The Effect of Personality Traits of Surgical Nurses on COVID-19 Fear, Work Stress and Psychological Resilience in the PandemicThis research was carried out to determine the effects of the personality traits of surgical nurses on covid-19 fear, work stress and psychological resilience in the pandemic.
Postoperative Telenursing During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Improving Patient OutcomesThis study was conducted to determine if postoperative nurse-driven telehealth visits for patients undergoing septorhinoplasty decreased patient anxiety while improving comfort and satisfaction levels.
Experiences of Operating Room Nurses During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative StudyThe study was conducted to examine the experiences of operating room nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Experiences of Operating Room Nurses During COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative StudyThe aim of this study was to determine the changes in the physical, mental, and social conditions of operating room nurses and their personal experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Fear of Surgery and Coronavirus in Patients Who Will Undergo a Surgical InterventionThe aim of this study was to determine the fear of surgery and Coronavirus in patients who will undergo a surgical intervention.
Body Map of Droplet Distributions During Oropharyngeal Suction to Protect Health Care Workers From Airborne DiseasesHealth care workers (HCWs), and in particular anesthesia providers, often must perform aerosol-generating medical procedures (AGMPs). However, no studies have analyzed droplet distributions on the bodies of HCWs during AGMPs. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess and analyze droplet distributions on the bodies of HCWs during suction of oral cavities with and without oral airways and during extubations.
Implementation and Postoperative Management of Continuous Adductor Canal Catheters for Total Knee Arthroplasty to Reduce Surgical Backlog Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Acute Pain Service Nursing Perspective and Educational ResourceIn response to the surgical backlog created by the COVID-19 pandemic and to spare valuable hospital resources, we developed and implemented a continuous adductor canal catheter (CACC) program for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients. CACC's offer superior analgesia, decrease opioid use, and increase patient satisfaction while simultaneously promoting a decreased length of hospital stay and even same day discharges. The implementation of analgesia protocols using continuous peripheral nerve catheters and isometric pumps has been described for other surgical procedures and populations; however, the role of the Acute Pain Service Nurse (APS RN) in the implementation of such a program has not been described.
Effects of Inhalation Aromatherapy With Rosa damascena (Damask Rose) on the State Anxiety and Sleep Quality of Operating Room Personnel During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Randomized Controlled TrialAlthough aromatherapy with damask rose can reduce anxiety and improve sleep quality in different conditions, no study has yet addressed its effects among operating room (OR) personnel. Considering the high level of workload among Iranian OR personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic which can affect their anxiety and sleep quality, this study evaluated the effects of damask rose aromatherapy on state anxiety and sleep quality among a population of Iranian OR personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Safety and Comfort of Wearing Medical Masks in Adult Surgical Patients After General Anesthesia During the COVID-19 Epidemic: A Retrospective, Observational Cohort StudyThis study assessed oxygen saturation variation and comfort in adult surgical patients wearing masks in PACU during the COVID-19 epidemic.
COVID-19 Fear Level of Surgical Nurses Working in Pandemic and Surgical UnitsNurses who care for COVID-19 patients are more likely to be affected psychologically than nurses who do not, and reactions such as increased fear may lead to psychological problems among nurses. The aim of this study was to determine the COVID-19 fear level of surgical nurses by using the Fear of COVID-19 Scale.
Developing an Outpatient Pediatric Pre-Procedure COVID-19 Testing ModelThe purpose of this project was to design, develop, implement, and manage a sustainable process for pediatric preoperative COVD-19 testing and use the test results to determine the level of personal protective equipment and infection control required for each patient for optimal surgical scheduling and preservation of resources.
Nursing Resilience in the World of COVID-19Resilience: “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.”—Dictionary.com For the December issue of JoPAN, my editorial usually focuses on something holiday related. This year, I want to gift you a little information about stress and resiliency and how to stay healthy in the new year. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is our reality for the unforeseeable future. We are currently experiencing the third rise in cases at a time that we also expect flu cases to increase as well.1 Nurses are dealing with a triple whammy.
A Plane Crashed Today … Do You Care?A plane crashed today — actually five commercial jetliners crashed in the United States today — and the day before, and the day before that … and for at least the last 5 days. Twenty-five jetliners in 5 days, 5,000 souls lost. Do you care?
Telehealth and the COVID-19 PandemicIt is every parent's or caregivers' worst nightmare to hear the classic barking cough of croup in the middle of the night. The unmistakable sound is at once disconcerting but also a symptom that helps identify a potential cause and treatment plan. Nesbitt and Katz-Bell1 describe a concerned mother having a physician listen to her croupy baby using “new” telephone technology, as published in the Lancet in 1879. It is one of the earliest documented telephonic health care encounters and one that begins a long history of the slow adoption and evolution of telehealth services.
COVID-19: Knowing the DataNo surprise that the topic of this month's column focuses on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). For months now, we have been inundated with information about the novel coronavirus disease. Researchers, committed to understanding, treating, and preventing this tenacious enemy offer, in my opinion, our best hope.
