AANA Journal Course No. 36, Part 4: Perioperative Vision Loss: Considerations and Management

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Associate Member (Student) Price: $21.00

Members Price: $35.00

1.0 Class A Credit
Course Expiration Date: 10/30/2019


Overview of Course:

The purpose of this activity is to review best practices regarding depth of anesthesia monitoring for the anesthesia provider.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:


  1. Compare normal blood flow to and from the optic nerve, and compromised blood flow as characterized in anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, posterior ischemic optic neuropathy, and central retinal arterial occlusion.

  2. Discuss the relationship between ocular perfusion pressure, intraocular pressure, and mean arterial pressure.

  3. Recognize surgical procedures that are associated with perioperative vision loss.

  4. Identify specific surgical and patient factors that contribute to POVL

  5. Name interventions that can reduce IOP in the prone or steep Trendelenburg positions.


Accreditation Statements

The course has been prior approved by the AANA for 1 Class A CE credit; AANA Code number 1033930; Course Expiration Date 10/30/2019.

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  

Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #10862.