Students build on skills developed in practicum IV to further develop integration of scientific and anesthetic principles. Competent nurse anesthesia students apply scientific and anesthetic principles, evidence-based practice and safety & quality guidelines to psychomotor skills, critical thinking and decision-making. Students gain clinical experience in caring for the functionally incapacitated patient who may present emergently (PS IV & IVE). Competence Statement: Applies the principles and practice of nurse anesthesia care well enough to assess, plan, and implement an anesthetic care plan, at a competent level, under minimal supervision of a licensed/certified anesthesia provider for the PS IV & IVE patient.
- 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 based 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.