Paralysis is Bad for Breathing: Outcome Criteria Associated with Residual Neuromuscular Blockade (1 Class A CE with .5 Pharm)

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Class A Credits: 1.00

Pharmacology Credits: .50

Format: Video

Course Launch Date: 1/26/21

Course Expires: 1/25/22

This lecture will increase awareness that respiratory failure is a persistent problem for patients undergoing general anesthesia who receive a neuromuscular blocking agent and/or neuromuscular blocking reversal agent. Enhancement of quality of anesthesia and post-anesthesia care can be achieved through a working knowledge of this endemic problem and the practical solutions for it.

Supported by Merck

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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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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  • Analyze the clinical incidence of residual neuromuscular blockade.
  • Describe the postoperative respiratory complications associated with residual neuromuscular block.
  • Discuss the health care quality and economic implications of postoperative residual neuromuscular blockade.

Brent Dunworth, DNP, MBA

CRNA, NEA-BC


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