Question of the Week

Study Question of the Week

Study questions cover content in the three domains of perianesthesia patient care are Physiological Needs, Behavioral Health and Cognitive Needs, and Safety Needs.

The nursing knowledge to meet these needs are the same for both the CPAN and CAPA certification programs. It is the percentage of questions asked in each domain that varies, depending on whether the candidate is taking the CPAN or CAPA exam.

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

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Question of the Week

August 10, 2022

The perianesthesia nurse instructs a patient who received a brachial plexus nerve block to:

  1. immediately report numbness and burning sensation.
  2. be aware all blocks last only for 8 hours.
  3. not apply a brace on the affected arm.
  4. be proactive with pain medication to avoid uncontrollable discomfort.
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Question of the Week

August 3, 2022

During a follow-up phone call for inguinal hernia repair, the patient states has significant scrotal edema. The perianesthesia nurse informs the patient:

  1. this is a normal post-operative expectation.
  2. to monitor temperature twice a day.
  3. to contact the physician immediately.
  4. soaking in a warm tub is beneficial.
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