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Pediatric Anesthesia Care Nursing Preceptorship 2 NSPE 7390

Nursing Specialty Pediatric Course

Course details

​In the second preceptorship course, learners apply and integrate nursing knowledge to provide care for pediatric patients recovering from surgery and procedural anesthesia and their families. Learners will further develop their comprehensive assessment skills by providing safe, competent, and ethical nursing care for patients requiring ventilation support, hemodynamic monitoring, pain assessment, fluid management, ECG interpretation and emergence delirium in collaboration with their preceptors. Working in partnership with patients and families, students will develop an understanding of unique patient and family situations. Students will have opportunities to think critically and develop their clinical decision-making skills, selecting and evaluating therapeutic interventions that support patients’ recovery and preventing shock and cardiac and respiratory arrest. They’ll continue to reflect on ethical issues and how to provide collaborative, family-centred care. Through the use of learning activities (case studies, application of a clinical decision-making framework, journaling and personal reflection), learners are provided with opportunities to build on the communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and systematic inquiry skills necessary to provide child and family-centred care in the pediatric anesthesia care setting.




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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Use a clinical decision-making framework to guide decisions in the provision of patient and family care.
  • Demonstrate independent clinical decision-making in pediatric anesthesia care nursing during the care of pediatric patients and their families.
  • Use therapeutic communication, collaboration and partnership skills in the development and maintenance of nurse–child and nurse–family relationships.
  • Document and articulate assessment findings and patient, family and nursing concerns in a systematic and comprehensive manner.
  • Provide competent nursing care that acknowledges and encourages collaboration with the patient, family and other inter-professional team members.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate nursing care of pediatric patients and their families that reflects consideration of available resources, principles of growth and development, knowledge of normal and pathologic physiology, family-centred care, and standards of practice.
  • Identify common issues that may contribute to post-operative complications or respiratory/cardiac arrest in pediatric patients who are undergoing sedation and general anesthesia.
  • Provide safe, competent and ethical nursing care for pediatric patients (and their families) experiencing a variety of health challenges postoperatively, such as respiratory failure, cardiac failure, acute and hemodynamic instability.
  • Participate in ethical decision-making in the pediatric anesthesia care setting.
  • Assess learning needs of pediatric patients and families, and provide instructions to help them learn the required knowledge and skills to manage care upon discharge.
  • Safely prepare, administer and monitor medications for pediatric patients.
  • Provide safe, competent and ethical nursing care for pediatric patients who are experiencing alterations in oxygen supply and demand.
  • Provide safe, competent and ethical nursing care for pediatric patients who are experiencing anticipatory pain or situational pain.
  • Initiate peripheral IV therapy, manage complex infusions, manage complications of central lines, and administer IV direct medications to pediatric patients.

Effective as of Fall 2023

Related Programs

Pediatric Anesthesia Care Nursing Preceptorship 2 (NSPE 7390) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Pediatric Nursing Specialty (Anesthesia Care Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time


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