Pain and Epidurals

April 20, 2021

Nurses and APPs want to understand how to obtain the maximum benefit from epidural pain management in post op infants to reduce side effects of opioid respiratory depression as there has been an Increase in use of Epidural pain management in Neonatal post op pain. This has been used in conjunction with APP providers ordering opioid pain management. This program will introduce staff the staff to UPMC Children's Hospital Acute Interventional Pain Service ( AIPS).

Target Audience

Nurse

Nurse Practitioner

Physician Assistant

Learning Objectives

Following this presentation, staff will be able :

 To discuss epidural analgesia for neonatal postoperative pain control.

To discuss epidural single injection and continuous catheters (the caudal, thoracic, and lumbar location).

To summarize unsatisfactory epidural analgesia issues. .

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
Course opens: 
04/20/2021
Course expires: 
05/04/2021
Event starts: 
04/20/2021 - 2:00pm
Event ends: 
04/20/2021 - 3:00pm
UPMC:Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Breanne Gray MSN,CRNP, NNP-BC

Alexandra Mastro, PA-C

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh 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. 

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is _1_ contact hours.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.  

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
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