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program terminal objectives

  1. Be vigilant in the delivery of patient care.
  2. Refrain from engaging in extraneous activities that abandon or minimize vigilance while providing direct patient care (e.g., texting, reading, emailing, etc.).
  3. Protect patients from iatrogenic complications.
  4. Participate in the positioning of patients to prevent injury.
  5. Conduct a comprehensive and appropriate equipment check.
  6. Utilize standard precautions and appropriate infection control measures.
  7. Provide care throughout the perianesthetic continuum.
  8. Use a variety of current anesthesia techniques, agents, adjunctive drugs, and equipment while providing anesthesia.
  9. Administer general anesthesia to patients of all ages and physical conditions for a variety of surgical and medically related procedures.
  10. Provide anesthesia services to all patients, including trauma and emergency cases.
  11. Administer and manage a variety of regional anesthetics.
  12. Function as a resource person for airway and ventilator management of patients.
  13. Possess current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) recognition.
  14. Possess current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) recognition.
  15. Deliver culturally competent perianesthetic care throughout the anesthesia experience.
  16. Perform a comprehensive history and physical assessment.
  17. Apply knowledge to practice in decision making and problem solving.
  18. Provide nurse anesthesia care based on sound principles and research evidence.
  19. Perform a preanesthesia assessment and formulate an anesthesia care plan for patients to
    whom they are assigned to administer anesthesia.
  20. Identify and take appropriate action when confronted with anesthetic equipment-related malfunctions.
  21. Interpret and utilize data obtained from noninvasive and invasive monitoring modalities.
  22. Calculate, initiate and manage fluid and blood component therapy.
  23. Recognize and appropriately respond to anesthetic complications that occur during the perianesthetic period.
  24. Pass the NBCRNA certification examination in accordance with NBCRNA policies and procedures.
  25. Effectively communicate with individuals influencing patient care.
  26. Utilize appropriate verbal, nonverbal and written communication in the delivery of perianesthetic care.
  27. Participate in activities that improve anesthesia care.
  28. Function within appropriate legal requirements as a registered professional nurse, accepting responsibility and accountability for his or her practice.
  29. Interact on a professional level with integrity.
  30. Teach others.
  31. Participate in continuing education activities to acquire new knowledge and improve his or her practice.
  32. Demonstrate knowledge of wellness and chemical dependency in the anesthesia profession through completion of content in wellness and chemical dependency. (Source:2004 Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, Rev.January,2015)
  33. Integrate advanced theoretical, research-based, scientific, and clinical knowledge into clinical practice to provide nursing care to diverse clients. (Essential 1)
  34. Practice independently and corraboratively with an inter-professional team while delivering direct and indirect care services in various types of health care systems. (Essential 2,7,9,10)
  35. Use research findings from nursing and other disciplines as a basis for clinical decision making to improve practice and to formulate heath policy. (Essential 4,6)
  36. Use ethical decision making to promote the well being of individuals, families, health care professionals in local, national, and international communities. (Essential 6)
  37. Utilize evidence-based practice recommendations and professional standards of care to promote health, prevent disease and improve the heath status of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations. (Essential 4,8)
  38. Demonstrate communication skills, including health information management to enhance the quality of care provided at individual and aggregate levels. (Essential 5)
  39. Demonstrate safe, effective assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation skills in caring for individuals and groups while working in interprofessional collabrative relationships. (Essential 3,4,7,9)
  40. Provide culturally competent care to all persons regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, culture, health care beliefs, and religion. (Essential 7,8)
  41. Function as a leader and change agent in nursing and in health care delivery systems particularly to insure quality care for vulnerable and underserved populations. (Essential 8)
  42. Value life-long learning and continuing professional development. (Essential 9)