AANA Journal Course: Cryoneurolysis for the Treatment of Sensory Nerve Pain

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Class A Credits: 1

Format: PDF

Course Launch Date: 12/11/18

Course Expires: 12/10/21

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The purpose of this activity is to demonstrate that cryoneurolysis is a safe, minimally invasive, non-pharmacologic pain management procedure which uses cold temperatures to ablate the sensory nerves that cause pain and may be considered as part of a multimodal pain management plan.

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists 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.


Post-Test Attempt Notice
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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  • Understand how cold temperatures applied to nerve tissue result in reversible nerve damage.
  • Evaluate the available literature on cryoneurolysis to treat pain caused by sensory nerves.
  • Recognize the patient populations who may benefit from cryoneurolysis treatment for sensory nerve pain.

Alison Smiley, DNP, CRNA

CRNA, YPS Anesthesia Services

Alison Smiley is a CRNA from Saint Petersburg Florida. She is passionate about professional advocacy, with past service as the student representative on the CRNA PAC and she currently serves as co-chair for the FANA PAC and GRC committees. Alison has lectured on professional advocacy for SRNAs and new graduate CRNAs.



Jason McGuire, PhD, CRNA


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