“Anesthesia: How it Affects Nursing Care and Patient Outcomes”

Debbie Fracassi, MS, RN-BC , service educator for perioperative services at University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), graduated in 2013 with a Master’s of Science in Nursing Education from Roberts Wesleyan College. Debbie teaches advanced cardiopulmonary elective course to senior nursing students at Roberts Wesleyan and BLS and ACLS class at URMC. She is certified in Nursing Professional Development and a current member of ASPAN.

Debbie presented “Anesthesia: How it Affects Nursing Care and Patient Outcomes” to the URMC surgical center on Feb 1st for their annual teaching day, in celebration of PANAW week. Contact hours for the presentation were approved by URMC and ANCC.

Debbie has been the service educator for the past 3 years and has over 30 years of experience as an RN, 5 years working in the surgical ICU, 9 years in the surgical center at URMC, and 13 years in cardiology, including 8 years in leadership. She is also the current service representative for career advancements @URMC along with the service representative for continuing education.


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