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This unit of study allows students to consolidate and expand their existing knowledge within the speciality of anaesthetic nursing. Students will examine the role of the anaesthetic nurse and use professional standards, guidelines and research to inform a systematic approach to nursing assessment and management.

Anaesthetic Nursing
Unit of study code 221
Availability Graduate Certificate in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Nursing

Graduate Certificate in Perioperative Nursing

GC single unit of study

Pre-requisite This unit has no pre-requisites and is suitable for ENs
Credit points 6
Hours of study 150
Fee* Tier 1
Prescribed texts Australian College of Perioperative Nurses Ltd (ACORN) (2020). Standards for perioperative nursing in Australia. (16th ed). ACORN.

Nagelhout, J.J., & Elisha, S. (Eds.) (2018). Nurse anesthesia. (6th ed.). Elsevier.

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:-

Assessment Tasks
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: Assessment & planning for safe nursing care a) discuss legal and ethical aspects of perioperative care in relation to the role of the anaesthetic nurse Assessment 1: Online discussions x2 10% 4, 8
Theme 2: Anaesthesia delivery & preparation b) conceptualise the systematic assessment processes in the pre and intra- operative phases of care Assessment 2: Case analysis (2,000 words) 40% 5
Theme 3: Monitoring for anaesthesia c) analyse techniques for the administration of anaesthesia including pharmacokinetics of anaesthetics and associated management Assessment 3: Case analysis (2,500 words) 50% 10
Theme 4: General anaesthesia & pharmacology d) critically reflect on the advanced knowledge and skills required to provide a safe environment during anaesthesia
Theme 5: Procedural
e) evaluate the evidence-based nursing care required to meet the physical and psychological needs of an individual undergoing anaesthesia
Theme 6: Anaesthetic emergencies
Theme 7: Transfer of care

Anaesthetic Nursing (221) is a Tier 1 unit.

Tiers2022 Member price (10% discount)2022 Non-member price2023 Member price (10% discount)2023 Non-member price
Tier 1$2,133.00$2,370.00$2,196.00$2,440.00
Tier 2$2,434.50$2,705.00$2,506.50$2,785.00
Tier 3$2,862.00$3,180.00$2,947.50$3,275.00
Tier 4$3,420.00$3,800.00$3,523.50$3,915.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice.