Class A Credits: 1
Run time: 28 mins
Course Launch Date: 1/20/22
Course Expires: 1/19/23
Patients with do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders may still be surgical candidates, often for palliative procedures. With the presence of a terminal illness, it is possible for a patient’s condition to decompensate from an anesthetic or surgical complication whose cause is independent of the patient’s underlying disease. For this reason, some institutional policies automatically revoke DNR orders in the intraoperative period. In considering principles of healthcare ethics, however, automatic suspension of DNR orders directly conflicts with the patient’s autonomy and right to self-determination. Accordingly, many professional organizations such as the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA), American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), American College of Surgeons (ACS), and Association of perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) have guidelines for addressing DNR orders in the surgical patient.
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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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Crystal O’Guin, DNP, CRNA is an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University in the DNAP program and a practicing CRNA in Memphis, TN. Ms. O’Guin worked at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where she maintained the role of Course Director for the ACLS and PALS programs at the hospital from 2009 to 2015.
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