Every year, highly experienced guest speakers have supported QPANA and have offered an interested and qualified educational opportunity to perianesthesia nurses.
In order of their presentation, here is the list of our guest speakers. After the conference, with their permission, their presentations will be available in the Members Area.
Dr David Bracco, Anesthesiologist: «Trauma Patient in PACU»
Describe the initial management of traumaList missed injuries in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
Know massive transfusion management
Know pain control in trauma patients
Describe post-op management of trauma patients
Nancy Branco, RN, BScN, MN, ENC(E), TNCC Instructor: «Dealing with Legal and Ethical Issues of Surgical Patients»
Utilizing different case scenarios: Identification and review of legal and ethical issues that arise with each scenario as a nurse bound by a Code of Ethics:
Case scenario #1: What information can be given to police and when?
Case scenario #2: Chain of evidence for potential legal proceedings
Case scenario #3: Mental capacity post-anesthesia and narcotics
Case scenario #4: Potential legal psychiatric aspects that need to be dealth with
Dr J.Francisco Asenjo: «Regional Anesthesia and Blocks»
Understand the rationale for using regional anesthesia in the periop period
Identify immediate complications of regional anesthesia
Identify the most common blocks currently used and the way to deal with partial/failed blocks
Understand the technique to place the catheter and its management
Byanca Jeune, RN, BScN, MN, Nurse Clinician: «The Quality of Nursing Documentation»
Define nursing documentation
Understanding the legal aspect of nursing documentation
Identify factors influencing nursing documentation
Understand and name the criteria for the evaluation of quality documentation
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