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2017 Guest Speakers

Every year, highly experienced guest speakers have supported QPANA and have offered an interested and qualified educational opportunity to perianesthesia nurses.guestspeaker

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»


Learning objectives:

  1. Describe the initial management of traumaList missed injuries in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
  2. Know massive transfusion management
  3. Know pain control in trauma patients
  4. 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»

Learning objectives:

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:

  1. Case scenario #1: What information can be given to police and when?
  2. Case scenario #2: Chain of evidence for potential legal proceedings
  3. Case scenario #3: Mental capacity post-anesthesia  and narcotics
  4. Case scenario #4: Potential legal psychiatric aspects that need to be dealth with
 Dr J.Francisco Asenjo: «Regional Anesthesia and Blocks»


Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the rationale for using regional anesthesia in the periop period
  2. Identify immediate complications of regional anesthesia
  3. Identify the most common blocks currently used and the way to deal with partial/failed blocks
  4. Understand the technique to place the catheter and its management 

 Byanca Jeune, RN, BScN, MN, Nurse Clinician: «The Quality of Nursing Documentation»


Learning objectives

  1. Define nursing documentation
  2. Understanding the legal aspect of nursing documentation
  3. Identify factors influencing nursing documentation
  4. Understand and name the criteria for the evaluation of quality documentation


Becoming QPANA member to consult after the conference, the guest speakers's presentation!


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