CPAN®/CAPA® Exam Review
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This course is designed for nurses working in the perianesthesia setting who plan to take the CPAN®/CAPA® Exam. The course will focus on core concepts defined by ASPAN™ for caring for all populations.
Program Learning Outcomes
This program prepares the learner to:
- Describe the CPAN®/CAPA® Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
- Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
- Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
- Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.
Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.
Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
- The Test
CPAN® and CAPA® Test | Certification Preparation | Test-Taking Strategies
- Practice Standards
The Professional Nurse | Overview of Perianesthesia Nursing and ASPAN™ Standards
- Legal, Regulatory and Professional Issues
Legal Terms, Regulatory Bodies and Professional Issues
- Assessment of the Perianesthesia Patient
Nursing Process in the Perianesthesia Setting | Perianesthesia Nursing Assessment
- Age Specific Care in the Perianesthesia Setting
- Patient Clinical Data Related to Perianesthesia Nursing
Fluid and Electrolyte Balance | Chemistry Labs | Hematology and Blood Transfusions
Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:45 pm
Anesthetic Techniques and Blocks | Anesthetic Agents, Drugs and Adjuncts
- Herbal Drugs and Homeopathic Treatments Related to Anesthesia Outcomes
- Medications in the Perianesthesia Setting
Common Medications Used in Perianesthesia Nursing | Pain Management
Patient and Family Education
- Perianesthesia Complications
Airway Emergencies | Cardiovascular Emergencies | Hemodynamics | Neurologic Complications | Post-Op Nausea and Vomiting | Malignant Hyperthermia | Management of Hypothermia