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ANES 102 Anesthesia Equipment: Principles and Applications

Lecture Hours: 4
Credits: 4

Learn and handle basic and complex anesthesia equipment and airway management devices. Create algorithms and strategies for preparation and use. Practice set up and troubleshoot routine and complex equipment.

Prerequisite: ANES 104  with a grade of C or better; and concurrent enrollment in ANES 130  and ANES 105 ; or consent of instructor.
Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate appropriate psychomotor skills in the preparation of basic anesthesia equipment. 
  2. Describe regulatory compliance requirements for adherence to policies regarding anesthesia equipment. 
  3. Demonstrate set-up and use of complex anesthesia equipment. 
  4. Practice diagnosis and documentation of  minor repair of anesthesia equipment for proper function and maintenance including cleaning. 
  5. Describe safety and asepsis techniques in machine maintenance 
  6. Compare and contrast various sterilization and cleaning procedures used to clean anesthesia equipment. 
  7. Describe the necessary equipment used in the function of the anesthesia gas machine. 
  8. Prepare anesthesia equipment for proper disposal, cleaning, and sterilization requirements.  

Content Outline
  • Peripheral Nerve Block Equipment 
    • Usage 
    • Maintenance 
    • Troubleshooting 
  • Anesthesia Machine 
    •    Mechanical ventilation 
    •    Scavenging systems 
    •    Usage 
    •    Maintenance 
    •    Troubleshooting 
  • Environment of Care 
    • Asepsis 
    • Universal precautions 
    • Sterile techniques 
    • Surgical environment 
    • Anesthesia workroom 
  • Anesthesia Gas Machine 
    • Introduction 
    • Basic concepts of ventilation 
    • Waste gas management