NURS-506 Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Anesthesia
Spring for 2017-2018
The focus of this course is the pre-anesthesia evaluation of the adult patient. The student nurse anesthetist will utilize a holistic approach to patient evaluation, including history taking and physical assessment, in order to analyze the patient's health state and anesthetic risk. This information will be integrated with other aspects of the surgical procedure and knowledge gained from the course co-requisites; physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology in order to prepare for and deliver a safe anesthetic. Recognition of diverse populations is discussed and the influence of culture on care throughout the perioperative period is analyzed. The laboratory component will utilize simulation experiences to reinforce concepts covered within this course and covered within the co-requisites listed above.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: NURS 517, NURS 521, NURS 610, NURS 529, NURS 542
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