Evaluation of Depression and Anxiety Levels and Related Factors Among Operating Theater Workers During the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) PandemicTremendous physical and psychological pressure has been placed on health care workers because of the outbreak of novel coronavirus disease 2019. This study aimed to examine the anxiety and depression levels and related factors among health care professionals working in operating theaters (anesthetic technicians and nurses) during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
COVID-19: What We Have Learned So FarAs our chief of anesthesia has been saying for the past few weeks, it is not business as usual. A new common household word, COVID-19 has come bringing lessons we did not even know we needed. There is still much to be learned regarding the pathogenesis of this virus, the pathway it has chosen in our communities, the widely variable course of illness, the best practices for treating the afflicted, and the potential for prevention by transmission barriers as well as pharmacotherapeutic vaccines. As overwhelming as the lack of knowledge may feel, the fear and lack of preparation of the world and our country has brought is even more overwhelming.
Dueling Plagues: Your Time to ActAs I write this editorial on June 8, 2020, it is hard to know what will be facing the world and the nursing profession by August. Originally, this editorial was going to focus only on COVID-19. Our lives have changed since March when COVID-19 cases began to increase in the US. The nursing classes I teach had to immediately move to online learning. As families we learned how to live in isolation and learned the ins and outs of Zoom calls. For some of you, the last couple of months have been even more devastating.
Role of Anesthesia Nurses in the Treatment and Management of Patients With COVID-19As the backbone for the treatment of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), nurses have been playing key roles in cabin hospitals, isolation wards, and intensive care units for critical cases. Anesthesia nurses have their own professional specialties, such as airway management, the use and maintenance of life support equipment, including ventilators, and the use of high-flow oxygen equipment. With rich experience in emergency responses and nursing, anesthesia nurses, along with emergency nurses and critical care nurses, play important roles during the treatment of patients with COVID-19.
Prone Position of Patients With COVID-19 and Acute Respiratory Distress SyndromeThe current pandemic, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS CoV-2), more commonly known as COVID-19, has created significant challenges in the care of these patients as a result of the viral interstitial pneumonia and hypoxemic respiratory failure. The most common signs and symptoms associated with SARS CoV-2 pneumonia include fever, chills, dyspnea, cough, sore throat, muscle pain, and new loss of taste or smell appearing within 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.1 The interstitial pneumonia and progressive hypoxemic respiratory failure ranges from mild to severe, with the prevalence of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) reported to be 17%.
COVID-19: Initial Perioperative and Perianesthesia Nursing Response in a Military Medical CenterNurses have historically led efforts to improve the health of populations while simultaneously and unselfishly providing care during pivotal moments of national need. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an unprecedented strain on the US health care system, including severe shortages of hospital beds, supplies, equipment, pharmaceuticals, and healthy frontline clinicians. Perioperative and perianesthesia leaders and clinicians have unique opportunities to provide patient care during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Exacerbation of Burnout During COVID-19: A Major Concern for Nurse SafetyThe United States and many other countries around the world are experiencing a pandemic that has not occurred to this extent since the 1918-1919 Spanish Flu. The virus has created a public health crisis and led to many challenges for health care providers and health care systems. As I write this column, many health care providers are on their way to New York to assist the nurses, respiratory therapists, and doctors who are exhausted there. The Federation of State Medical Boards has made a joint announcement that they are working together to ensure that they “will continue to explore ways to support qualified health care professionals as they respond to this evolving national emergency.”1 That statement highlights the immense need for crossing state lines for doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care providers during this national emergency.
COVID-19: Impact on Perianesthesia Nursing AreasCOVID-19 is an acronym for Corona (Co) Virus (Vi) Disease (D) and the year that the novel virus was detected in humans, 2019. The official name for this virus is SARS-CoV-2, as it is capable of causing severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) with early signs ranging from no symptoms to fever and dry cough. While the first cases in China were reported on December 31, 2019, it was not declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization until March 11, 2020 (WHO; www.who.int ). At the time of publication, there have been confirmed reports of COVID-19 on every continent except Antarctica.
The Shifting Paradigm of Health CareIt is March 28, 2020. Day 12 of my university's work from home decree. Day 2 of our county “Shelter in Place” order; and 1 day out from implementation of our state “Shelter in Place” order. But for many of you … in Washington State, California, New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Georgia, and many more … this is the next of many past and future days of chaos, sickness, and death. There are no words to express my sympathy, support, and gratitude to each of you fighting at the frontlines against disaster.
Nurses in Conflict: Providing Care in Extraordinary TimesInformation regarding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic overwhelms and continues to alter the realities and norms of daily life. A barrage of information assaults us, or at least confronts what we knew to be true just last week. Vast amounts of information can be accessed in printed form or on the continual news feeds provided in various forms and formats for consumption. Web pages, social media platforms, and electronic mail bombards us during the rapidly evolving crisis. This information may be factual and presented by respected experts, or may merely be opinion.