UPMC St. Margaret Annual Perianesthesia Nurses Conference | 2023
The Annual Perianesthesia Nurses Conference is presented by the UPMC St. Margaret Perianesthesia Department.
This program is designed for nurses who provide care for surgical patients, including perianesthesia, surgical, and intensive care unit nurses.
The learner will be able to:
- Discuss postoperative care of surgical patients, including potential complications and nursing interventions
- Identify and describe common ophthalmic surgical procedures
- Review medications used in the peri-operative patient, including those used for cardiac emergencies
7:30am-8:00am | Registration and Introduction
8:00am-9:00am | Oxygenation and Ventilation: Respiratory Physiology and Post-Operative Complications presented by Christopher McNulty, MD, D.ABA
9:00am-10:00am | Care of Eye Surgery Patients presented by Joseph Paviglianiti, MD
10:00am-10:15am | Break
10:15am-10:45am | Protein and Surgery presented by Courtney Riedel, MS, RDN, LDN, NWCC
10:45am-11:15am | The Implementation of Capnography in the PACU to Improve Detection of Respiratory Compromise in Post-Operative Adult Patients presented by Sean Williamson, DNP, RN, CRNA
11:15am-12:15pm | A Crash Course in Emergency Cardiac Medications presented by Megan Baumgartner, PharmD, BCPS
12:15pm-12:30pm | Evaluation and Conclusion
Megan Baumgartner, PharmD, BCPS
UPMC St. Margaret
Christopher McNulty, MD, D.ABA
Clinical Assistant Professor
Joseph Paviglianiti, MD
Physician, Medical Affairs
Courtney G. Riedel MS, RDN, LDN, NWCC
Registered Dietician, Advanced Practitioner
UPMC St. Margaret
Sean Williamson, DNP, CRNA
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
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.
This activity is approved for the following credit: ANCC. Other healthcare professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 4 contact hours.
- 4.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 4.00 Attendance