PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS – Terminal Objectives


  1. Conduct a preanesthetic assessment and interview considering the psychological and physiological characteristics of the patient in relation to the anesthetic management.
  2. Formulate a plan of care for each patient prior to administering the anesthetic.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in selecting, assembling and maintaining proper equipment and accessories while preparing for an anesthetic.
  4. Complete an anesthesia record reflecting physiological responses to anesthesia and surgery including the pharmacological and supportive therapy.
  5. Demonstrate an independent, viligant, and skillful induction utilizing the prepared anesthetic plan and selected equipment for administration of an anesthetic.
  6. Demonstrate viligance and skill in the maintenance of anesthesia care based upon the ongoing needs of the patient.
  7. Demonstrate viligance and skill in assessing and managing the patient emerging from anesthesia.
  8. Evaluate the postanesthetic condition in relationship to the anesthetic administered.
  9. Describe the concept of “pain” and its relationship to the anesthetic perioperative management techniques.
  10. Manage and/or administer patient care during the immediate postanesthesia recovery phase.
  11. Manage a psychologically and physiologically sound anesthetic for the cardiac patient requiring cardiac or noncardiac surgery.
  12. Manage a psychologically and physiologically sound anesthetic for the pediatric patient.
  13. Demonstrate skill in administering regional anesthetics.
  14. Manage circumstances unique to the call experience.
  15. Deliver culturally competent perianesthetic care.
  16. Manage respiratory care of patients that includes the utilization of mechanical ventilatory support.
  17. Utilize universal precautions and appropriate infection control measures.
  18. Demonstrate professional responsibility towards the patient and health care team.
  19. Apply theoretical principles and evidence based research concepts to anesthesia practice.
  20. Describe the management process in a department of anesthesia.
  21. Utilize appropriate methods of curriculum, instruction and evaluation.
  22. Recognize proper procedures for conducting a research study.
  23. Write a paper suitable for publication in a nurse anesthesia journal.
  24. Examine statistical analysis of experimental data.
  25. Possess basic, advanced and pediatric life support recognition.
  26. Pass the mock-certifying examination.


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