Nurse Anesthesiology Residency I
This is the first of five clinical residencies that provide the opportunity for nurse anesthesiology residents (NARs) to integrate theory into practice within the clinical setting. NARs move along a continuum from healthy adults to patients with multi-system failures. The focus is on perioperative theory transfer, the development of assessment skills, and the developmental implementation and evaluation of an individualized anesthesia care plan. Cultural humility will be incorporated into care plans to develop anesthetic management individualized to patient identities and cultures while including an emphasis on social and cultural health disparities. Patient interviews and teaching are integral to this process. Basic principles of decision-making are emphasized throughout. Mastery of the Nurse Anesthesia Residency I objectives is required by the end of this residency. Practice settings include operating rooms, emergency rooms, and off-site locations including but not limited to diagnostic and interventional suites. CRNA or physician anesthesiologist preceptors serve as facilitators of learning. Clinical conferences and professional meetings help to reinforce and enhance learning.