Improving the Child and Family Experience for Outpatient Procedures

Track: 60 Minute Podium

Session Number: 901
Date: Sat, Apr 27th, 2019
Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Description:

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Session Type: Clinical Practice

Session Description: Great strides have been made in decreasing anxiety, fear, and pain for hospitalized children; work remains to be done for children requiring outpatient procedures. Often these procedures require sedation or anesthesia. We describe methods to transform this experience for children, in some cases eliminating the need for sedation or anesthesia.

Primary Presenter Bio: Sherry Bernardo has a background in adult critical care nursing, but when she became a CRNA, she gravitated towards the most challenging of pediatric anesthesia services: congenital heart surgery. An accomplished practitioner, she obtained her Masters in Health Administration and served as Anesthesia Manager. Finally, Dr. Bernardo received her DNP and now serves as the Director of Quality for Anesthesia Services at Carolinas Medical Center.
Primary Presenter Institution: Carolinas Medical Center, Atrium Health
Presenter 2 Institution: Atrium Health Levine Children’s
Presenter 2 Bio: Leslie Golden has been a pediatric nurse for over 40 years and has explored several roles in pediatric nursing during this time. She has served as a direct care nurse on a pediatric nurse in a small community hospital, and then moved to direct care at Children’s National Medical Center Pediatric ICU. She continued there as a PICU educator/clinical supervisor and a float nurse in NICU, Pediatric Burn ICU, and Emergency Department. She now resides in Charlotte, NC, where she has worked as a PICU assistant nurse manager, a clinical nurse specialist in pediatric cardiology, and then a CRNA specializing in pediatric anesthesia. After 13 years teaching pediatric anesthesia, she has returned to her first love: she is a clinical nurse specialist in PICU and Pediatric CVICU.
Session Type: Clinical Practice

Session Description: Great strides have been made in decreasing anxiety, fear, and pain for hospitalized children; work remains to be done for children requiring outpatient procedures. Often these procedures require sedation or anesthesia. We describe methods to transform this experience for children, in some cases eliminating the need for sedation or anesthesia.

Primary Presenter Bio: Sherry Bernardo has a background in adult critical care nursing, but when she became a CRNA, she gravitated towards the most challenging of pediatric anesthesia services: congenital heart surgery. An accomplished practitioner, she obtained her Masters in Health Administration and served as Anesthesia Manager. Finally, Dr. Bernardo received her DNP and now serves as the Director of Quality for Anesthesia Services at Carolinas Medical Center.
Primary Presenter Institution: Carolinas Medical Center, Atrium Health
Presenter 2 Institution: Atrium Health Levine Children’s
Presenter 2 Bio: Leslie Golden has been a pediatric nurse for over 40 years and has explored several roles in pediatric nursing during this time. She has served as a direct care nurse on a pediatric nurse in a small community hospital, and then moved to direct care at Children’s National Medical Center Pediatric ICU. She continued there as a PICU educator/clinical supervisor and a float nurse in NICU, Pediatric Burn ICU, and Emergency Department. She now resides in Charlotte, NC, where she has worked as a PICU assistant nurse manager, a clinical nurse specialist in pediatric cardiology, and then a CRNA specializing in pediatric anesthesia. After 13 years teaching pediatric anesthesia, she has returned to her first love: she is a clinical nurse specialist in PICU and Pediatric CVICU.