NURS-602 Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice I
Fall for 2017-2018
This Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia course is designed to expand on the students' knowledge obtained from Basic Concepts and Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice, Anesthesia Pharmacology and Advanced Pathophysiology. The course examines anesthetic and nursing considerations for patients with pathophysiologic disruptions requiring surgical interventions in orthopedic, vascular and otorhinolaryngologic disorders utilizing conventional as well as laparoscopic and laser techniques. The course will also provide insights into the anesthetic management for patients with difficult airways undergoing regional, general and monitored anesthesia care. Special considerations for pediatric, elderly, outpatient, obstetric patient and anesthetics delivered in remote locations, and newborns requiring resuscitation are also explored. The importance of considering cultural context during the development of the anesthetic plan for individual patients will be emphasized. The course is taught during the clinical practicum and allows the student to integrate advanced physiologic and nursing knowledge, skills and critical thinking into their daily practice.
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: NURS 516, NURS 524, NURS 600
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