Perianesthesia Nursing Curriculum
This Perianesthesia Nursing Curriculum is designed to train nurses new to the perianesthesia nursing specialty. This curriculum is based on the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) scope and standards of practice. It contains thirteen online modules that are self-directed learning and are intended to be completed over multiple weeks during clinical orientation. Topics include phases of perianesthesia nursing, airway management, organ systems, anesthesia agents, moderate sedation, emergent situations, patient education, pain management, nausea & vomiting, and discharge.
**If you are interested in purchasing a contract with Mayo Clinic Continuing Nursing Education for use of this curriculum in your entire organization, please email Denise Rismeyer**
This is designed for training nurses new to the perianesthesia nursing specialty.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- List the phases of perianesthesia nursing
- Conduct a head to toe assessment before and after a surgery/procedure
- Identify common anesthesia and analgesia medications used in perianesthesia
- Describe methods to manage pain, nausea & vomiting, and discharge education
Materials in this Mayo Clinic curriculum do not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught.
Module 1: Introduction to Perianesthesia
Module 2: Pre-Anesthesia Care
Module 3: Airway Management
Module 4: Patient Assessment
Module 5: Moderate Sedation
Module 6: Anesthesia Medications
Module 7: Fluid Management
Module 8: Pain & Comfort Management
Module 9: Postoperative Nausea & Vomiting
Module 10: Common Emergent Situations
Module 11: Postoperative Education & Teaching
Module 12: Discharge Readiness
Module 13: Care of Non-Surgical Procedural Patients
This curriculum is available on self-directed online modules.
Maura McCabe, MSN, RN, CPAN
Kim Cluever, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Jean Guyer, APRN, CRNA, DNP
Darlene Bannon, APRN, CRNA, DNP
Allyn Lacount, MSN, RN
Kristal Leuer, MSN, RN
Kelsey Wierschem, MSN, RN
Course Director: Denise Rismeyer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Nursing Education Specialist-Continuing Nursing Education Program
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Department of Nursing
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this activity for a maximum of 2.50 ANCC contact hours.
Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.
- 2.50 ANCC
- 2.50 Attendance