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Digital Seminar

Perianesthesia Challenges

Delores "Dolly" Ireland, MSN, RN, CAPA, CPN
Full Day
Audio and Video
Apr 04, 2017
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Have you seen it? It’s still an emergency! Know what to do.


Ever wondered how or why they choose one over another? Find out the facts.


Do you have that Lipid infusion ready? Did you know why you should? Case studies revealed!


You are named in malpractice litigation! Now what? Learn from an expert witness/legal reviewer what NOT to do!


Do you WANT those initials? Learn from an ABPANC coach!


Exploring the mystery of what’s new and the old favorites. Let’s think outside the box!

If you care for patients in the perianesthesia, operative, interventional or diagnostic setting who receive sedation, anesthesia and analgesia, this seminar is for YOU! Attend this seminar and learn from someone who has “walked” in YOUR shoes! Dolly has over 46 years of nursing experience and 40 years of experience in the specialty of perianesthesia nursing. She understands your challenges and will give you standard specific solutions to those challenges!

Delores “Dolly” Ireland, MSN, RN, CAPA, CPN, will tell you the story of the 17-year-old patient who developed severe malignant hyperthermia . . . before Dantrolene and he walked out of the hospital without side effects!! Hear his amazing journey and share the emotions of the health care team. Learn the latest protocols to stop local anesthetic toxicity in its tracks! Gain knowledge from an expert legal witness on how to prevent malpractice situations. Create positive teamwork and make it FUN to go to work!

Learn skills from a certification coach on resources, core knowledge, and essential skills necessary for successful CPAN/CAPA certification. Have your patient be the one who tells others about their “certified nurse”! Whether you work in the outpatient or inpatient setting, this seminar will increase your confidence in caring for your patients, increase patient satisfaction and create optimal patient outcomes.


* Credit Note - **

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education, as well as which credit types are acceptable for continuing education hours. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

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Nurses - California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Nurses - Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

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Nurses - Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Delores “Dolly” Ireland, MSN, RN, CAPA, CPN, has over 46 years of nursing experience with 40 of those years dedicated to the specialty of perianesthesia nursing. She has provided clinical care at the bedside for pre- and post-op cases in all disciplines and has provided leadership and management within the perianesthesia specialty for over 15 years.

Ms. Ireland serves as adjunct faculty in the Nursing program at Baker College and as an expert witness and legal reviewer for perianesthesia malpractice cases. Dolly is a past president of ASPAN, the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses and serves as a certification coach for ABPANC, the American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification. She has authored leading articles in perianesthesia journals, book
chapters and association newsletters.

Dolly is a sought-after speaker, providing humor and case-based stories to emphasize content topics. She has shared her expertise on the perianesthesia specialty both nationally and internationally.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Delores (Dolly) Ireland is Lead Faculty/Area Chair, College of Nursing for University of Phoenix. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Delores (Dolly) Ireland is a member of the American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses (ASPAN).

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Target Audience

Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, and other Healthcare Professionals.


  1. Exploit the “whys” and “hows” of specialty certification.
  2. Investigate the pharmacology and physiology of frequently-used induction, inhalation, neuromuscular blocking and reversal agents used in the perianesthesia setting.
  3. Communicate appropriate management strategies for acute pain in the postoperative setting.
  4. Determine interventions for postop complications, Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity (LAST), and Malignant Hyperthermia (MH)
  5. Analyze malpractice concerns, ASPAN standards, and effective documentation as driving forces in appropriate patient care.
  6. Explore the effectiveness of a team-centered approach on perianesthesia practice and values.



  • Ever wondered why one anesthetic is chosen over another? What about that COPD patient or that patient with liver problems? Answers to these and other challenging anesthesia situations will be discussed
    • Anesthetics: General, regional, moderate sedation, benzodiazepines, opioids
    • Waste gas concerns
    • Specific patient challenges


  • Have you witnessed or taken care of MH? Do you think it no longer exists or isn’t a medical emergency? Think again!
    • Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) pathophysiology
    • Signs and symptoms – Immediate recognition!
  • Do you have lipid infusions immediately available when performing local anesthesia? Why?
    • LAST (Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity) pathophysiology
    • Signs and symptoms – Know the earliest!
    • Learn “why” lipids and hear relevant real life case scenarios!
  • Other pertinent post-op complications
    • Hemodynamic, cardiac, pulmonary, respiratory


  • You are being named in a medical malpractice case! What now?
    • How do you prevent this from happening? What you should and shouldn’t do!
    • Legalities, negligence, and torts
    • Documentation – Hear from an expert witness/legal reviewer how your documentation will be viewed and how to improve it!
    • ASPAN standards


  • What’s new on the horizon for pain control?
    • What is EBP research showing?
    • New medications
    • Old medications still being used
    • Thinking outside the box
    • Economic strategies


  • Why do some departments sail through the changes in health care without problems?
    • Why do some nurses tell you they LOVE to go to work and others are struggling daily?
    • Learn through hands-on applications and role playing from a leader in the field of “building teams”
    • Put your hospital at the TOP of the HCAHPS!



Overall:      4.5

Total Reviews: 2


Stephanie A

"I would have liked to hear more information about the use of Haldol and Decadron for treatment of PONV. I would have liked to hear rationale for using caffeinated beverages for spinal headache."

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