CPAN®/CAPA® Exam Review

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. The day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Agenda

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • The Test
    CPAN and CAPA Test | Certification Preparation | Test-Taking Strategies
  • Practice Standards
    The Professional Nurse | Overview of Perianesthesia Nursing and ASPAN Standards
  • Legal, Regulatory and Professional Issues
    Legal Terms, Regulatory Bodies and Professional Issues
  • Assessment of the Perianesthesia Patient
    Nursing Process in the Perianesthesia Setting | Perianesthesia Nursing Assessment
  • Age Specific Care
    Age Specific Care in the Perianesthesia Setting
  • Patient Clinical Data Related to Perianesthesia Nursing
    Fluid and Electrolyte Balance | Chemistry Labs | Hematology and Blood Transfusions
  • ABG Interpretation

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:45 pm
  • Anesthesia
    Anesthetic Techniques and Blocks | Anesthetic Agents, Drugs and Adjuncts
  • Herbal Drugs and Homeopathic Treatments Related to Anesthesia Outcomes
  • Medications in the Perianesthesia Setting
    Common Medications Used in Perianesthesia Nursing | Pain Management
  • Education
    Patient and Family Education
  • Perianesthesia Complications
    Airway Emergencies | Cardiovascular Emergencies | Hemodynamics | Neurologic Complications | Post-Op Nausea and Vomiting | Malignant Hyperthermia | Management of Hypothermia

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