Victoria Goode, assistant professor; Chuck Vacchiano, professor; and Christian Douglas, senior statistician; recently presented "Predicability of the Self Evaluation Exam on first-time pass rates of the National certification exam for Nurse Anesthetists” at the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) board meet
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.
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.
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.
Duke University School of Nursing has received a $646,514 federal grant to provide distance-based education for rural nurses who want to become certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs).Charles Vacchiano PhD, CRNA, is the author and project director for this Rural CRNA Initiative grant, the first of its kind in North Carolina.
Professor Charles Vacchiano has been elected president of the Board of Directors for the National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists.
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.
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.
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.
Professor Chuck Vacchiano published an article entitled "Development and validation of a cerebral oximeter capable of absolute accuracy" in the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. Abstract