The course focus is on scientific principles found in chemistry and physics upon which mechanical, pharmacological and physiologic systems are explained. Students examine physics and general, organic and biochemistry concepts for clinical correlation in nurse anesthesia practice. Specific content areas include measurement, chemical and physical properties of matter, atomic and molecular structures, chemical equations and stoichiometry, reactions, energy relationships, periodicity, bonding, gas laws and solutions. Competence Statement Knows the scientific principles found in chemistry and physics as they apply to mechanical, pharmacological and physiologic systems in nurse anesthesia well enough to apply these principles in nurse anesthesia practice.Prerequisites: Admission to the Minneapolis School of Anesthesia and admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Doctor of Nursing Practice Program.
3 Graduate credits
Effective May 6, 2020 to present
- Assess mechanical, pharmacologic and physiologic processes based on basic quantitative chemistry and physics analysis
- Forecast mechanical, pharmacologic and physiologic processes constructed from chemistry and physics principles;
- Evaluate fluid, gas and ion movement and behavior associated with mechanical, pharmacologic and physiologic processes in clinical correlation.