- Maintain vigilance and patient safety throughout the perianesthetic continuum.
- Protect patients from iatrogenic complications, and utilizes appropriate precautions in infection control.
- Position or supervise the positioning of patients to prevent injury.
- Utilize standard precautions and appropriate infection control measures.
- Utilize emerging health technologies.
- Conduct a comprehensive and appropriate equipment check.
Individualized Perianesthetic Management
- Provide care throughout the perianesthetic continuum.
- Use a variety of current anesthesia techniques, agents, adjunctive drugs, and equipment while providing anesthesia.
- Provide anesthesia services to patients of all ages and physical conditions for a variety of surgical and medically related procedures, including trauma and emergency cases.
- Perform a pre-anesthetic assessment and formulates an anesthesia care plan for patient to whom he/she is assigned to administer anesthesia.
- Administer and manage a variety of regional anesthetics.
- Function collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team to affect patient outcomes.
- Deliver culturally competent perianesthetic care throughout the anesthesia experience.
- Function as a resource person for airway and ventilator management of patients.
- Serve as a leader or member of cardiopulmonary resuscitation team and possess current ACLS, BLS, and PALS certifications.
- Apply theory to practice in decision-making and problem solving.
- Provide nurse anesthesia care based on sound principles and research evidence.
- Perform a pre-anesthetic assessment and formulate an anesthesia care plan for patients to whom they are assigned to administer anesthesia.
- Identify and take appropriate action when confronted with anesthetic equipment-related malfunctions.
- Interpret and utilize data obtained from noninvasive and invasive monitoring modalities.
- Calculate, initiate, and manage fluid and blood component therapy.
- Recognize and appropriately respond to anesthetic complications that occur during the perianesthetic period.
- Critique and integrate scholarly research in order to improve anesthesia care.
- Effectively communicate with all individuals influencing patient care.
- Utilize appropriate verbal, nonverbal, and written communication in the delivery of perianesthetic care.
- Demonstrate the ability to deliver a clear and organized public presentation.
- Demonstrates respect for human dignity to patients, peers, and organizations.
- Teach others.
- Continue commitment to lifelong learning of anesthesia through continuous professional development.
- Function as an advocate for patients, families and communities.
- Positively influence health care policy decision and participate in activities which influence advanced nursing roles and improve patient care.
- Understands sound principles of anesthesia risk management to include preventive and procedural strategies.
- Function as a registered professional nurse within appropriate professional standards, ethical and legal requirements and to accept responsibility and accountability in the delivery of patient care.
- Participate in quality management activities and operate with budget restraints and cost effectiveness.