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AORN Journal CE Articles

Whether you're preparing for recertification, renewing your license, or just want to stay current, the AORN Journal Continuing Education (CE) articles address a variety of perioperative topics. From Guidelines implementation to perioperative safe practices, stay up-to-date and improve your own practice every day.

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April 2016 Issue


This April issue includes featured CE content on using informatics to strengthen data interpretation, transitions in care, and engagement with patients susceptible to malignant hyperthermia, and intraoperative nursing considerations related to patients who have undergone ventricular assist device implantation. In addition, this month’s Clinical Issues column looks at creating a just culture, circulating while administering moderate sedation/analgesia, the monitoring RN leaving the room during the administration of moderate sedation, and screening and assessment for obstructive sleep apnea.

Featured Articles

Using Informatics to Care for Patients Susceptible to Malignant Hyperthermia

Perioperative nurses and nurse leaders should understand how to apply a nursing informatics framework and informatics concepts to strengthen data interpretation, transitions in care, and engagement with patients susceptible to malignant hyperthermia and their family members. Patient outcomes can be improved when informatics solutions facilitate identifying risks, clinical decision-making in a crisis situation, retrieving priority information during transitions of care, and patient participation in planning care.

Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: Perioperative Nursing Considerations

Management of the ventricular assist device (VAD) patient requires interdisciplinary effort across a diverse continuum of care and understanding new implantation techniques. This article describes current advances in VAD technology, indications for use, and intraoperative nursing considerations related to patients who have undergone VAD implantation.

Clinical Issues - April 2016

This month’s Q&A column addresses the following topics: creating a just culture, circulating while administering moderate sedation/analgesia, the monitoring RN leaving the room during the administration of moderate sedation, screening for obstructive sleep apnea before administering moderate sedation, and assessment for obstructive sleep apnea.

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