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ANES 4005: 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.

Learning outcomes

  • 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.

Course topics

Module 1: Anesthesia Carts

Module 2: Standard Patient Monitors

Module 3: Advanced Patient Monitors

Module 4: Point-of-Care Analyzers

Module 5: Emergency Equipment Introduction

Module 6: Infusion Pumps

Module 7: Ultrasound Devices

Module 8: Infection Control

Required text and materials

The following materials are required for this course:

  1. Butterworth, J. F., Wasnick, J. D., & Mackey, D. C. (2022). Morgan & Mikhail’s Clinical Anesthesiology (7th ed.). McGraw-Hill.
    Type: Textbook. ISBN: 9781260473797

Note: This textbook is also used in ANES 4011, 4021, and 4031. Students who already own the required textbook, should deselect it upon registering for this course.

The following textbook would have been purchased in ANES 4001. If students did not take ANES 4001 and/or don't already own the required material, please be aware that students will need to purchase it. To do so, please contact Enrolment Services at or 1.800.663.9711 (toll-free in Canada), 250.852.7000 (Kamloops, BC), and 1.250.852.7000 (International).

  1. Ehrenwerth, J., Eisenkraft, J. B., & Berry, J. M. (2021). Anesthesia equipment: Principles and applications (3rd ed.). Elsevier Saunders.
    Type: Textbook. ISBN: 978-0-323-67279-5


Please be aware that should your course have a final exam, you are responsible for the fee to the online proctoring service, ProctorU, or to the in-person approved Testing Centre. Please contact with any questions about this.

To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the overall course, and 50% or higher on the final mandatory exam.

Students applying this course towards any TRU Health Care program may be required to obtain a minimum of 60% on the course overall to meet program requirements.

Quiz 10%
Midterm Exam 20%
Assignment 1: Emergency Equipment 10%
Assignment 2: Regional Anesthesia 20%
Final Exam (mandatory) 40%
Total 100%

Open Learning Faculty Member Information

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.

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