The POST ANESTHETIC CARE CERTIFICATE COURSE is offered at the following institutions, listed by province:

British ColumbiaVancouver Community College:  www.vcc.ca (PeriAnesthesia Nursing Certificate)

Ontario:   Conestoga College, Cambridge, Ontario   www.conestogac.on.ca  

                Mohawk College, Hamilton, Ontario    www.mohawkcollege.ca

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The CRITICAL CARE COURSE with a PACU COMPONENT is offered at the following institutions, listed by province:

New BrunswickThe Moncton City Hospital, in association with the University of New Brunswick.  For more information, contact:   Nicole.Heppell@serha.ca This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This course is also available via teleconference to other areas of the province. 

British ColumbiaBritish Columbia Institute of Technology:  www.bcit.ca (Select:  "Critical Care Nursing Specialty with a Post Anesthetic Recovery Option")

Nova ScotiaCapital Health, www.cdha.nshealth.ca

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The ANESTHESIA ASSISTANT program is offered at the following institutions:

Ontario:    The Michener Institute of Technology, Toronto, Ontario    http://www.michener.ca/ce/postdiploma/anesth_asst.php

                 Fanshawe College, London, Ontario     www.fanshawec.ca/EN/ana1/program/next/courses.asp?zoom_highlight=Anesthesia+Assistant

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The NURSE PRACTITIONER OF ANESTHESIA program is offered at the following institutions:

Ontario:   The University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (St. George Campus only)    http://bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/site3.aspx

 Interesting Reading

 

Pain management in perianesthesia nursing is a human endeavor
Edwina A. McConnell
Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - December 1999 (Vol. 14, Issue 6, Page 329)

Perioperative Rectal Administration of Nonopioid Analgesics
Chris Pasero
Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing
February 2010 (Vol. 25, Issue 1, Pages 5-6)

Glycemic Control and Surgery—Optimizing Outcomes for the Patient With Diabetes
Heather Ead
Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing
December 2009 (Vol. 24, Issue 6, Pages 384-395)

Effectiveness of the Essential Oils Lavender and Ginger in Promoting Children's Comfort in a Perianesthesia Setting
DeeAnn Nord, John Belew
Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing
October 2009 (Vol. 24, Issue 5, Pages 307-312)


Handoff Communication: Opportunities for Improvement
Maureen V. Iacono
Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing
October 2009 (Vol. 24, Issue 5, Pages 324-326)

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