Perianesthesia

Preparation and Review

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Perianesthesia

This Course was developed to help perianesthesia nurses just like you become certified. The course was created by our PACU educator in a large teaching hospital.

Local Classes

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Virtual Classes

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On-Demand Courses

Study at your own pace.

Prepare to be a CAPA-CPAN with Zander!

Only Zander has the most thorough review of perianesthesia nursing available. This is a straight forward approach to the specific information you will need to successfully complete the Certified Ambulatory PeriAnestheisa or Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse exam. This course is based on ASPAN Standards and is ANCC Approved for 16.25 Contact Hours!

Two days of information is presented in a relaxed, professional atmosphere, delivered with humor and real life events that help you to relate the Recommended Practices to your own perianesthesia nursing practice. You will retain the information for the exam and for years to come.

Experience Shows

This course was developed to help perianesthesia nurses just like you become certified. The course was created while our educator was the PACU educator for a large teaching hospital. A busy level I trauma center with a thriving heart program and children’s hospital provided an abundance of real world experience. Born from the reality of a busy surgical department, this Certified Ambulatory PeriAnestheisa or Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse prep course has developed and strengthened into one of the most comprehensive study programs available.

Which course style is right for you?

Local Classes

These classes are on-location classes in a brick and mortar classroom. You get a printed workbook and up to 120 days access to a recording of the information. As with all of our classes you get a live coach to help you whenever you need it. Just call or email.

Virtual Classes

These classes are instructed through a live video stream, usually from one of our brick and mortar classes. There will be a chat box for you to ask questions just like anyone else in class. The printed workbook is shipped to your home so you’ll have the same materials as those in the classroom too. You get a total of 120 days access to the recorded information and as always the live coach as you prepare.

On-Demand Courses

These courses (coming soon for CRCST and CST courses) are a series of recorded videos with an online practice test after each session. Because it’s a 100% online environment you can begin immediately. It’s the exact same information as what we present live but there’s nothing printed and you have 60 days or 120 days to access AND complete the course (depending on the option you choose) to receive your certificate. You will receive access to download and print your own notes pages.

The Perianesthesia Exam Prep Course Has You Covered

You will learn strategies to help you feel less intimidated. Some simple tricks will help you identify the most likely answer to multiple choice questions even before you consider the content. You will leave with a personal study plan and take six practice tests over the two day course that will help boost your confidence.

Thoroughly explore ASPAN Standards and Practice Recommendations

Which are the foundation of perianesthesia nursing practice.

Review perianesthesia care of the most common surgeries

The course covers preoperative therough post discharge care with an emphasis on behavior, cognitive, physiologic, and safety needs of the patient.

Identify the types of anesthesia

And the various agents administered in the perianesthesia period.

Identify the nurse’s role in caring for patients

When the patient is the most vulnerable during surgical emergencies and perioperative complications, the perianesthesia nurse must be the most knowledgeable and decisive. This review will help you be the best advocate you can be when your patient needs you the most.

Identify the nurse’s role during all phases of surgery

Perianesthesia nursing is a profession that requires skill, science and planning. Those attributes will benefit the surgical patient and help the nursing health care professional to provide best outcomes for his or her patients.

The Perianesthesia Agenda & Resources

This two day course is designed to prepare perianesthesia nurses to take the Certified Ambulatory PeriAnestheisa or Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse exam and to demonstrate clinical competence and knowledge of practice standards.

Day 1 Agenda

8:30 – 9:00 Registration

9:00-9:10 Welcome and Introduction

9:10-10:30 Test taking strategies

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45–11:45 General Nursing Principles/Classifications

11:45-12:15 Lunch

12:15-1:15 Special Patient Populations

1:15-2:15 Preoperative Care

2:15-2:25 Break

2:25-3:25 Preoperative Care

4:25-6:25 Anesthesia

Day 2 Agenda

8:30-9:30 Pharmacologic Agents

9:30-10:30 Pulmonary

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 Cardiovascular

11:45-12:15 Lunch

12:15-1:15 Orthopedic Procedures

1:15-2:15 Vascular Procedures

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:30 Neuro and EENT

3:30-4:00 GU and OB/GYN,GI

4:00 – 4:45 Fluids/Electrolytes

4:45-6:00 Common Anesthesia Problems and Emergencies

Perianesthesia Resources
Practice makes perfect — and helps to pass your perianesthesia exam!

2023-2024 ​Perianesthesia On Demand Premium- 120 Day Access

What’s included:

  • Printable Course Materials
  • 120 days access to the Perianesthesia Course
  • 8 Practice Quizzes During the Course
  • Learning Style Assessment with Study Guides
  • 16.25 Contact Hours

$245

2023-2024 Perianesthesia On Demand Standard – 60 Day Access

What’s included:

  • Printable Course Materials
  • 60 days Access to the Perianesthesia Course
  • 8 Practice Quizzes During the Course
  • Learning Style Assessment with Study Guides
  • 16.25 Contact Hours

$195

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