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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.