The course focuses on the study of safe, evidence-based nurse anesthesia care management in normal human physiologic and pathophysiologic states including hematologic, immune, and psychiatric disorders and associated medical and surgical procedures for selected human anatomical systems. The course also focuses on pre-operative evaluation, deep sedation and post-anesthesia care, as well as basic regional techniques, ambulatory, office-based, non-operating room anesthesia care and anesthetic complications. Students will formulate care management strategies based on ethical, scientific and pharmacologic principles, safety, quality and evidence-based guidelines and cost effectiveness. Competence Statement: Knows safe, evidence-based nurse anesthesia care management well enough to apply to nurse anesthesia practice for patients with various pathophysiologic disorders.
- Analyze equipment and supplies necessary for the provision of safe, quality anesthesia care in a variety of patient care settings;
- Propose ethical individualized management and monitoring strategies for patients throughout the perioperative continuum specific to the health history, diagnostic data, and medical or surgical procedure;
- Predict conceivable outcomes specific to health history, diagnostic data, and medical or surgical procedure, and therapeutic interventions;
- Critique management strategies for possible physiologic changes associated with anesthesia, medical and surgical care and equipment malfunctions in a variety of patient care settings; and
- Discuss professional team and leadership behavior strategies that promote quality patient outcomes and cultural competence.