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Postoperative Care in the ASC

Postoperative care in the ASC setting includes the same phases of care provided in an inpatient postanesthesia care unit (PACU). The American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) has established a scope of practice for preanesthesia and postanesthesia nursing care which is applicable in the ambulatory setting

On completion of this module the learner will be able to:

  1. List the postanesthesia levels of care
  2. Identify key points of ongoing patient assessment
  3. Explain the concept of fast tracking

Contact Hours: 1.1

Examination and evaluation must be completed by 1/1/2023 to receive contact hours.


Extension Fee

This course is accessible for four months from the date of enrollment. Extensions can be requested at a $50 fee per month (for a maximum of four months that must be consecutive). Request an extension with Customer Service at (800) 755-2676.