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    • Methods to achieve one-lung ventilation 

      Wagner, Laura Starr
      Enabling surgical access in the thorax is the most common indication for lung isolation and one-lung ventilation (OLV). Achieving lung isolation for thoracic surgery remains an arduous task in anesthesia. Methods to achieve ...
    • Sugammadex in patients with Myasthenia Gravis 

      Harrison, Presley
      Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder caused by a decrease in functional acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction resulting from their destruction or inactivation by antibodies. Patients with MG can ...
    • Adverse event analysis: Operating room distractions and interruptions 

      Lindsey, Jennifer; Ledbetter, Maria
      Distractions and interruptions are an impediment in safe workflow and surgical team performance. Along with human distractions, electronic devices can contribute to failures in communication as well as processes established ...
    • Reducing postoperative coughing with intravenous lidocaine 

      Benson, Rosalind
      The physiological act of coughing is the body’s natural defense system against foreign materials and aspiration. Even though coughing serves as a beneficial mechanism, there are negative surgical consequences associated ...
    • Transversus abdominus plane block for enhanced recovery after surgery 

      Roden, Monicka; Westbrook, Nancy Ann; Herbinger, Lisa
      Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks are utilized as an opioid-sparing anesthetic regimen and are incorporated into Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs to promote higher quality care for all surgical patients. ...
    • Dexmedetomidine: One approach for multimodal opioid–sparing analgesia 

      Franklin, Millie; Sanford, David; Herbinger, Lisa
      Inadequate postoperative pain can hinder surgical recovery, impairing patient functionality and quality of life. The unfavorable side effects associated with a purely opioid based anesthetic have led anesthesia practitioners ...
    • Dexamethasone as an adjunct to peripheral nerve block for extended analgesia 

      Nguyen, Ngoc-Thao
      A total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) is a common orthopedic procedure that is associated with severe postoperative pain. An interscalene block (ISB) is the standard peripheral nerve block (PNB) for this surgery as it results ...
    • Airway and pulmonary optimization in the early postoperative period 

      Hargett, Jared; Fort, David
      Hypoxia in the early postoperative period can be the result of a various number of causes. Anesthesia providers must be able to quickly identify possible causes of hypoxia and apply appropriate pulmonary interventions. ...
    • Dexmedetomidine: Opioid-sparing measure for opioid-tolerant patients 

      Ramsey, Magen
      As many as 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, opioid therapy is often the treatment modality to provide relief. Unfortunately, the long-term use of opioids can have the untoward effect of reduced effectiveness ...
    • The use of gait belts to minimize falls in long-term care facility residents 

      Chery, Tania D.
      The incidence of falls among the long-term care (LTC) facility residents continues to be a major factor. Falls are accredited with increased disability, significant long-term health complications, and increased costs of ...
    • Opioid-sparing measures for laparoscopic-assisted segmental colectomy 

      McGowan, Aleen Joy
      Emphasis on opioid sparing multimodal analgesia and anesthesia has encouraged practitioners to become adept in the placement and use of complex regional blocks. Studies indicate that transversus abdominis plane block (TAPB) ...
    • Modified early warning score tool kit: Multi-disciplinary implications for practice 

      Gilliland, Kelli
      US incidence of in-hospital cardiac arrest exceeded over 200,000 events in 2016 with survival rates of less than 25%. As much as 66% of in-hospital cardiac arrests are determined to be preventable with early warning signs ...
    • Tips for successful job interviews 

      Goodrum, Belinda; Abu-Qamar, Ma'en Zaid (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2021-03-16)
      Learning Objectives: Part 1: Preparing for a job interview Professional conduct at an interview Different types of interview processes How to stand out Part 2: Define virtual interview Recognize differences ...
    • Nurses take the lead: Creating gender responsive global health 

      Fokeladeh, Hoi Shan; Kennedy, Annette; Madigan, Elizabeth A.; Montalvo, Wanda; Sibanda, Bongi Cristabel; Sironi, Cecilia (International Council of NursesSigma Theta Tau International, 2020-03-17)
      90% of nurses and midwives are women. Gender bias has led to underinvestment in nursing and the full potential of nurses not being used. Nurses experience high rates of violence and abuse and during the COVID-19 pandemic ...
    • Empowering early career nurses as decision makers and leaders 

      Madigan, Elizabeth A.; Mousa, Dania Itani; Nyika, Munashe Livion; Stilwell, Barbara (Nursing NowSigma Theta Tau International, 2021-03-17)
      Nurses continue to be at the forefront delivery of care for the world’s population, representing more than half the world’s workforce yet holding only 25% of senior management positions. Preparation of early career nurses ...
    • Posttraumatic growth: Possibilities for transformation 

      Tedeschi, Richard
      Dr. Tedeschi will discuss the theoretical model of posttraumatic growth, the research that supports it, and how to apply this concept to clinical work. This approach to practice incorporates a broad view of what constitutes ...
    • Sustaining a healthy work environment during a pandemic and beyond 

      Jandoli, Lindsey
      Presentation entails the organization's initiatives in sustaining a healthy work environment. Highlights of collaborative initiatives encompassing the six elements of a healthy work environment during the novel COVID-19 ...
    • We are all in: Commitment to a healthy work environment 

      Mueller, Christine
      The University of Minnesota School of Nursing has been engaged in an ongoing journey to create and sustain a healthy work environment for faculty, staff, and students. Tied closely to a healthy work environment is our deep ...
    • Infusing and instilling joy: A necessary ingredient in driving creativity and innovation 

      Ricciardi, Richard
      Join Sigma’s 33rd President for a presentation on the 2019-2021 Call to Action, Infuse Joy, and its connection to essential elements that promote joy: Awareness, Balance & Purpose, and Co-creation. In the nursing profession ...
    • Replenish Yourself 

      Mulligan, Pamela C.; Alvarez, Catherine
      This virtual gathering will introduce the 7 Dimensions of Self-Care and guide participants to identify their wellness needs. Experiential and personalized micro-restorative practices will invite participants to return to ...

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