Charles Vacchiano

DNP Alumna Mukuno, Vacchiano, Morgan and Funk Publish Article in the Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing

Kaela Mukuno, DNP '18; Charles Vacchiano, professor; Emily Funk, clinical associate; and Brett Morgan, assistant professor; recently published an article entitled "Assessing Clinical Utility of Cerebral Oximetry Monitoring During Pediatric Scoliosis Surgery" in the Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing. 

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DNP Nurse Anesthesia Faculty and Students Participate in Inaugural International Consensus Meeting in Germany

DUSON Nurse Anesthesia faculty members and students recently participated in the inaugural international consensus meeting sponsored by GE Healthcare in Frankfurt, Germany to develop and promulgate best-practice recommendations for mechanically ventilating patients in the operating room setting. 

Nurse Anesthesia Program Holds Award and Recognition Ceremony

The Duke University School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP) recently held an award and recognition ceremony for the Class of 2018. 

At this celebration, Charles Vacchiano was the honored guest speaker. The class dedicated Sharon Hawks's office in memory of her work and contribution to the program. Her wife and two daughters accepted the dedication on her behalf. 

Vacchiano Develops AANA Foundation Grant Application, Review Process

The mission of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation is to advance the science of anesthesia through education and research. As such the Foundation provides funds for doctoral fellowships, post-doctoral fellowships, and research grants. Dr. Chuck Vacchiano has been a recipient of several Foundation grants and a longtime grant reviewer for the organization. In the Fall of 2011, Dr. Vacchiano was approached by the Foundation and asked to create a new grant proposal submission package and review process patterned after the new NIH grant proposal format.

Vacchiano Gives Invited Presentation at American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Annual Meeting

Professor Chuck Vacchiano was an invited podium speaker at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists annual meeting in San Francisco, California, August 4-8. The presentation entitled "Cerebral Oximetry: Coming to an OR Near You" discussed the science behind this technology, how it works, the advantages and disadvantages, and current clinical applications.

Wofford Presents at American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Annual Meeting

PhD student Ken Wofford presented a poster titled "Factors Influencing Mental and Physical Health After Elective Surgery in Veterans with Chronic PTSD" at the annual meeting of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists in San Francisco, California, August 4-8. Faculty co-authors included Chuck Vacchiano, Julie Barroso, Susan Silva, and Michael Hertzberg from the Department of Psychiatry, VA Medical Center.

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