Opioid Use: Past, Present and Future (1.25 DC)
This session will present the perfect storm that has led to the current opioid crisis in the United States, the current opioid medications available in the US and their utility in acute and chronic pain, tools for detection of opioid misuse, and end with a segment on proper prescribing habits and changes that are underway to stem the tide of the opioid epidemic.
Value Your Well-Being (1.25 IC)
This session will explore evidence, strategies and benefits to start practicing your well-being self-care skills and increase your resilience, self-compassion, mindfulness, and happiness.
Culture of Safety: Increasing Workplace Civility (1.25 IC)
In this session you will hear the organizational unique approach and strategies that can result in healthier workplace environments and contribute to nurse resiliency.
Pediatric Postoperative Pain Assessment (1.25 DC)
The purposes of this presentation are to give an overview of pain assessment in postoperative pediatric patients to include evidence based developmentally appropriate pain assessment tools to include the use of a functional ability assessment tool, factors that can affect the perception of pain and its assessment post-operatively, and, based on pain assessment, determine realistic goals for pain management with pediatric patients and their families.
Avoiding Anesthesia Related Complications: Knowing Anesthesia Agents (1.25 DC)
Combination of various anesthesia agents are given during a procedure/surgery, the perianesthesia nurse must have knowledge of how they play a risk for serious complications after surgery.
Preparing Transgender Patients for Surgery: An Awareness Initiative (1.25 DC)
By brining to light the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of transgender patients, healthcare workers can provide better and appropriate culturally competent care.
Is Your Patient Using CBD? How It May Impact Patient Care (1.25 DC)
CBD is sold without a prescription and can potentially present with social and or physical health dangers. Increased knowledge in this area will help us better care for patients.
Empowered Workforce 2021: The Perianesthesia Team (1.25 IC)
This session will present the use of unlicensed personnel as well as orienting new caregivers from a variety of practice backgrounds.
The Match Game: Preceptor Selection in the Perianesthesia Setting (1.25 IC)
This session will look at novel ways to determine who can be a preceptor and how to develop preceptors.
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