Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

PeriAnaesthesia Review Course

Apr 25, 2020

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  • Course Description

    This one day course will cover essential competencies in the care of the perianesthesia patient. The Canadian Nurses Association’s (CNA) Blueprint for Perianesthesia Nursing Practice is the framework used for the content review. The course will include best practices and current evidence related to assessment, care planning and management across all phases of the perianesthesia experience (pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative). This course will feature content on: accreditation standards across the continuum (i.e. delirium & falls prevention, medication reconciliation, advanced care plans, handover etc.); in-depth hemodynamic/invasive monitoring review; management of urgent & emergent complications – “the crashing patient”; diagnostic imaging and procedural innovations; and unique considerations for geriatric, pediatric and obstetrical patient populations. Interactive activities and case examples from across settings will be incorporated throughout the day.

    Course Objectives

    By the end of the course participants will be able to:

    1. Identify common issues in the care of the perianesthetic patient at each phase of their journey through the anesthetic process (i.e. pre operatively, intra-operatively, post-operatively and upon discharge).
    2. Describe common effects of anesthetic agents on patients.
    3. Identify signs of hemodynamic instability.
    4. Articulate essential components of a high quality, comprehensive approach to perianesthesia care.
    5. Describe key components to include in providing education to the perianesthesia patient population.


    This one-day workshop is aimed at health care professionals who are working in or have an interest in Perianesthesia Care, including nurses working in or interested in working in the recovery room, same day surgery, operating room or post-operative ward. Nursing students with an interest in care of the perianesthesia patient are welcome to attend this educational event.

  • Schedule and Location

    Course Schedule

    The schedule is available for reference as a Printable PDFupdated November 19, 2019.


    Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    Health Sciences Building
    University of Toronto
    155 College Street
    Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 1P8 ( map )

  • Faculty

    Ramona Hackett RN, BA, MScN, PANC(c)
    Interim Manager, Acute & Critical Care Resource Nursing Team, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Clinical Educator, PeriAnesthesia Department (PAC, SDS,PACU, RAU & SSSU), Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Ramona completed her nursing program at George Brown College in 1989 and has recently completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree at York University.  Ramona has a background as a staff RN in trauma, neurosurgery, Neurosurgery ICU, Critical Care Unit and Post Anesthesia Care Unit. Ramona holds Canadian Nursing Association certification in PeriAnesthesia nursing and is actively engaged in her provincial and national PeriAnesthesia nursing associations. She is the current president of the Ontario PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association (OPANA) and is the secretary-elect on the executive board of the National Association of PeriAnesthesia Nursing of Canada (NAPANc). She has presented provincially, nationally and internationally on topics relevant to perianesthesia nursing, is the co-editor for the NAPANc Standards of Practice 4th Edition, has developed learning packages for nurses preparing to write the CNA PeriAnesthesia Certification exam, and has helped organize many conferences and workshops to promote this nursing specialty.

    Marianne Kampf RN, BA, PANC(c) Education and Development Clinical Educator, Critical Care(ICU & CICU) and Perioperative Services (PACU & SDS), Hamilton Health Sciences Marianne began her nursing career in 1984 after attaining her Diploma in Nursing from Mohawk College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from McMaster University. Marianne’s introduction to PeriAnesthesia nursing experience includes neurology, cardiac, orthopedic, spine and trauma specialties. Marianne became involved with OPANA, the Ontario PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association, in 2006 as Regional director and has held positions of President of OPANA and is current Treasurer and now Treasurer Elect to NAPANc, National PeriAnesthesia Nursing Association of Canada. Marianne was invited to go to Ottawa to assist and develop exam questions for the first CNA PeriAnesthesia certification nursing exam in 2013. CNA certification in PeriAnesthesia nursing was achieved on her own accord in 2015.  Recently she was involved in developing study guide questions for the 2nd CNA PeriAnesthesia nursing study guide.

    Charlotte Kenning McCallum NP-Adult, MN, ACNP, GDipNPAC
    Nurse Practitioner, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, London Health Sciences Centre Adjunct Assistant Professor, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University (Full bio to be posted when available)

  • Registration Information


    Early Bird (until March 27, 2020) $335 + HST
    Regular price (starting March 28, 2020) $370 + HST
    U of T Nursing Alumni save 15%* $315 + HST
    U of T Nursing Faculty (incl. Adjunct) save 15% $315 + HST
    OPANA member save 15% Please Note that you are required to provide your OPANA membership number to us to be eligible for this discount. $315 + HST
    U of T Nursing Student save 50% $185 + HST
    Site Groups of three or more A group discount rate is available for site groups of three or more people. For details please contact

    Please Note

    • Refund Policy – To withdraw from the course and receive a refund, your written request must be emailed to by March 27, 2020. No refunds will be given after this date. All refunds are subject to an administration fee of $100 + tax. As an alternative, a colleague may attend in your place. Please send your substitution request at least 7 days before the course.
    • Registration is limited.
    • Advanced registration is required. Registration deadline: April 22, 2020.
    • U of T Nursing Alumni discount is available to BScN, MN, PMNP Diploma, MScN or PhD graduates of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
    • U of T Nursing Faculty discount is available to individuals with a faculty position, adjunct or status appointment, or are a Clinical Instructor (current academic year only) at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
    • OPANA discount is available to members who provide their OPANA membership number on the course registration form.
    • Student in U of T Faculty of Nursing discount is available to individuals currently registered in the BScN, MN, PMNP or PhD programs at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.
    • Applicable taxes (13% HST) will be added to the registration fees.
    • Course Cancellation Policy – The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to unavailability of instructors, facilities or insufficient enrolment. Decisions on course cancellations are made at least 15 calendar days prior to the course starting date, so early registration is recommended. If you enroll in a course that is subsequently cancelled, you may transfer to another section of that course if an alternative is available; or you may receive a full refund. We are not responsible for travel fees or any expenses incurred by you.
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  • What past participants have said about this course:

    “An effective overview for anyone currently practicing or interested in perianesthesia nursing!”

    “Love the test questions.”

    “Enjoyed the interactive components – group work and online survey questions kept me on the ball.”

    “All info presented is useful and appreciated. Thank you. Enjoyed this program.”

    “Good overview! Helpful info! Thanks!”

  • Contact Us

    Phone: (416) 978-1784
    Address: Centre for Professional Development (PD)
    Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    University of Toronto
    Suite 130
    155 College Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M5T 1P8

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