Overview of Course:
The care of the patient presented with inflammatory syndromes of the bones and connective tissue is complex, because of the altered anatomic relationships especially with regard to the airway, the effect of the syndromes on the vital organs of the body, and the complex pharmacology of drugs used in treatment with possible interactions with anesthetic drugs. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists have a solid basic understanding of the anesthetic implications of the pathophysiology and pharmacology of treatment, however, it will be desirable to discuss the latest advances in airway management and newer drug treatments to help improve the safety and efficacy of anesthesia care.
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
Identify the musculo-skeletal alterations caused by inflammatory syndromes.
Describe anesthetic implications of commonly used anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs used in this population.
Identify commonly required surgical interventions and anesthetic techniques used in the treatment of patients in this population.
The post-test will not launch until you have watched the video in its entirety. A score of at least 80% is required to pass the course. The participant will have only 1 opportunity to successfully complete the post-test which is comprised of 10 random questions pulled from the pool of test questions. If the participant fails the post-test, they will not receive any CE credits for this course.
The course has been prior approved by the AANA for 1 Class A CE credit; AANA Code number 1034740; Course Expiration Date 7/27/2020.
The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists designated this program as meeting the criteria for up to .25 CE in Pharmacology/Therapeutics.
The American Associate 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.