This two day course is designed to prepare perianesthesia nurses to take the CAPA/CPAN exam and to demonstrate clinical competence and knowledge of practice standards.
You will learn strategies to help you feel less intimidated. Some simple tricks will help you identify the most likely answer to multiple choice questions even before you consider the content. You will leave with a personal study plan and take six practice tests over the two day course that will help boost your confidence.
ASPAN Standards and Practice Recommendations are the foundation of perianesthesia nursing practice. These concepts will be explored and thoroughly covered.
You will be able to identify the types of anesthesia and agents administered in the perianesthesia period.
You will review perianesthesia care of the most common surgeries covering preoperative therough post discharge care with an emphasis on behavior, cognitive, physiologic, and safety needs of the patient.
You will identify the nurse’s role in caring for patients with surgical emergencies and perioperative complications. When the patient is the most vulnerable, the perianesthesia nurse must be the most knowledgeable and decisive. This review will help you be the best advocate you can be when your patient needs you the most.
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00-9:10 Welcome and Introduction
9:10-10:30 Test taking strategies
10:45–11:45General Nursing Principles/Classifications
12:15-1:15 Special Patient Populations
1:15-2:15 Preoperative Care
2:25-3:25 Preoperative Care
8:30-9:30 Pharmacologic Agents
12:15-1:15 Orthopedic Procedures
1:15-2:15 Vascular Procedures
2:30-3:30 Neuro and EENT
3:30-4:00 GU and OB/GYN,GI
4:00 – 4:45 Fluids/Electrolytes
4:45-6:00 Common Anesthesia Problems and Emergencies