Course Description: This is the third in a series of six clinical practicum courses. In this practicum, students combine intermediate didactic knowledge and psychomotor skills in assessment, planning, and implementation/delivery of perioperative anesthesia care under close supervised monitoring and mentoring by licensed/certified anesthesia providers in MSA member hospitals throughout the Twin Cities. Students complete a minimum of 240 hours of supervised practicum as a student nurse anesthetist. Competence Statement: Knows the principles and practice of nurse anesthesia care well enough to assess, plan, and implement an anesthetic care plan, at an intermediate level, under close supervision of a licensed/certified anesthesia provider.
- Develop and conduct a preanesthetic assessment.
- Formulate an anesthesia care plan.
- Complete a room set-up for an anesthetic case.
- Maintain a complete medical record for an anesthetic case.
- Develop the process of an anesthetic induction.
- Develop the process of anesthetic management.
- Develop the process of anesthetic emergence.
- Develop post-anesthesia care handoff to recovery room personnel.
- Demonstrate professional and personal responsibility in all clinical interactions.
- Follow universal precautions in all patient contact.