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Implementation Of Guidelines For Preprocedural Ultrasound In Neuraxial Placement For Obstetric Patients With Scoliosis, Luther Nyirenda 2025 Otterbein University

Implementation Of Guidelines For Preprocedural Ultrasound In Neuraxial Placement For Obstetric Patients With Scoliosis, Luther Nyirenda

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Neuraxial anesthesia including epidural, spinal, and combined spinal-epidural, is used with 65% of parturients in the United States for the management of pain and discomfort. Conventional landmark palpation has been the mainstay technique for neuraxial anesthesia, but unfamiliar spinal anatomy can lead to incomplete blockade or an increased incidence of complications. Scoliosis causes lateral curvature and rotation of the spine leading to arthritis and soft tissue changes that can present obscure anatomical landmarks, cause difficulty in needle passage, and result in inadequacy of local anesthetic efficacy. The literature illustrates that preprocedural ultrasound is recommended for needle placement in parturients with …


Clinical Guidelines For The Perioperative Management Of Patients With Aortic Stenosis Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery, Owen Diehl 2025 Otterbein University

Clinical Guidelines For The Perioperative Management Of Patients With Aortic Stenosis Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery, Owen Diehl

Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Projects

Aortic stenosis (AS) is a common valvular disorder that causes left ventricular (LV) outflow obstruction. The prevalence of AS may increase with the aging population and the widespread availability of diagnostic capabilities like echocardiography. With the increasing patient population diagnosed with AS, the chance of encountering these patients during noncardiac surgery (NCS) increases. Performance of anesthesia is challenging in patients with AS due to the pathophysiological consequences of AS and the hemodynamic changes associated with anesthesia. The patient with AS presenting for NCS is at an increased risk of perioperative major adverse cardiac events (MACEs). This project aimed to determine …


The Effects Of Music Therapy On Pediatric Patients With Congenital Heart Defects In The Pre And Postoperative Setting, Janelle Marie Choy 2024 Dominican University of California

The Effects Of Music Therapy On Pediatric Patients With Congenital Heart Defects In The Pre And Postoperative Setting, Janelle Marie Choy

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Congenital heart defects is a prominent medical occurrence especially in pediatrics. These defects often require surgeries and extensive treatment plans. These treatment plans often include invasive surgeries and extensive treatment plans which can require long recovery times along with potential surgical complications. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of music therapy on pediatric patients with congenital heart defects in the pre and postoperative setting and how music therapy can be implemented in treatment plans to yield effective recovery results for these patients. This research is significant as elevated vital signs and preoperative anxiety are associated with an increased need …


Effectiveness Of Intra-Operative Gentamicin Irrigation In Reducing Post-Operative Surgical Site Infections: A Systematic Review, Kritika J. Kumar, Zaneta Smith 2024 The University of Adelaide

Effectiveness Of Intra-Operative Gentamicin Irrigation In Reducing Post-Operative Surgical Site Infections: A Systematic Review, Kritika J. Kumar, Zaneta Smith

Journal of Perioperative Nursing

Aim: To evaluate and synthesise the effectiveness of intra-operative gentamicin in reducing post-operative surgical site infections compared to other irrigating solutions or no irrigation.

Background: Surgical site infection has posed challenges to health care providers around the globe. It is influenced by many risk factors, only a few of which are under the control of the surgeon and operating team. Wound irrigation is considered an essential part of the intra-operative process. It aims to minimise the risk of surgical site infection by thorough lavage of the operative site.

Design: Systematic review of effectiveness.

Review methods: The databases CINAHL, Scopus, Embase, …


Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity: Last Protocol Development, Implementation, And Evaluation For Healthcare Providers, Rachel Vaughn 2024 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity: Last Protocol Development, Implementation, And Evaluation For Healthcare Providers, Rachel Vaughn

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

LAST is an uncommon but deadly complication of local anesthetic administration. Healthcare facilities benefit from protocol implementation to help streamline best evidence-based practice. The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine warrants a LAST emergency protocol for any healthcare facility practicing regional anesthesia. Healthcare personnel encountering patients at risk for LAST must understand the symptoms and treatment of LAST to improve response time and patient outcomes. The project implemented a LAST protocol at a rural hospital in Southern Illinois in July 2023. The investigator held an educational service to discuss the new LAST protocol and implementation. The educational service …


Development And Implementation Of An Evidence Based Practice Guideline Related To The Management Of Adult Angioedema, Megan Przybysz 2024 Otterbein University

