Question of the Week

Study Question of the Week

Study questions cover content in the five domains of perianesthesia patient care: Anesthesia, Physiology, Perianesthesia Monitoring and Intervention, Perianesthesia Care Considerations, and Professional Nursing Practice and Guidelines.

The nursing knowledge domains to meet these needs are the same for both the CPAN and CAPA certification programs but some of the knowledge topics and testable tasks differ between the two exams.

For best practice, we recommend you review both CPAN and CAPA study questions.

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Question of the Week

June 12, 2024

According to ASPAN Standards of Perianesthesia Nursing Practice, the perianesthesia nurse administering moderate sedation to a patient makes sure that an emergency cart with a defibrillator is:

  1. immediately available during the administration.
  2. available on the next floor, near the elevator.
  3. available only for patients with an ASA score of 2 or less.
  4. immediately available upon request from the code team.

Question of the Week

June 5, 2024

An elderly patient who is being discharged home after outpatient surgery refuses assistance and has no family members or friends to contact. The perianesthesia nurse's primary responsibility is to:

  1. ensure appropriate home support.
  2. make a postoperative discharge phone call.
  3. provide medication management.
  4. contact adult protective services.
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