UPDATE: SRNA Winners Announced! 2018 APSF Trainee Quality Improvement (TQI) Program Award Winners

October 22, 2018

The APSF Committee on Education and Training, under the direction of APSF leadership, is pleased to announce the 2018 APSF Trainee Quality Improvement (TQI) Program Award Winners. The program hosts tracts for resident physician anesthesiologists, student registered nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologist assistant graduate students. Applicants in US and Canadian anesthesia professions in training have demonstrated their program’s work in patient safety and QI initiatives.


First Place – Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists
Lauren Easterbrook, RN, BSN
Mayo Clinic-Nurse Anesthesia Program
Project Title: “Improving Medication Handoff Practices Between PACU RNs and Anesthesia Providers”

1st Place - Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists - Lauren Easterbrook, RN, BSN, Mayo Clinic-Nurse Anesthesia Program, "Improving Medication Handoff Practices Between PACU RNs and Anesthesia Providers"


Second Place – Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists
Nick Halford, RN, BSN
Millikin University-Nurse Anesthesia Program
Project Title: “Implementation and Evaluation of Anesthesia Specific Student Intern Setup Tool (ASSIST) Into A Nurse Anesthesia Program”

2nd Place - Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists - Nick Halford, RN, BSN, Millikin University-Nurse Anesthesia Program , "Implementation and Evaluation of Anesthesia Specific Student Intern Setup Tool (ASSIST) Into A Nurse Anesthesia Program"


First Place – Anesthesiology Resident
Daniel Wong, M.D., Montefiore Medical Center
Project Title: “Intraoperative Cephazolin Redosing – Practice Review and Improvement”

1st Place - Anesthesia Residents - Daniel Wong, M.D., Montefiore Medical Center, "Intraoperative Cephazolin Redosing - Practice Review and Improvement"


Second Place (Tie) – Anesthesiology Resident
Rajeev Krishnaney-Davison, MD, Cleveland Clinic
Project Title: “Standardization of the PACU Hand Off Communication Structure and Process”

2nd Place (tie) - Anesthesia Residents - Rajeev Krishnaney-Davison, MD, Cleveland Clinic, "Standardization of the PACU Hand Off Communication Structure and Process"


Second Place (Tie) – Anesthesiology Resident
Danielle, Ward, M.D., Baylor College of Medicine
Project Title: “Improving Adherence to Syringe Labeling in the Operating Suite”

2nd Place (tie) - Anesthesia Residents - Danielle, Ward, M.D., Baylor, "Improving Adherence to Syringe Labeling in the Operating Suite"

Project Member Robert Ricketts, MD accepting


Winner – Anesthesiologist Assistant Graduate Student
Josh Rogers, SAA, Emory University
Project Title: “Use of the SOAP ME Checklist during the Anesthesia Time Out”

Anesthesiologist Assistant Graduate Student Winner - Josh Rogers, Emory University, "Use of the SOAP ME Checklist during the Anesthesia Time Out"

Project Members Kevin Bess, SAA and Ellie Kirst, SAA accepting