Keeping up with its commitment to set new standards for healthcare professionals, Alpha Centauri Educational System (ACES) has just launched a new six-month program under its expanding list of health-related courses. The first of its kind not only in the province, but in the whole country as well, the Basic Anesthesia Education for Nurses is now accepting applicants who want to train as a nurse practitioner in anesthesiology.
The program, which was recently accredited by the Philippine Academy of Medical Specialists, will teach the students to perform physical assessment, participate in preoperative teaching, assist the anesthesiologist in administering anesthesia, maintain anesthesia intra-operatively and oversee the patient’s recovery from anesthesia, all under the guidance and scrutiny of professional anesthesiologists.
Students and Faculty members of Alpha Centauri Educational System found a bigger reason to celebrate the oncoming weekend when the Philippine Association of Medical Specialists accredited its recently launched Basic Anesthesia Education Program for nurses last Friday, October 8th 2010.
The accrediting team composed of Dr.Dennis Lagunay; National Chancellor of the National Board of Discipline in Anaesthesiology, Dr. Fresco Yapendon, President, and Dr. Benito Ramos Jr., Chairman of the Training and Accreditation Board, supervised the pre-operative assessment of patients scheduled for operation the following day, in the presence of ACES President Angelito S. Abadilla, M.D.
Expected to complete their training within six months time, the Basic Anesthesia students will be taking their certification exam from PAMS after graduation in order to qualify as a Nurse Practitioner in Anesthesiology.