Feb 25, 2021  
Catalog/Bulletin 2015-2016 
Catalog/Bulletin 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[4 Credits]
The course develops and applies advanced practice nursing roles and practice skills related to nurse anesthesia. The course follows the professional practice standards of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists with an emphasis on preparation of patients and equipment, pre- and postoperative patient evaluation, planning and implementing evidence-based individualized anesthesia care plans, and perioperative pain management. Non-invasive and invasive monitoring will be reviewed. An introduction to the professional aspects as well as the scope and standards of care of nurse anesthesia is included. Skills labs include: insertion of central lines, positioning, induction, preoperative interview, and charting. Human Patient Simulation labs will be conducted regarding inhalation induction as well as intravenous induction of general anesthesia. Pre-requisites: Advanced Pharmacology, Nursing Advanced Health Assessment. Co-requisites: Integrated Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology for Nurse Anesthetists I, Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesia, Basic Principles of Anesthesia.