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
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.
- Describe the anatomy and physiology and physical assessment techniques for the
- 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.
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.
- 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
The following materials are required for this course
- Darovic, G. O. (2002). Hemodynamic monitoring: Invasive and non-invasive clinical
application. (3rd. ed.) Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders.
Type: Textbook ISBN:
- Butterworth, J., Wasnick, J., & Mackey, D. (2018). Morgan & Mikhail’s clinical
anesthesiology. (6th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, Lange.
Type: Textbook ISBN:
Note: This textbook is also used in ANES 4005, 4021, and 4031.
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.
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 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
|Midterm Exam 1 (Modules A-D)
|Assignment 2: Invasive vs. Non-Invasive CO Monitoring
|Midterm Exam 2 (Modules E-H)
|Final Exam (mandatory)
Open Learning Faculty Member
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of your course.