This unit of study provides students with opportunities to consolidate and expand their existing clinical knowledge, skills, and attitudes within the specialty of the instrument and circulating nurse in the context of perioperative nursing. Current research, policy and guidelines underpinning instrument/circulating nursing are analysed, and the role of the nurse is explored.
|Unit of study code||283|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Nursing
GC single unit of study
|Term||JANUARY, JULY, OCTOBER|
|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.
Rothrock. J.C. (Ed.) (2023). Alexander’s care of the patient in surgery (17th 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:-
|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: OR 1 – Operating environment and minor operations||a) discuss legal and ethical aspects of perioperative care in relation to the role of the instrument/circulating nurse||Assessment 1: Online discussions||10%||3, 10|
|Theme 2: OR 2 – General surgery||b) conceptualise principles of infection prevention & control, including surgical asepsis||Assessment 2: Care analysis||40%||5|
|Theme 3: OR 3 – Obstetrics and gynaecology||c) critically reflect on the advanced knowledge and skills required to ensure a safe environment for people undergoing intraoperative procedures||Assessment 3: Poster & abstract||20%||7|
|Theme 4: OR 4 – Orthopaedics||d) analyse systematic assessment processes in the intra-operative phase||Assessment 4: Essay||30%||9|
|Theme 5: OR 5 – Paediatrics, ENT, Head and neck surgery||e) evaluate evidence-based holistic nursing care of people undergoing intraoperative procedures across the lifespan|
|Theme 6: OR6 – Emergency theatre|
Instrument/Circulating Nurse (283) 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.