This unit of study provides students with opportunities to consolidate and expand their clinical knowledge, skills, and attitudes within the specialty of post anaesthetic care nursing. Issues and content covered in this unit of study provide students with an opportunity to develop advanced clinical skills, especially in airway management, respiratory and cardiac assessment, management of context-specific technology and enhanced decision-making skills.
|Post-anaesthetic Recovery Unit Nursing|
|Unit of study code||282|
GC single unit of study
|Hours of study||150|
Australian College of Perioperative Nurses Ltd (ACORN) 2018, Standards for perioperative nursing in Australia, 15th edn, Author, Adelaide, South Australia.
Hatfield, A 2014, The complete recovery room book, 5th edn, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
|Co-ordinated by||Sharron Smyth-Demmon MACN
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: The PARU environment & initial patient assessment||a) apply the nursing knowledge and skills required to provide a comprehensive nursing assessment and plan nursing care to meet the needs of the patient during the post anaesthetic phase||Assessment 1: Online activity – Guided case analysis||10%||3|
|Theme 2: Airway considerations||b) combine ACORN and ANZCA standards with nursing knowledge and skills to provide a safe environment for the patient in recovery||Assessment 2: Essay (1,500 words)||30%||5|
|Theme 3: Cardiovascular assessment and management||c) critically evaluate the clinical skills required for delivering quality patient centred care within PARU||Assessment 3: Online discussion x1||10%||7|
|Theme 4: Fluid balance & fluid replacement therapy||d) propose comprehensive, safe and effective evidence-based practice related to the nursing assessment and management of acute pain and postoperative nausea and vomiting in PARU||Assessment 4: Case analysis (2,000 words)||50%||10|
|Theme 5: Neurological assessment & management||e) critically analyse the role of the PARU nurse in discharge planning.|
|Theme 6: Patient temperature management|
|Theme 7: Pain assessment & management|
|Theme 8: Postoperative nausea & vomiting|
|Theme 9: Intermediate recovery & discharge from PARU|
Post-anaesthetic Recovery Unit Nursing (282) is a Tier 1 unit.
|Tiers||2020 Member price (10% discount)||2020 Non-member price||2021 Member price (10% discount)||2021 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.