AN 954 - Clinical Anesthesia Practicum IV

Exposure of the BSN-DNP graduate Nurse Anesthesia student to patient care with participation in the administration of anesthesia. Student is provided the opportunity to demonstrate internalization of theoretical concepts and knowledge base application in anesthesia management and techniques. Includes opportunities in various clinical settings, providing the experiences necessary for the student to gain competency for entry level anesthesia practice. During Clinical Practicum IV, the student will meet or exceed objectives by independently managing cases, requiring minimal guidance in the management of complex cases, while performing preanesthesia assessments, preparation for administration of anesthesia, inductions, intraoperative management, emergence, and postanesthesia management. Professional attributes and interpersonal communication are also assessed. These objectives are appropriate for the student’s level of experience. During Clinical Practicum IV, the student will also meet or exceed program terminal objectives, as outlined by the Council on Accreditation, in the areas of patient safety, individualized perianesthetic management, critical thinking, communication skills, and professional responsibility of the nurse anesthetist. Successful completion of AN 955 requires achievement of the program benchmark on the National Self-Evaluation Exam (SEE). During Clinical Practicum IV, the student will meet or exceed objectives by demonstrating increasing independence in the management of complex cases, while performing preanesthesia assessments, preparation for administration of anesthesia, inductions, intraoperative management, emergence, and postanesthesia management. Professional attributes and interpersonal communication are also assessed. These objectives are appropriate for the student’s level of experience. Expectations increase with each semester.

Semester hours: 3.0

Prerequisites:

  • AN 953 - Clinical Anesthesia Practicum III

Last updated: 05/31/2020