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NURSĀ 521. Foundations of Anesthesia Practice. 3 Credits.

This course provides the foundation for nurse anesthesia practice. Lecture and discussion begin with an analysis of the history of anesthesia nursing, professionalism, and standards of care for the anesthetist. Safety in the nurse anesthesia environment will be emphasized. Additional content includes the applied chemical, physical, and biochemical concepts as they relate to anesthesia practice, including the mechanisms of anesthesia, medical mathematics, medical gas systems, laws governing gases, the anesthesia machine, monitoring principles and equipment, airway equipment and basic airway management, and universal precautions. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Specialization.

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Tel: 701.777.2711
Fax: 701.777.2696

Twamley Hall Room 201
264 Centennial Drive Stop 8382
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382