Overview of Course:
The purpose of this activity is to provide practicing anesthesia providers with a review of pain transmission physiology and pharmacology and to present new and emerging pain management pharmacologic agents and strategies.
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Describe the basic physiology involved in pain impulse transmission and pain perception.
2. Identify the role of specific neurotransmitter receptors and their use in transmission and interpretation of acute pain.
3. Identify traditional and contemporary pain management pharmacology.
4. Describe the mechanism of action of specific pharmacology as it relates to the pain impulse transmission and interpretation.
5. Synthesize practical pain management modalities to provide the optimal safety and comfort for perioperative patients.
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.
The course has been prior approved by the AANA for 1 Class A CE credit; AANA Code number 1035237; Course Expiration Date 08/31/2020.
AANA designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 0.50 CE credit in Pharmacology/Therapeutics.
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.