Nursing in Anaesthesia II, Practice 7.5 Credits

Omvårdnad inom anestesisjukvård II verksamhetsförlagd utbildning
Second cycle, O7014H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2017 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established

Last revised
by 16 Jun 2017

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 who are risk-assessed ASA I-II and during less advanced surgical procedures, as well as under supervision for individuals risk-assessed > ASA II and during major surgical procedures, be able to;

• identify and assess individual needs of anaesthesia care based on the preoperative discussion.
• implement and execute individualised anaesthesia care and medically indicated measures based on an evidence-based method of working and an ethical approach.
• evaluate the anaesthesia care through postoperative discussion.
• organise and lead the anaesthetic work associated with patient care.
• document the anaesthetic process.
• Justify and propose methods for planning, monitoring  and developing activities within anaesthesia care
• apply existing laws and statutes
• document scientifically

Individuals and their relatives' experiences related to anaesthesia

Current laws and statutes
Basal monitoring, nursing interventions and medically indicated measures for individuals receiving anaesthesia care and risk-assessed ASA I-III.
Anesthetic care of acute, seriously ill individuals
Anesthetic care of children, pregnant women and older people
Safe transport of patients
Medical technology within anaesthetic nursing
Organisation and leadership within anaesthesia care
Document the anaesthetic process

Teaching and learning take place through individual studies, lectures, seminars, study assignments and placement. Mandatory attendance during seminars and placement.

Written examination and or seminar

Assessment of professional competence.
Alternative examination formats may be used

Grading criteria for pass and pass with distinction are stated in the study guide 
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 2017 Sp 1 (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.
Svenska rådet för hjärt-lungräddning (2011). Avancerad hjärt-lungräddning till barn: kursbok. Göteborg: Stiftelsen för HLR.
*Wiklund Gustin, L., & Bergbom, I. (Red). (2012). Vårdvetenskapliga begrepp i teori och praktik. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
* 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 competence6.0U G VG
0004Individual written exam1.0U G VG
0005Seminar0.5U G VG