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Nurse Anesthetists' Communication in Brief Preoperative Meeting With Orthopaedic Patients-An Interview Study.

Authors:
Ferid Krupic

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Purpose: To explore the experience of preoperative communication of nurse anesthetists (NAs) in brief meetings with patients in an orthopaedic setting.

Design: Qualitative research.

Methods: Three group interviews based on experiences of 18 NAs were conducted. Read More

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April 2019
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Leaving a Legacy of Caring.

Authors:
Denise D O'Brien

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Apr;34(2):456-458

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Considering the Control Group.

Authors:
Susan J Fetzer

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Apr;34(2):450-451

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Antithrombotic Therapy and Regional Anesthesia.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Apr;34(2):439-446

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Be Aware of Health Technology Hazards.

Authors:
Jacqueline Ross

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Apr;34(2):435-438

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A Culture of Safety-Whose Responsibility?

Authors:
Jan Odom-Forren

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Apr;34(2):223-225

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Implementation of Vulnerable Elders Survey-13 Frailty Tool to Identify At-Risk Geriatric Surgical Patients.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Mar 22. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Purpose: The primary purpose of this project was to preoperatively identify frail and vulnerable geriatric patients aged 65 or older using the Vulnerable Elders Survey (VES-13) tool, and to use those scores to assist with perioperative decision-making.

Design: This feasibility study was implemented as a quality improvement initiative with a postimplementation group only.

Methods: The VES-13 was introduced to the perioperative nursing staff and anesthesia providers and then added to the traditional preoperative assessment. Read More

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March 2019
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Reducing Preventable Surgical Cancellations: Improving the Preoperative Anesthesia Interview Process.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Mar 17. Epub 2019 Mar 17.

Purpose: Thorough and accurate preoperative anesthesia interviews may help improve perioperative efficiency by reducing unnecessary preoperative testing and preventable surgical cancellations, both of which create financial burdens. Standardized anesthesia preoperative interview guidelines and online educational modules for registered nurses (RNs) conducting preoperative interviews may improve this process.

Design: Predesign and postdesign, retrospective chart review. Read More

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March 2019
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Educating Patients About Opioid Disposal: A Key Role for Perianesthesia Nurses.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Mar 17. Epub 2019 Mar 17.

Purpose: To examine opioid prescription practices, patient use of opioids after laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and patient knowledge about disposal of unused medication.

Design: Mixed methods design with a chart review and structured phone interview.

Methods: Thirty-four patients were interviewed by phone and asked how many opioids were prescribed, how many excess pills they had 6 to 10 days postoperatively, and if they knew how to dispose of them. Read More

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Evaluation of Warming Effectiveness on Physiological Indices of Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Purpose: The present study aimed to evaluate the impact of warming on physiological indices of patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Design: The study was a three-group randomized controlled clinical trial.

Methods: In the present study, 96 patients were assigned to three groups: forced-air warming system group; warmed intravenous fluid group; and control group. Read More

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Mirtazapine for Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, and Trial Sequential Analysis.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Purpose: Patients rank postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) as the most undesirable outcome of anesthesia. Mirtazapine is hypothesized to be effective in PONV prophylaxis via 5HT3 receptor antagonism.

Design: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Read More

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Effects of Vibration and Cold Application on Pain and Anxiety During Intravenous Catheterization.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Mar 7. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Purpose: To determine the effects of vibration and cold gel pack application on pain and anxiety levels of patients undergoing intravenous (IV) catheterization.

Design: A randomized controlled, pretest and post-test experimental study.

Methods: Catheterization was performed 60 seconds before the IV catheterization procedure was started by applying vibration and cold gel pack to patients in the experimental group. Read More

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Laboratory Monitoring and Transfusion Guidelines to Influence Care in Patients Undergoing Multilevel Spinal Fusion Surgery.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Mar 7. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Purpose: The purpose of this project was to determine whether the use of the modified Northwestern high risk spine protocol in patients undergoing multilevel spinal fusion surgery would result in improved transfusion practices.

Design: Preimplementation and postimplementation design.

Methods: A laboratory monitoring and transfusion guideline protocol was implemented in patients undergoing multilevel spinal fusions. Read More

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The Effect of Text Messaging on Medication Adherence After Outpatient Knee Arthroscopy: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Mar 6. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Purpose: The purpose of this project was to examine if text message reminders can increase postoperative adherence to treatment with acetaminophen among outpatients undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.

Design: A nonblinded randomized control trial.

