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Anesthesia Workstation as ICU Ventilator

Price: $15.00 CE: 1.00

This course was designed to introduce the utilization of the anesthesia workstation as an alternative source to the present-day intensive care ventilator. In this course we will briefly overview mechanical ventilation as it pertains to an individual requiring respiratory support and its key components. Then we will shift our focus to identifying the anesthesia workstation components and operation, covering such topics as pressure systems, disposal systems, location, safety concerns, and patient airway parameters. We will also discuss the monitoring of the anesthesia workstation mechanisms and maintenance, as well as present a checklist when utilizing the anesthesia workstation as a substitute for the traditional intensive care ventilator.


AdventHealth University Division – echelon® is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

echelon® is an approved CE provider by the Florida Board of Nursing.

AdventHealth University Division echelon is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider Number CPE16352.

NOTE: This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors; individuals may not repeat and report a self-learning activity for credit twice in the same biennium.

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Upon successful completion of this course, program participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the characteristics of the anesthesia workstation. 
  2. Discuss the anesthesia workstations as an alternative device to the intensive care ventilator within the ICU setting. 
  3. Describe how to detect patient safety concerns as it relates to the use of the anesthesia workstation in the ICU setting. 
  4. List monitors while using the anesthesia workstation in the ICU setting. 
  5. Recognize and list the required maintenance to the anesthesia workstation checklist.

Qualified Planners/Faculty

Belly Estima, BSN, RN, SRNA

Belly Estima is a graduate student in the Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program at AdventHealth University. Prior to being accepted into the DNAP program, he is a Registered Nurse who projects a high level of practical competence, self-confidence, and enthusiasm in doing what he knows best. He obtained his Licensed in Practical Nursing (LPN) from McFatter Technical College in 2007 and his Associates of Science in Nurse from Carleen Health Institute of South Florida in 2012. Later, Belly enrolled in Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), where he was awarded outstanding academic achievement and was named on the Dean’s List in 2017. In 2018, Belly graduated from SNHU with a Magna Cum Laude award and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.

He began his registered nursing career at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in 2015 and providing services in a Level II Trauma Cardiovascular Step-Down Unit and Critical Care Step-Down Unit. He gained additional experience by floating to other units within that hospital, including CVICU and Medical ICU. He then joined the agency, Jackson Nurse Professionals, working as Travel Nurse at a Level II Trauma Hospital, Saint Anthony’s Medical Center. While employed there, Belly worked on the Medical Step-Down Unit. He has also proffered his expertise as a Travel Nurse at the Level II Trauma Hospital, Sanford Medical Center Fargo.  In 2017, he started working as a Registered Nurse in the ICU. He had since worked in major hospitals, such as Orlando Regional Medical Center, AdventHealth Orlando, and Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. Belly’s professional expertise as an RN was used to assist critical units, including Multisystem ICU, Surgical ICU, Trauma ICU, CVICU,  Medical trauma ICU, Neuro ICU, and Cardiac ICU.


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Jasmin Jordan, BSN, RN, SRNA

Jasmin Jordan is a graduate student in the Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Program (DNAP) at AdventHealth University. Prior to acceptance to the DNAP program Jasmin spent 2 and a half years in clinical practice working in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) where she cared for patients who had undergone open heart surgeries. In that time, she was a member of Nursing Practice Council and served for a year and a half in that role striving to help make her unit and hospital the best place to receive care and work. She also precepted new CVICU nurses. She is a Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) and has her Bachelor of Science degrees in Health Information Management and Nursing from University of Central Florida. Her passion is to care for patients in the most safe and effective way with compassion.


This author has no financial relationship with any health-care related proprietary entity with goods or services relevant to this activity.

Sarah Snell, DNP, CRNA

Sarah Snell is a full time Nurse Anesthesia faculty member at the AdventHealth University and has been a Scholarly Project Chair for multiple graduate research projects since 2016. Sarah has been a practicing CRNA with JLR Medical Group for the last 10 years and preceding her CRNA experience she spent 9 years in clinical practice working in intensive care units (CICU, MICU) and Pre-Operative/Phase II Recovery. She has delivered multiple podium presentations in conjunction with Chronic Non-Malignant Pain, Cardiovascular Disorders and ICU Management, Spiritual Care for the Perioperative Patient, and Opioids and Occupation. Her passion as a healthcare educator was exemplified in obtaining the HRSA Grant for Expanding Access to Master’s Level Nurse Anesthesia Education for Minority and Disadvantaged Students. She received her BSN and MSNA degrees from Adventist University, and her DNP from Duke University.


This author has no financial relationship with any health-care related proprietary entity with goods or services relevant to this activity.

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CE Credits: 1.00, Category: Class A CE Credits, Expires: 4/1/2025

Completion Requirements: To receive continuing education credit commensurate with the credit awarded for this on-line activity, the participant must:

  • View all modules
  • Participate and pass all learning checks
  • Pass the Post Test(s) with a minimum score of 80%
  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation

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