NURS-608 Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice IV
Fall for 2017-2018
This Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia course is designed to evaluate the student’s knowledge obtained from Anesthesia Concepts, Basic Principles of Nurse Anesthesia practice, Anesthesia Pharmacology, Advanced Pathophysiology, and Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia. The course examines anesthetic and nursing considerations for patients with pathophysiologic disruption requiring surgical interventions utilizing standard as well as advanced methods of anesthesia care. The course will analyze anesthetic management, including pharmacologic principles, patient safety involving monitoring, positioning, and the environment. Healthcare ethics and legal factors related to practice will be explored. Historical and professional aspects of nurse anesthesia practice are examined. Recognition of culturally diverse populations and the influence on care throughout the perioperative period is considered. The course is taught during the clinical practicum and allows the students to integrate advanced physiologic and nursing knowledge, skills and critical thinking into their daily practice. The course aids the student in preparation for the National Certifying Exam.
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: NURS 605, NURS 997, NURS 621, NURS 855
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