PeriAnesthesia Care > Overview
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This module describes how anesthetic agents work and how to care for the patient throughout the anesthetic process.

Learning Objectives

After successfully completing this module you will be able to:

  • Identify the goals of anesthesia
  • List the components of anesthesia
  • Describe the signs and reflex reactions of stages of anesthesia
  • Identify common induction agents
  • Identify common maintenance agents
  • Identify common reversal agents
  • Identify common anticholinergics agents, used with reversal agents
  • Identify the use of the agents on an anesthetic record
  • Discuss the care issues of spinal anesthesia
  • Discuss the assessment of a post anesthetic patient
  • Identify major complications in the post anesthetic recovery period
  • Identify nursing interventions related to major complications



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