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2 Key Acute Care Issues: Fluid and Electrolyte Abnormalities & Preoperative Assessment



Monica Tombasco
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Monica Tombasco


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  • Fitzgerald Health-Livestream - EDT (GMT-4)
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  • Rx Contact Hours:
  • 2.20
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  • 1
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Schedule: 2:30-5:45 PM EDT

Recognizing and correcting common fluid and electrolyte abnormalities is key to preventing life-threatening imbalances. Conducting a thorough preoperative assessment is critical to reducing the risks associated with surgery and anesthesia. NP expert and national speaker, Monica Tombasco, MS, MSNA, FNP-BC, CRNA, ENP-C, presents the following 2 courses:

 

Fluid and Electrolyte Abnormalities: Evaluation and Management of Common Disorders

Fluid and electrolyte imbalances can be life-threatening if not promptly treated, so recognizing common abnormalities and choosing the proper IV solution to correct the imbalance is critical to patient care.

·         Identify common electrolyte abnormalities encountered in the acute or primary care setting

·         Implement treatment strategies for correcting common electrolyte imbalances                            

·         Calculate and choose proper IV solutions for patients in the acute care setting.                                        

 

Optimizing Outcomes with Preoperative Assessment

Conducting a thorough preoperative assessment is critical to reducing the risks associated with surgery and anesthesia. Gain the knowledge on how to perform preoperative assessments and learn:

·         Up-to-date guidelines on preoperative physical assessment optimization

·         Myths and facts related to preoperative clearance

·         Practical information on current and future trends for surgical procedures performed in the United States

·         Review of the American Society of Anesthesiologists risk stratification of patients undergoing surgery

·         Evidence-based recommendations for preoperative patient preparation

·         Recommended diagnostic and ancillary testing according to patient comorbidities, age, and types of surgery proposed