The Hidden Scar: Anesthesia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Class A Credits: 1.0

Pharmacology Credits: 0.5

Format: Video

Run time: 26 mins

Course Launch Date: 11/3/20

Course Expires: 11/2/23

CRNAs will be able to properly identify potential PTSD patients, recognize the risks, develop and implement an anesthetic plan that will reduce or minimize emergence delirium in that patient population which will ensure patient and staff safety and well-being.  CRNAs will recognize which anesthetic agents and medications increase the incident of PTSD and which anesthetic agents and medications can decrease the incident of PTSD.  CRNA will be able to educate other perioperative staff on emergence delirium prevention/minimization and how to implement the techniques.

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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  • CRNA will be able to recognize and identify potential PTSD patients during the preanesthetic evaluation utilizing information provided during presentation.
  • CRNA will formulate and implement and anesthetic plan that prevents or minimizes the incidence of emergence delirium in patients with PTSD by utilizing techniques discussed during the presentation.
  • CRNA will formulate and implement an anesthetic plan that prevents or minimizes the incidence of emergence delirium in patients with PTSD by utilizing techniques discussed during the presentation.

Randy D. Cornelius, CRNA, ARNP, DNP CRNA


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