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Anaesthetic care, Practice II 7.5 credits

Anestesisjukvård, Verksamhetsförlagd utbildning II
Second cycle, O7076H
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2023 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Subject group (SCB)
Nursing Science

Entry requirements


More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
After successfully completing the course, the student is expected to be able to plan and implement general anesthesia and lead anesthesiologic nursing of ASA I-V patients of all ages with planned procedures. The student will be able to discuss and present reasons for the choice of nursing interventions based on an evidence-based approach and ethical principles, and apply applicable relevant statutes and regulations.

In addition, the student should apply in-depth theoretical knowledge and practical skills in anesthesiologic nursing and medically indicated measures and be able to propose methods to plan, follow up and develop the activities in anesthesia care. The student will be able to independently document anesthesiological process and nursing, as well as manage the operation of medical technical equipment within anesthesiology. The student will be able to identify the need for additional knowledge in order to continuously further develop their skills and expertise in order to be able to provide safe and secure care.

Knowledge and understanding

After successfully completing the course, the student is expected to be able to:

  • Discuss and present reasons for the choice of nursing interventions based on an evidence-based approach and ethical principles
  • Describe the function of medical technology in anesthesiology
  • Give suggestions on methods for planning, monitoring and developing the activities within anesthesia care
  • Explain the relationship between nursing needs, risks and medically indicated measures in connection with anesthesia

Skills and abilities

After successfully completing the course, the student is expected to be able to:

  • Under supervision, plan, prioritize, distribute and coordinate the anesthesiologic nursing work in collaboration with other professional groups
  • Based on secure transmission of communications, ensure the transfer of information within the healthcare team and to other professional groups
  • Be responsible for and manage medical devices with a focus on safe care and sustainability
  • Apply applicable relevant statutes and regulations, as well as local guidelines
  • Organize and perform treatment for children with cardiac arrest

Evaluation capability and approaches

After successfully completing the course, the student is expected to be able to:

  • Show accuracy and judgment in planning and implementation of anesthesiologic care and nursing for patients of all ages
  • Show professional approach in collaboration with patients, their immediate family, and with other professional groups
  • Critically reflect on existing procedures and methods and work for anesthesiologic nursing in accordance with science and proven experience
  • Critically reflect on various solutions with ethical awareness and a scientific approach
  • Show self-awareness and an empathic ability
  • Take responsibility for one’s own professional development by identifying and evaluating their own needs for additional knowledge in order to continuously further develop their skills and expertise

The experience of patients and their immediate family in connection with anesthesia
Applicable statutes and regulations
Surveillance, nursing interventions and medically indicated measures for persons of all ages being cared for in anesthesia care risk-assessed ASA I-V.
Anesthesiologic nursing for patients of all ages
Safety during transportation of patients
Medical technology in anesthesia care
Organization and leadership in anesthesia care
Documentation of the anesthesiologic process and anesthesiologic nursing
Evidence-based nursing care
Improving knowledge
Scientific documentation and critical review
Child CPR (A)

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Teaching and learning takes place by means of self-directed independent studies, lectures, study assignments, seminars and a practicum/internship under supervision. Participation in seminars and the practicum/internship placement is mandatory.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Take-Home exam and/or seminar
Assessment of professional expertise
The grading criteria for Pass (G) is stated in the Study Guide.

Ordinarily only one reassignment will be allowed for the course with regard to the practicum/internship placement. If there are special reasons, an additional reassignment may be granted. What is meant by “special reasons” are those reasons stated in the Regulations from the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education, HSVFS 1999:1.

The course is offered as part of a second-cycle study program within specialist training for nurse anesthetists and is a practicum/internship placement. This course, which contains a curricular segment with a practicum/internship (VFU element), is encompassed within the Special Rules for practicum/internship placements according to the decision of the Head of Department at the Department of Health Sciences, Luleå University of Technology.

Having attained an approved standard (passing grade) the VFU curricular segment in this course constitutes a special prerequisite for future VFU courses.

Transition terms
The study program and syllabus is valid from the autumn term 2020 for the students who are then admitted to the educational program. Faculty program directors and heads of subject decide on individual study plans for students who have been admitted to a previous study program and who are resuming their studies, after a study break, according to the current study program and syllabus. If a course is no longer given or has undergone major changes, the students must be offered two opportunities for examination in the first year after the change has taken place, and then once a year for another 2 years, based on the study plan applicable at registration.

Ulrica Strömbäck

Transition terms
The course O7076H is equal to O7014H

Literature. Valid from Spring 2022 Sp 3
Edberg, A-K., Ehrenberg, A., Friberg, F, Wijk H. & Öhlén, J. (red.). Omvårdnad på avancerad nivå: kärnkompetenser inom sjuksköterskans specialistområden. (Senaste upplagan). Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Författningshandbok: för personal inom hälso- och sjukvården. (Senaste upplagan). Stockholm: Liber. (Lagar och författningar kan även hämtas via nätet)
Henricson, M. (red.). Vetenskaplig teori och metod: från idé till examination inom omvårdnad. (Senaste upplagan). Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Hovind, I.L. (red.). Anestesiologisk omvårdnad. (Senaste upplagan) Lund: Studentlitteratur
Kvale, S. & Brinkmann, S. Den kvalitativa forskningsintervjun. (Senaste upplagan). Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Lindahl, S., Winsö, O. & Åkeson, J. (red.). Anestesi. (Senaste upplagan) Stockholm: Liber
Svenska rådet för hjärt-lungräddning. Avancerad hjärt-lungräddning till barn: kursbok med webbutbildning. (Senaste upplagan). Stockholm: Svenska rådet för hjärt-ungräddning
Wiklund Gustin, L. & Bergbom, I. (red.). Vårdvetenskapliga begrepp i teori och praktik. (Senaste upplagan). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Willman, A. (red.). Evidensbaserad omvårdnad: en bro mellan forskning och klinisk verksamhet. (Senaste upplagan). Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Scientific articles and web-pages will be added

Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0004PracticeU G#6.00MandatoryS23
0005Take-Home examination and/or seminarU G#1.00MandatoryS23
0006CPR - childrenU G#0.50MandatoryS23

Syllabus established
by Dean of Department of Health Sciences 21 Feb 2020

Last revised
by Anna Öqvist, Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Health, Education and Technology 16 Jun 2022