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Perianesthesia and Procedural Topics – Non-Operating Room Anesthesia

Maureen McLaughlin, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CPAN, CAPA is one of the leaders in perianesthesia nursing. An overview of Non-Operating Room Anesthesia will be discussed in this learning activity.

Activity Date:
Start Date:   February 6, 2021
End Date:  February 6, 2024
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  • Maureen F. McLaughlin, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CPAN, CAPA
    Quality Nurse, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, Massachusetts

There is no fee for this activity, but to receive contact hours you must register online and complete the online Attestation and Evaluation form (you must register to access this form).

Learning Outcome

At the conclusion of this learning activity, (at least 75% of) participants will be able to describe at least two potential risk factors that might occur when anesthesia is provided outside of the OR suite.


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

This educational activity carries 1.0 contact hour.

Requirements for Successful Completion

Dartmouth-Hitchcock will award contact hour(s) for successful completion. In order to receive full contact hour credit for this Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) activity, you must:

  • View the entire presentation 
  • Complete the online Attestation of Attendance & Evaluation Form (you must register to access).

The activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have reported NO financial interest or relationship* with various companies. There were no individuals in a position to control the content that refused to disclose.

*A “financial interest or relationship" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.

Bibliographic Sources
  • Gendzel, L., Bailey, P. & Feldman, J. (2013). ASA Newsletter, 77(11), 12-14.
  • https://www.asahq.org/standards-and-guidelines/statement-on-nonoperating-room-anesthetizing-locations
  • Bhananker, S. et al. (2006). Injury & liability associated with monitored anesthesia care.  Anesthesiology, 104:228-234.
  • Metzner, J. et al. (2009). Risk & safety of anesthesia at remote locations. Current Opinions in Anaesthesiology, 22, 502-508.
  • Woodward, ZG. et al. (2017). Safety of non-operating anesthesia: a closed claims update. Anesthesiolgy Clinics, 35(4), 569-581.
  • Ellis, S. et al. (2014). Anesthesia-related cardiac arrest. Anesthesiology, 120, 820-838.
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists. (2019). Standards for Post Anesthesia Care. retrieved @ www.asahq/standardsforpostanesthesiacare
Provider Contact Information

Provider contact information for questions of the activity or regarding accreditation: 

Center for Learning and Professional Development
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756

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