Development And Implementation Of An Evidence Based Practice Guideline Related To The Management Of Adult Angioedema, Megan Przybysz

Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Projects

Angioedema (AE) is a potentially life-threatening medical condition that occurs with a higher frequency than medical providers may expect, with the emergency department (ED) serving as the usual first point of medical contact for patients. Any hesitation in recognizing AE or inconsideration of the disease process in differential diagnoses may lead to a dangerous delay of care. Due to the potential rapid progression of airway obstruction in AE, inexperienced providers should not attempt intubation, instead deferring to providers experienced in alternative airway techniques (i.e., anesthesia providers). The primary goal of this project is to develop an evidencebased practice guideline for …


Procedural Oxygen Mask Use For Inpatient Bariatric Endoscopy: A Scoping Review, Makinlee Meadows, Marion Millette, Brittany Morgan, Lauren Pegrim, William Collier Phillips, Dwayne Accardo DNP, CRNA, FAANA, Tracy McClinton DNP, AG-ACNP-BC, APRN 2024 University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Procedural Oxygen Mask Use For Inpatient Bariatric Endoscopy: A Scoping Review, Makinlee Meadows, Marion Millette, Brittany Morgan, Lauren Pegrim, William Collier Phillips, Dwayne Accardo Dnp, Crna, Faana, Tracy Mcclinton Dnp, Ag-Acnp-Bc, Aprn

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Purpose/Background

Hypoxia is a severe adverse event that is often associated with sedated endoscopy procedures, and bariatric patients have a significantly higher risk for complications related to oxygenation during sedation due to pathophysiological changes to the respiratory system. This scoping review compares the rate of hypoxemic events with the use of a binasal cannula versus a procedural oxygen mask during inpatient endoscopic procedures in patients aged 19-64 with a BMI greater than 40.

Methods

The scoping review includes control trials with and without randomization, case-control/cohort studies, systematic reviews, and qualitative/descriptive studies. With limited research regarding the PICOT, extending the age …


Comparing The Effects Of The Induction Of Anesthesia With Etomidate To The Induction Of Anesthesia With Midazolam On The Incidence Of In-Hospital Mortality: A Scoping Review, Madison Hayes BSN, RN, Ashley Lynch BSN, RN, Scott Jamison BSN, RN, Mary Joiner BSN, RN, Gray Seymour BSN, RN, Dwayne Accardo DNP, APRN, CRNA, Tracy McClinton, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, EPB-C 2024 University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Comparing The Effects Of The Induction Of Anesthesia With Etomidate To The Induction Of Anesthesia With Midazolam On The Incidence Of In-Hospital Mortality: A Scoping Review, Madison Hayes Bsn, Rn, Ashley Lynch Bsn, Rn, Scott Jamison Bsn, Rn, Mary Joiner Bsn, Rn, Gray Seymour Bsn, Rn, Dwayne Accardo Dnp, Aprn, Crna, Tracy Mcclinton, Dnp, Aprn, Agacnp-Bc, Epb-C

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Purpose/Background

The induction of anesthesia using hypnotic sedatives, such as etomidate and midazolam, is common practice. Etomidate and midazolam are commonly employed in the induction of anesthesia in the septic patient population, each with its unique advantages and drawbacks. This scoping review aims to synthesize evidence on the effects of anesthetic induction with etomidate versus midazolam in adult septic patients, focusing on the incidence of mortality and associated adverse effects during hospitalization. The purpose is to establish a standard of care for anesthetic induction in this population.

Methods

A literature review was conducted from September 2022 to March 2023 utilizing …


The Effectiveness Of Dexmedetomidine As An Adjunct In Spinal Anesthesia For Pain Relief In Cesarean Patients: A Scoping Review, Tyler Polanco BSN, RN, William Riley BSN, RN, Michelle Russell BSN, RN, Christina Samson BSN, RN, Bria Sharp BSN, RN, Dwayne Accardo DNP, CCRNA, FAANA 2024 University of Tennessee Health Science Center

The Effectiveness Of Dexmedetomidine As An Adjunct In Spinal Anesthesia For Pain Relief In Cesarean Patients: A Scoping Review, Tyler Polanco Bsn, Rn, William Riley Bsn, Rn, Michelle Russell Bsn, Rn, Christina Samson Bsn, Rn, Bria Sharp Bsn, Rn, Dwayne Accardo Dnp, Ccrna, Faana

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

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Cultural Education Interventions Impact On Cultural Competence, Kaylie V. Griffin Ms 2024 Ohio Northern University

