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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog
Northern Kentucky University
  Jan 16, 2018
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DNP 852 Basic Principles of Anesthesia I (3 credits)

3 classroom hours + 0 lab/studio hours
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Program, DNP 850  ,DNP 851  , BIO 868  and BIO 880 .
Taught: Variable-check w/department
First of two basic principles courses providing an analysis of fundamental principles of anesthesia management and practice with an emphasis on best practices and the safe use of anesthesia delivery systems and related equipment. AANA Standards for Nurse Anesthesia Practice and theory are synthesized emphasizing culturally competent individualized care across the life span. Topics include patient safety, perianesthesia continuum, critical thinking, communication, leadership, and professional role. Content focuses on preoperative assessment and preparation; equipment, instrumentation, and technology; airway equipment/management; fluid/blood replacement; interpretation of data; positioning; general anesthesia; and documentation. Patient simulation labs will be utilized for developing psychomotor skills.

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