ANES 4011: Hemodynamic and Physiological Monitoring

This course establishes the relationship between cardiopulmonary physiology and pathophysiology and the technical aspects of hemodynamic monitoring. Included in this course is the study of preoperative assessment and preparation of the patient, monitoring during anesthesia, general anesthesia techniques and postoperative care of the patient. On completion of this course, students should be able to understand the techniques and equipment involved in hemodynamic monitoring and their role in the assessment and treatment of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.

Note: This advanced studies course is designed for allied health professionals who work in critical-care environments. ANES 4011 is part of TRU's Anesthesia Assistant Diploma Program. It is assumed that students enrolling in this course have a basic working knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and blood gases.

Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology and physical assessment techniques for the cardiovascular system.
  • Describe the technical components of hemodynamic monitoring.
  • Outline the various monitoring techniques for venous and arterial systems, the pulmonary artery, cardiac output, and oxygenation.
  • Describe hemodynamic monitoring for pediatric and cardiac disease patients.

Course outline

This course is divided into nine modules, which are further divided into topics of study. Each module consists of learning outcomes, an activity checklist, and learning activities.

ANES 4011: Hemodynamic and Physiologic Monitoring includes the following:

  • Module A: Describe the Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
  • Module B: Physical Assessment of the Cardiovascular System
  • Module C: Describe the Technical Components of Hemodynamic Monitoring
  • Module D: Describe Arterial Pressure Monitoring
  • Module E: Describe Central Venous Pressure Monitoring
  • Module F: Describe Pulmonary Artery Pressure Monitoring
  • Module G: Describe Cardiac Output Monitoring
  • Module H: Describe Monitoring of Oxygenation
  • Module I: Describe Hemodynamic Monitoring in Pediatrics
  • Module J: Describe Hemodynamic Monitoring in Patients with Cardiac Disease

Required text and materials

  1. Darovic, G. O. (2002). Hemodynamic monitoring: Invasive and non-invasive clinical application. (3rd. ed.) Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders.
    Type: Textbook ISBN: 9780721692937
  2. Butterworth, J., Wasnick, J., & Mackey, D. (2018). Morgan & Mikhail’s clinical anesthesiology. (6th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, Lange.
    Type: Textbook ISBN: 9781259834424

Additional requirements

A calculator is required in this course. You can find detailed information about the hardware, software, and computer skills requirements for your course at http://www.tru.ca/distance/services/learner/technical.html.

Assessments

Please be aware that due to COVID-19 safety guidelines all in-person exams have been suspended. As such, all final exams are currently being delivered through ProctorU, which has an approximate fee of $35 involved. There will be more information in your course shell, on how to apply, if your course has a final exam.

In order to successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher in the course and 50% or higher on the final mandatory examination. Students applying this course toward any TRU Health Care program may be required to obtain a minimum 60% on the course overall to meet program requirements.

Assignment 1: Pressure Transducers 10%
Midterm Exam 1 (Modules A-D) 20%
Assignment 2: Invasive vs. Non-Invasive CO Monitoring 10%
Midterm Exam 2 (Modules E-H) 20%
Final Exam (mandatory) 40%

Open Learning Faculty Member

An Open Learning Faculty member is available to assist students. Primary communication is by phone if taking the print version of the course and through the Learning Environment's "Mail" tool if taking the web version. Students will receive the necessary contact information at start course.

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