Anesthesia Adjunct Equipment
Students review, examine and analyze all aspects of adjunct equipment used to administer anesthesia to patients. Activities for assessment include analyzing different monitoring devices, reviewing different tools and techniques for administering anesthesia safely, identifying complex situations and explaining how to manage them. Students focus on equipment in their workplace and compare and contrast with alternatives.
It is highly recommended that the student be a RRT, RN, MD or an equally qualified individual with at least one year of clinical experience prior to taking this course. A background as an AA, RRT, RN, MD or equivalent is strongly recommended. Taking this course does not imply admission to the Anesthesia Assistant program.
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Identify the adjunct anesthesia delivery equipment required to provide general or regional anesthesia.
- Analyze and contrast the appropriate physiological monitors necessary to ensure the safety of providing anesthesia.
- Describe clinical situations where typical monitoring and treatment strategies may not be sufficient.
- Propose alternative advanced equipment to aid in the analysis and treatment of complex perioperative scenarios.
- Summarize the risk of infection in anesthesia.
- Evaluate techniques and equipment used to eliminate cross contamination.
1. Anesthesia carts
2. Monitoring systems & devices
3. Regional anesthesia
4. Temperature management
5. Infusion pumps
6. Trace gas monitoring
7. Disinfection & sterilization of equipment
8. Intraoperative cell salvaging
9. Non-invasive cardiac output monitoring
10. Neurological monitoring systems
11. Transesophageal echocardiography
12. Point-of-care analyzers
13. Breathing filters
14. Non-invasive temporary pacemakers and defibrillators
Maximum Completion30 weeks.
Required Text and Materials
This is a companion course to ANES 4001. Therefore, the materials package for this course will not include any materials that were required in ANES 4001.
If students did not take ANES 4001 and/or don't already own the required materials, please be aware that students will need to purchase them. To do so, please contact Enrolment Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.800.663.9711 (toll-free in Canada), 250.852.7000 (Kamloops, BC), and 1.250.852.7000 (International).
Ehrenwerth, J., Eisenkraft, J. B., & Berry, J. M. Anesthesia equipment . (2nd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders, 2013.
Type: Textbook, ISBN: 978-0-323-11237-6
Open Learning Faculty Member Information
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is through the Learning Environment's "Mail" tool or by phone. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of course.
In order to complete this course successfully, students must obtain at least 50% on the mandatory final examination and 50%t overall.
|Assignment 1 - Anesthesia carts||5%|
|Assignment 2 - Required Monitors||5%|
|Assignment 3 - Regional Anesthesia||5%|
|Assignment 4 - Temperature Management||5%|
|Assignment 5 - Infusion Pumps||5%|
|Assignment 6 - Trace gases||5%|
|Assignment 7 - Cell salvaging||5%|
|Assignment 8 - Bispectral Index||5%|
|Assignment 9 - Transesophageal echocardiography||5%|
|Assignment 10 - Point of Care Analyzers||5%|
|Assignment 11 - Breathing Filters||5%|
|Assignment 12 - Defibrillators||5%|
Note: Students applying this course towards the Anesthesia Assistant program must obtain a minimum of 60% on the course overall to meet program requirements.