AANA February 2023 Journal Course: The Administration of Tranexamic Acid for Complex Spine Surgery

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Class A Credits: 1

Pharmacology Credits: 1

Format: Video

Course Launch Date: 2/7/23

Course Expires: 2/2/26

Tranexamic acid (TXA) has proven to be effective in decreasing perioperative blood loss in multiple surgeries.  The use of TXA has become more commonly used for complex spinal surgery; however, there is little agreement regarding dosing regimens.  Anesthesia practitioners are unaware of best practices for dosing of TXA during complex spinal surgery.  At the conclusion of the course, the reader should be able to discuss the pharmacology of tranexamic acid

(TXA) and specify the recommendations for its use to minimize blood loss during complex spinal surgery.

The American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

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A minimum passing score of 80% is required to pass this course. You have TWO opportunities to achieve a passing score. If you fail to achieve a passing score of 80%, you will not receive CE credit for this course.

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  • Discuss the pharmacology of tranexamic acid (TXA) and specify the recommendations for its use to minimize blood loss during complex spine surgery.

Amanda Lee, CRNA, MS

Kristen Jockel, CRNA, MS

Marianne Cosgrove, PhD

Shirvinda Wijesekera, MD