August 26, 2019
Sixteen senior nurse anesthesia students presented their capstone projects at the Masters in Nurse Anesthesia (MSNA) Program’s annual Research Day.
The students presented their work on June 29, at the Hannaford Auditorium on the Portland Campus either by oral presentation or poster session.
The projects by the following students are the culmination of two semesters of work beginning with a topic, literature review and, finally, a manuscript and dissemination on research day.
Kara Pavone, B.S.N., R.N., “Infection Prevention by the Anesthesia Provider.”
Hope Abba, B.S.N., R.N., “The Effect of Tranexemic Acid (TXA) on Blood Loss in Total Joint Arthroplasty (Replacement).”
Justin Cyr, B.S.N., R.N., “Opioid-sparing Techniques for Total Knee Arthroplasty and Anesthesia Outcomes.”
Benjamin Henrie, B.S.N., R.N., “In Patients Undergoing Colorectal Surgery, Does the Implementation of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocols in Comparison to Conventional Perioperative Care, Promote Quicker Recovery, Decreased Length of Stay and Increased Patient Satisfaction?”
Jacob Hernandez, B.S.N., R.N., “An Analysis of Spenopalatine Ganglion Block as Treatment for Cluster, Migraine, and Future Focus on Post Dural Puncture Headaches.”
Leanne Jobin, B.S.N., R.N., “Carbon Dioxide Embolisms During Laparoscopic Surgery.”
Vanessa Pasquariello, B.S.N., R.N., “Risk Factors, Diagnosis, Management and Treatment of an Amniotic Fluid Embolism in the Parturient Patient.”
Rachel Braga, B.S.N., R.N., “Incidence of Substance Abuse in Anesthetists.”
Heidi Fuller, B.S.N., R.N., “Transesophageal Echocardiography & Perioperative Indications.”
Adam Kaffana, B.S.N., R.N., “The Effect of Intravenous Magnesium Sulfate on Surgical Pain Control.”
Ju Di Lee, B.S.N., R.N., “Do Anesthetic Techniques Affect Breast Cancer Recurrence?”
Kirsten Mattila, B.S.N., R.N., “Hypotensive Resuscitation Strategy for Hemorrhaging Trauma Patients.”
Alexa Schimmel, B.S.N., R.N., “Anesthetic Considerations for Patients Under the Influence of Marijuana and/or Cannabidiol: Anesthetic Interactions and Implications.”
Jayme Schroeder, B.S.N., R.N., “Augmented Mean Arterial Blood Pressure and Vasopressor Utilization in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury.”
Wen Wang, B.S.N., R.N., “Vaping and Anesthesia.”
Ananth Thitte, B.S.N., R.N., "Robotic-assisted, versus Video-assisted and Open Thoracic Surgery: Outcomes, Advantages, and Costs."
The MSNA mission is to provide an academic environment which allows students to master the intellectual and technical skills necessary to become competent in the safe conduct of anesthesia.