NURS-604 Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice II
Spring for 2017-2018
This Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia course is designed to expand on the students' knowledge obtained from Basic 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 of neurosurgical, thoracic, cardiac, and vascular disorders utilizing conventional as well as advanced neurosurgical, cardiovascular, and respiratory monitoring. Cerebral, cardiac, vascular and respiratory physiology are examined in depth. Special considerations regarding anesthetic depth, pulmonary function, respiratory care and acid base balance are also explored. The course is taught during the clinical practicum and allows the student to integrate advanced physiologic and nursing knowledge, skills and critical thinking into daily practice –and emphasizes as needed the special considerations for culturally diverse populations.
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: NURS 602, NURS 855
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