AANA Journal Course: Optimizing Mechanical Ventilation during General Anesthesia

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1.0 Class A Credit


Course Expiration Date: 4/16/2023


Enable anesthesia providers to possess current evidence-based knowledge of pulmonary mechanics which will enable them to interpret bedside measurements and waveforms, prescribe optimal ventilator settings that minimize pulmonary sequela and ensuring homeostasis.  Additionally, employ pressure support ventilation during GA and emergence in order to ensure optimal pulmonary function and sequelae.

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Overview of Course

The purpose of this activity is to enable anesthesia providers to possess current evidence-based knowledge of pulmonary mechanics which will enable them to interpret bedside measurements and waveforms, prescribe optimal ventilator settings that minimize pulmonary sequela and ensuring homeostasis.  Additionally, employ pressure support ventilation during GA and emergence in order to ensure optimal pulmonary function and sequelae.

Learner Outcomes

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

  1. Describe concepts of pulmonary mechanics including compliance, resistance, dead space, ventilation and perfusion mismatch, functional residual capacity, and alveolar recruitment.
  2. Apply these concepts to intraoperative assessment and management of mechanical ventilation.
  3. Describe best practices for preventing lung injury, maintaining functional residual capacity, alveolar recruitment, and gas exchange using optimal positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) and trials of PEEP.
  4. Obtain a foundational understanding of pressure support ventilation, including characteristics, indications, application, pitfalls, and appropriate use.

Verification of Participation

The participant will have only 2 opportunities to successfully complete the course post-test, which is comprised of 5 random questions pulled from the test pool of questions. The passing score of at least 80% is required for the exam in this course. If the participant fails the post test, he or she will not receive CE credits for this course.

Accreditation Statement

This course has been prior approved by the AANA for 1.0 Class A CE credit; AANA Code Number: 1039039.

Course Expiration Date: 4/16/2023

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

AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.