Supervised clinical opportunity for senior student nurse anesthetists to utilize increased independent decision making and critical thinking in advanced anesthesia delivery. Management of all complexity levels and case assignments throughout the entire perioperative phase. Engagement in pain management.
- Develop the critical thinking and skills for safe administration of anesthesia during regular and off-shift assignments for planned and emergency procedures.
- Construct an anesthesia delivery plan for patients with complex anesthesia needs.
- Develop pharmacologic, anatomic, and technical foundations to perform and manage peripheral nerve and major conduction blocks for anesthesia and perioperative pain management
- Assemble the needed materials to perform an advanced airway management technique.
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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