Students build on skills developed in practicum I to further develop integration of scientific and anesthetic principles. "Novice" nurse anesthesia students apply evidence-based practice and safety and quality guidelines for American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) or Physical Status (PS) I and II. Students apply evidence-based practice, safety and quality guidelines in psychomotor skills, critical thinking and decision-making as "novice" nurse anesthesia students. Students gain clinical experience caring for the patient with minimal to mild physiological derangements. Competence Statement: Knows the principles and practice of nurse anesthesia care well enough to assess, plan, and implement an anesthetic care plan for patients with advancing complex physical status, at a novice level, under total supervision of a licensed/certified anesthesia provider.
- Analyze biomedical equipment and supplies for relevance, accuracy and safety for quality patient care;
- Appraise patient's health and functional risk status for safe diagnostic, surgical and anesthetic care;
- Formulate cost-effective, evidence-based plans of care based on patient's physical status, procedural or diagnostic needs;
- Administer safe, culturally competent care based on evidence and ethical principles;
- Communicate effectively with patients, family and other healthcare providers;
- Employ reflective practice to improve patient outcomes and quality of care; and
- Exhibit professional leadership behaviors of responsibility, accountability and integrity.
- Apply ethical principles to nurse anesthesia care.