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General Course Information for ANE660: Nurse Anesthesia Clinical I

Course: ANE660 - Nurse Anesthesia Clinical I
Textbook: For the correct edition of the textbook assigned to a specific class, go to: http://www.nutextdirect.com

Course Prerequisite(s):
Course Description: Provides supervised clinical practicum experience for the student nurse anesthetist to begin administering anesthesia to patients with minimal co-morbidities or complex anesthesia requirements. The student will engage in the entire perioperative course under the direct supervision of a CRNA or Anesthesiologist.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Develop and apply perioperative anesthesia management plans at the basic level for a variety of clinical settings.
  • Formulate fundamental clinical practice knowledge to the practice of perioperative anesthesia management.
  • Evaluate the influence of the individual's health status on the delivery of perioperative nurse anesthesia care.
  • Support policies and procedures of the operating room environment that affect perioperative anesthesia care and management.
  • Evaluate practice and integrate current research as related to anesthesia for the purpose of continuous improvement and evidence based practice.
Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
    • Appraise multi-system anesthesia related problems in terms of pathogenesis, mechanisms of system-to-system interactions and potential complications.
    • Appraise multi-system anesthesia related problems in terms of pathogenesis, mechanisms of system-to-system interactions and potential complications.
    • Appraise the integration of scholarship into evidence based clinical anesthesia practice.
    • Appraise the integration of scholarship into evidence based clinical anesthesia practice.
    • Develop and sustain relationships and partnerships with patients and other interdisciplinary professionals to facilitate optimal care and patient outcomes.
    • Develop and sustain relationships and partnerships with patients and other interdisciplinary professionals to facilitate optimal care and patient outcomes.
    • Develop critical thinking to anticipate and solve problems, make decisions, and apply basic science knowledge to nurse anesthesia practice.
    • Develop critical thinking to anticipate and solve problems, make decisions, and apply basic science knowledge to nurse anesthesia practice.
    • Evaluate ethical principles to decision making in nurse anesthesia practice and healthcare systems.
    • Evaluate ethical principles to decision making in nurse anesthesia practice and healthcare systems.
    • Evaluate the broad context or system within which nurse anesthesia is practiced.
    • Evaluate the broad context or system within which nurse anesthesia is practiced.
    • Evaluate the patient's physical and psychological status identifying abnormalities that will have implications on the anesthesia care plan, including evaluation of all laboratory, radiographic, and other diagnostic test data.
    • Evaluate the patient's physical and psychological status identifying abnormalities that will have implications on the anesthesia care plan, including evaluation of all laboratory, radiographic, and other diagnostic test data.
    • Formulate anesthesia management plans for all complexities of anesthesia care through the entire perioperative phase using all available technologies.
    • Formulate anesthesia management plans for all complexities of anesthesia care through the entire perioperative phase using all available technologies.
    • Select therapeutic interventions based on scientific knowledge and emerging approaches to nurse anesthesia practice and healthcare delivery to promote optimal outcomes.
    • Select therapeutic interventions based on scientific knowledge and emerging approaches to nurse anesthesia practice and healthcare delivery to promote optimal outcomes.
    • Select, assemble, and maintain proper equipment, anesthetic agents, and accessories in preparation for sedation, general anesthesia, and/or regional anesthetic techniques
    • Select, assemble, and maintain proper equipment, anesthetic agents, and accessories in preparation for sedation, general anesthesia, and/or regional anesthetic techniques
Course Requirements: andlt;span style=andquot;font-family: Garamond; font-size: small;andquot;andgt;andlt;span style=andquot;font-family: Garamond; font-size: small;andquot;andgt; All practicum courses are sequential, progressively more demanding, and will require satisfactory completion of the competency objectives to progress to subsequent practica. Punctual attendance is expected at all scheduled clinical practica and other scheduled clinical activities as may be announced. Evaluation is done via weekly clinical evaluations and discussions with the supervising CRNA or anesthesiologist.andamp; andlt;br /andgt;Students are responsible for knowing their daily assignments, equipment setup, pre- and post-anesthesia patient evaluations, the anesthesia management plan, and for following directions of the CRNA or Anesthesiologist preceptor. Active participation is expected and students are responsible for obtaining and maintaining accurate daily clinical performance and case count records. andlt;/spanandgt;andlt;/spanandgt; andamp;

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like: http://nu.libguides.com/citations

National University Library:
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URL: http://www.nu.edu/library.

Contact the Library:

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Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

Ethics:
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Technology:
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Diversity:
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

Civility:
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures