PeriAnesthesia Nursing Core Curriculum, Preprocedure, Phase I and Phase II PACU Nursing, 2nd Edition

PeriAnesthesia Nursing Core Curriculum

2nd Edition Preprocedure, Phase I and Phase II PACU Nursing

By ASPAN; Lois Schick, MN, MBA, RN, CPAN, CAPA, Perianesthesia Nursing Consultant, Per Diem Staff Nurse, Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Wheatridge, CO and Pamela E Windle, MS, RN, NE-BC, CPAN, CAPA, FAAN, Nurse Manager, St. Luke?s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX


Section 1 - Professional Competencies

Chapter 1: Evolution of Peranesthesia Care

Chapter 2: Standards for Ethical Practice

Chapter 3: Patient and Family Education

Chapter 4: Research and Evidence-Based Practice

Chapter 5: Legal Issues

Section 2 - Environment of Care

Chapter 6: Practice Settings, Policies and Procedures

Chapter 7: Regulatory Agencies and Accreditation

Chapter 8: Safety

Chapter 9: Continuous Quality Improvement

Section 3 - Life Span Considerations

Chapter 10: Human Growth and Development

Chapter 11: The Pediatric Patient

Chapter 12: The Adolescent Patient

Chapter 13: The Adult Patient

Chapter 14: The Geriatric Patient

Section 4 - Competency of Preoperative Assessment

Chapter 15: Preoperative Assessment Programs

Chapter 16: History and Physical Examinations

Chapter 17: Preexisting Medical Conditions

Chapter 18: Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Chapter 19: The Mentally and Physically Challenged Patient

Chapter 20: Transcultural Nursing

Section 5 - Core Competencies of PACU Nursing

Chapter 21: Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Balance

Chapter 22: Anesthetic Agents and Adjuncts

Chapter 23: Moderate Sedation/Analgesia

Chapter 24: Thermoregulation

Chapter 25: Postoperative and Postdischarge Nausea and Vomiting  NEW!

Chapter 26: Pain and Comfort Management

Chapter 27: Hemodynamic Monitoring

Chapter 28: Perianesthesia Complications

Chapter 29: Hematologic Care

Chapter 30: PACU Phase I Discharge Criteria

Section 6 - Surgical Specialties

Chapter 31: Respiratory Care

Chapter 32: Cardiovascular Care

Chapter 33: Neurologic Care

Chapter 34: Endocrine Care

Chapter 35: Gastrointestinal Care

Chapter 36: General Care

Chapter 37: Renal/Genitourinary Care

Chapter 38: Gynecologic and Reproductive Care

Chapter 39: Obstetric Care

Chapter 40: Ophthalmologic Care

Chapter 41: Oral/Maxillofacial/Dental Care

Chapter 42: Orthopedic Care

Chapter 43: Otorhinolaryngologic Care

Chapter 44: Peripheral Vascular Care

Chapter 45: Plastic and Reconstructive Care

Chapter 46: Podiatric Care

Chapter 47: Trauma Care

Chapter 48: Bariatric Care NEW!

Chapter 49: Special Procedures

Section 7 - Ambulatory Surgical Nursing Competencies

Chapter 50: Immediate Postoperative Assessment and Postanesthesia Assessment Phase II

Chapter 51: Patient Discharge Education in Phase II Setting

Chapter 52: Discharge Planning: Extended Observation, Home and Follow-up Care

Appendix A: Certification of Perianesthesia Nurses: The CPAN and CAPA Certification Programs

Appendix B: Test Taking Strategies