Students explore the standards that govern professional practice within the context of
Anesthesia care teams as an Anesthesia Assistant (AA) and enhance their current understanding of
professional practice by taking an in-depth look at the basic principles of professional and
safety issues related to the position of Anesthesia Assistants. In addition, students have the
opportunity to demonstrate professional skills needed for the AA work environment.
Professionalism, communication, analysis and problem-solving, health and safety, and
administration are examined in the AA context.
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- Function within professional, medical, legal and ethical guidelines / regulations
- Demonstrate dependable and self-directed behavior in assuming responsibilities
- Accept constructive criticism and act on it in a professional manner
- Communicate effectively with physicians, staff and patients
- Demonstrate critical judgment in professional practice
- Demonstrate problem-solving skills
- Carry out procedures and operations with respect to "Workplace Hazardous Materials
Information System" (W.H.M.I.S.)
- Adhere to quality assurance guidelines including manufacturer and Canadian Standards
Association specifications in the proper use of equipment
- Analyze quality assurance initiatives in terms of methodology, statistics analysis and
ANES 4061: Anesthesia Professional Skills includes the following modules:
- Module 1: Professionalism
- Module 2: Communication
- Module 3: Analysis & Problem Solving
- Module 4: Health & Safety
- Module 5: Administration & Leadership
Required text and materials
There is no required textbook for this course. Throughout the course, web links to other
learning resources will be provided.
To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on
the overall course.. 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 the program requirements.
|Assignment 1: AA Responses
|Assignment 2: Active Listening
|Assignment 3: Clinical Decision-Making
|Assignment 4: Safety Labels
|Assignment 5: Leadership Initiatives
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 the start of the course.