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PACU Nursing 2019: Taking a Deeper Dive into Perianesthesia Care

Please join us for our biennial nursing conference that focuses on evidence-based updates and changes in the care of the perianesthesia patient. Our conference highlights topics that have been identified by D-H PACU nurses as necessary to ensure optimal care of patient in both inpatient and ambulatory perianesthesia settings. We look forward to reuniting with perianesthesia nurses from throughout the greater New England area and meeting new colleagues who will join us for the first time. See you in June!

Activity Details
Start Date: June 1, 2019
End Date: June 1, 2019
Time: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm (registration 8:30 - 9:00 am)
Location: Mount Sunapee, Goosefeather Pub and Spruce Café
1398 New Hampshire 103, Newbury, NH
Download: Event Flyer

Registration for this event is full. For conference questions, or if you would like to be added to the wait list, please e-mail Amanda.E.Sanchez@hitchcock.org.

Registration is online and by credit card only. 

The registration fees are as follows:

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Member Organization Employees: No Charge (advance registration required for planning purposes)
  • NEAH Hospital and Dartmouth College Health Services Employees: $45
  • Others: $90

Preregistration and payment required. The registration deadline is 10 days prior to the activity date. There will be no refunds after the registration deadline has been reached. A $10 administrative fee for a registration fee of under $50, and a $25 administrative fee for a registration of $50 and over, will be retained on all refunds requested before the registration deadline. For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Please note that we provide a simple light breakfast and/or lunch depending on conference times: options are limited. If you have specific dietary needs, please plan to bring your food with you to the conference. For conferences that are held on-site at DHMC, there are several options available for food purchases including our two hospital cafeterias.

Speakers & Topics
8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome
~ Chris Killam, MSN, RN, CPAN
9:15 am - 10:15 am Keynote:
Perianesthesia Scope of Practice and Standards of Care
10:15 am - 11:00 am Stroke in the PACU:
What’s New for 2019
~ M. Dustin Boone, MD, MPH
11:00 am - 11:15 am Break
11:15 am - 11:45 am Ketamine Therapy Integration Amidst Opioid Epidemic:
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Experience
~ Stanislav Sidash, MD
11:45 am - 12:15 pm Sleep Apnea:
What to Do and Whom to Blame
~ Stanislav Sidash, MD
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Project COMPEL:
Changing Opioid Medication Paradigms for Effective Living
~ Debbie Fabry, BS, RN-BC
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Updates on Neuromuscular Blockade and Reversal
~ Sarah Stark, MS, CRNA
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Break
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Could This Be Malignant Hyperthermia?
~ Marnie B. Welch, MD
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Extended Indications of Thoracic Robotic Surgery
~ David Finley, MD, FACS, FCCP
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm “I’m Awake, Why Isn’t My Bladder?” Managing Urinary Output in the PACU
~ Melanie Del Frari, BSN, BSJ, RN
4:45 pm Adjournment
Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to apply at least two changes to their current perianesthesia practice based on research and/or recent evidence.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 6.25 contact hours.

Receiving Contact Hours

The follow steps must be completed in order to receive contact hours for this event:

  • Register for the event online
  • Attend the event or session(s). A contact hours tracking sheet will be provided.
  • Complete the online evaluation - Must be submitted within 30 days after the activity

    Accessing the Online Evaluation (The evaluation is available the day after the event)

  • Log onto https://ce.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/login.aspx
  • Click on the My Activities link in the left side menu. Then click on the name of the activity you attended.
  • Click on the Resume button.
  • Click the Continue button until the Evaluation tab is active, and then click the Launch button.
  • Fill out the evaluation and then click submit. Contact hours will then be applied to your transcript. You can view your updated transcript by clicking on the "View Transcript" button.

View the Completing an Evaluation and Claiming Credit tutorial.

For questions or technical support, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Additional Information

For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org.

For accessibility needs, dietary or any other requests, please email Amanda.E.Sanchez@hitchcock.org.

If you do not wish to be included on the conference participant list, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org to inform us.

The CME and CNE Offices are not liable for expenses incurred by participants due to cancellation or changes in programs.

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