Let’s talk about something you will be verbally challenged by experienced CRNAs in the operating room and tested in class for the nurse anesthesia program. In regards to nurse anesthesia students calculating the proper dose of a local anesthetic for a patient….
Trust me, when you are in the nurse anesthesia program, you will learn regional anesthesia, how to calculate (safely) an administered drug, landmarks, physiology, and side effects. Any calculated dose that is regarded as an overdose can ultimately lead to a patient’s death.
Know your stuff y’all! (Please, no CRNAs can answer these questions).
Lena Gould, EdD, CRNA, FAAN