In this core unit of study, students explore nursing practice across a range of perioperative settings, and examine the key role played by nurses in promoting a safe environment. Nursing research and its application to contemporary practice is examined, and legal and ethical issues are applied to perioperative nursing practice. Students analyse communication processes and collaboration within the multidisciplinary team and identify approaches to supporting safe practice within an evidence-based framework.
|Practice and Philosophy of Perioperative Nursing|
|Unit of study code||219|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Perioperative Nursing
GC single unit of study
|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.
Sutherland-Fraser, S., Davies, M., Gillespie, B. M., & Lockwood, B. (Eds) (2021). Perioperative Nursing: an introduction. (3rd 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: Legal and ethical aspects of practice||a) explore legal, ethical, and cultural considerations that impact on perioperative nursing practice||Assessment 1: Online forum||5%||2|
|Theme 2: Professional perioperative practice and nursing research||b) evaluate contemporary perioperative nursing practice||Assessment 2: Annotated bibliography||30%||4|
|Theme 3: Human factors||c) analyse communication processes including human factors, and their role in promoting safe perioperative practice||Assessment 3: Online discussion||5%||5|
|Theme 4: Managing a safe environment||d) examine the major challenges in managing a safe environment within the perioperative setting||Assessment 4: Infographic and peer review||20%||7, 8|
|Theme 5: Perioperative care||e) analyse the diverse nursing roles within perioperative setting||Assessment 5: Essay||40%||10|
Practice and Philosophy of Perioperative Nursing (219) 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.