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Course Descriptions

ANE 500A Basic Principles of Anesthesia (3 credits)

This course provides a broad orientation to the basic principles of anesthesia practice and the perioperative setting. Focus of the course includes: preparation of the anesthetizing environment; patient assessment and physiologic monitoring; anesthetic techniques, interventions and associated equipment; pharmacologic agents; communication and documentation; anesthesia care plan construction and evaluation. (Special Fee)

ANE 510 Pharmacology I (3 credits)

Study of the uptake, distribution, biotransformation, and excretion of premedications and anesthetic agents, with particular reference to dosage, mechanism of action, characteristic drug effects, factors modifying drug dosages, toxicity, and instruction for use.

ANE 520 Pathophysiology I (3 credits)

An in-depth study of human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology using a systems approach. Emphasis is placed on those physiological and pathophysiological alterations that affect homesostasis in humans across the lifespan. This course provides a bridge to further study of disease states and their impact on anesthesia practice .

ANE 525A Professional Aspects of Anesthesiology (1 credit)

An overview of the development of anesthesiology as an advanced practice nursing specialty. Emphasis is placed on those factors that shape the practice environment of the nurse anesthetist: the U.S. legal system, bioethics, professional standards, global health issues, multiculturalism, and the concept of caring.

ANE 535 Clinical Practicum I (1 credit)

Simulation experience with construction of care plans and mastering of skills taught in ANE 500A Basic Principles of Anesthesia. (Special Fee )

ANE 540A Advanced Principles of Anesthesia: Pediatrics (2 credits)

Pediatric anesthesia includes the anatomic, physiologic and pathophysiological differences of patients from infancy through childhood.

ANE 545A Advanced Principles of Anesthesia: Obstetrics (2 credits)

Study of the theoretical and practical principles in the anesthetic management of the obstetrical patient. Anatomic and physiologic adaptations to pregnancy and the pathophysiological conditions encountered in clinical obstetrical anesthesiology are discussed. General and regional anesthetic techniques for the parturient are emphasized.

ANE 550A Advanced Principles of Anesthesia: Specialty Care (1 credit)

Study of advanced principles of anesthesia care for patients undergoing unique surgical, diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Emphasis on assessment, clinical management and technology. Content includes anesthesia in emergencies and settings outside of the traditional surgical area.

ANE 555A Pharmacology II (3 credits)

Continuation of the uptake, distribution, biotransformation, and excretion of autonomic, neuromuscular and local drugs used in anesthesia. Emphasis on dosage, mechanism of action, characteristic drug effects, factors modifying drug dosages, toxicology and indication or contraindication for use. A continuation of ANE 510 emphasizing basic pharmacological principles and classes of drugs, including: drug interactions with receptors, absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion. Primary emphasis is placed on the biochemical principles and pharmacology of the cardiovascular system.

ANE 560 Chemistry and Physics for Anesthesia (3 credits)

Course focuses on the concepts of general, organic and biochemistry and their application and interrelationships to the understanding of basic physiologic and pharmacologic principles. In addition, modern concept in physics related to anesthesia education and practice will be discussed.

ANE 565A Pathophysiology II (3 credits)

An advanced study of the physiological and pathophysiological changes that affect homeostasis of humans with emphasis on the hematology, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Content includes treatment relevant to the perioperative period and the impact on anesthetic management.

ANE 570A Regional Anesthesia and Pain management (2 credits)

A study of the theoretical and practical considerations involved in the administration and management of regional anesthesia and pain management. Related anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology will be reviewed as applied to the administration and management of regional anesthesia and pain management.

ANE 575 Clinical Practicum II (1 credit)

Actual clinical experience includes progressively more difficult cases; invasive monitoring, specialty areas, such as one-day stay and neurological procedures.

ANE 580A Pharmacology III (3 credits)

This course is the final of a three (3 credits) semester sequence in pharmacology. The major emphasis is on steroid pharmacology, GI pharmacology, antieleptics, anti-infectives and anti-cancer agents.

ANE 585A Pathophysiology III (3 credits)

An advanced study of the physiological and pathophysiological changes that affect homeostasis of humans with emphasis on the musculoskeletal, endocrine, hepatic, renal, gastrointestinal and nervous systems. Content includes treatment relevant to the perioperative period and the impact on anesthetic management.

ANE 590A Advanced Principles of Anesthesia: Cardiovascular and Thoracic (2 credits)

Study of advanced principles of anesthesia care for patients undergoing cardiac, vascular, pulmonary and other thoracic procedures. Emphasis on assessment, clinical management and technology. Content includes on- and off-bypass procedures, transesophageal echocardiography and one lung ventilation.

ANE 595 Clinical Practicum III (1 credit)

Clinical practice includes pediatric, obstetric and special care patients.

ANE 600A Leadership and Health Care Systems (3 credits)

A comprehensive overview of the components of the U.S. health care system, change theory, political influences on practice, group/team process and communication patterns. Content will also introduce student to genomics, informatics, ethnopharmacology, wellness, and current issues influencing advanced practice nursing and anesthesia.

ANE 605 Clinical Practicum IV (1 credit)

Advanced clinical anesthesia practice including complex cases across the age continuum.

ANE 627A Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Practice (3 credits)

An exploration of the approaches to quantitative and qualitative inquiry. Content includes an introduction to theoretical frameworks supporting inquiry, reading and evaluating research, performing a literature review, and application of research to establish evidence-based practice.

ANE 630 Clinical Practicum V (1 credit)

Graduate students will incorporate information learned in Practicums I-IV in order to anticipate any special needs for patients in all clinical settings, including post-operative pain and chronic pain management.

ANE 650 Anesthesia Seminar I (2 credits)

Selected topics and case studies will be utilized in an advanced study of clinical anesthesia.

ANE 660 Clinical Practicum VI (1 credit)

Advanced clinical practice to provide comprehension of and management of anesthetic cases in specialty areas.

ANE 670 Anesthesia Seminar II (2 credits)

A continuation of ANE 650, covering selected topics and case studies for advanced study and practice of clinical anesthesia.

NURA 678 Advanced Health Assessment and Differential Diagnosis (3 credits)

This is a core course for students in the nurse practitioner and nursing education specialization tracks. The purpose is to establish differential diagnoses based on logical diagnostic reasoning for health maintenance, disease prevention and detection. Content builds on previously acquired knowledge and skills of advanced physiology and pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and the domains and competencies common to the advanced practice roles.

ANE 680 Clinical Practicum VII (1 credit)

Graduate student functions as a primary nurse anesthetist, while the instructor acts as a consultant. Experience will be provided at various levels of management and supervision within the department of anesthesia.

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