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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6492

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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
    2091 2008-05-28
     
    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 6492 Nurse Anesthesia Role Development

    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)
    Nur Anesthesia - Role Develop
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Overview of the professional, ethical, and legal aspects regarding the practice of nurse anesthesia and information about the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, including its history and the Councils on Accreditation, Certification and Practice.


  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, once

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

    CRNA or Ph.D


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Course Objectives: At the close of this course the students shall:

    1. Describe the historical aspects leading to the development of nurse anesthesia as a profession.

    2. Analyze the impact that the founders of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists had in directing the future practice of nurse anesthesia.

    3. Examine the structure and function of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

    4. Examine the legal and ethical aspects of nurse anesthesia practice.

    5. Assess the steps involved in a court trial for a malpractice case.

    6. Describe risk reduction strategies appropriate for nurse anesthesia.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Course Objectives: At the close of this course the students shall:

    1. Describe the historical aspects leading to the development of nurse anesthesia as a profession.

    2. Analyze the impact that the founders of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists had in directing the future practice of nurse anesthesia.

    3. Examine the structure and function of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

    4. Examine the legal and ethical aspects of nurse anesthesia practice.

    5. Assess the steps involved in a court trial for a malpractice case.

    6. Describe risk reduction strategies appropriate for nurse anesthesia.

    C. Major Topics

    1. Professional Role of the CRNA

    a. Scope of Practice for Advanced Practice Nurses

    b. Licensure & National Certification

    c. Amerian Association of Nurse Anesthetists

    d. State Board of Nursing

    2. Legal Issues and Advanced Practice

    a. Negligence & malpractice

    b. Understanding the judicial and legislative influences on professional practice

    c. Risk reduction & malpractice insurance.

    3. Ethical Decision Making Models

    a. Deontology

    b. Utilitarianism

    c. Principles

    d. ANA Code of Ethics

    4. Contemporary Ethical Issues

    a. Reproductive and family issues

    b. Death and dying

    c. Personal moral conflicts

    d. Access to health care

    5. Quality Assurance and the CRNA

    a. Measures of competences

    b. Quality assessment and imporvement

    c. AANA quality assurance and risk management

    6. Preparing for Practice

    a. Resumes and portfolios

    b. Interviewing and negotiation skills

    c. Legal contracts

    7. Political Activism for the CRNA

    8. Research Issues

    9. Docotoral Studies

    a. DNP

    b. PhD

    D. Textbooks

    American Association of Nurse Anesthetist (1994). Professional Aspects of Nurse Anesthesia Practice. Philadphia: F.A. Davis Company.

    Aiken, T. D. (2004). Legal, ethical, and political issues in nursing. (2nd Ed.).

    Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company.

    American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. (1996). Professional practice manual for the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Park Ridge, IL: American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

    American Nurses Association. (2001) Code of Ethics. Available online at

    http://nursingworld.org/ethics/code/ethicscode150.htm

    Foster, S, & Faut-Callahan

    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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