...
- Comparison of finger and forehead oximetry sensors in postanesthesia care patientsVicki 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...
- Parental presence on emergence: effect on postanesthesia agitation and parent satisfactionConstance 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...
- A review of the incidence, causes, consequences, and management of gastrointestinal effects associated with postoperative opioid administrationChristine 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...
- Patient safety: nursing priorityJan Odom-Forren
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 22:446-8. 2007
- [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...
- A comparison study on the effects of prewarming patients in the outpatient surgery settingS 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...
- Effects of hypoxia on diaphragm activity in anesthetized ratsJ 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...
- Transurethral resection of the prostate syndromeJ 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...
- Considering bypass of Phase I PACU?Sandra Barnes
Ambulatory Surgery and PACU, Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CT, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 17:193-5. 2002
- A didactic and experiential approach to nursing educationJanet 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...
- Strategies to reduce delays in admission into a postanesthesia care unit from operating roomsFranklin 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...
- Heart failure and treatment: part 1Janet 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...
- Development of a preoperative admission groupEllen E Sullivan
PACU at Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 20:132-4. 2005
- A history of the PACUClaudia 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...
- [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
- Mary Hanna: a daughter's tributeKaren Flanagan
J Perianesth Nurs 20:218-21. 2005
- Determining patients' readiness for release from the postanesthesia recovery unitPhilip Ang
Miami VA Medical Center, USA
AORN J 76:664-6. 2002
- Heart failure and treatment: part II. Perianesthesia managementJanet 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...
- 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...
- Hypotension in the PACU: an algorithmic approachGregory 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...
- A guideline for incorporating holistic nursing interventions into perianesthesia practiceDiana 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...
- Postanesthesia care unit nursing: just watchingP 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...
- The PACU as critical care unitJan Odom-Forren
J Perianesth Nurs 18:431-3. 2003
- Nurses: trusted patient advocatesMaureen V Iacono
Saint Joseph Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, NY, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 22:330-4. 2007
- Anesthesia for children with hyperleukocytosis a retrospective reviewClement 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...
- Diversity in practiceVallire D Hooper
J Perianesth Nurs 22:1-4. 2007
- Introduction of ASPAN'S Evidence-based Practice ModelMyrna Eileen Mamaril
J Perianesth Nurs 20:236-8. 2005
- Interscalene blocks: care in the ambulatory settingSandra Barnes
Greenwich Hospital, CT, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 19:352-4. 2004
- Prolonged-stay patients in the PACU: a review of the literatureSharifa 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...
- Postanesthesia care unit discharge delay for nonclinical reasonsBrian 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...
- Enhancing Infant Emotion Regulation: Two Holding MethodsMadalynn Neu; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- Diaphragm Fatigue:Mechanisms of Treatment by DopamineJanet 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. ..