Scientific and anesthetic principles, evidence-based practice and safety & quality guidelines provide the frameworks for development of psychomotor skills, critical thinking and decision-making for the "novice" nurse anesthesia student in simulated and structured perioperative learning experiences. Learning experiences will begin with simulated encounters and will evolve to structured immersion in a clinical setting. Competence Statement: Knows the principles and practice of nurse anesthesia care well enough to assess, plan, and implement a basic anesthetic care plan, 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.