Certification Review for PeriAnesthesia Nursing - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781416031246, 9781437726114

Certification Review for PeriAnesthesia Nursing

2nd Edition

Authors: Barbara Putrycus Jacqueline Ross
eBook ISBN: 9781437726114
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 27th December 2007
Page Count: 368

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Written by the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) — the leading organization for perianesthesia nursing education, practice, standards and research — this book is the only question-based CAPA and CPAN exam review available. All 700 questions include comprehensive rationales and are individually referenced to current research. This review/practice tool provides you with the core knowledge, essential skills, and fundamental principles integral to perianesthesia nursing practice.

Key Features

  • Case study and clinical application questions help you prepare for in-hospital or ambulatory certification.
  • Questions are written at different levels of difficulty throughout, with a strong emphasis on application.
  • Case-based scenarios help you apply your knowledge and challenge your understanding of perianesthesia clinical practice.
  • Detailed rationales are provided for every question, ensuring that you understand why answers are correct or incorrect.
  • Each question is referenced to up-to-date research and key resources, making it easy to locate necessary resources based on your own study plan.

Table of Contents

  1. Certification of Perianesthesia Nurses: The CPAN® and CAPA® Certification Programs

    2. Professional Issues Applied to Perianesthesia Nursing Practice

    3. Perianesthesia Considerations Across the Life Span

    4. Pharmacologic Considerations

    5. The Spectrum of Perianesthesia Clinical Practice

    6. Cardiac, Vascular, and Pulmonary Systems

    7. Physiologic Balance

    8. Neurologic, Neurovascular, and Musculoskeletal Systems

    9. Intraabdominal and Retroperitoneal Observations

    10. Maxillofacial, Nasopharyngeal, Ophthalmic, Otologic, and Reconstructive Concepts


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About the Author

Barbara Putrycus

Affiliations and Expertise

Surgical Services, QA/Regulatory Compliance/Infection Control, Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center, Dearborn, MI

Jacqueline Ross

Affiliations and Expertise

Perianesthesia Nursing Consultant, Patient Safety Analyst, OHIC Insurance/The Doctors Company, Columbus, OH