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
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:
- Evaluate anesthetic considerations for specific patient subsets such as: obstetric, neonatal,
geriatric, cardiac, trauma, sepsis, renal failure, hepatic failure, neurological, and endocrine
- Describe bariatric anesthetics considerations in terms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, airway,
ventilation, and positioning.
- Describe general patient positioning, evaluating impacts and possible risks.
- Identify and compare neonatal drug dosages, IV volumes, congenital difficulties (airway), and
- Identify geriatric anesthetic techniques, comparing regional and general anesthetics, and
describing pharmacology and the causes of delirium.
- Identify anesthetic considerations of cardiac disease in the surgical patient population and
evaluate 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.
- Analyze the physiology and anesthetic management of specific surgical procedures including
the following: thoracic, neurological, vascular, general, cardiac, obstetrical, orthopedic, and
- Determine an appropriate differential diagnosis for the following categories of critical
events: cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic, neurologic, equipment malfunction with reference
to each of the patient groups (adult, pediatric, obstetric, neonatal, and geriatric).
- Respond to various types of crisis (equipment, delivery of anesthetics, hypoxemia,
bradycardia, tachycardia, hypovolemia, movement, fire, etc.) and assess efficacy of
- Module 1: Obesity and Positioning
- Module 2: Neonatal and Geriatric Anesthesia
- Module 3: Cardiac Pathology and Cardiovascular Disease
- Module 4: Endocrine Diseases
- Module 5: Renal and Liver Diseases
- Module 6: Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery
- Module 7: Neuromuscular Disease
- Module 8: Neurosurgery
- Module 9: Trauma and Anesthesia
- Module 10: Crisis Management in Clinical Practice
Required text and materials
This is a companion course to ANES 4011, therefore, the Butterworth 6e textbook listed below
would have been provided in ANES 4011 and is not included in this course package. 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:
The following Gaba textbook is provided in your course package:
- Gaba, D., Fish, K., Howard, S., & Burden, A. (2015). Crisis Management in
Anesthesiology (2th ed). Elsevier Saunders.
Type: Textbook ISBN: 9780443065378
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 % on the course overall to meet program requirements.
|Assignment 1: OSA Guidelines
|Assignment 2: Geriatric Case Study
|Assignment 3: Cardiac Electrical Evaluation
|Assignment 4: Endocrine Diseases
|Assignment 5: Thoracic Case Study
|Assignment 6: Crisis Management
|Assignment 7: Crisis Simulations
|Final Project (mandatory)
Open Learning Faculty Member
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 start of course.