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Program Learning Outcomes

Anesthesia Technology Program graduates will

  • Provide safe and quality patient care by incorporating technical and critical thinking and clinical reasoning in assisting the anesthesia provider with patients of all types, ages, and physical conditions for a variety of surgical and medical related procedures. 
  • Display current and emerging standards of care as an anesthesia technologist professional along with devoting themselves to lifelong learning.
  • Attend to the various needs of diverse multicultural and complex client populations in the delivery of culturally competent care.
  • Positively influence health care policy decisions and participate in activities which enhance anesthesia technologists' role in improved patient care and as an advocate for patients, families, and communities.
  • Demonstrate personal and professional integrity.
  • Communicate in a professional manner, verbally and non­verbally, regarding the delivery of perianesthesia care.
  • Collaborate with the anesthesia multi-disciplinary care team in the development of an anesthesia plan of care for patients in areas to which they are assigned.
  • Assist the anesthesia provider in a variety of current anesthesia techniques and use of equipment for providing anesthesia.
  • Function as anesthesia technologists within appropriate professional standards, ethical and legal requirements, and accept responsibility and accountability while assisting with the delivery of patient care.
  • Maintain vigilance and patient safety throughout the perianesthetic continuum, by actively protecting patients from iatrogenic complications, and utilize appropriate precautions in infection control.

Program Goals

To prepare competent entry-level Anesthesia Technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

  1. Provide a comprehensive education to prepare individuals for employment in the anesthesia technology profession.
  2. Stimulate technical and critical thinking in an effort to develop students' problem solving skills.
  3. Educate students to provide safe and quality patient care by applying knowledge to practice by means of incorporating technical and critical thinking along with clinical reasoning in assisting the anesthesia provider with patients of all types, ages, and physical conditions for a variety of surgical and medical related procedures.
  4. Prepare students to meet the current and emerging standards of care as an anesthesia technologist professional along with devoting themselves to lifelong learning.
  5. Cultivate an educational atmosphere that prepares students to work successfully in a multicultural diverse environment. To prepare students to positively influence health care policy decisions and participate in activities which enhance anesthesia technologists' role in improved patient care and as an advocate for patients, families, and communities. And finally, to develop an understanding of the various needs of diverse multi-cultural and complex client populations in the delivery of culturally competent care.
  6. Create a culture where students learn to demonstrate personal and professional integrity and have the ability to communicate, on a professional level, verbally and non­verbally, regarding the delivery of perianesthesia care. Students will also show respect for human dignity to patients, peers, and organizations.
  7. Develop and implement a curriculum that encourages collaboration with the anesthesia multi-disciplinary care team in the development of an anesthesia plan of care for patients in areas to which they are assigned, and subsequently assist the anesthesia provider in a variety of current anesthesia techniques and use of equipment for providing anesthesia. To provide support for anesthesia services to all patients, regardless of the type of anesthesia they are receiving.
  8. Implement curricula to prepare students to function as anesthesia technologists who function within appropriate professional standards, ethical and legal requirements, and accept responsibility and accountability while assisting with the delivery of patient care.
  9. Maintain vigilance and patient safety throughout the peri anesthetic continuum, by actively protecting patients from iatrogenic complications, and utilize appropriate precautions in infection control.

Source: 2018 ANES Annual Update submission

Contact Information

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