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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6400

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2009-03-04
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1590 2008-03-20
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR HDC-006201-10000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Mary Webb x9133 mwebb@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 6400 Chemistry, Biochem & Physics for Nurse Anesthia

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Chem, Bio, Phys for Nur Anesth
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Admission into CRNA program and an undergraduate Chemistry course with a grade of B or higher

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    This course examines the laws and principles of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physics as they apply to pharmacology and the clinical practice of nurse anesthesia. Restricted to majors.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This course is an essential component of the Nurse Anesthetist program and is currently being offered under selected topics.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    Required sequence in the major.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, twice.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    A CRNA with a master's degree and knowledgeable in the chemistry, physics, and biochmistry priciples that are related to anesthesia.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    During this course the student will have the opportunity to:

    1. Describe the general principles of physics of diffusion, osmosis and fluid dynamics as they relate to the practice of anesthesia safety.

    2. Analyze the general principles of electricity, electrical safety and hazards, magnetism and their relation to safe anesthesia administration.

    3. Demonstrate the use of anesthetic monitoring systems.

    4. Interpret the general principles of organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry and biochemistry as they relate to anesthesia practice.

    5. Explain the working components and safety principles of an anesthesia gas machine.

    6. Calculate vaporization percentages and the composition of anesthetic gas flows.

    7. Distinguish among breathing systems used in the administration of anesthesia.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    During this course the student will have the opportunity to:

    1. Describe the general principles of physics of diffusion, osmosis and fluid dynamics as they relate to the practice of anesthesia safety.

    2. Analyze the general principles of electricity, electrical safety and hazards, magnetism and their relation to safe anesthesia administration.

    3. Demonstrate the use of anesthetic monitoring systems.

    4. Interpret the general principles of organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry and biochemistry as they relate to anesthesia practice.

    5. Explain the working components and safety principles of an anesthesia gas machine.

    6. Calculate vaporization percentages and the composition of anesthetic gas flows.

    7. Distinguish among breathing systems used in the administration of anesthesia.

    C. Major Topics

    Topic

    Basic Organic Chemistry

    Basic Organic Chemistry

    Basic Organic Chemistry

    Exam 1

    Gas Laws & Physics

    Gas Laws & Physics

    Exam II

    Monitoring Devices:

    CNS (EEG,SSEP,ICP,BIS)

    CV(EKG, A-line, TEE, CVP, PA Catheter, CO, Precordial/esophageal stethoscope/doppler)

    Monitoring Devices

    PULMONARY: Capnography, airway gas analysis, pulse oximetry, airway pressure, blood gas analysis

    PNS, UOP, TEMP

    Maternal/fetal monitoring

    Others (fluid/blood warmer, forced air warming blanket, heat and moisture exchanger, blood salvage, cell saver.

    Exam III

    Gas Machine

    -high/low pressure gas sources, regulator/manifolds, flow meters, valves, floats, vaporizers, proportioning systems, pressure failure safety devices, fail-safe devices, ventilators, carbon dioxide absorbents

    Gas Machine continued

    Breathing Circuits: re-breathing, circle system, non re-breathing, modified non re-breathing

    Environmental Hazards

    Patient Safety

    Exam IV

    Research Abstracts due

    Blood (dissolved) Gases

    Devices for measurement of flow rates of fluid

    Inspired, Expired Gases

    Airway Devices:

    Face masks, laryngoscope (rigid/flexible/fiberoptic/other), endotracheal tube, endobronchial tube, airways (oral/nasal), tracheostomy tubes, LMAs, intubating LMA, jet ventilation, lightwand

    Exam V

    Presentations

    D. Textbooks

    Required Text:

    Dorsch, J. A., & Dorsch, S. E. (1998). Understanding anesthesia equipment (4th ed.). Wolters Kulver Company.

    Keir, L. B. & Dowd, C. S. (Eds.). (2004). The chemistry of drugs for nurse anesthetists. Park Ridge, IL: AANA Publishing.

    Nagelhout, Zaglaniczny (2004) Nurse Anesthesia (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders.

    Recommended Text:

    Miller, R. D. Cucchiara, R. F., & Miller, E. D. (Eds.). (2004). Millerís Anesthesia (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier Health Sciences.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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