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Nursing in Anaesthesia I, Practice 7.5 Credits

Omvårdnad inom anestesisjukvård I verksamhetsförlagd utbildning
Second cycle, O7013H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2018 Sp 2 - Present
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Syllabus established

Last revised
by 17 Aug 2018

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Subject group (SCB)
Nursing Science

Entry requirements


More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

On completion of the course the student should, for individuals risk-assessed according to ASA I-II and less advanced surgical procedures, and based on an ethical approach and under supervision, be able to:
• identify and assess individual needs of anaesthesia care based on the preoperative discussion
• observe, assess the need for, plan, propose, implement and document individualised anaesthesia care and medically indicated measures based on an evidence-based approach
• describe the function of and use medical technology within anaesthetic nursing
• evaluate the anaesthesia care through postoperative discussion
• describe different qualitative research methods and be able to formulate research questions based on qualitative research design
• apply existing laws and statutes
• document scientifically

Patients' and their relatives' experiences related to anaesthesia
Methods for analysing the need for anaesthesia care
Qualitative research methods for data collection, the application of interview and observation methodology
Basal monitoring, nursing interventions and medically indicated measures for individuals receiving anaesthesia care and risk-assessed ASA I-II.
Medical technology within anaesthetic nursing
Evidence-based nursing
Documentation of care and nursing
Current laws and statutes
Scientific documentation and critical review
Clinical placement 

Teaching and learning take place through lectures, individual studies, study assignments, seminars and placement under supervision. Participation in laboratory sessions, seminars and placement is compulsory


Written examination.
Assessment of professional competence.
Alternative examination formats may be used

Grading criteria for pass and pass with distinction are stated in the study guide  

Passing the course requires that all parts of the course are completed and passed.
Only one transfer is given for a course with regard to placement. If special reasons are found to exist, an additional transfer may be granted. Special reasons refers to those specified in instructions from the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education, HSVFS 1999:1.

This course is given for second-cycle studies within specialist training to become an anaesthetic nurse, and it involves placement.

This course, with clinical placement are subject to Special rules regarding clinical placement according to Head of Department decision.
Study supervision  is provided in the course room in Canvas.

Transition terms

Åsa Engström

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2018 Sp 2 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
*American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. (6. ed.) Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
*Edberg, A-K., Ehrenberg, A., Friberg, F., Wallin, L., Wijk, H. & Öhlén, J. (2013). Omvårdnad på avancerad nivå – kärnkompetenser inom sjuksköterskans specialistområden. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Hovind, I.L. (Red.). (2013). Anestesiologisk omvårdnad. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Jacobsson, B. (2003). Teknik i praktisk sjukvård. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Nagelhout, J.J. & Plaus, K.L. (Red.) (2013[2014]). Nurse anesthesia. (5. ed.) St. Louis, Mo.: Elsevier/Saunders.
*Kvale, S., & Brinkmann, S. (2014). Den kvalitativa forskningsintervjun. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Lindahl, S., Winsö, O., & Åkeson, J. (red.). (2016). Anestesi. Stockholm: Liber.
*Polit, D.F., & Beck, C.T. (2016). Nursing Research-Generating and Assessing Evidence for nursing practice. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
*Raadu, G. (Red.). (senaste upplagan). Författningshandbok för personal inom hälso- och sjukvården. Stockholm:Liber.
*Renck, H. (2003). Svikt av vitala funktioner. Torekov: Aniva förlag.
*Socialstyrelsen (2006). Att förebygga vårdrelaterade infektioner – Ett kunskapsunderlag (Elektronisk resurs). Stockholm: Folkhälsomyndigheten.
*Wiklund Gustin, L. & Bergbom, I. (red.) (2017). Vårdvetenskapliga begrepp i teori och praktik. (2: a uppl.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
*Willman, A. (red.) (2016). Evidensbaserad omvårdnad: en bro mellan forskning och klinisk verksamhet. (4.,[rev.] uppl.). Lund: Studentlitteratur.

*Literature has been used in earlier courses

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

0002Evaluation of professional competence6.0TG U G VG
0003Individual written exam1.5TG U G VG