NURS-604 Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice II
Spring for 2010-2011
This Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia course is designed to expand on the student's 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, vascular, thoracic, cardiac disorders utilizing conventional as well as advanced neurosurgical, cardiovascular, respiratory monitoring. Cerebral, cardiac and respiratory physiology is examined in depth. Appropriate utilization of crystalloids and colloids is differentiated. 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 their daily practice.
Prerequisites: NURS-600; NURS516; NURS602
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