NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

282 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Anesthesia are assigned. Monthly comprehensive examinations are administered. Each course’s grade is composed of clinical evaluations and comprehensive examination scores. (12 credits) ANES 6110—Anesthesia Review Lectures, required readings, and discussions with faculty members, visiting faculty members, and current residents on clinical and research topics. Includes correlation of case management and complications. (2 credits) ANES 6200—Clinical Practice in Anesthesia This course is a continuation of ANES 6130. Developed for the student who requires additional clinical training. Developmental skills and foundations of the clinical aspects of anesthesia are gained through one-on-one supervised instruction in the operating room and other ancillary anesthetizing locations. Participation and responsibilities increase through the year as knowledge and skills develop. (12 credits) MHS 5205—Writing for Medical Publications This course provides a study and review of quality medical writing techniques, issues, and procedures with emphasis on cultivating personal style and content. Focus will be on writing for peer- and evidence-based publications. (3 credits) ANES 5101—Student Lecture Series I This course provides the opportunity for students to explore a special topic of interest under the direction of a faculty member. Arrangements are made directly with the appropriate faculty member and the programdirector. Topic exploration is governed by the needs of the program and the educational goal of the student. Possible topics involve clinical and nonclinical aspects of the practice of medicine in the United States. (1 credit) ANES 5102—Student Lecture Series II This course is a continuation of ANES 5101. (1 credit) ANES 5104—Principles of Life Support This course provides for the certification of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). It will focus on the assessment and management of adults, children, and infants in cardiopulmonary crisis. ACLS and PALS certification will be obtained during this semester. (3 credits) For information about the NSU AA specialization, or to request an AA admissions application packet, please contact the NSU admissions office at Nova Southeastern University Health Professions Division Anesthesiologist Assistant 3200 South University Drive Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328-2018 (954) 262-1101 or 877-640-0218 nova.edu/mhs/anesthesia Anesthesiologist Assistants (AAs), also known as anesthetists, are highly educated and skilled allied health professionals who work under the supervision of physician anesthesiologists to develop and implement anesthesia care plans. AAs work exclusively within the anesthesia care team environment as described by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). AAs possess a premedical background and a baccalaureate degree, and also complete a comprehensive didactic and clinical program at the graduate level. AAs are trained extensively in the delivery andmaintenance of quality anesthesia care as well as advanced patient monitoring techniques. The goal of AA education is to nurture the transformation of qualified student applicants into competent health care practitioners who aspire to practice in the anesthesia care team. The 27-month AA course of study consists of an intensive academic and didactic program that will prepare the student to function within the anesthesia care team. The students will get an extensive clinical training experience that will consist of a minimum of 2,000 clinical hours that encompass all aspects of anesthesia care for the surgical patient. Upon completion of the course of study, students will have earned a Master of Science in Anesthesia degree from NSU. Through close, personal interaction with highly qualified faculty members and the latest available anesthesia technology, the first year (semesters 1, 2, 3, and 4) encompasses an in-depth course of study in the fundamentals of anesthesia. Clinical experience during the first year will increase as the year progresses. The didactic curriculum, complemented by simulation learning, will provide the student with the necessary skills to meet the clinical objectives of the curriculum. The senior year (semesters 5, 6, and 7) will consist of clinical rotations assigned in two-week and four-week intervals. During the senior year, clinical rotations are full time and involve all specialty areas in anesthesia, including general surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, otolaryngology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, genito-urinary Master of Science in Anesthesia—Tampa Bay

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