Brain Health Initiatives: What is it, why now, and how can I make a difference?

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1.00 Class A Credit


Course Expiration Date: 8/29/2020


Anesthesia professionals have opportunity to tailor anesthesia care to reduce impact on pre-existing cognitive deficits and optimize cognitive recovery for older adults.  Awareness of pre-anesthesia screening for cognitive deficit and protective measures including blood pressure and brain monitoring, cerebral/somatic oximetry will be discussed.


Supported by an educational grant provided by Medtronic.

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Overview of Course

Patients over 65 years of age are at increased risk of cognitive impact due to surgery and anesthesia.  Anesthesia professionals have opportunity to tailor anesthesia care to reduce impact on pre-existing cognitive deficits and optimize cognitive recovery for older adults.  Awareness of pre-anesthesia screening for cognitive deficit and protective measures including blood pressure and brain monitoring (e.g. Bispectral MonitoringTM), cerebral/somatic oximetry will be discussed.

Supported by an educational grant provided by Medtronic.

Learner Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss available tools for simple pre-anesthesia cognitive screening and frailty assessment.
  2. Outline best practice sedation and analgesia drug choices and medications to be avoided.
  3. Describe the value of hearing aids, glasses, friends and family presence, and reassurance to create an environment that limits the occurrence of delirium.
  4. Differentiate technology to monitor brain health such as brain monitoring (e.g. Bispectral MonitoringTM), cerebral/somatic oximetry.

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 1.00 Class A CE credit; AANA Code Number: 1038012.

Course Expiration Date: 8/29/2020

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

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