I have worked in PACU for 3 years and love it. It is a rural hospital and I realize we do not get a lot of surgeries the "larger" hospitals see. I am planning to test for the CPAN in November. I will be the first in our PACU to do this, and I realize the test is only about 4 and 1/2 months away. Currently I am reading/studying the Core Curriculum by Litwack (editor) and Perianesthesia Nursing by Drain. I am considering Certification review for Perianesthesia Nursing by Saunders.
Does anyone who has certified have any comments/suggestions/recomendations?
You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes,
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You're on your own, and you know what you know,
Amd YOU are the one who'll decide wher you go.
- A book with test questions and rationales is a big help.
- Don't forget that the CPAN exam covers ALL types of perianesthesia care: OB, peds, day surgery (discharge teaching? discharge teaching) and complex cases.
- Its not just "nursing care" but legal and management issues covered.
- Relax, pass the test, and join fellow CPANs for the ASPAN conference in San Diego next Spring!
Last edit by Charity on Jul 7, '06
: Reason: for clarity