Apr 24, 2024  
Catalog 2023-2024 
Catalog 2023-2024

ANES 110 Medical Law and Ethics for Anesthesia Technologists

Lecture Hours: 4
Credits: 4

Introduces the concepts of medical law and ethics for health care practitioners specifically working in the Operating room including topics such as HIPAA, Medical Malpractice and Negligence, the physician patient relationship. liability, scope of practice, and ethical concepts as they relate to the medical profession. Examines real cases and ethical dilemmas to promote their own ethical thinking and understanding of law as it relates to their work role in the industry.

Prerequisite: ANES 101 , ANES 103 , ANES 112  and PHM 243 ; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.)
Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Be able to examine complex medical ethics situations and respond effectively 
  2. Understand the core concepts of medical malpractice and avoiding that themselves 
  3. Understand complex medico-legal situations and use sound judgement in dealing with such 
  4. Model sound legal and ethical behavior in the work place and gain expertise in work related legal requirements. 
  5. Understand medico-legal terminology and how it applies in industry 

Content Outline
  • Medical Ethics
    • Examine a variety of medico-ethical dilemmas
    • Make ethical decisions based on a variety of ethical decision making models
    • Examine how law and ethics are related
  • Medical Law 
    • Examine various real-life medico-legal case studies
    • Examine and understand HIPAA laws and regulations
    • Study and deconstruct medial malpractice and negligence cases
    • Look at medical licensure and certification and how to maintain credentials
  • General] 
    • Understand and complete incident reporting
    • Regard employment rules and requirements
    • Analyze and Practice Good decision Making