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Jan Odom-Forren PhD, RN, CPAN, FAAN
Associate Professor

Jan Odom Forren received her BSN from Mississippi College and MSN from the University of Southern Mississippi. She received a PhD in nursing from the University of Kentucky, focusing on post discharge nausea and vomiting in ambulatory surgical patients. Dr.Forren began teaching at UK as an adjunct in 2008 and then became an assistant professor in 2010. Before coming to UK, she was a staff nurse in PACU; clinical nurse specialist, perioperative services; nurse manager, PACU; and Director, Surgical Services. She is an international lecturer on perianesthesia and sedation issues and has published extensively in journals and books. Her research area of interest is management of postoperative symptoms, and her research for her dissertation focused on post discharge nausea and vomiting. Dr. Forren is past president of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses and has served that organization in many capacities. She most recently has been a member of strategic work teams who developed ASPAN sponsored evidence-based guidelines on the management of PONV/PDNV and perioperative normothermia. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and is currently a co-editor of the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. She is author/editor of 2 books: Practical Guide to Moderate Sedation/Analgesia, edition two; and Drain's The PACU: A Critical Care Approach, edition 6. Recently, Dr. Forren received funding to study Postoperative Symptom Management in Orthopaedic and Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Ambulatory Surgery patients

Contact Information

Phone: (859) 323-6292

Fax: (859) 323-1057

Email: Jan.Forren@uky.edu

Office: 535 COLLEGE OF NURSING

Education

PhD, University of Kentucky, 2009
MSN, University of Southern Mississippi, 1989
BSN, Mississippi College, 1975

Interests

Postoperative/perianesthesia symptom management, post discharge nausea and vomiting, perioperative normothermia

CV

Dr. Jan Odom-Forren's CV

Publications

Forren, J. L. Gun violence: a public health and nursing concern. (2016), Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing 31 (2016), 285-288.

Forren, J. L. Perioperative surgical home - an innovative concept. (2016), Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing 2016 (31), 109-111.

Forren, J. L. Clifford, T. Evolution of perianesthesia care PeriAnesthesia nursing core curriculum: preoperative phase I and phase II PACU nursing. (2016), Elsevier

Forren, J. L. Postoperative pain care and complications Alexander's care of the patient in surgery. (2015), Mosby

Forren, J. L. Precision medicine - the new reality. (2015), Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing 2015 (30), 457-458.

Presentations

Wilson, R., Forren, J. L. 2016, November. Ambulatory surgery patients' willingness to pay (WTP) to avoid postoperative nausea, vomiting and pain. UKMC Research Day, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY United States.

Cho, J., Forren, J. L. 2016, November. The presence of PONV based on adherence to risk adapted or PONV prevention guidelines. UKMC Research Day, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY United States.

Forren, J. L. 2016, May. Humour: FUNdamentals of nursing. World Congress of Nurse Anesthetists, World Congress of Nurse Anesthetists, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Forren, J. L. 2016, April. Answering the clinical question: evidence based nursing practice. American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses National Conference, American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses, Philadelphia, PA United States.

Forren, J. L. 2016, April. Designing your clinical quantitative research study. American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses National Conference, American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses, Philadelphia, PA United States.