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Preventing Post-Operative Complications

Casseopia Fisher
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Changes in the post-surgical environment mean that patients have shorter postoperative hospital stays and spend more recovery time at home.

Nurses providing care in the postoperative setting are left with the highest risk patients and tight schedules for getting them out the door. You are now challenged to ensure safety, minimize complications, and support an optimal recovery along the way.

If you are providing care to patients recovering from surgical intervention, you are guaranteed to sharpen your skills through updated knowledge gained by attending this critical one-day live webcast!



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

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. This webcast is a broadcast of a live event. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. 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 mental health professionals.  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 professions standards.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This program offers 120 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 2.0 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours.

California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 6.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 

Florida Nurses

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours. 

Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.3 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. Please email with your license number, include the webcast title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.

Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes 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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Casseopia Fisher, MSN, RN, CMSRN, has practiced nursing in multiple hospital post-surgical environments, including Trauma, Orthopedics, and Surgical Specialties. She is currently Nurse Manager of a Med-Surg unit and ICU, and a graduate of Oregon Health and Science University and Western Governors University.

Casseopia has a passion to share her expertise with healthcare audiences through a variety of presentations that draw from her background. As such, she is a sought-after national presenter on topics that draw from her areas of expertise. She holds her certification in Medical-Surgical Nursing and has a special interest in the management of alcohol withdrawal/drug abuse in the inpatient population.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Casseopia Fisher has an employment relationship with Columbia Memorial Hospital. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Casseopia Fisher is a member of the International Nurses Society on Addictions.

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Program Information


Click here to purchase the DVD or CD recording from our product store. CE hours and approvals on products may differ from live CE approvals.

Additional Resources

To order the book, Laboratory Tests Made Easy, Second Edition, please visit our product store.

To order the DVD package, Perianesthesia Nurse Certification - CPAN & CAPA Exam Prep with Practice Test & NSN Access, please visit our product store.

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.

Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


  1. Explain the essential measures to prevent complications of anesthesia.
  2. Understand various pain management strategies in the perioperative and postoperative period.
  3. Evaluate how the human body responds to stress and injury, particularly following a surgical procedure.
  4. Apply the "ebb" and "flow" theories surrounding responses to trauma.
  5. Incorporate new skills to prevent complications of surgical intervention.
  6. Learn how to contribute to an early identification of SIRS, sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock.
  7. Propose the immediate interventions that must be taken with sepsis.
  8. Choose strategies to optimally prepare the patient for recovery at home.
  9. Incorporate the newest patient education theories in to everyday interactions with patients.


Types of Anesthesia and Sedation

  • General and regional anesthesia
  • Common complications
  • Newest research in symptom management

Post-Operative Pain Control

  • Complex pain management issues
  • Evidence-based pain management
  • Ideal vs. real world issues
  • Managing effects and side effects
  • Over-medication & accommodation

Physiologic Response to Surgical Stress

  • Cellular level response
  • Stress, inflammatory, and metabolic response
  • Understanding the "ebb" and "flow" theory
  • Newest research to reduce complications from surgical stress


  • Identification and first response
  • Real world scenarios and presentations
  • The most up-to-date evidence to reduce infection rates

Special Situations & Ethical Issues

  • Bloodless surgery
  • Special considerations in GI surgery
  • Consent issues
  • Surgery on the DNR patient
  • The ethics of evidence-based surgical options

Recovery at Home

  • The hospital stay as the first stage of recovery
  • Newest patient education theories
  • "What I wish someone had told me…"

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Surgery Technicians
  • Surgical First Assistants



Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 40


patricia b

"the course was very pertinent to my area of practice."

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