Updates in the Care of Transgender Patients in the Perioperative Setting

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Class A Credits: 1.00

Format: Video

Course Launch Date: 5/6/21

Course Expires: 5/5/24

Discrimination, bias, and marginalization in our profession is inherent. It is a hard pill to swallow, but it is inherent with any profession for it is human nature. The main goal of this presentation is, to first and foremost, assess one's own personal bias in the care of transgender individuals as patients, have an open mind, and then learn the accompanying skills and knowledge in the care for the utmost safety of our patients, as a whole. According to Equality Florida, 30% of transgender people have postponed medical care for fear of being marginalized and 20% have been refused care. The transgender community is rapidly evolving and care in the surgical setting is expanding. With this presentation, terminologies, medications, and best practices for the surgical care of transgender patients will be discussed in alignment with the different stages of transition (e.g., male to female, or female to male).

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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  • Define terminologies associated with supportive care for a transgender patient.
  • Identify and examine common medications taken by a transgender patient.
  • Design an anesthetic plan of care specific to a transgender patient with considerations to all aspects of care (e.g. physical emotional spiritual intellectual environmental financial and psychological aspects).
  • Identify and possibly formulate policies that are applicable to ones CRNA practice.

Jose D. Castillo III, PhD, MSNA, CRNA, APRN

Assistant Professor, Texas Wesleyan University

Dr. Castillo earned his PhD in Instructional Design and Technology in 2016 from Keiser University with his dissertation entitled Effect of Knowledge of Learning Styles on Test Score Achievement of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists.  He completed his BSN from West Visayas State University in 1994 and his MS in Nurse Anesthesia from Wolford College in 2007.  Dr. Castillo work as an independent Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist practitioner in Florida, and full-time Nurse Anesthesia Faculty for more than 12 years with a most recent appointment as Assistant Professor at Texas Wesleyan University.  He is an active advocate to the nurse anesthesia profession through local, state [current President, Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists), national, and international professional involvements.  On a national scale, Dr. Castillo enjoys presenting scholarly topics of interest to the CRNA and the nursing profession. 


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