This unit of study provides the student with the opportunity to explore the role of the nurse across a diversity of perioperative settings, as well as identifying professional issues related to specialist perioperative practice. The unit of study considers contemporary and professional issues related to perioperative nursing through reflective practice, facilitation of clinical teaching and collaboration within the multidisciplinary team. Nursing research is examined to promote evidence based practice, and legal and ethical issues are applied to perioperative nursing practice. Activities within the unit of study learning guide encourage students to explore contemporary and professional issues within the operating suite environment and reflect on their own clinical and professional needs.
|Practice and Philosophy of Perioperative Nursing|
|Unit of study code||219|
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
Hamlin, L, Davies, M, Richardson-Tench, M, Sutherland-Fraser, S. 2016. Perioperative nursing: an introduction. 2nd edn. Elsevier.
|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: Legal & ethical aspects of perioperative practice.||a) apply legal and ethical principles which impact on current clinical practice||Assessment 1: Online discussions x4||20%||2, 4, 6, 8|
|Theme 2: Professional perioperative nursing practice||b) identify and examine the diverse roles of the perioperative nurse and reflect upon the values, skills and attitudes that are integral to the nurse’s professional development||Assessment 2: Literature critique (1,500 words)||30%||5|
|Theme 3: Human factors of perioperative nursing||c) critically evaluate contemporary perioperative nursing practice and identify areas for development in your current environment||Assessment 3: Essay (2,500 words)||50%||10|
|Theme 4: Managing a safe environment||d) examine local and national policies that affect perioperative practice|
|Theme 5: Perioperative patient care||e) critically analyse the communication process in your current environment|
|f) examine and address the major challenges in managing a safe environment for perioperative patients and the healthcare team.|
Practice and Philosophy of Perioperative Nursing (219) is a Tier 1 unit.
|Tiers||2020 Member price (10% discount)||2020 Non-member price||2021 Member price (10% discount)||2021 Non-member price|
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