This unit of study is designed for nurses with foundational knowledge and skills in anaesthetic nursing. It facilitates consolidation and expansion of existing knowledge within the speciality of anaesthetic nursing. Students will examine the role of the anaesthetic nurse and use professional perioperative standards, guidelines and research to inform a systematic approach to nursing assessment and management.
|Unit of study code||221|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Nursing
GC single unit of study
|Pre-requisite||This unit has no pre-requisites and is suitable for ENs|
|Mode of study||Online|
|Hours of study||150|
|Prescribed texts||Australian College of Perioperative Nurses Ltd. (ACORN). (2023). Standards for safe and quality care in the perioperative environment (SSQCPE) for organisations. 3. ACORN.
Australian College of Perioperative Nurses Ltd. (ACORN). (2023). Professional practice standards for perioperative nurses (PPSPN) for organisations. 4. ACORN.
|Co-ordinated by||Sharron Smyth-Demmon MACN
|Content||Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program
After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-
|Type of assessment
Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)
(% of total marks)
|When assessed – academic week
(e.g. Week 8)
|Theme 1: Pre-procedural nursing assessment||a) appraise the role of the anaesthetic nurse in optimising person-centred outcomes in the perioperative environment||Assessment 1: Online discussions||10%||3, 10|
|Theme 2: Anaesthesia delivery||b) conceptualise the systematic assessment processes in the pre and intra- operative phases of care||Assessment 2: Case analysis||40%||5|
|Theme 3: Anaesthesia monitoring||c) critically reflect on the advanced knowledge and skills required to provide a safe environment during anaesthesia||Assessment 3: Narrated powerpoint presentation||20%||7|
|Theme 4: General anaesthesia and pharmacology||d) evaluate the evidence-based nursing care required to meet the physical and psychological needs of an individual undergoing anaesthesia||Assessment 4: Short essays||30%||9|
|Theme 5: Anaesthetic emergencies|
|Theme 6: Procedural anaesthesia|
|Theme 7: Transfer of care|
Anaesthetic Nursing (221) is a Tier 1 unit.
|Tiers||2023 Member price (10% discount)||2023 Non-member price||2024 Member price (10% discount)||2024 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.