All of Nurse Anesthesiology Faculty Associates’ online CE offerings meet Class A and Class B credit requirements. Successful completion of NAFA offerings will be reported to the AANA and appear on your CE dashboard. Additionally, in planning CE offerings, we give careful consideration to include content congruent with the NBCRNA’s “Core Module” topical areas. And we do it all within your department budget.
Over 40 years of Quality, Value and Service to the nurse anesthesia specialty. NAFA Now is the online continuing education arm of Nurse Anesthesiology Faculty Associates. Since 1977, VCU and NAFA have led the nation in nurse anesthesia education – for students, career CRNAs, and advanced practitioners and faculty.
NAFA was founded in 1977 in conjunction with the historic move of incorporating nurse anesthesia education into the framework of formal graduate education. In 1979, VCU became the first program in the nation to award a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesiology, and less than three decades later became the first in the U.S. to develop and implement the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice. Continuing education serves as our third focus of a “triangle” devoted to nurse anesthesia education.
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This title will provide an overview of the primary cardiomyopathies and considerations for anesthesia in this patient population. Discussion will include characteristics of the 4 primary cardiomyopathies including DCM, HCM, RCM and ARVC. Anesthetic considerations and challenges for management and monitoring of the patient will be presented.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) formation poses a potentially serious risk to the surgical patient. If unrecognized and untreated, a DVT can break away from the affected vessel and travel to the lungs, a condition known as pulmonary embolism (PE). A PE creates a significant obstruction of blood flow to the lung and, depending on the size of the obstruction, can result in dangerously low oxygen levels, right-sided heart failure and death. Risk factors for DVT and PE can be identified in many cases. Prevention of these pathological conditions is the best way to avoid negative sequelae.
This title explores the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) guidelines and provides a review of various agents used for multimodal analgesia.
This learning module provides a brief overview of options for neuromuscular monitoring in the perioperative period. It provides a review of basic concepts related to peripheral nerve stimulation and an introduction to a prototypical quantitative neuromuscular monitor that employs acceleromyography.
This webinar covers use of point-of-care ultrasound guidance for preipheral intravenous and arterial cannulation procedures in the upper extremity. The module begins with a very brief overview of the scientific basis for the use of ultrasound technology. A summary of current evidence is presented as a guide for patient selection. Tips for adjusting various ultrasound system settings is provided to enable the learner to gain confidence in this technique.
This title discusses the anatomical structures of the renal system and their processes. Topics covered include components of the renin-angiotensin system, function of the renal tubular system, and acides, bases, and buffers. Participants will recognize the importance of the renal system as a foundation for the development of individualized care plans.