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Perianesthesia Nurse Certification Review Course

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  1. Consider the importance of critical thinking in preparing for examinations.
  2. Suggest the importance of using national perianesthesia nursing standards of care to guide perianesthesia nursing practice.
  3. Evaluate the pharmacodynamics/pharmacokinetics of drugs used for induction and maintenance of general anesthesia.
  4. Prepare for the stages of general anesthesia induction and reversal.
  5. Analyze the risks and benefits of regional anesthesia techniques.
  6. Assess the needs of special patient populations in perianesthesia care.
  7. Characterize the preoperative preparation process to the effects of anesthesia and surgery.
  8. Prioritize Phase I care of the post-anesthetic patient.
  9. Measure important discharge criteria for the Phase II post-operative patient.
  10. Select the appropriate treatment for common post-anesthetic emergencies.
  11. Administer the common medications used to treat post-operative emergencies.
  12. Incorporate advanced monitoring techniques used in the PACU.


Critical Thinking & Test Taking Tips
ASPAN Guidelines

Medications for General Anesthesia Stages of General Anesthesia & Reversal Pharmacodynamics of Local Anesthetic Agents Risks & Benefits of Regional Anesthesia Special Populations Perioperative Preparation Process
Pre-Admission Preparation Preoperative Preparation Phase I Care of the Post-Anesthetic Patient Phase II Care of the Postoperative Patient Post-anesthetic Emergencies Medications Used to Treat Emergencies Advanced Monitoring in the PACU

Copyright : 06/14/2018