Certification Review for PeriAnesthesia Nursing

Certification Review for PeriAnesthesia Nursing

4th Edition - December 26, 2016

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  • Authors: ASPAN, Theresa Clifford, Denise O'Brien
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323399401
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323399456

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Prepare for your CPAN® or CAPA® exam with the only question-based review of perianesthesia nursing! Certification Review for Perianesthesia Nursing, 4th Edition is written by the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) — the leading organization for perianesthesia nursing education, research, and practice standards. A total of more than 650 multiple-choice review questions includes case study and clinical application questions, answers, detailed rationales, references to current literature, and an interactive online Review Tool that includes 175 additional questions to use for practice! Edited by Theresa Clifford and Denise O'Brien, this ASPAN review is the most effective way to prepare for your certification exam in hospital postanesthesia or ambulatory perianesthesia nursing.

Key Features

  • Exam-based organization of questions mirrors that of the CPAN and CAPA exams, covering the four core subject areas: physiological, cognitive/behavioral, safety, and patient advocacy.
  • Case study and clinical application questions reflect the style of the questions on the actual certification exams, allowing you to prepare for these types of questions and practice clinical reasoning.
  • Detailed rationales for each question help you understand why certain answer options are better than others.
  • References for each question show where to find and verify the latest standards of practice.
  • Essential perianesthesia nursing concepts are identified and tied to the corresponding chapter in the Core Curriculum.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Certification of Perianesthesia Nurses: CPAN and CAPA Certification Programs

    Chapter 2: Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Peripheral Vascular, and Hematological Systems

    Chapter 3: Neurological and Gastrointestinal Systems

    Chapter 4: Renal and Integumentary Systems

    Chapter 5: Genitourological, Reproductive, and Musculoskeletal Systems

    Chapter 6: Endocrine System, Fluids, and Electrolytes

    Chapter 7: Maintenance of Normothermia, Physiological Comfort, Therapeutic Environment

    Chapter 8: Anesthesia, Malignant Hyperthermia

    Chapter 9: Diversity, Psychosocial Assistance

    Chapter 10: Patient/Family Education

    Chapter 11: ASPAN Standards, Documentation, Regulatory Guidelines, and Patient Safety Needs


Product details

  • No. of pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2017
  • Published: December 26, 2016
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323399401
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323399456

About the Authors


Theresa Clifford

Affiliations and Expertise

Manager of Perioperative Services, Mercy Hospital, Portland, Maine; Nurse Liaison for Special Projects, American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses, Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Denise O'Brien

Affiliations and Expertise

Perianesthesia Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Adjunct Clinical Instructor, University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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