Methods: In this study, 187 patients were randomized to either an intervention group (text message reminders) or a control group (no text message reminders). Read More

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Implementation of an Obstructive Sleep Apnea Protocol in the Postanesthesia Care Unit for Patients Undergoing Spinal Fusion Surgery.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Feb 28. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Purpose: The purpose of this project was to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of a postanesthesia care unit (PACU) obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) protocol in patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery.

Design: The structure of this project was a preimplementation and postimplementation design.

Methods: A convenience sample of 63 patients admitted to the PACU after spinal fusion surgery, with diagnosed or high-risk OSA, was included in protocol implementation. Read More

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February 2019
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Nurses' Indications for Administration of Perioperative Intravenous Fluid Therapy-A Prospective, Descriptive, Single-Center Cohort Study.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Feb 28. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Purpose: To examine whether nurse anesthetists and postanesthesia nurses' administration of intravenous (IV) fluid therapy during surgery and in the postanesthesia care unit is based on evidence. Secondarily to investigate if providing indications for IV fluid administration changed nursing practice.

Design: Prospective, descriptive, single-center study in Scandinavia comparing two cohorts. Read More

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February 2019
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Nursing Perceptions and Workload Impact of a Standardized Emergence Delirium Assessment Scale in a Postanesthesia Care Unit.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Feb 28. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Purpose: Emergence delirium (EDL) is a psychomotor behavioral phenomenon that occurs immediately after emergence from general anesthesia. EDL is nearly 1.5 times more common among military than nonmilitary patients. Read More

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February 2019
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Postoperative Care for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Apr 26;34(2):431-434. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

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Bladder Management.

Authors:
Theresa Clifford

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Apr 22;34(2):447-449. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

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April 2019
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Comparison of the Effectiveness of Two Different Methods of Decreasing Pain During Phlebotomy in Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Feb 20. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of the applications of external cold and vibration and blowing soap bubbles during phlebotomy in children aged between 3 and 6 years.

Design: This study is a randomized controlled trial.

Methods: The sample was obtained using block randomization. Read More

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February 2019

Pain Characteristics and Pain Interference Among Patients Undergoing Open Cardiac Surgery.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to analyze postoperative pain severity, pain characteristics, and factors that affect pain for patients undergoing open cardiac surgery.

Design: A descriptive, cross-sectional study design was used.

Methods: This study was conducted on 70 patients who underwent open cardiac surgery at a state hospital in North Cyprus. Read More

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February 2019

Compassion Fatigue and Burnout, One Institution's Interventions.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Compassion is a complex abstract concept and is generally perceived as an emotional reaction to another person's vulnerability and suffering that motivates an individual wanting the best for the one who is suffering. It is seen as a virtuous and an inherent quality of nursing care. Nurses are exposed to various work stressors caused by myriads of complex professional and organizational challenges. Read More

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February 2019

Cross-Correlation Among Visual Analog, Observational, and Behavioral Pain Scales of Oncological Patients Undergoing Major Abdominal Surgery.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Purpose: To determine the perception of postoperative pain intensity between nurses and oncology patients undergoing major abdominal surgery.

Design: A prospective cross-correlation study with 173 oncology patients undergoing major abdominal surgery, such as hepatectomy or pancreatectomy.

Methods: Postoperative pain intensity was evaluated by clinical pain assessment tools such as critical-care pain observation tool (CPOT) and behavioral pain scale (BPS) recorded by the researcher, whereas the visual analog scale was completed by patients. Read More

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February 2019

The Art Is to Extubate, Not to Intubate-Swedish Registered Nurse Anesthetists' Experiences of the Process of Extubation After General Anesthesia.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Feb 8. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Purpose: To describe Registered Nurse Anesthetists' (RNA's) experiences of the process of extubation of the endotracheal tube in patients undergoing general anesthesia.

Design: A descriptive qualitative design.

Methods: This study was conducted in two hospitals with 20 RNAs in total. Read More

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February 2019
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Low-Dose Ketamine Infusion to Decrease Postoperative Delirium for Spinal Fusion Patients.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Feb 8. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Purpose: The primary aim of this project was to decrease the incidence of postoperative delirium after spine surgery.

Design: A prospective preimplementation and postimplementation design was used.

Methods: A reduced dose ketamine protocol was implemented for adult patients undergoing elective spinal fusion surgery. Read More

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February 2019
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Acute Postoperative Pain Management After Major Limb Amputation in a Pediatric Patient: A Case Report.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Feb 8. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Purpose: Although total prevention of phantom pain is difficult, pediatric patients requiring amputation benefit from an individualized combination of analgesic techniques for phantom pain reduction using a multimodal and interprofessional approach. This is especially useful in the event a single therapy is ineffective for total pain reduction, and may ultimately lead to a reduction in chronic pain development.

