The 421-hour online PeriAnesthesia Nursing Certificate provides learners with the knowledge and practical skills for entry into PeriAnesthesia Nursing. This program includes theory, demonstrations, and practical skills education in PeriAnesthesia work areas. Topics include pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative care considerations for all PeriAnesthesia phases with a focus on Phase 1. The PeriAnesthesia Nursing Certificate program prepares the graduate to write the PANC(C) specialty examination as per the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA).
Students must pass the practicum and attain a minimum grade of 70%
PAR 101 - Perianesthesia Nursing
This course introduces the learner to the standards of practice, regulations and implementation of best practice required by the perianesthesia nurse.
PAR 102 - Respiratory Care
This course will introduce learners to the specific respiratory needs of the client in the perianesthesia setting. Topics covered will include: concepts of oxygen delivery, airway management and ventilation, ABG analysis, pharmacological interventions and pulmonary disorders.
Prerequisites: PAR 101
PAR 103 - Cardiovascular Care
This course provides the learner with a comprehensive understanding of hemodynamics principles and monitoring.
PAR 104 - Neurological Care
This course will enable the learner to conduct a thorough neurological assessment of the perianesthesia client. While the focus will be on neurosurgical clients, consideration of neurological disorders will also be discussed.
PAR 105 - General Anesthesia
This course is a comprehensive overview of pre-anesthetic assessments, intra-operative anesthetic basics with a focus on understanding balanced general anesthesia. Monitored anesthesia care (MAC) and procedural sedation will also be discussed.
PAR 106 - Regional Anesthesia
This course explores the application of local anesthetics in the various modes of regional anesthesia. Learners will acquire knowledge of various regional anesthesia techniques from cutaneous and topical to peripheral nerve blocks and neuroaxial anesthesia.
PAR 107 - Admissions and Discharge
This course teaches learners to conduct a thorough admission assessment and provide Phase 1 postanesthesia care according to the NAPAN standards for practice. This course also provides guidelines for transitioning to Phase 2 post-anesthesia care.
PAR 108 - Pain Management and PONV
This course focuses on pain management and post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) and their treatment in Phase 1 post anesthesia settings.
PAR 109 - Post-Operative Complications
This course introduces the learner to many of the critical post-operative complications that occur in Phase 1 recovery.
PAR 110 - Specialty Populations
This course focuses on populations that require specialized care in Phase 1 perianesthesia, such as geriatrics, obstetrics, pediatrics and bariatrics. There will be an overview of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Pathway (ERAS).
PAR 111 - Practicum
The practicum provides the learner with an opportunity to integrate theory into practice at one of several accredited clinical sites. During this hands-on experience, learners will participate in caring for patients receiving various modes of anesthetic and undergoing a variety of surgical procedures.
Learners will gain an understanding of Phase 1 perianesthesia nursing, formulate and implement care based on this acquired knowledge and evaluate client outcomes.
Preceptors in the clinical settings will guide and direct the learner to prepare them for entry into perianesthesia nursing.
Please note, there are additional costs for materials and/or textbooks.
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 02/25/2018