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Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this continuing education program is to provide nurses with information about the proper positioning of the patient undergoing surgery and other invasive procedures with an emphasis on avoiding intraoperative nerve damage to the upper extremities. After studying the information here, you will be able to:
  • Identify areas of the upper extremities at highest risk for developing position-related nerve damage during operative or other invasive procedures
  • Discuss the collaborative efforts of the perioperative nurse, anesthesia provider, assisting personnel, and surgeon required for patient positioning
  • Describe interventions required to avoid intraoperative nerve injury
  • List five primary mechanisms for perioperative neuropathies
  • Describe the most common upper extremity injuries

Course Termination/ Update Date : 01/27/2020

Course Originally Released on : 12/31/2006

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Accreditation Information

NURSES

In support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning 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.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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