Cultural Education Interventions Impact On Cultural Competence, Kaylie V. Griffin Ms

ONU Student Research Colloquium

Problem: In the United States, there is a substantial increase in diversity. This increase in diversity poses multiple challenges for healthcare workers and healthcare systems. Because nurses care for patients with various cultural backgrounds, health beliefs and practices, and languages, cultural competency plays a pivotal role in providing patient-centered care. There is a need to enhance cultural education for healthcare workers to ensure that healthcare workers have the skills and knowledge to effectively engage with all patient populations. Implementing cultural education interventions seeks to increase healthcare workers' competency, communication, and patient outcomes. Purpose: The purpose of this research question is …


Antibiotic Prophylaxis In Surgical Patients, Rebekah Muselin 2024 Ohio Northern University

Antibiotic Prophylaxis In Surgical Patients, Rebekah Muselin

ONU Student Research Colloquium

Problem: Post operative surgical site infections continue to be an issue that hospitals face. Although there is not one specific root cause of postoperative surgical site infections, there are steps that can be taken that potentially decrease the risk of acquiring an infection. By initiating prophylactic antibiotics prior to surgery, the incidence of postoperative infections may be decreased. Purpose:The purpose of this project is to compare the occurrence of postoperative surgical site infection rates when using prophylactic preoperative antibiotics to postoperative antibiotics. Methods: This project will be a retrospective chart review. There will be a review of the rate of …


The Future Of Artificial Intelligence In Perioperative Nursing, Nick Nijkamp, Erin Wakefield 2024 Central Queensland University

The Future Of Artificial Intelligence In Perioperative Nursing, Nick Nijkamp, Erin Wakefield

Journal of Perioperative Nursing

Artificial Intelligence (AI) stands poised at the forefront of health care innovation, promising transformative advances across multiple domains. In the field of perioperative nursing, where precision, efficiency and patient safety are paramount, the integration of AI holds immense potential to revolutionise clinical practice.

Defined as the imitation of human acumen, AI enables computers to perform tasks ‘that typically require human intelligence, such as decision-making, problem-solving and learning’. This editorial explores the current landscape of AI, future prospects for AI in perioperative nursing and the ethical imperatives that accompany this transformative paradigm shift.

As technology continues to evolve rapidly, perioperative nursing …


Final Scholarly Project: Clinical Guidelines For The Perioperative Management Of Patients With Opioid Use Disorder Requiring Anesthesia, Jessica Kayla Joos 2024 Otterbein University

Final Scholarly Project: Clinical Guidelines For The Perioperative Management Of Patients With Opioid Use Disorder Requiring Anesthesia, Jessica Kayla Joos

Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Projects

Opioids have highly addictive properties that allow for high levels of misuse. Since the early 1990s, the misuse and deaths rates related to narcotics have steadily risen in the United States. Efforts to identify individuals using opioids prior to surgery have proven difficult. The number of patients misusing opioids and reporting for surgery can only be estimated due to under-reporting related to fear and self-stigma. With 50 million surgeries in the U.S. annually and 3.32 million people misusing opioids monthly, the chances of a patient with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) presenting for anesthesia are exceptionally high. Moreover, patients who rate …


How Soon Is Too Soon? A Quality Improvement Approach To Postoperative Length Of Stay Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, David Brian Jones, Robin Harris, Paul N. Fiorilli MD, Allyson Neal 2024 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

How Soon Is Too Soon? A Quality Improvement Approach To Postoperative Length Of Stay Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, David Brian Jones, Robin Harris, Paul N. Fiorilli Md, Allyson Neal

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BACKGROUND: Heart valve disease prevalence is expected to rapidly increase over the next twenty years. Aortic stenosis, the most common valvular disorder, is a significant cause of heart failure hospital admissions and high mortality if left untreated. Treatment options include surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) and the more popular transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The rapid increase of TAVR procedures generates hospital bed capacity issues, and there is no recommendation defining the minimum length of stay (LOS) following TAVR.

LOCAL PROBLEM: The setting was a 1,100-bed academic medical center in southeastern Pennsylvania with an average annual TAVR volume …


The Effectiveness Of Dexmedetomidine In The Reduction Of Postoperative Delirium In Patients Over 65: A Scoping Review, Jacqueline Renee Breuer, Michael G. Callonas, Kathleen Chmelicek, Laura Elizabeth Denman, Dwayne Accardo DNP, CRNA, FAANA 2024 University of Tennessee Health Science Center

The Effectiveness Of Dexmedetomidine In The Reduction Of Postoperative Delirium In Patients Over 65: A Scoping Review, Jacqueline Renee Breuer, Michael G. Callonas, Kathleen Chmelicek, Laura Elizabeth Denman, Dwayne Accardo Dnp, Crna, Faana

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Purpose/Background

Postoperative delirium impacts as many as 51% of surgical patients, resulting in increased mortality and morbidity, longer hospital stays, and increased healthcare costs. Adults ≥ 65 have a high risk for developing delirium. This scoping review examines the use of dexmedetomidine in the perioperative period in adults ≥ 65 years old to prevent and treat postoperative delirium.

