PHYS 5500 Physics for Anesthesia (2)
Provides the student an opportunity to correlate physical properties as they apply to the physiology, pathology, and pharmacology of anesthesia. Major emphasis is on states of matter, gas laws, thermodynamics, fluids, theories of narcosis, oxygen and ancillary gas delivery devices, heat, humidification, and pressure regulation. The student engages in critical thinking regarding the effects of these various principles on homeostatic functions and its relation to the client’s state of health/wellness as it interacts with culturally diverse populations in the twenty-first century. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the nurse anesthesia program.