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ANES 644 Principles of DNP Nurse Anesthesia Practice I

The course focuses on the study of applied science, biomedical equipment, and foundational principles for safe, evidence-based quality perioperative care. Focus areas will include decision-making and problem solving in perioperative preparation, management and evaluation of anesthesia delivery equipment, monitoring, basic airway management, pharmacological selection, patient risk stratification, and patient care transitions. Competence Statement: Knows and applies the science related to biomedical equipment, anesthesia delivery systems and foundational principles well enough to apply these principles to nurse anesthesia practice.

Special information

Prerequisites: Admission into the Nurse Anesthesia DNP program.
2 Graduate credits

Effective May 6, 2020 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Analyze equipment and supplies that are pertinent for patient and procedure, accuracy and safety for quality patient care;
  • Analyze factors related to patient positioning and basic airway management in the provision of safe and effective nurse anesthesia care;
  • Critique management strategies for possible physiologic changes associated with anesthesia, medical and surgical care and equipment malfunctions.

Summer 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Principles of DNP Nurse Anesthesia Practice I Nybo, Anna Lynn Laffoon, Travis Ryan Popp, Jordan Books for ANES-644-01 Summer 2024 Course details for ANES-644-01 Summer 2024