Prepare to succeed on the CPAN® and CAPA® exams with this authoritative guide from ASPAN! PeriAnesthesia Nursing Core Curriculum, 4th Edition is a comprehensive reference that helps you care for patients before and after anesthesia in all types of settings. Coverage of the full scope of perianesthesia nursing makes it an ideal resource for both inpatient and outpatient care. To keep you current on the many facets of perianesthesia, this edition also describes the newest advances in interventional radiology, robotics, and endoscopy procedures. Written by the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) and edited by respected perianesthesia nurses Lois Schick and Pam Windle, this book will help you build the skills and expertise you need to excel on your certification exam and in practice.
TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION ONE: PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES 1. Evolution of Perianesthesia Care 2. Standards, Legal Issues, and Practice Settings 3. Safety, Quality Improvement, and Regulatory and Accrediting Agencies 4. Research and Evidence-Based Practice SECTION TWO: PREOPERATIVE ASSESSMENT COMPETENCIES 5. Preoperative Evaluation 6. Preexisting Medical Conditions 7. Transcultural Nursing and Alternative Therapies 8. The Developmentally and Physically Challenged Patient SECTION THREE: LIFE SPAN COMPETENCIES 9. The Pediatric Patient 10. The Adolescent Patient 11. The Adult Patient 12. The Geriatric Patient SECTION FOUR: PERIANESTHESIA COMPETENCIES 13. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance 14. Anesthesia, Moderate Sedation/Analgesia 15. Thermoregulation 16. Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting 17. Pain and Comfort SECTION FIVE: SYSTEM COMPETENCIES 18. Respiratory 19. Cardiovascular 20. Neurological 21. Endocrine 22. Gastrointestinal 23. General Surgery 24. Hematology 25. Renal/Genitourinary 26. Obstetrics and Gynecology 27. Ophthalmology 28. Oral/Maxillofacial/Dental 29. Orthopedics and Podiatry 30. Otorhinolaryngology 31. Peripheral Vascular Disease 32. Plastic and Reconstruction 33. Bariatrics 34. Trauma 35. Interventional Radiology and Special Procedures 36. Perianesthesia Complications SECTION SIX: EDUCATION AND DISCHARGE COMPETENCIES 37. Postoperative/Postprocedure Assessment 38. Discharge Criteria, Education, and Postprocedure Care
APPENDICES Appendix A: Certification of Perianesthesia Nurses: The CPAN® and CAPA® Certification Programs Appendix B: Testing Concepts and Strategies
Per Diem Staff Nurse II, PACU
Lutheran Medical Center
Wheat Ridge, Colorado.
Windle, Pamela E Perianesthesia Nurse Consultant
Nursing Program Manager
Harris Health System