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Continuing Education Articles from the
Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing (JoPAN)

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The purpose of the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing (JoPAN) is to facilitate communication about and deliver education specific to the body of knowledge unique to the practice of perianesthesia nursing. Contact hours can be earned by reading the available continuing education articles from JoPAN and successfully completing the posttest and evaluation. A certificate will be awarded upon completion of each article. After reading abstracts of the articles below, click on the link in the box to purchase.

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The American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation does not imply that ASPAN or ANCC-COA approves or endorses any product included in the activity. Additional provider numbers: Alabama #ABNP0074; California #CEP5197.

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NEW! Framework to Explain Progression of Pain in Obese or Overweight Children Undergoing Tonsillectomy, 1.0 CH, DC, Expiration 5/31/21
NEW! Identification and Management of Ischemic Stroke in the Recovery Room, 1.0 CH, DC, Expiration 5/31/21
NEW! Pharmacogenetics of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting, 2.5 CH, DC, Expiration 5/31/21
NEW! Perianesthesia Nursing Malpractice: Reducing the Risk of Litigation, 1.0 CH, IC, Expiration 12/31/20
NEW! Multidisciplinary Approach to Placenta Percreta: An Observational Case Study, 1.5 CH, DC, Expiration 12/31/20
NEW! Perioperative Care of Children Undergoing Intra-arterial Chemotherapy for Retinoblastoma, 1.25 CH, DC, Expiration 12/31/20
Guidelines for the Perianesthesia Care of the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy/Becker Muscular Dystrophy Patient, 2.25 CH, DC, Expiration 11/30/20
Pulmonary Embolism in the Postanesthesia Care Unit: A Case Study, 1.0 CH, DC, Expiration 10/31/20
NEW! Periprocedural Considerations for Anticoagulated Atrial Fibrillation Patients, 1.5 CH, DC, Expiration 9/30/20
NEW! Acute Postobstructive Pulmonary Edema Following Laryngospasm in Elderly Patients: A Case Report, 1.5 CH, DC, Expiration 7/31/20
Perianesthetic Implications and Considerations for Myasthenia Gravis, 1.5 CH, DC, Expiration 7/31/20
Perioperative Considerations for Patients Diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery, 1.5 CH, DC, Expiration 7/31/20
NEW! Pediatric Emergence Delirium: A Case Study, 1.25 CH, DC, Expiration 6/30/20
Care of the Patient With a Peripheral Nerve Block, 2.0 CH, DC, Expiration 3/31/20
Reimagine Health Care Leadership, Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century, 2.0 CH, IC, Expiration 3/31/20
Pediatric Review and Perioperative Considerations, 1.00 CH, DC, Expiration 3/31/20
The Prevention and Recognition of Ulnar Nerve and Brachial Plexus Injuries, 1.25 CH, DC, Expiration 3/31/20
Understanding Normal and Abnormal Swallowing: Patient Safety Considerations for the Perianesthetic Nurse, 1.00 CH, DC, Expiration 3/31/20
Evidence Based Practice in Perianesthesia Nursing - Application of the American Geriatric Society Clinical Practice Guidelines for Postoperative Delirium in Older Adults, 1.00 CH, IC, Expiration 3/31/20
Low-Dose Ketamine for Postoperative Pain Management, 1.00 CH, DC, Expiration 3/31/20
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery – The Importance of the Perianesthesia Nurse on Program Success, 1.00 CH, IC, Expiration 3/31/20
Postoperative Management of the Physiological Effect of Spinal Anesthesia, 2.00 CH, DC, Expiration 3/31/20
Management of Emergence Delirium in Adult PTSD Patients: Recommendations for Practice, 1.00 CH, DC, Expiration 1/31/20
Reducing the Incidence of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting Begins With Risk Screening: An Evaluation of the Evidence, 2.00 CH, DC, Expiration 11/30/19
Malignant Hyperthermia - A Review, 1.0 CH, DC, Expiration 8/31/19
Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the Adult Perioperative Patient, 1.50 CH, DC, Expiration 8/31/19
Evidence Based Use of Cuffed Endotracheal Tubes in Children, 1.0 CH, DC, Expiration 7/31/19
Local Anesthesia Toxicity and Lipid Rescue, 1.25 CH, DC, Expiration 7/31/19


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