Surgical Services 
Hospital Affiliation:UCLA Health Medical Center, Santa Monica

Abstracts/ Presentations

Maninder Jasdhaul, MSN, RN, CNS; Jessica Pancio, BSN, RN-BC, ONC, PHN; Aida Tapia, BSN, RN, ONC; Cindy Yeh, BSN, RN. Collaboration Begins with "U" – Enculturating the Power of Teamwork!


Jasdhaul, M. (2013). Naon Core Curriculum for Orthopaedic Nursing (8th ed.). National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses.- Chapter reviewer


2021 Drivers of Change Award - Clinical Nurse Specialist Team, UCLA Health, CENTER

2021 24-months Zero Harm Achievement Award For CLABSI Prevention on 3NW

2020 12-months Zero Harm Achievement Award for CAUTI prevention on 4NW


  • Total Hip Arthroplasty Pathway- With the Value-based care model, Orthopedic care of the patient has significantly changed in recent years. This requires standardized care, and great quality while lowering the cost of the care. Under the leadership of the Value and design team, the Clinical Nurse Specialist, Unit leadership, and multidisciplinary team, Total hip arthroplasty pathways were created, which has resulted in reduced length of stay and discharges to the Skilled Nursing Facilities.
  • In-Situ Simulations for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Patients with COVID19-
    COVID 19 pandemic brought many challenges including utilizing the minimum number of staff in COVID 19 rapid responses and Code blues. This Clinical Nurse Specialist helped educate staff regarding this new process through In- Situ Rapid response and Code blue simulations in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team. Debriefing following the mock events resulted in performance improvement and reinforced the main learning points. Collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team made the program very successful. Staff welcomed in- situ practice codes to improve their confidence level.
  • Journey to Zero harm - Clinical Nurse Specialist's contributions and mentoring led to Zero harm by achieving zero CLABSI events for four years by utilizing evidence-based practices in the daily care of the patients.