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New Sub-Specialty

05.16.2024 | By: Texas Wesleyan University

New Sub-Speciality

In 2019, when the Graduate Programs of Nurse Anesthesia began its first doctoral cohort, the clinical residency portion of the program increased from 16 months to 20 months and the required cases from 650 to 800.  At the time, the dream was to create rotations for those interested students which would include experiences above and beyond the minimum required.

Beginning Spring 2025, the first of those sub-specialty rotations, a 2-month Emergency/Trauma rotation begins.  Objectives for the experience include: understanding the core principles of trauma care, participating in pre-hospital, emergency department, and surgical services care of the patient and learning advanced anesthesia skills such as percutaneous cricothyrotomy, retrograde intubations and a variety of regional anesthetic blocks.

Students will attend trauma conferences, experience ride-alongs with air and ground pre-hospital services, participate in the emergency department stabilization, attend M & M rounds, and continue care to the patient intraoperatively through delivery of the anesthetic. The desired outcome for the rotation is to graduate nurse anesthetists who deliver exceptional care and improve survivability of the emergency/trauma patient.

Texas Wesleyan graduates are exceptionally prepared to serve our patients!  

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