Supervised clinical practicum with a high level of autonomy and critical thinking. Focusing on the entire spectrum of clinical nurse anesthesia practice, including pain management,outpatient surgery, emergency/trauma, OB, neonatal, and office based practice settings.
- Demonstrate consistent application of anesthesia didactic knowledge and psychomotor skills.
- Conduct a comprehensive preoperative evaluation of the patient with complex anesthesia requirements and develop an appropriate anesthesia management plan.
- Demonstrate independence in clinical management and decision making throughout the entire perioperative phase.
- Apply pharmacologic, anatomic, and technical foundations to perform and manage peripheral nerve and major conduction blocks for anesthesia and perioperative pain management.
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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