Clinical Practicum and Seminar for Nurse Anesthetists Practice III

Course Number: RNA 72138
8 Credits

This course provides individual in-depth study of advanced clinical nurse anesthesia in such specialty areas as neurosurgical, cardiovascular, obstetric and pediatric anesthesia. The student learns to handle more difficult specialized patients who are at higher risk. Emphasis is on more complex management with advanced monitoring techniques, use of pharmacological agents, and handling higher stress situations. Students develop and utilize practical clinical applications of nurse anesthesia theory. Students are individually assigned to specialty areas and are formally evaluated at the end of each rotation. Case presentations and group discussion designed to assist the student in conceptualizing, analyzing and evaluating carious nurse anesthesia strategies are included.