Chemistry and Physics for Nurse Anesthesia (ANES500)


Course Memo

 The principles of chemistry and physics involved in nurse anesthesia practice including organic 

and biochemical principles and their pharmacological significance. Topics include the basics of 
chemistry; the basics of physics; states of matter and solutions; acids, bases and buffers; gas laws 
and their behavior; fluid hydrodynamics; principles of electricity; basic nuclear chemistry; 
organic compounds and their relationships to therapeutic drugs; and pertinent areas of 
carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids.