Anna Varughese

Associate Professor

19952019
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2019
Quality Improvement
Pediatrics
Safety
Safety Management
Anesthesia

Increasing compliance of safe medication administration in pediatric anesthesia by use of a standardized checklist

Kanjia, M. K., Adler, A. C., Buck, D. & Varughese, A., Mar 1 2019, In : Paediatric anaesthesia. 29, 3, p. 258-264 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Medication Adherence
Checklist
Anesthesia
Pediatrics
Acetaminophen

Quality Initiative Using Theory of Change and Visual Analytics to Improve Controlled Substance Documentation Discrepancies in the Operating Room

Dolan, J. E., Lonsdale, H., Ahumada, L. M., Patel, A., Samuel, J., Jalali, A., Peck, J., Derosa, J. C., Rehman, M., Varughese, A. M. & Fernandez, A. M., Jan 1 2019, In : Applied clinical informatics. 10, 3, p. 543-551 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Controlled Substances
Operating rooms
Operating Rooms
Documentation
Pediatrics
2018

The Child Induction Behavioral Assessment Tool: A Tool to Facilitate the Electronic Documentation of Behavioral Responses to Anesthesia Inductions

Winterberg, A. V., Colella, C. L., Weber, K. A. & Varughese, A., Jun 1 2018, In : Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing. 33, 3, p. 296-303.e1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Documentation
Anesthesia
Quality Improvement
Pediatrics
2017

Gastric emptying for liquids of different compositions in children

Du, T., Hill, L., Ding, L., Towbin, A. J., Dejonckheere, M., Bennett, P., Hagerman, N., Varughese, A. & Pratap, J. N., Nov 1 2017, In : British journal of anaesthesia. 119, 5, p. 948-955 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Gastric Emptying
Stomach
Malus
Milk
Fasting

The Development and Implementation of Cognitive Aids for Critical Events in Pediatric Anesthesia: The Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Critical Events Checklists

Members of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Quality and Safety Committee & Heitmiller, E. S., Mar 1 2017, In : Anesthesia and Analgesia. 124, 3, p. 900-907 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Checklist
Anesthesia
Pediatrics
Mobile Applications
Committee Membership
2016

A quality improvement project to reduce the intraoperative use of single-dose fentanyl vials across multiple patients in a pediatric institution

Buck, D., Subramanyam, R. & Varughese, A., Jan 1 2016, In : Paediatric anaesthesia. 26, 1, p. 92-101 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fentanyl
Quality Improvement
Pediatrics
Syringes
Operating Rooms

Infusion medication error reduction by two-person verification: A quality improvement initiative

Subramanyam, R., Mahmoud, M., Buck, D. & Varughese, A., Dec 1 2016, In : Pediatrics. 138, 6, e20164413.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Medication Errors
Quality Improvement
Infusion Pumps
Hospital Anesthesia Department
Medication Systems

Interventions designed using quality improvement methods reduce the incidence of serious airway events and airway cardiac arrests during pediatric anesthesia

Spaeth, J. P., Kreeger, R., Varughese, A. & Wittkugel, E., Feb 1 2016, In : Paediatric anaesthesia. 26, 2, p. 164-172 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quality Improvement
Heart Arrest
Anesthesia
Pediatrics
Incidence

Perioperative Respiratory Adverse Events in Pediatric Ambulatory Anesthesia: Development and Validation of a Risk Prediction Tool

Subramanyam, R., Yeramaneni, S., Hossain, M. M., Anneken, A. M. & Varughese, A., May 1 2016, In : Anesthesia and analgesia. 122, 5, p. 1578-1585 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anesthesia
Pediatrics
Preexisting Condition Coverage
Radiology
Logistic Models
2015

Case report of transfusion-related acute lung injury in a pediatric spine surgery patient transfused leukoreduced red blood cells

Cudilo, E. M., Varughese, A., Mahmoud, M., Carey, P. M. & Subramanyam, R., Dec 1 2015, In : Paediatric anaesthesia. 25, 12, p. 1294-1297 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acute Lung Injury
Spine
Erythrocytes
Pediatrics
HLA-A2 Antigen

Development of a nurse-assisted preanesthesia evaluation program for pediatric outpatient anesthesia

Wittkugel, E. & Varughese, A., Jul 1 2015, In : Paediatric anaesthesia. 25, 7, p. 719-726 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Program Evaluation
Outpatients
Nurse Practitioners
Anesthesia
Nurses

Reducing cancelations on the day of scheduled surgery at a children's hospital

Pratap, J. N., Varughese, A., Mercurio, P., Lynch, T., Lonnemann, T., Ellis, A., Rugg, J., Stone, W. R. & Bedinghaus, C., May 1 2015, In : Pediatrics. 135, 5, p. e1292-e1299

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Operating Rooms
Quality Improvement
Decision Making
Hospital Surgery Department
2014

Cost-effectiveness of intravenous acetaminophen for pediatric tonsillectomy

Subramanyam, R., Varughese, A., Kurth, C. D. & Eckman, M. H., Jan 1 2014, In : Paediatric anaesthesia. 24, 5, p. 467-475 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tonsillectomy
Acetaminophen
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Pediatrics
Opioid Analgesics

Wake up safe and root cause analysis: Quality improvement in pediatric anesthesia

Tjia, I., Rampersad, S., Varughese, A., Heitmiller, E., Tyler, D. C., Lee, A. C., Hastings, L. A. & Uejima, T., 2014, In : Anesthesia and Analgesia. 119, 1, p. 122-136 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Root Cause Analysis
Quality Improvement
Anesthesia
Pediatrics
Anesthetics
2013

Future of pediatric tonsillectomy and perioperative outcomes

Subramanyam, R., Varughese, A., Willging, J. P. & Sadhasivam, S., Feb 1 2013, In : International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 77, 2, p. 194-199 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tonsillectomy
Pediatrics
Opioid Analgesics
Anesthesia
Hemorrhage

Getting started with the model for improvement: Psychology and leadership in quality improvement

Pratap, J. N., Varughese, A., Adler, E. & Kurth, C. D., Jan 1 2013, In : British Journal of Hospital Medicine. 74, 2, p. 104-108 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Organizational Models
Organizational Culture
Quality Improvement
Psychology

Getting started with the model for improvement: The model in practice

Pratap, J. N., Varughese, A., Adler, E. & Kurth, C. D., Jan 1 2013, In : British Journal of Hospital Medicine. 74, 1, p. 42-46 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
Organizational Objectives
Medical Errors
Program Development
Quality Improvement

Improving on-time start of day and end of day for a pediatric surgical service

Varughese, A., Adler, E., Anneken, A. & Kurth, C. D., Jul 1 2013, In : Pediatrics. 132, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Operating Rooms
Pediatrics
Pharynx
Nose
Ear

Improving On-time starts for patients scheduled with general anesthesia in a MRI suite

Mahmoud, M. A., Koch, B. L., Jones, B. V. & Varughese, A., Jul 1 2013, In : Paediatric anaesthesia. 23, 7, p. 607-613 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

General Anesthesia
Quality Improvement
Anesthesia
Time and Motion Studies
Workflow

Quality and safety in pediatric anesthesia

Varughese, A., Rampersad, S. E., Whitney, G. M., Flick, R. P., Anton, B. & Heitmiller, E. S., Dec 2013, In : Anesthesia and Analgesia. 117, 6, p. 1408-1418 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quality of Health Care
Quality Improvement
Anesthesia
Pediatrics
Delivery of Health Care

Using quality improvement methods to optimize resources and maximize productivity in an anesthesia screening and consultation clinic

Varughese, A., Hagerman, N. & Townsend, M. E., Jul 1 2013, In : Paediatric anaesthesia. 23, 7, p. 597-606 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nurse Practitioners
Quality Improvement
Referral and Consultation
Anesthesia
Hospital Anesthesia Department
2012

A comparison of inhalational inductions for children in the operating room vs the induction room

Varughese, A., Hagerman, N., Patino, M., Wittkugel, E., Schnell, B., Salisbury, S. & Kurth, D., Apr 1 2012, In : Paediatric anaesthesia. 22, 4, p. 327-334 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Operating Rooms
Compliance
Anesthesia
Checklist
Outpatients

Getting started with the model for improvement: Introduction and understanding variation

Pratap, J. N., Varughese, A., Adler, E. & Kurth, C. D., Jan 1 2012, In : British Journal of Hospital Medicine. 73, 12, p. 701-705 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quality Improvement
2010

Real-time assessment of perioperative behaviors in children and parents: Development and validation of the perioperative adult child behavioral interaction scale

