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Competency Based Orientation and Credentialing Program for the Registered Nurse in the Perianesthesia Setting - 2014 Edition

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This is a comprehensive guide to support competency and skill development for perianesthesia nurses. Written by perianesthesia experts, the manual can be used to orient the new perianesthesia nurse, provide best practice updates for the veteran nurse, or be selectively utilized to guide annual clinical updates for the entire perianesthesia nursing staff. The goal is to provide the perianesthesia nurse with a framework of essential performance criteria.  

These unique performance criteria establish basic competencies needed to practice in diverse perianesthesia practice settings. The chapters are written in easy to use format, with competency statements, criteria, rationale, test questions, references and tables to check off each nurse when criteria are met.

Chapters include preanesthesia care, postanesthesia care with body systems reviews, airway management, moderate sedation and analgesia, anesthetic agents and adjuncts, fluid management, pain and comfort, nausea and vomiting, thermal regulation, age specific competencies, postoperative teaching, medical imaging and interventional procedures care, legal issues and documentation, and transcultural nursing. The newest chapter in this edition addresses teamwork and collaboration.  Approx. 500 pp. 

Program Format:

  • Flash drive: each flash drive contains a full .pdf file of the publication as well as 22 separate chapter .pdf files for easy access by the user
    - OR -
  • Hard copy: printed on three-hole paper / shrink-wrapped

Price (for either format):

  • ASPAN member price: $165.00
  • Non-member price: $245.00

Please add shipping and handling:
Domestic - $15.00
Alaska, Hawaii, Canada - $25.00
International (Other) - $35.00

Errata Sheet: CBO for the RN 2014

(as of June 14, 2015)
CBO for the RN 2014
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