AN 858 (ANA 858) - Scientific Foundations

A review of the principles of chemistry (aqueous solutions and concentrations; acids, bases and salts), biochemistry (hepatic metabolism, cellular mechanisms for action and drug receptor interaction) and physics (units of measurement; gases and gas laws; solubility, diffusion and osmosis; pressure and fluid flow; electricity and electrical safety; vaporization and humidification; and measurement of oxygen, carbon dioxide and hydrogen ion) as they relate to anesthesia practice. Includes fundamentals of radiologic and ultrasound principles and various techniques.

Semester hours: 3.0

Restrictions and Notes:

  • Prerequisite: Acceptance into Nurse Anesthesia program

Last updated: 03/23/2023