Courses

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ATC NUR 3110 3 Nursing Research Instrumentation

This course focuses on the general properties of skillful measurement integral to the research process. The domain sampling model is presented as the major theory of measurement error with the parallel test model presented as a special case of domain sampling model. The construct, criterion and content validity of psychosocial instruments are explored and methods for evaluating each of these relative to specific instruments are presented. The theory of reliability is approached from the domain sampling model and factors are identified that reduce the reliability of an instrument. Methods to estimate reliability such as internal consistency, alternative forms and long-range stability are included. The basic concepts of biomedical instrumentation and the static characteristics that describe instruments performance (e. g., accuracy, precision, resolution, reproducibility, zero drift, sensitivity drift, and linearity) of physiological instruments are reviewed. Also, a basic discussion will be held on laboratory standardization's (e. g, CDC) and reliability of laboratory assays (use of split samples, coefficient of variation measures). A variety of scaling methodologies will be discussed as well as the principles involved in the design and formatting of questionnaires.

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DNA NURSAN 2700 5 Basic Principles of Anesthesia

This course prepares the student for entry into the clinical setting using classroom lecture and workshops. Basic concepts of anesthesia practice, techniques, monitoring, pharmacology, and responsibilities of the nurse anesthetist are presented. Students are introduced to anesthesia management strategies for common problems and situations.

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DNA NURSAN 2701 3 Chemistry and Physics of Anesthesia

Provides a detailed study of chemical and physical principles which apply to physiology, pharmacology and anesthesia equipment. Students will be able to identify the chemical properties of drugs able to produce anesthesia and to understand the dynamics of the anesthesia delivery system and related equipment.

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DNA NURSAN 2701 3 Chemistry & Physics of Anesthesia

Provides a detailed study of chemical and physical principles which apply to physiology, pharmacology and anesthesia equipment.

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DNA NURSAN 2715 3 Advanced Practice Initiatives for the CRNA

Course focuses on the expansion of the knowledge base and refinement of practice skills of experienced CRNAS. Students identify an area of study in the field of nurse anesthesia in which they wish to improve knowledge and clinical expertise. Students develop and implement a comprehensive plan which includes establishing specific goals, developing a program of independent study, negotiation of a clinical practice site and completion of a defined clinical practicum. Objectives are met thru a learning contract, an oral and poster presentation, and a written scholarly paper.

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DNA NURSAN 2720 4 Applied Physiology and Pathophysiology

Integrates basic physiologic principles with clinical anesthesia management regimes. Designed to formulate approaches to anesthesia nursing management in the presence of various common pathophysiologic conditions.

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DNA NURSAN 2730 4 Advanced Principles of Anesthesia 1

Provides in-depth study of specialized areas of nurse anesthesia practice. Lectures concentrate on the theoretical basis for specific anesthesia nursing interventions and the rationale for their use in each of the areas of subspecialization. These areas encompass pediatric, obstetric, and regional anesthesia management as well as acute and chronic pain management.

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DNA NURSAN 2731 3 Applied Pharmacology

This course provides the basis for an in-depth understanding of the pharmacology of clinical anesthesia practice. Specific properties of anesthetic agents and commonly used adjunctive drugs are discussed and critically analyzed for appropriate application in clinical situations. Development of a comprehensive knowledge base with respect to drugs used by the nurse anesthetist in the clinical setting will be achieved through lecture, presentation, situational examples, and case analysis.

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DNA NURSAN 2740 3 Advanced Principles of Anesthesia 2

The course provides in-depth study of specialized areas of nurse anesthesia practice. Lectures concentrate on the theoretical basis for specific anesthesia nursing interventions and relevant research-based rationale for their use in each of the areas of sub specialization. The focus is on anesthetic care for patients with diseases requiring cardiac, thoracic, vascular, pulmonary cardiac/lung transplant procedures.

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DNA NURSAN 2750 3 Advanced Principles of Anesthesia 3

Provides an in-depth study of specialized areas of nurse anesthesia practice. The concentration is on the theoretical basis for specific anesthesia nursing interventions and the rationale for these interventions in each area of sub-specialization. Course will focus on anesthesia for neurologic, trauma, renal, respiratory, hepatic and hematologic disorders.

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DNA NURSAN 2751 1 Team Training in Patient Safety

This course is designed to provide the student with a theoretical and practical foundation relating to human factors, crew resource management and team performance issues that impact patient safety. Information and skills gained in this course will prepare the student to function as a patient advocate in a multidisciplinary environment and implement team-based strategies designed to promote patient safety. Crisis management protocols and communication algorithms e. g., situation-background-assessment-recommendation (SBAR) will be used as examples.

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DNA NURSAN 2760 3 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Role Seminar

This course prepares the nurse anesthetist for new areas of responsibility as a professional contributing to education, research, and advanced practice roles. Students gain experience in developing and implementing a community service project designed to promote a positive image of nurse anesthetists. Current legislative, legal and ethical issues are presented. Professional opportunities and issues are explored.

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DNA NURSAN 2780 1-3 Independent Study

Allows individual student to pursue a specific problem or area of study with faculty guidance. Examples of individual projects which may be pursued include library study focused on a specific area relevant to anesthesia nursing or clinical work in a health care delivery setting.

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DNA NURSAN 2785 1-3 Thesis

Individual instruction provides guidance in the preparation of a scholarly written report relating to anesthesia nursing. This report synthesizes the components of a research project; review of literature, methodology, presentation and discussion of findings, application of appropriate statistical measures, and conclusion.

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DNA NURSAN 2791 8 Clinical Practicum

This initial clinical course is designed to integrate with basic didactic coursework. Students will be assigned to affiliated clinical sites and anesthesia related specialty areas. Students will be introduced to anesthesia equipment, procedures, medications and the perioperative environment. Students will be required to meet or exceed level specific objectives and experiences will build from simple cases and techniques to the more complex. Clinical experience will be guided by certified registered nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologists.

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