Anesthesia Clinical Implications of the Cocaine Using Patient, What Should I Do?
2.0 AANA Class A CE Credits
2.00 AANA CE Credits in pharmacology/therapeutics
Course Expiration Date: 7/31/2023
The participant will be able to:
1. Describe the physiology interactions of cocaine.
2. List and identify anesthesia implications related to the cocaine patient.
This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 2.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1039503; Expiration Date 7/31/2023
AANA designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 2.00 CE Credits in pharmacology/therapeutics
AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP # 10862
No outside financial support.
Cocaine is a commonly abused drug in the United States. As a result, it is not unusual for cocaine positive patients to present for either elective or emergent surgery. The challenges that such patients present to anesthesia providers are well known.
Current practice regarding management of cocaine positive patients varies widely between institutions, with many places opting to cancel surgeries. Procedure cancellations due to use of cocaine pre-operatively results in loss of revenue, resources, as well as logistical difficulties when trying to reorganize operating room schedule.
However, there are no recommendations from neither American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) nor American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) regarding cocaine‐positive patients presenting for elective surgery.
This course will give you guidance on how to deal with a cocaine positive patient.
10 Randomized Question Exam 80% or better required for CE credits.
Two attempts allowed.