American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN)

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Publications and Position Statements
Presentations, Workshops, and Seminars
Special Practice Group
Awards

Publications and Position Statements
The following articles on geriatric related topics were published in Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing (JOPAN). If you are interested in purchasing any of these articles, visit www.jopan.org for ordering information.

  • Asher, M. (2004). Surgical considerations in the elderly. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 19(6), 406-414.
  • Burden, N. (2004). Discharge planning for the elderly ambulatory surgical patient. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 19(6), 401-405.
  • Laney, M. and Bayley, E. (2002). Incidence of adult immunization for influenza and pneumonia in a preadmission testing unit. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 17(5), 325-336.
  • Mamaril, M. and Saufl, N. (2004). Geriatric perianesthesia nursing approach to care. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 19(6), 371.
  • Monarch, S. and Wren, K. (2004). Geriatric anesthesia implications. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 19(6), 379-384.
  • Paynter, D. and Mamaril, M. (2004). Perianesthesia challenges in geriatric pain management. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 19(6), 385-391.
  • Rakel, B. and Herr, K. (2004). Assessment and treatment of postoperative pain in older adults. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 19(3), 194-208.
  • Sandlin, D. (2004). Community resources for the elderly. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 19(6), 428-429.
  • Saufl, N. (2004). Preparing the older adult for surgery and anesthesia. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 19(6), 372-378.
  • Saufl, N. (2004). Restraints use and fall prevention. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 19(6), 433-436.
  • Stevenson, J. (2004). When the trauma patient is elderly. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 19(6), 392-400.
  • Sullivan, E. (2004). Issues of informed consent in the geriatric population. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 19(6), 430-432.

Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing Continuing Education Articles
The following articles on geriatric related topics were published in Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing (JOPAN). If you are interested in purchasing any of these articles, visit www.jopan.org for ordering information. Some of these CNE offerings are also available to complete on line at www.aspan.org/EdCEarticles.htm.

  • Ang, P., et al. (2004). Managing acute postoperative pain: Is 3 hours too long? Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 19(5), 312-333.
  • Iacono, M. (2007). Osteoporosis: A national public health priority. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 22(3), 175-183.
  • Kuchta, A. and Golembiewski, J. (2004). Medication use in the elderly patient: Focus on the perioperative/perianesthesia setting. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 19(6), 415-427.

Breathline - Official Newsletter for the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
The following news releases and articles appeared in Breathline. ASPAN members can access past issues of Breathline online at www.aspan.org/breathline.

  • ANA News Release (2003). Nurse competence in aging grants award to 12 national specialty nursing organizations. Breathline, 23(6), 10.
  • ASPAN News Release (2004). ASPAN’s Nurse competence in geriatric’s award. Breathline, 24(4), 7.
  • ASPAN Research Publication Team (2006). Evaluating geriatric nursing practice nursing competency assessment tool assesses skills. Breathline, 26(3), 5.
  • Esterson, J. Press Release (2005). Nurses associations hold milestone meeting: Commit themselves to improve care for older adults. Breathline, 25(1), 3.
  • Gough, W. and Mamaril, M. (2006). Caring for the older Mexican American adult. Breathline, 26(1), 8-9.
  • Gould, E. (2005). Tips for effective communication with older adults. Breathline, 25(2) 15.
  • Mamaril, M. (2005). Advocating cultural sensitivity in older adults. Breathline, 25(5), 3.
  • Mamaril, M. (2004). Assessing neurological changes in the aging patient. Breathline, 24(2), 7.
  • Mamaril, M. (2004). Cardiac changes in the aging patient. Breathline, 24(2), 7.
  • Mamaril, M. (2003). The epidemiology of our aging population. Breathline, 23(4), 2.
  • Mamaril, M. (2005). The Hartford geriatric nursing initiative. Breathline, 25(3), 7.
  • Mamaril, M. (2004). Polypharmacy in geriatric population. Breathline, 24(6), 5.
  • Mamaril, M. (2005). Salute to Kathleen Painter, BSN, RN, CAPA American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses Nurse Competence in Aging 2004 award winner. Breathline, 25(4), 7.
  • McKenney, K. (2004). Anesthesia considerations in older adults. Breathline, 24(5), 7.

Other Publications

  • Mamaril, M. (2006). Nursing considerations in the geriatric surgical patient: The perioperative continuum of care. Nursing Clinics of North America, 41, 313-328.

Presentations, Workshops, and Seminars
Winter/Spring Seminars

  • Perianesthesia nurse competence in aging: A holistic model of care (Mar 2004 and Apr 2004)
  • Aging: Everybody is doing it (Nov 2004, Feb 2005, 10 & 17 Sep 2005, Oct 2006, and Feb 2007)

National Conference Presentations – Concurrent Sessions

  • Geriatric updates (2003)
  • Elderly patient priorities (2003)
  • Imperatives in aging for perianesthesia nursing (2004)
  • Surgical considerations in the elderly (2004)
  • ASPAN geriatric advanced perianesthesia competency in pain and comfort (2005)
  • Care of the elderly patient in ASU (2006)

National Conference Pre-Conference

  • Geriatric Gems (2005)

Special Practice Group

  • Established in June 2003
  • Published two newsletters yearly since Nov 2003
  • Published two newsletters yearly since Nov 2003
  • Held geriatric special practice group meetings at the annual ASPAN conference 2004-2007
  • 2006 - Offered one contact hour for education presentation Perianesthesia strategies for managing pain in the elderly
  • 2007 - Offered one contact hour for education presentation Polypharmacy concerns in the elderly patient

Awards
Nurse Competence in Aging Award

  • 2004 - Pamela M. Dark, MSN, RN, CAPA of Bountiful, UT
  • 2005 - Kathleen Painter, BS, RN, CAPA of Westminster, MD

Research Project

  • Developed Geriatric advanced perianesthesia competency in pain and comfort, Supported by two-year Nurse Competence in Aging Grant. Initiated in 2004 and presented in 2005. Purpose – to investigate if the ASPAN Geriatric advanced perianesthesia competency in pain and comfort learning module was effective in increasing the perianesthesia nurses’ knowledge of pain and comfort.

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