NA770 Clinical Practicum I (2 cr.)
Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in NA620
Clinical Practicum I provides the student with opportunities to apply the didactic principles of anesthesia to patient care. Students must master the basic skills and routines associated with anesthesia practice by spending time observing anesthesia and surgery in an urban medical center.
Upon completion of this course students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Provide a safe patient care environment at all times.
- Demonstrate vigilance while observing and performing patient care.
- Observe and perform a comprehensive history and physical assessment, create a relevant care plan, and discusses it with the anesthesia care team.
- Demonstrate dexterity while performing procedures.
- Observe, integrate, and demonstrate the safe administration of anesthesia care to patients of all ages and physical conditions for a variety of surgical and medically-related procedures.
- Monitor patients efficiently and accurately.
- Recognize and appropriately respond to changes in the patient’s condition in a timely way.
- Observe and integrate nurse anesthesia care based on learned principles and research evidence for all phases of the anesthetic process.
- Communicate effectively with all members of the patient care team, the patient, and their family members.
- Act with regard to cultural differences.
- Function within appropriate standards, policies, and legal requirements.
- Accept responsibility with accountability and integrity in all matters.
- Demonstrate professional behavior appropriate at all times.
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