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Emily Funk

Assistant Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
DUMC Box 3478, Durham, NC 27710
DUMC Box 3322, 307 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Publications


Sustainability of an Operating Room to Pediatric Postanesthesia Care Unit Handoff Tool.

Journal Article Journal of perianesthesia nursing : official journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses · December 2023 PurposeThe purpose of this quality improvement (QI) project was to reintroduce and assess the feasibility of a standardized, electronic health record (EHR) handoff tool and to evaluate the sustainability of a structured, team-based approach in a p ... Full text Cite

Improving Nursing Knowledge and Patient Education About Aprepitant's Effects on Hormonal Contraception: A Performance Improvement Project.

Journal Article J Perianesth Nurs · August 2023 PURPOSE: The purpose of this project was to improve the consistency of verbal and written discharge instructions for women of childbearing age (13-55 years) taking hormonal contraceptives who receive aprepitant perioperatively, to address the need to use a ... Full text Link to item Cite

Incorporating Evidence-Based Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access (USGVA) Standards Into the Nurse Anesthetist Armamentarium: A Quality Improvement Project.

Journal Article Journal of perianesthesia nursing : official journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses · August 2023 PurposeThis quality improvement (QI) project developed and implemented a hybrid training program, that included online modules and hands-on training for experienced certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) to increase confidence, knowledge, ... Full text Cite

Button Battery Ingestion in Children: A Dangerous Foreign Body

Journal Article Journal for Nurse Practitioners · May 1, 2023 Pediatric morbidity and mortality related to button battery ingestion has increased since the introduction of lithium batteries inside common household electronics. Larger-diameter button batteries are more likely to result in esophageal impaction in child ... Full text Cite

Anesthetic Implications in Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood: A Case Report.

Journal Article AANA J · August 2022 The following case report describes a 13-year-old child with alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC) who underwent magnetic resonance imaging MRI with general anesthesia and experienced a hemiplegic spell, seizure, apnea, and sudden cardiac arrest with s ... Link to item Cite

Characterization of sedation and anesthesia complications in patients with alternating hemiplegia of childhood.

Journal Article Eur J Paediatr Neurol · May 2022 BACKGROUND: Alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC) pathophysiology suggests predisposition to sedation and anesthesia complications. GOALS: Hypotheses: 1) AHC patients experience high rates of sedation-anesthesia complications. 2) ATP1A3 mutation genoty ... Full text Link to item Cite

Venipuncture-Related Lateral Antebrachial Cutaneous Nerve Injury in Primary Care Settings

Journal Article Journal for Nurse Practitioners · April 1, 2022 Given the close proximity of nerves to veins commonly accessed for phlebotomy, venipuncture at the antecubital fossa has resulted in nerve injury, including damage to the lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve. Although rare, direct needle trauma can cause p ... Full text Cite

ATP1A3-Encoded Sodium-Potassium ATPase Subunit Alpha 3 D801N Variant Is Associated With Shortened QT Interval and Predisposition to Ventricular Fibrillation Preceded by Bradycardia.

Journal Article J Am Heart Assoc · September 7, 2021 Background Pathogenic variation in the ATP1A3-encoded sodium-potassium ATPase, ATP1A3, is responsible for alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC). Although these patients experience a high rate of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, the pathophysiologic ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Sugammadex Effects on Hormonal Contraception Effectiveness: Implementation of Uniform Postoperative Teaching.

Journal Article J Perianesth Nurs · August 2021 PURPOSE: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to improve consistency of discharge teaching in women who used progesterone-containing hormonal contraceptive medications and received sugammadex during general anesthesia, as there is a risk of ... Full text Link to item Cite

Assessing Clinical Utility of Cerebral Oximetry Monitoring During Pediatric Scoliosis Surgery

Journal Article Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing · October 2018 IntroductionHigh-quality evidence indicates that active cerebral oximetry monitoring during surgery improves patient outcomes in populations at risk for hemodynamic instability. This proj ... Full text Cite

Structured Handover in the Pediatric Postanesthesia Care Unit.

Journal Article Journal of perianesthesia nursing : official journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses · February 2016 PurposeTo establish a structured handover in the pediatric postanesthesia care unit.DesignAn observational prequality and postquality improvement design was used.MethodsConvenience samples of 52 preimplementation and 51 postimple ... Full text Cite