Students explore the application of anesthesia in specific practice areas and contexts.
General, regional, and specialty areas of anesthesia are considered with specific reference to
obesity, neonatal and geriatric anesthesia, cardiac pathology, cardiovascular disease, endocrine
diseases, thoracic surgery, neuromuscular disease, neurosurgery, trauma, and crisis management.
Students analyze cases, develop anesthetic plans and evaluate considerations for specific patient
- Develop an anesthesia plan and predict the benefits associated with a thorough preoperative
- Describe Bariatric anesthetics considerations in terms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, airway,
- Describe general patient positioning, evaluating impacts and possible risks.
- Identify geriatric anesthetic techniques, comparing regional and general, and describing
pharmacology and causes of delirium
- Identify and compare neonatal drug dosages, IV volumes, congenital difficulties (airway), and
- Develop and describe anesthesia plans for the obstetric and pediatric patient.
- Identify anesthetic considerations of Cardiac disease in the surgical patient population and
the implications of anti-coagulation
- Analyze anesthetic considerations for Endocrine disease.
- Determine anesthetic management for patients with Renal dysfunction in terms of pharmacology,
fluid management, laboratory data and electrolytes
- Analyze anesthetic considerations for neurological and neuromuscular diseases in terms of
pharmacology, positioning, and ventilation
- Evaluate anesthetic considerations for trauma patients.
- Compare spinal, epidural and peripheral nerve blocks (PNB) and describe regional methods
- Analyze indications and contraindications for procedural sedation, including: airway access,
airway assessment, appropriate dosing, and comorbidities.
- Respond to various types of crisis (equipment, delivery of anesthetics, hypoxemia,
bradycardia, tachycardia, hypovolemia, movement, fire, etc.) and assess efficacy of
- Module 1: Intro to Clinical Anesthesia
- Module 2: Obesity and Positioning
- Module 3: Pediatric & Geriatric Anesthesia
- Module 4: Neonatal and Obstetric Anesthesia
- Module 5: Cardiac and Peripheral Vascular Anesthesia
- Module 6: Endocrine Diseases
- Module 7: Renal and Hepatic Diseases
- Module 8: Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery
- Module 9: Neuromuscular Diseases
- Module 10: Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery
- Module 11: Trauma
- Module 12: Regional & Neuraxial Anesthesia
- Module 13: Postoperative Recovery
- Module 14: Conscious Sedation
- Module 15: Crisis Management in Clinical Practice
Required text and materials
The following materials are required for this course.
- Gaba, D., Fish, K., Howard, S., & Burden, A. (2015). Crisis Management in
Anesthesiology (2th ed). Elsevier Saunders.
Type: Textbook. ISBN: 9780443065378
- Butterworth, J., Mackey, D., & Wasnick, J. (2020). Morgan & Mikhail’s Clinical
Anesthesiology Cases. McGraw-Hill, Lange.
Type: Textbook. ISBN: 978-0-07-183612-8
This is also a companion course to ANES 4011 and/or 4021, therefore, the Butterworth 6e
textbook listed below would have been provided in ANES 4011. If students did not take ANES 4011
and do not already own this textbook, please be aware that students will need to purchase it. To
do so, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1.800.663.9711 (toll
free in Canada) or 250.852.7000 (local & international).
- Butterworth, J., Mackey, D., & Wasnick, J. (2018). Morgan & Mikhail’s Clinical
Anesthesiology (6th ed). McGraw-Hill, Lange.
Type: Textbook. ISBN: 978-1-259-83442-4
To successfully complete this course, students must achieve 50% or higher in the overall
course, and 50% on the mandatory final project.
Students applying this course towards any TRU Health Care program may be required to obtain a
minimum grade of 60 per cent on the course overall to meet program requirements. Students who do
not submit an assignment will be assigned a mark of zero (0) for that assignment. It is
recommended that students complete all assignments in order to achieve the learning outcomes of
|Assignment 1: Geriatric Case Study
|Assignment 2: Obstetric Anesthetic Plan
|Assignment 3: Cardiac Electrical Evaluation
|Assignment 4: Endocrine Diseases
|Assignment 5: Thoracic Case Study
|Assignment 6: Peripheral Nerve Block Case Study
|Assignment 7: Crisis Simulations
|Final Project (mandatory)
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.