This major is a program that prepares registered nurses to administer anesthetics and provide care for patients before, during and after anesthesia.
Includes instruction in the biochemistry and physics of anesthesia; advanced anatomy and physiology; clinical pharmacology of anesthetics and adjunctive drugs; pain management; acute care and operating room practice; clinical technology and procedures; emergency intervention; patient assessment and education; and legal issues.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Nurse Anesthetist Major?
As Nurse Anesthetist, you will administer anesthesia to patients while under the supervision of a physician or an anesthesiologist. Your main responsibility centers around inspecting a patient's medical history to identify any diseases or allergies, assist by preparing patients for surgery, set up anesthetics, verify the proper dosage, and discuss the extent of surgery with the patient.
Organizations in Nurse Anesthetist Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology
- American Nurses Association
- American Board of Nursing Specialties
- National Student Nurses Association
- Nurses Peer Support Network
- Association for Nursing Professional Development
- Travel Nursing
- National Association of School Nurses
Publications/Magazines in Nurse Anesthetist