Resuming Elective, Non-urgent Surgical Procedures during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Class A Credits: 0.5

Format: Video

Course Launch Date: 5/26/20

Course Expires: 5/25/21

Understand preparation for and anesthetic management of patients undergoing elective, non-urgent surgical procedures with the goals to reduce the risk for SARS-CoV-2 transmission and protect healthcare personnel, patients, and their families. 

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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  • Describe considerations for facilities and clinicians which should be assessed prior to resuming elective, non-urgent surgeries and procedures.
  • Describe considerations throughout the perioperative process for decreasing risk of COVID-19 exposure during the anesthetic management of patients.

Brett Morgan, DNP, CRNA


Jessica Poole, DNAP, CRNA

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. 

Sallie M Poepsel, PhD, MSN, CRNA, APRN