Supervised clinical opportunity for intermediate student nurse anesthetists to apply knowledge, advanced skills, and theory to a comprehensive range of patients. Anesthesia delivery to patients with increasing co-morbidities and anesthesia requirements.
- Formulate an anesthesia management plan to safely deliver anesthesia to patients who require moderately challenging anesthesia care.
- Demonstrate integration of didactic knowledge and clinical skill in the delivery of anesthesia.
- Formulate an anesthesia plan for the scheduled and emergent surgical case.
- Formulate and deliver a postoperative pain management plan.
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. 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.
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