Class A Credits: .5
Course Launch Date: 11/17/21
Course Expires: 7/18/22
Five billion people worldwide do not have access to safe, affordable surgical, obstetric, trauma and anesthesia care (Meara, JG et al. 2015). Of the 313 million surgical procedures that are done each year, only 6% are done in the poorest countries (37.3% of the world’s population). A quarter of people who have a surgical procedure will incur financial catastrophe and most of those are in low and middle-income countries. The goal of this presentation will be to provide an understanding of the current policy and workforce issues related to access to anesthesia care in low and middle-income countries. The G4 Alliance in conjunction with other organizations has set a goal; safe surgical and anesthesia care for 80% of the world by 2030. Strategies to attain this goal will be reviewed and include advocacy, development of national surgical plans, coordination of education projects and expanding workforce.
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.
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Richard Henker, PhD, CRNA, FAAN is a professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing in the Department of Nurse Anesthesia. Dr. Henker has conducted anesthesia related genomic research in the areas of postoperative pain, postoperative nausea and vomiting and malignant hyperthermia. His latest publication reports on 14 new genomic variants associated with malignant hyperthermia identified from subjects enrolled in the North American Malignant Hyperthermia Registry. Dr. Henker is faculty on the genomics hub at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. In addition to his research, and teaching at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Henker practices at UPMC-Presbyterian.
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