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