5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Controlled hypotension
- Add-on codes
- Medical Supervision
- Qualifying Circumstances
- a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) - A registered nurse who has completed an accredited nurse anesthesia training program successfully.
- b A technique used in general anesthesia to reduce blood pressure to control bleeding during surgery.
- c Occurs when an anesthesiologist is involved in five or more concurrent anesthesia procedures, or fails to meet required medical direction criteria.
- d Circumstances that significantly affect the character of an anesthesia service. These add-on codes may be reported only with anesthesia codes, and more than one may be reported.
- e Procedures that commonly are carried out in addition to the primary procedure performed.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Loss of sensation in a region of the body.
- Is based on the physician fee schedule. Payments are made under the Relative Value Unit, rather than by Conversion Factor. Time is not a consideration for payment.
- Anatomically, beginning with the head.
- A unit of measure used to assign a value to services. It is determined by assigning weight to factors such as physician work, practice expense and malpractice expense.
- (AKA: Swan Ganz) - Pulmonary Artery Catheter - a flow directed catheter inserted into the pulmonary artery. PACs are used to measure pressures and flows within the cardiovascular system.
5 True/False Questions
Extraperitoneal or Retroperitoneal → Behind the peritoneum
Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB) → Loss of sensation in a region of the body.
Intraperitoneal (Upper Abdomen) → Within the peritoneum; organs in the upper abdomen - stomach, liver, gallbladder, spleen, jejunum, ascending and transverse colon.
Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest → Implies a temperature of 20 degrees centrigrade or less.
Arterial Line → A catheter inserted into an artery. It is used most commonly to measure real-time blood pressure and to obtain samples for arterial blood gas.