Design: Case report with multimodal and interprofessional approach. Read More

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February 2019
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Use of a Checklist for the Postanesthesia Care Unit Patient Handoff.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Purpose: This quality improvement project aimed to evaluate the benefits of implementing a checklist in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) setting to decrease the omission of health information during the handoff from anesthesia to PACU nurses.

Design: Patient handoffs from anesthesia providers were anonymously assessed by PACU nurses before and after the implementation of a handoff checklist with the Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation format.

Methods: PACU nurses recorded use of the handoff checklist and if five items of health information were included in the handoff during the preintervention and postintervention phase. Read More

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February 2019
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How Anesthesiologists and Nurse Anesthetists Assess and Handle Patients' Perioperative Worries Without a Validated Instrument.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Purpose: To study how nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologists assess and handle patients' perioperative anxiety without using a validated instrument.

Design: Qualitative study.

Methods: Individual in-depth face-to-face interviews were conducted with nurse anesthetists (n = 9) and anesthesiologists (n = 5) from a university hospital in Sweden. Read More

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February 2019
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Onset Time of Local Anesthesia After Single Injection in Toe Nerve Blocks: A Randomized Double-Blind Trial.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Purpose: The study was conducted to investigate the onset time and safety profile of four different local anesthetic solutions.

Design: Randomized controlled clinical trial study.

Methods: One hundred twelve healthy volunteers were assigned to receive digital block on their second toe. Read More

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February 2019
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Use of Abdominal Binders for Postoperative Pain After Gastrointestinal Surgery: An Integrative Review.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Purpose: No national policies or clinical practice guidelines have been identified regarding best practices in addressing postoperative pain after abdominal surgery with adjunctive nonpharmacologic therapies, such as abdominal binders.

Design: Integrative review.

Methods: An integrative review was conducted using Cochrane, PubMed, Medline, and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature databases, collecting articles published within the last 5 years regarding abdominal binder use after adult gastrointestinal surgeries. Read More

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February 2019

Swedish Operating Room Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists' Perceptions of Competence and Self-Efficacy.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Purpose: To compare perceived competence and self-efficacy (SE) among Swedish operating room (OR) nurses and registered nurse anesthetists (RNAs), and to evaluate the relationship between SE and competence, gender, age, and years of experience.

Design: Comparative cross-sectional survey.

Methods: Two validated questionnaires, Perceived Perioperative Competence Scale-Revised and General Self-Efficacy Scale, were sent to members of the Swedish Association of Health Professionals (n = 2,902). Read More

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February 2019

Implementation of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting Guidelines for Female Adult Patients Undergoing Anesthesia During Gynecologic and Breast Surgery in an Ambulatory Setting.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Purpose: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is one of the most common complications after anesthesia. This evidence-based quality improvement (QI) project describes the implementation of a PONV guideline and the impact on providers' compliance with PONV risk assessment using the Apfel PONV score.

Design: A retrospective preimplementation and postimplementation QI project. Read More

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February 2019
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Performance-Improvement Project: Increasing Nursing Knowledge of the Impact of Sugammadex in Female Patients Taking Steroidal Contraceptives.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Purpose: This process-improvement project improved postoperative education for female patients by facilitating the development of a topic-specific education program to improve knowledge and confidence among perianesthesia nurses in a military treatment facility.

Design: An educational program was developed and presented which reviewed the impact sugammadex has on steroidal contraceptive efficacy, evidence-based postoperative teaching strategies, and specific patient education recommendations for female sugammadex-exposed patients taking steroidal contraceptives.

Methods: Effectiveness was measured by comparing nurses' baseline knowledge and confidence scores before and immediately after presentation of the educational program. Read More

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February 2019

Nursing Integrity: A Moral Imperative.

Authors:
Maureen V Iacono

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Feb;34(1):220-222

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February 2019

Postoperative Warming of Children With Hypothermia.

Authors:
Mary W Stewart

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Feb;34(1):216-217

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February 2019
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Expanding Perianesthesia Practice With Connected Care.

Authors:
Matthew D Byrne

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Feb;34(1):211-215

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February 2019

What Are You?

