Explores the intraoperative assisting phase and enables students to expand their knowledge and skills in the areas of positioning, skin preparation, draping, retraction, provision of haemostasis, tissue handling, provision of specific instruments, equipment and supplies, suturing and wound closure with the added support of a surgeon mentor in a work setting. Students are also given the opportunity to apply these principles to a selected area of surgical specialty.
- Introduction of the PNSA role in the intraoperative phase
- Review of the principles of anaesthesia and the role of the PNSA in the phase
- Review of the requirements for proficiency in first assisting
- The role of the PNSA in positioning the patient
- The role of the PNSA in skin preparation and draping
- Review of surgical skills related to the role of the first assistant
- Recognition of surgical complications and hazards and their management
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 procedures in the intraoperative assisting phase||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||develop advanced skills and knowledge in intraoperative nursing and assisting activities||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||apply general principles of intraoperative assisting to a selected area of surgical specialty||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||critically reflect upon newly acquired skills and knowledge and how these may be further advanced in clinical practice.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
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Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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