The course focuses on the study of safe, evidence-based nurse anesthesia care management in special populations. The course concentrate on normal human physiologic and pathophysiologic states. Age-related populations included are gerontology, obstetrics, neonatal and pediatric patients. Anesthesia care covering traumatic injuries and other specific conditions is included. Students 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 across the lifespan with and without various pathophysiologic disease states.
- Analyze biomedical equipment and supplies that are pertinent for patient and procedure, accuracy and safety for quality patient care across the lifespan, in specific disease states, and in patients with traumatic injury;
- Propose ethical individualized management and monitoring strategies for quality patient care across the lifespan, in specific disease states, and in patients with traumatic injury;
- Predict conceivable outcomes specific to health history, diagnostic data, and medical or surgical procedure, and therapeutic interventions for identified populations;
- Critique management strategies of possible physiologic changes associated with anesthesia, medical and surgical care and equipment malfunctions for identified populations; and
- Evaluate professional team and leadership behavior strategies that promote quality patient outcomes and cultural competence for identified populations.