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Perioperative Theory 2: The Nurse in the Scrub Role NSPO 7250

Nursing Specialty Perioperative Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This course builds on the concepts and frameworks presented in NSPO 7100. The focus is on how perioperative nurses provide care in the scrub role for patients undergoing common, less complex surgeries. Participants will continue learning about the key concepts of caring, clinical decision-making, safety, aseptic technique, and surgical conscience. Learners will consider how these concepts are used to maintain a safe and supportive perioperative environment for patients and team members. The course introduces theory related to the development of basic perioperative scrub nurse skills in preparation for clinical learning. Clinical decision-making frameworks that guide practice in the scrub role are introduced and reviewed. Participants will build on nursing knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and disease processes to deepen their understanding of perioperative nursing care in the scrub role. Learners will examine ways of developing collaborative relationships with patients, colleagues, instructors, and perioperative team members.

Prerequisite(s)

NSPO 7100

Credits

3.0

Cost

$269.52 - $877.25 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2022

Below are three offerings of NSPO 7250 for the Spring/Summer 2022 term.

CRN 61937

Duration

Mon Apr 04 - Fri Jun 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 61937
  • $443.15
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 04 - Jun 24 N/A N/A Distance
Instructor

Valerie Johnson

Course outline

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Cost

$443.15

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. This is a challenge section for experienced nurses and requires program approval. Please contact the program assistant at 604-432-8875
Status

In Progress

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

CRN 61938

Duration

Mon Apr 04 - Fri Jun 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 61938
  • $877.25
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 04 - Jun 24 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Valerie Johnson

Course outline

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Cost

$877.25

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 course is online guided learning. All textbooks will be purchased by the program, please contact the program assistant for details – sstrong4@bcit.ca
Status

In Progress

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

CRN 62878

Duration

Mon Apr 04 - Fri Jun 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 62878
  • $269.52
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 04 - Jun 24 N/A N/A Distance
Instructor

Valerie Johnson

Course outline

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Cost

$269.52

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 is a reregistration section for students who were unable to complete in the previous term.
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, 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, professionalism and clinical decision making. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Use relevant current ORNAC Standards of Care to explain core activities in the scrub role: scrubbing, gowning, and gloving; setting up the sterile environment; counting; preparing for surgery; draping; anticipating during surgery; handling specimens; and dismantling the sterile environment.
  • Explain essential components of aseptic technique associated with the preparation and maintenance of the sterile team and perioperative environment.
  • Explain how scrub nurses apply surgical conscience to promote patient safety and healing.
  • Identify risks and hazards associated with the perioperative environment and equipment for patients and team members.
  • Describe scrub nurse activities that minimize risks and hazards and promote patient and team safety.
  • Explain the potential emotional and physical impact of the perioperative environment on patients and team members.
  • Describe effective communication techniques that promote effective perioperative team partnerships and collaboration.
  • Critically analyze independent and collaborative activities of scrub nurses that facilitate effective and ethical patient care within the perioperative team.
  • Explain how scrub nurses enact caring with patients.
  • Explain how scrub nurses advocate for patients.
  • Explain how scrub nurses use ways of knowing the individual (case, patient, and person) to care for patients.
  • Communicate a plan for patient-centered care in the scrub role using reflective critical thinking skills and a clinical decision-making framework.
  • Describe scrub nurse activities that facilitate effective multidisciplinary team function.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2021

Related Programs

Perioperative Theory 2: The Nurse in the Scrub Role (NSPO 7250) 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/Distance & Online Learning
  3. Specialty Nursing (Perioperative)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time/Distance & Online Learning

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