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Perioperative Theory 1: Developing Perioperative Partnerships NSPO 7100

Nursing Specialty Perioperative Course

Course details

In this course, we start out by considering what makes perioperative nursing distinctive from other areas of nursing. We discuss what caring looks like in the perioperative area, and how it is enacted by perioperative nurses. You will learn about the complementary scrub and circulating nursing roles, and their related activities. You will have the opportunity to consider how professional scope of practice will guide your nursing activities in this setting. We then move to patient-centered care by looking at strategies for how the nurse can seek to understand the patient’s individual perioperative experience using framing concepts of vulnerability and dignity. You’ll consider how to provide ethical perioperative care based in relational practice, and how to advocate for patients and families. We will relate the concept of health to perioperative patients, and reflect on how the perioperative nurse promotes health. You will learn about environmental and cultural factors unique to the perioperative setting, and how these factors affect team function, patient care, and the patient’s lived experience. You will be introduced to the importance of self-care in this setting. We will look at how partnership is enacted in this specialty area. You will consider communication and interprofessional collaboration as they relate to perioperative patients and teams. We take an in-depth look at the CIHC National Interprofessional Competency Framework to help you think about how perioperative teams can work together effectively to promote safe patient care and a culture of safety. The modules that focus on clinical decision-making and the Situated Clinical Decision-making Framework are important to help you develop your perioperative nursing foundational knowledge. You will consider case study applications of the Framework in preparation for future perioperative theory and clinical learning. We conclude the course with how you can prepare for the transition from your current area of nursing practice to perioperative nursing.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$274.98 - $894.86 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below are three offerings of NSPO 7100 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 19679

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Fri Mar 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 19679
  • $894.86
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 24 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Valerie Johnson

Course outline

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Cost

$894.86

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. This is online guided learning with one textbook to purchase from the bookstore. Students will receive a course information email approximately 3 weeks prior to term start.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 41419

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Fri Mar 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 41419
  • $274.98
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 24 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Valerie Johnson

Course outline

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Cost

$274.98

Important information
  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. This course section is for students who require a course extension to complete their course from the previous term. Re-registration is a one-time only option.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 80175

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Fri Mar 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 80175
  • $452.08
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 24 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Valerie Johnson

Course outline

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Cost

$452.08

Important information
  1. Available for exam challenge only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. Please contact the program head for approval 604-451-7079.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

As licensed health care practitioners, all learners will practice in accordance with professional standards of practice throughout the course. In this course, learners will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership, and professionalism. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Describe perioperative nursing practice and roles.
  • Identify strategies the perioperative nurse can use to understand the patient’s experience of anesthesia and surgery.
  • Articulate strategies used by perioperative nurses to enact patient-centered care and advocacy with patients and families.
  • Explain how the concepts of health, illness, vulnerability and dignity apply to the patient’s experiences of anesthesia and surgery.
  • Identify strategies to enact and support interprofessional collaboration and partnership between perioperative team members.
  • Identify strategies that perioperative nurses can use to manage risks and hazards, promote patient safety and protect patient dignity in the perioperative setting.
  • Explain how perioperative nurses use ways of knowing (case, patient and person) to provide safe and ethical patient-centered care.
  • Demonstrate reflective critical thinking skills through application of the Situated Clinical Decision-making Framework.
  • Discuss how perioperative nurses can enact beginning collaborative leadership skills.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2020

Related Programs

Perioperative Theory 1: Developing Perioperative Partnerships (NSPO 7100) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Nursing
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Full-time
  2. Perioperative Nursing Specialty
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  3. Specialty Nursing (Perioperative)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time

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