Authors:
Vallire D Hooper

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Feb;34(1):1-3

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February 2019

Multidisciplinary Approach to Placenta Percreta: An Observational Case Study.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Jan 18. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Abnormal placental implantations can result in postpartum hemorrhage and poor outcomes. With proper diagnosis and preplanning, complications can be minimized and aligned with maternal wishes of abstaining from blood and blood product transfusions. Read More

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January 2019
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The Personnel's Sevoflurane Exposure in the Postanesthesia Care Unit Measured by Photoacoustic Gas Monitoring and Hexafluoroisopropanol Biomonitoring.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Jan 18. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Purpose: Room ventilation in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) is often poor, although patients exhale anesthetic gases. We investigated the PACU personnel's environmental and biological sevoflurane (SEVO) burden during patient care.

Design: Prospective, observational study. Read More

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January 2019

Effect of Lavender Oil on the Anxiety of Patients Before Breast Surgery.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Purpose: Anxiety is a common problem before surgery. This study aimed to investigate the effects of inhaling lavender oil on anxiety levels in patients before breast surgery.

Design: A randomized controlled design was used. Read More

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January 2019
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Perioperative Care of Children Undergoing Intra-arterial Chemotherapy for Retinoblastoma.

J Perianesth Nurs 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Retinoblastoma (RB) is a rare cancer of the eye, most commonly seen in children. Intra-arterial chemotherapy for RB is a relatively new treatment modality that has gained increasing popularity worldwide. The principal underlying the intra-arterial approach is delivery of chemotherapeutic agents directly to the site of the tumor. Read More

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January 2019
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Physicians' and Nurses' Attitudes and Actions Regarding Perioperative Medication Management.

J Perianesth Nurs 2018 Dec 29. Epub 2018 Dec 29.

Purpose: To investigate physicians' and nurses' attitudes and actions related to the prescription and administration of perioperative antibiotics and opioids during a 2-week period.

Design: A quantitative descriptive and analytical research design performed at a Danish University Hospital.

Methods: An email survey using an 18-item questionnaire was sent to 163 nurses and physicians involved in the perioperative period. Read More

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December 2018
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The Use of Aromatherapy in Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: A Systematic Review.

J Perianesth Nurs 2018 Dec 29. Epub 2018 Dec 29.

Purpose: To evaluate the following question: In adult surgical patients, does the use of aromatherapy affect the incidence of nausea and vomiting postoperatively?

Design: Systematic review of research focusing on aromatherapy and the effect on postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in adult surgical patients.

Methods: A search of Medline, PubMed, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Literature, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews using specific inclusion and exclusion criteria yielded five randomized controlled trials.

Findings: The overall synthesis of evidence supports the use of aromatherapy in PONV. Read More

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December 2018
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Perianesthesia Nursing Malpractice: Reducing the Risk of Litigation.

J Perianesth Nurs 2018 Dec 18. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Nursing malpractice claims are escalating, which equates to a higher risk of being named in a lawsuit and possibly defending one's actions in court. The perianesthesia nurse is at particular risk because of patient involvement before, during, and after surgical procedures. To minimize this risk nurses should have a clear understanding of how a malpractice claim proceeds and the common incidents involved. Read More

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December 2018
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Enhancing the Quality of the Anesthesia to Postanesthesia Care Unit Patient Transfer Through Use of an Electronic Medical Record-Based Handoff Tool.

J Perianesth Nurs 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Purpose: Anesthesia to postanesthesia care unit (PACU) handoffs are often incomplete, imprecise, and highly variable with respect to information transfer, and therefore can jeopardize patient safety. A standardized anesthesia to PACU electronic medical record (EMR)-based patient handoff checklist was implemented and evaluated for its effect on the information transfer.

Design: An observational preimplementation and postimplementation design was used. Read More

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December 2018
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Effectiveness of a Pre-emptive Preoperative Belladonna and Opium Suppository on Postoperative Urgency and Pain After Ureteroscopy.

J Perianesth Nurs 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Purpose: Postoperative ureteroscopy patients can develop bladder spasms, complaints of pain, and the urgent need to void during emergence from anesthesia. Discomfort leads to patient agitation, resulting in a risk to patient safety. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a preemptive preoperative belladonna and opium (B + O) suppository on postoperative bladder comfort, narcotic requirements, and length of stay of ureteroscopy patients. Read More

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December 2018
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Family Visitation in the PACU: An Evidence-Based Practice Project.

J Perianesth Nurs 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Purpose: Evidence demonstrates that allowing visitation in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) leads to decreased anxiety and increased satisfaction. The purpose of this project was to create a visitation policy for families of patients staying overnight in the PACU, which would lead to improved satisfaction with the surgical waiting room experience and decreased family member anxiety.

Design: Evidence-based practice project. Read More

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December 2018
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