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Advanced Knowledge for Minor Sterile Ambulatory Surgical Procedures NSPO 1130

Nursing Specialty Perioperative Course

International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This badge is the third badge of the Sterile Field and the Aseptic Environment (SFAE) microcredential. The badge builds on and draws upon the foundation of an aseptic environment presented in NSPO 1110 and NSPO 1120. The focus is on developing an understanding of safe client care for smaller procedure sites such as an ambulatory care setting. Learners will continue considering the concepts of sterility and asepsis with emphasis on the nursing role. The badge introduces theory related to client care and assessments, instrumentation, and intraprocedural management while using best nursing practices to establish and maintain a minor sterile field. The badge concludes with a final quiz to allow an opportunity for learners to apply the badge concepts in a virtual simulated scenario. Note: Completion of this microcredential does not qualify you as a perioperative nurse. Please refer to the BCIT Perioperative Nursing Program for the required education and certification. ​

Prerequisite(s)

  • S in NSPO 1110 and S in NSPO 1120
  • Employed in a healthcare area with direct client care in ambulatory procedure or surgical settings (i.e. RNs, LPNs, RNs, RT, interventional radiology technicians) or by special approval from the program.

Credits

1.0

Domestic fees

$299.44 - $305.49 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of NSPO 1130 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 69483

Duration

Start any time

  • 4 weeks
  • CRN 69483
  • Domestic fees $299.44
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Continuous Entry, Distance or Online

This is an online learning course. Start any time. You have 4 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.

Instructor

Valerie Johnson

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$299.44

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. Requires program approval. Please contact program assistant for more information at sstrong4@bcit.ca
Status

Fall 2024

Below is one offering of NSPO 1130 for the Fall 2024 term.

CRN 50912

Duration

Start any time

  • 4 weeks
  • CRN 50912
  • Domestic fees $305.49
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Continuous Entry, Distance or Online

This is an online learning course. Start any time. You have 4 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.

Instructor

Valerie Johnson

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$305.49

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. Please contact the program assistant for more information at sstrong4@bcit.ca
Status

Not Available

Registration for this course opens at term start.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the nurse’s role in pre-procedure assessments.
  • Describe the nurse’s role in verifying informed consent and surgical site marking.
  • Identify basic surgical instruments and sponges.
  • Discuss basic instrument use, inspection, care, and handling.
  • Explain the significance of the hemostatic process to optimal client outcomes.
  • Describe the categories, methods, and safety considerations of hemostasis.
  • Describe the principles of setting up and dismantling a minor sterile field as sterile personnel.
  • Describe the safe handling principles of medications on a minor sterile field.
  • Identify the principles of client positioning and surgical skin antisepsis.
  • Describe the principles of safe tourniquet use.
  • Describe the surgical safety checklist and its impact on client care.
  • Describe the commonly used local anesthetic medications and their potential side effects.
  • Identify the monitoring and assessment strategies used with clients undergoing local anesthesia.
  • Describe the principles of specimen collection.
  • Apply standards to a small procedure setting.

Effective as of Winter 2024

Related Programs

Advanced Knowledge for Minor Sterile Ambulatory Surgical Procedures (NSPO 1130) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Health Sciences

  1. Sterile Field and the Aseptic Environment
    Microcredential Part-time

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