Dec 07, 2023  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANES 101 - Introduction to Anesthesia Technology

3 Credits
This course offers an opportunity to learn about basic anesthesia competencies and the role of the anesthesia care team, as well as the scope of practice and duties of the anesthesia technologist. These include but are not limited to: basic airway management; anesthesia machine daily checkout and troubleshooting; basic anesthesia equipment set up, maintenance, and trouble shooting. The course also includes patient care skills including positioning and dialogue IV set up and placement, basic physiological monitoring, assisting the anesthesiologist, anatomy and physiology as it applies to anesthesia, the OR environment including appropriate wear, personal protective equipment, and interpersonal skills. The course also focuses on policies and procedures associated with anesthesia technologist work practice. Different types of anesthesia-regional, local, general, and MAC-and diagnosis and minor maintenance of anesthesia equipment are covered.