Anesthesia Technology Concentration

Anesthesia Technology

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Anesthesia Concentration

The anesthesia technology program is two years in length. The first year of the anesthesia technology program is the credit-bearing Health Science major senior year curriculum. This year is designed to provide the didactic foundation required for the ASATT national certification. The second year of the program is the clinical non-credit, non-degree certificate program which is designed to foster clinical competency at the anesthesia technologist level. Successful completion of both years is an eligibility requirement to qualify for the ASATT national certification examination. Since this a program within the Health Science major, we only accept applications from students that have been advanced to the major's senior year curriculum. Length of study is 5 years: Health Science major four years (BS degree) and 9 months (clinical non-credit, non-degree certificate program).

Questions about admissions, contact Dr. Zelizer at 631-444-6158 or deborah.zelizer@stonybrook.edu

Program Director, 

Stephen A. Vitkun, M.D., M.B.A., Ph.D.        

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor

Professor of Anesthesiology and Vice Chairman (Admin/Special Projects)

 

Anesthesia Technology (AT) Program Mission Statement: The mission of the AT program is to develop the knowledge, attitudes, skills and competencies required to function as an integral member of an anesthesia team in diverse surgical settings. Through didactic lessons and clinical work, students will hone their skills that are required to provide the highest quality patient care while maintaining the ethical standards and professionalism required in this dynamic profession. 

Goal 1Students will demonstrate clinical competence of an entry-level anesthesia technologist. 

                   Student Learning Outcomes: 

  • Students will demonstrate basic knowledge relative to the surgical procedures conducted in each surgical service.
  • Students will demonstrate technologist level skills relative to the surgical procedures conducted in each surgical service.

        Goal 2: Students will possess critical thinking skills 

                  Student Learning Outcomes: 

  • Students will adequately respond to challenges faced during a surgical procedure.
  • Students will show the ability to perform multiple tasks in a timely manner.

        Goal 3: Students will practice with professional values

                  Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will display professional conduct
  • Students will demonstrate life-long learning

        Goal 4: Students will display effective communication skills

                 Student Learning Outcomes: 

  • Students will demonstrate written communication skills
  • Students will demonstrate oral communication skills

Graduating Class

Attrition Rate*

Job Placement for those seeking employment

2021

14% 

    (1 student withdrew)

100%

2020

0%

100%

2019

0%

100%

2018

17%

     (1 student withdrew)

100%

2017

17%

    (1 student withdrew)

100%

2016

0%

100%

2015

0%

100%

7-year average*

6.86%

 

100%

 

Certification Exam (NCE)

 

Pass Rate**

 

 

100% 

Note: *As documented in our self-study, students who left the program due to admittance in another educational program are removed from attrition data set. Only three students left the program for other than educational reasons over the past 7 years. 

** This data should be interpreted with caution, due to the limited number of students taking the exam – certification is not required most employers in our region.

           

 

Graduate and Employer Survey Results

Program benchmark is an average score of 4 on the scale below

(1-Strongly disagree, 2-Disagree, 3-Neutral, 4-Agree, 5-Strongly agree).

 

We met or exceeded our benchmark across all domains (cognitive, psychomotor, and affective)   

 

CoA-ATE Employer Survey averages

Cognitive: 4

Psychomotor: 4.5

Affective: 4.79

 

 

CoA-ATE Graduate Survey averages

Cognitive: 4.46

Psychomotor: 4.57

Affective: 4.85