AANA Journal Course No. 37, Part 1: A Tour of Autonomic Reflex Activity Relevant to Clinical Practice

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Associate Member (Student) Price: $21.00

Members Price: $35.00

1.0 Class A Credit
Course Expiration Date: 4/20/2020


Overview of Course:

The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to inform the practicing nurse anesthetist of the physiological principles that the autonomic reflexes are governed by and the understanding of how pathology and pharmacology alters the reflexes. 

Learner Outcomes:

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


  1. Describe the role that autonomic reflex activity plays in maintaining blood pressure.

  2. Identify pathophysiologic factors that impair autonomic reflex activity.

  3. Identify pharmacologic factors that impair autonomic reflex activity.

  4. Explain how autonomic reflex activity optimizes oxygenation of blood in the lung.

  5. Develop a plan of care for patients that is based on an understanding of autonomic reflex activity.


Important Information:

The course post-test will not launch until you have reviewed the PDF article.   The passing score of at least 80% is required for the exam in this course.  The participant will have only 1 opportunity to successfully complete the course post-test which is 10 random questions pulled from the test pool of questions.  If the participant fails the post test, they will not receive CE credits for this course.

Accreditation Statements

The course has been prior approved by the AANA for 1 Class A CE credit; AANA Code number 1034541; Course Expiration Date: 4/20/2020.

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.