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.
- 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.