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Preventing Post-Operative Complications
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
Product Details
DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
6 hr 36 min
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI Publishing & Media
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Explain the essential measures to prevent complications of anesthesia.
  2. Understand various pain management strategies in the perioperative and postoperative period.
  3. Evaluate how the human body responds to stress and injury, particularly following a surgical procedure.
  4. Apply the “ebb” and “flow” theories surrounding responses to trauma.
  5. Incorporate new skills to prevent complications of surgical intervention.
  6. Learn how to contribute to an early identification of SIRS, sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock.
  7. Propose the immediate interventions that must be taken with sepsis.
  8. Choose strategies to optimally prepare the patient for recovery at home.
  9. Incorporate the newest patient education theories in to everyday interactions with patients.

Types of Anesthesia and Sedation

  • General and regional anesthesia
  • Common complications
  • Newest research in symptom management

Post Operative Pain Control

  • Complex pain management issues
  • Evidence-based pain management
  • Ideal vs. real world issues
  • Managing effects and side effects
  • Over-medication & accommodation

Physiologic Response to Surgical Stress

  • Cellular level response
  • Stress, inflammatory, and metabolic response
  • Understanding the “ebb” and “flow” theory
  • Newest research to reduce complications from surgical stress


  • Identification and first response
  • Real world scenarios and presentations
  • The most up-to-date evidence to reduce infection rates

Special Situations & Ethical Issues

  • Bloodless surgery
  • Special considerations in GI surgery
  • Consent issues
  • Surgery on the DNR patient
  • The ethics of evidence based surgical options

Recovery at Home

  • The hospital stay as the first stage of recovery
  • Newest patient education theories
  • “What I wish someone had told me…”



Casseopia Fisher has practiced nursing in multiple hospital post-surgical environments, including Trauma, Orthopedics, and Surgical Specialties. She is currently Nurse Manager of a Med-Surg unit and ICU, and a graduate of Oregon Health and Science University and Western Governors University.

Casseopia has a passion to share her expertise with healthcare audiences through a variety of presentations that draw from her background. As such, she is a sought-after national presenter on topics that draw from her areas of expertise. She hold her certification in Medical-Surgical Nursing and has a special interest in the management of alcohol withdrawal/drug abuse in the inpatient population.

Speaker Disclosures

Financial: Casseopia Fisher has an employment relationship with Columbia Memorial Hospital. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Casseopia Fisher is a member of the International Nurses Society on Addictions.
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Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists - Credit Available Until: 4/12/2022
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Florida Nurses:
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Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners
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