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PeriAnesthesia Nursing Core Curriculum. Edition: 4

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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.

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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

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