AANA October 2021 Journal Course: Vocal Cord Paralysis: Implications for Anesthesia Care (ME)

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Class A Credits: 1

Format: Video

Course Launch Date: 10/5/21

Course Expires: 10/4/24

Incomplete knowledge regarding vocal cord paralysis and its implications in care of patients with preexisting diagnosis and considerations in prevention of intubation-related injury.  CRNAs are unfamiliar with physiology of unilateral and bilateral vocal cord paralysis, factors contributing to intubation-related injury, recommendations to decrease likelihood of injury, and considerations in care of patients with these diagnoses.  CRNAs will understand causes and physiologic changes in unilateral and bilateral vocal cord paralysis. CRNAs will know factors contributing to laryngeal injuries of this type. CRNAs will be familiar with evidence-based practice changes to decrease likelihood of intubation-related vocal cord paralysis.

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.


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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All presenters and planners of this CNE activity are required to disclose to the audience any significant financial relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products, goods, or services related to patient care. If any conflict has been disclosed, the planners of this program assure that the content is unbiased and free of any conflicts of interest. All planners, authors, and content reviewers disclosed there were no commercial interest relationships to declare.

  • Compare normal laryngeal function with variations found in patients with unilateral and bilateral vocal cord paralysis.
  • Identify causes of unilateral and bilateral vocal cord paralysis including surgical procedures and coexisting diseases.
  • List factors contributing to intubationrelated laryngeal injuries and recommendations to decrease likelihood of injury.
  • Discuss considerations in care of patients with preexisting unilateral and bilateral vocal cord paralysis.
  • Describe considerations in care of patients after vocal cord medialization procedures.

Karen Maresch, MSN, CRNA


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