When Routine Care Doesn’t Go According to Plan: Common Post-operative Complications in the PICU and What to Do About Them
1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour of which contains 0.25 pharmacology content. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is $10 for NAPNAP Members. For non- members, this continuing education activity rate is $20.
Using case studies, we will discuss common post-operative complications, as well as some unusual complications and potential intervention and treatment strategies.
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Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses
• Review criteria for admission to the PICU for infants and children.
• Discuss common diagnoses and post-op cases commonly seen in the PICU.
• Discuss common complications seen in these patient populations.
• Discuss strategies to improve communication between providers to improve transition of care and anticipatory guidance regarding potential post-operative complications.
Heather E. Herrera, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC/PC
Heather is a dually certified pediatric nurse practitioner working in a busy 24-bed PICU at the Children's Hospital of San Antonio. She also enjoys being a pediatric acute care updates committee member with the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. When not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.
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