About Course #N1719
Release Date: October 17, 2016
Expiration Date: October 31, 2019
20 Contact hours | 7.9 Pharmacology hours Ambulatory surgery staff members work as a team with the patient's physician and the patient to provide safe, efficient, and streamlined care. Ambulatory surgery offers an evidence-based approach to perioperative care while maximizing convenience and safety. Although emergencies rarely occur in the ambulatory environment, preparation for these events is continuous. Federal and state regulations prompt ambulatory surgery teams to consistently focus on quality assurance, performance improvement, and risk management in an effort to ensure reliable patient safety.
The intent of this course is to provide the learner with information focused on the unique specialty of ambulatory surgical care. Ambulatory surgery is an exciting area of practice that offers clinicians variety and growth opportunities. Although this course will assist nurses who are new to ambulatory surgical care or considering entering ambulatory surgical care, it will also provide up-to-date information relevant to the skills and practices of nurses already working in the ambulatory setting.
Kentucky APRNs - Fulfills pharmacology requirement.
This course should not be taken in conjunction with course #N1738 Ambulatory Surgery Nursing Essentials or #N1739 Ambulatory Surgery: Anesthetic Management for Nurses.
About the Author
Angela Kramer, MBA, RN, CNOR, CASC, CPPS, is the director of ambulatory surgery for BayCare Health System in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. She earned three board certifications through the Competency and Credentialing Institute, the Board of Ambulatory Surgery Certification, and the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety. She is a certified nurse in the operating room, a certified surgery center administrator, and a certified professional in patient safety. Mrs. Kramer holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in healthcare management. She is a member of the Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers and sits on the association's committee for education. She is also a member of the National Patient Safety Foundation and the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.
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