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PeriAnesthesia Nursing Core Curriculum

Preprocedure, Phase I and Phase II PACU Nursing

Written by the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN), this all-in-one reference includes all of the vital information you need to succeed on the CAPA and CPAN certification exams and excel in practice. Coverage of both in-hospital and ambulatory care makes PeriAnesthesia Nursing Core Curriculum, 2nd Edition the perfect text for any care setting. Plus, new chapters on bariatric care and postoperative and postdischarge nausea and vomiting and the newest guidelines in all key clinical areas keep you up to date with the latest advances and concerns in the field.

Paperback, 1488 Pages

Published: October 2009

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-5193-0


  • Section 1 - Professional Competencies

    Chapter 1: Evolution of Peranesthesia Care

    Chapter 2: Standards for Ethical Practice

    Chapter 3: Patient and Family Education

    Chapter 4: Research and Evidence-Based Practice

    Chapter 5: Legal Issues

    Section 2 - Environment of Care

    Chapter 6: Practice Settings, Policies and Procedures

    Chapter 7: Regulatory Agencies and Accreditation

    Chapter 8: Safety

    Chapter 9: Continuous Quality Improvement

    Section 3 - Life Span Considerations

    Chapter 10: Human Growth and Development

    Chapter 11: The Pediatric Patient

    Chapter 12: The Adolescent Patient

    Chapter 13: The Adult Patient

    Chapter 14: The Geriatric Patient

    Section 4 - Competency of Preoperative Assessment

    Chapter 15: Preoperative Assessment Programs

    Chapter 16: History and Physical Examinations

    Chapter 17: Preexisting Medical Conditions

    Chapter 18: Complementary and Alternative Therapies

    Chapter 19: The Mentally and Physically Challenged Patient

    Chapter 20: Transcultural Nursing

    Section 5 - Core Competencies of PACU Nursing

    Chapter 21: Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Balance

    Chapter 22: Anesthetic Agents and Adjuncts

    Chapter 23: Moderate Sedation/Analgesia

    Chapter 24: Thermoregulation

    Chapter 25: Postoperative and Postdischarge Nausea and Vomiting  NEW!

    Chapter 26: Pain and Comfort Management

    Chapter 27: Hemodynamic Monitoring

    Chapter 28: Perianesthesia Complications

    Chapter 29: Hematologic Care

    Chapter 30: PACU Phase I Discharge Criteria

    Section 6 - Surgical Specialties

    Chapter 31: Respiratory Care

    Chapter 32: Cardiovascular Care

    Chapter 33: Neurologic Care

    Chapter 34: Endocrine Care

    Chapter 35: Gastrointestinal Care

    Chapter 36: General Care

    Chapter 37: Renal/Genitourinary Care

    Chapter 38: Gynecologic and Reproductive Care

    Chapter 39: Obstetric Care

    Chapter 40: Ophthalmologic Care

    Chapter 41: Oral/Maxillofacial/Dental Care

    Chapter 42: Orthopedic Care

    Chapter 43: Otorhinolaryngologic Care

    Chapter 44: Peripheral Vascular Care

    Chapter 45: Plastic and Reconstructive Care

    Chapter 46: Podiatric Care

    Chapter 47: Trauma Care

    Chapter 48: Bariatric Care NEW!

    Chapter 49: Special Procedures

    Section 7 - Ambulatory Surgical Nursing Competencies

    Chapter 50: Immediate Postoperative Assessment and Postanesthesia Assessment Phase II

    Chapter 51: Patient Discharge Education in Phase II Setting

    Chapter 52: Discharge Planning: Extended Observation, Home and Follow-up Care

    Appendix A: Certification of Perianesthesia Nurses: The CPAN and CAPA Certification Programs

    Appendix B: Test Taking Strategies


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