Sadhasivam, S., Cohen, L. L., Hosu, L., Gorman, K. L., Wang, Y., Nick, T. G., Jou, J. F., Samol, N., Szabova, A., Hagerman, N., Hein, E., Boat, A., Varughese, A., Kurth, C. D., Willging, J. P. & Gunter, J. B., Jan 1 2010, In : Anesthesia and analgesia. 110, 4, p. 1109-1115 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adult Children
Child Development
Parents
Compliance
Anxiety
2009

Quality of recovery from two types of general anesthesia for ambulatory dental surgery in children: A double-blind, randomized trial

KÖnig, M. W., Varughese, A., Brennen, K. A., Barclay, S., Shackleford, T. M., Samuels, P. J., Gorman, K., Ellis, J., Wang, Y. & Nick, T. G., Aug 1 2009, In : Paediatric anaesthesia. 19, 8, p. 748-755 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
General Anesthesia
Tooth
Propofol
Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting

Real-time assessment of perioperative behaviors and prediction of perioperative outcomes

Sadhasivam, S., Cohen, L. L., Szabova, A., Varughese, A., Kurth, C. D., Willging, P., Wang, Y., Nick, T. G. & Gunter, J., Jan 1 2009, In : Anesthesia and analgesia. 108, 3, p. 822-826 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adult Children
Anxiety
Child Behavior
Parents
Checklist
2008

Factors predictive of poor behavioral compliance during inhaled induction in children

Varughese, A., Nick, T. G., Gunter, J., Wang, Y. & Kurth, C. D., Jan 1 2008, In : Anesthesia and analgesia. 107, 2, p. 413-421 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Compliance
Anesthesia
Checklist
Logistic Models
Anesthetics
2006

A factorial study of ondansetron, metoclopramide, and dexamethasone for emesis prophylaxis after adenotonsillectomy in children

Gunter, J. B., McAuliffe, J. J., Beckman, E. C., Wittkugel, E. P., Spaeth, J. P. & Varughese, A., Nov 1 2006, In : Paediatric anaesthesia. 16, 11, p. 1153-1165 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ondansetron
Metoclopramide
Dexamethasone
Vomiting
Drug Dose Response Relationship

Impact of a nurse practitioner-assisted preoperative assessment program on quality

Varughese, A., Byczkowski, T. L., Wittkugel, E. P., Kotagal, U. & Dean Kurth, C., Jul 1 2006, In : Paediatric anaesthesia. 16, 7, p. 723-733 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nurse Practitioners
Program Evaluation
Nurses
Operating Rooms
Hospital Surgery Department

The use of perioperative antibiotics in tonsillectomy: Does it decrease morbidity?

Iyer, S., DeFoor, W., Grocela, J., Kamholz, K., Varughese, A. & Kenna, M., May 1 2006, In : International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 70, 5, p. 853-861 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tonsillectomy
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Morbidity
Meta-Analysis
Halitosis
2000

Continuous epidural butorphanol relieves pruritus associated with epidural morphine infusions in children

Gunter, J. B., McAuliffe, J., Gregg, T., Weidner, N., Varughese, A. & Sweeney, D. M., Mar 25 2000, In : Paediatric anaesthesia. 10, 2, p. 167-172 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Butorphanol
Pruritus
Morphine
Bupivacaine
Hydromorphone
1999

Levobupivacaine for ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve block in children

Gunter, J. B., Gregg, T., Varughese, A., Wittkugel, E. P., Berlin, R. E., Ness, D. A. & Overbeck, D. E., Sep 1 1999, In : Anesthesia and analgesia. 89, 3, p. 647-649 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stereoisomerism
Nerve Block
Bupivacaine
Preschool Children
Pain Measurement
1998

Ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve block with levobupivacaine in children

Gunter, J. B., Gregg, T. L., Wittkugel, E. P., Varughese, A., Berlin, R. E., Ness, D. & Overbeck, D., Dec 1 1998, In : Regional anesthesia and pain medicine. 23, 3 SUPPL., 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nerve Block
Ontario
Analgesics
Herniorrhaphy
Bupivacaine
1995

Recovery and complications after tonsillectomy in children: A comparison of ketorolac and morphine

Gunter, J. B., Varughese, A., Harrington, J. F., Wittkugel, E. P., Patankar, S. S., Matar, M. M., Lowe, E. E., Myer, C. M. & Willging, J. P., Dec 12 1995, In : Anesthesia and analgesia. 81, 6, p. 1136-1141 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ketorolac
Tonsillectomy
Morphine
Hemorrhage
Emetics