Class A Credits: 1.00
Pharmacology Credits: 1.00
Course Launch Date: 10/29/20
Course Expires: 10/30/23
Evidence shows that 4-10% of opioid naïve patients will continue to use opioids more than 90 days after their surgical procedure, making prolonged postoperative opioid use a common complication of surgery. Provider and institutional strategies can be implemented to decrease this rate while maintaining high levels of patient satisfaction.
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AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.
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I have been a CRNA for 12 years. I currently practice in a CRNA only group at a Critical Access Hospital in Ohio. I completed my PhD at Duquesne University in August of 2018 with a focus on prolonged postoperative opioid use in opioid naïve patients. Some of my awards include: 2018 OSANA Educator of the Year, 2018 U.C. Nurse Anesthesia Program Didactic Educator of the Year, and the 2019 Duquesne University School of Nursing Distinguished Dissertation Award. I am the project director for over $1 million in federal grants specific to the opioid crisis.