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ANE 111 - Basic Prin of Anesthesia Equipment

Credits: 4
2 Lecture Hours 4 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Anesthesia Technician Program

This course offers an introduction to the theories and concepts in the adequate function of anesthesia equipment including maintaining equipment, repairing defects and trouble-shooting complications. Students are introduced to basic equipment used for patients while undergoing anesthesia, including airway equipment and hemodynamic monitoring. Introduction to point-of-care testing (POCT) are also covered. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate skill in operating the basic anesthesia equipment appropriate for surgical procedures.
  2. Demonstrate skill in operating various types of airway equipment for simple types of Mallampati classifications and assist with basic intubations.
  3. Demonstrate skill in operating various types and usage for point-of-care testing equipment.
  4. Demonstrate skill in IV catheters including sizes and sampling sites.
  5. Demonstrate skill in capillary blood draws including sampling sites for bedside testing.
Listed Topics
  1. Gas machine
  2. Monitors
  3. Laryngoscopes/blades
  4. Glucometer
  5. Hemacue
  6. Warming/cooling devices
  7. Intravenous catheters
Reference Materials
Class reading materials, practice use of anesthesia lab equipment
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 01/26/2024
Last Reviewed: 01/26/2024

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