Introduces the experienced perioperative nurse to the advanced role of the Perioperative Nurse as Surgeon's Assistant (PN-SA) and the scope of practice. Students will also review their skills and understanding of core principles underpinning standards of practice in asepsis, occupational health and safety, medico-legal and epidemiological issues related to perioperative nursing.
- Introduction to the role of the PNSA in advanced perioperative care
- Scope of practice
- Anatomy and physiology review
- Medico-legal issues
- Occupational health and safety issues
- Communications relevant to team members
- Principles of tissue handling
- Principles of asepsis, infection control and epidemiology
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||analyse the PNSA role and critically reflect upon their own existing perioperative nursing practice in the light of new issues and opportunities presented by the role||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||revise and demonstrate core skills and knowledge of anatomy and physiology, asepsis, and infection control relative to the PNSA||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||analyse and explain key medico-legal and occupational health and safety issues as they impact upon the PNSA role in perioperative settings.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
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Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 2 hrs (12 weeks)|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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