Methods

Using relevant inclusion criteria, an extensive review of the literature was performed from September through November 2022, utilizing the Cochrane, CINAHL, ClinicalKey, PubMed, and Embase databases. Search phrases included: dexmedetomidine infusion, dexmedetomidine, intraoperative dexmedetomidine, postoperative delirium, older adults, and elderly delirium. …


Implementation Of A Healthy Skin Committee And Education On The Number Of Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries, Laura Viana 2024 Fort Hays State University

Implementation Of A Healthy Skin Committee And Education On The Number Of Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries, Laura Viana

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Abstract

Over the years, hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPI) have emerged as a significant challenge in the healthcare industry. Despite significant advancements in healthcare, pressure injuries continue to be a persistent global healthcare issue, closely linked to the safety of patients, affecting patient outcomes, and increasing healthcare costs (Gaspar et al., 2019). HAPIs are associated with increased morbidity and mortality rates. HAPIs are likely to experience longer hospital stays, increased risk of infections, higher treatment costs, and potentially more significant health complications. HAPIs commonly occur in the hospitalized patient and are costly and preventable. Given the implications of HAPIs, there is …


Evidence Based Practice Change To Incorporate A Standardized Process Checklist For Fecal Microbiota Therapy (Fmt) To Increase Staff Adherence, Alicia Gomez 2024 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Evidence Based Practice Change To Incorporate A Standardized Process Checklist For Fecal Microbiota Therapy (Fmt) To Increase Staff Adherence, Alicia Gomez

Student Scholarly Projects

Practice Problem: Staff adherence to new procedures is crucial for ensuring patient safety, maintaining quality care, reducing risks and liabilities, and fostering a positive organizational culture that supports continuous improvement. Having a procedure done safely for patients infected with C.diff provides an overall benefit to the healthcare system.

PICOT: In an endoscopy lab staffed with nurses and surgical technicians (P), does the implementation of a new standardized process of administering FDA approved Fecal Microbiota Transplant Therapy (I) compared to the current process (C), increase staff adherence to the process (O) over 12 weeks(T)?

Evidence: Leadership, supervision, and organizational culture are …


Fire Safety In The Or, Raghda Abo Al Haija, Leah Cullop, Keeli McKeel 2024 Murray State University

Fire Safety In The Or, Raghda Abo Al Haija, Leah Cullop, Keeli Mckeel

Scholars Week

Fire safety in the operating room (OR) is crucial, and so it is important for the OR team to be aware of practices that help prevent and manage operating room fires. This presentation compiles evidence-based research on practices and interventions that promote OR fire safety.


Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity (Last): Provider Education, Alexis Johnson 2024 Murray State University

Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity (Last): Provider Education, Alexis Johnson

Scholars Week

Abstract

Background: Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity (LAST) is a rare but serious complication due to accumulation of local anesthetics. If not treated quickly, LAST can cause detrimental complications such as seizures and cardiac arrest. Therefore, it is important that anesthesia providers are well versed in preventing, recognizing, and treating this adverse event.

Methods: A LAST flowchart written by The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) was printed and placed in each operating room in a small suburban hospital. Anesthesia staff were also educated on recognizing signs and symptoms, onset time, high risk patients, and prevention.

Results: Ten …


Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (Eras) Protocol For Bariatric Surgery, Krista Bunch 2024 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (Eras) Protocol For Bariatric Surgery, Krista Bunch

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Bariatric surgery has been utilized in treating severe obesity and offers several benefits, such as sustainable weight loss, treatment of various metabolic comorbidities, and improved life expectancy (Sundbom et al., 2017). With these benefits and procedural improvements, there has been a marked increase in the demand for bariatric surgery and increased interest in shifting some of these procedures to an ambulatory care setting (Stenberg et al., 2022). However, postoperative complications such as pain, nausea, and inability to tolerate oral intake can cause patients to experience an increased length of stay in the hospital and suboptimal outcomes (King et al., 2018). …


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