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Perioperative Theory 3: The Nurse in the Circulating Role NSPO 7450

Nursing Specialty Perioperative Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This course builds on the concepts and frameworks presented in prerequisite courses. Learners focus on how perioperative nurses provide care in the circulating role for patients undergoing common, less complex surgeries and anesthesia. Students learn how circulating nurses assess and prepare patients and families for anesthesia and surgery. Participants will continue learning about the key concepts of caring, 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 that forms the basis for the development of circulating nurse skills in preparation for clinical learning. Clinical decision-making frameworks that guide practice are reviewed and applied to the circulating role. Participants will build on nursing knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and disease processes to deepen their understanding of perioperative nursing in the circulating role. Learners will examine ways of developing collaborative relationships with patients, colleagues, instructors, and perioperative team members. Participants will also consider how to employ effective leadership strategies, including advocacy and effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills during the perioperative period.

Prerequisite(s)

NSPO 7350

Credits

3.0

Cost

$0.00 - $877.25 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2022

Below are three offerings of NSPO 7450 for the Spring/Summer 2022 term.

CRN 61940

Duration

Mon Apr 04 - Fri Jun 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 61940
  • $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. 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 is online guided learning with 2 textbooks required; all other course materials are online. Please contact the Program Assistant for approval to register 604-432-8875.
Status

In Progress

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

CRN 64285

Duration

Mon Apr 04 - Fri Jun 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 64285
  • $0.00
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

$0.00

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 an extension to complete their course from the previous term. Re-registration is a one-time only option. 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 65495

Duration

Mon Apr 04 - Fri Jun 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 65495
  • $443.15
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

$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. Please contact program assistant 604-432-8875 for approval.
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, learners should be able to:

  • Use relevant, current ORNAC Standards of Care to explain activities in the circulating role: admitting and assessing patients; monitoring patients; assisting with anesthesia induction and emergence; positioning; performing skin preps; setting up the sterile environment; counting; and processing specimens.
  • Explain how to use a practice framework in the circulating role to assess and admit patients of different ages with actual and potential health problems.
  • Explain how circulating nurses employ a patient-centred plan of care to anticipate and address physiological and emotional risks of anesthesia for patients.
  • Identify risks and hazards associated with the perioperative environment and equipment for patients and team members.
  • Describe circulating 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, families, and team members.
  • Describe communication techniques that promote effective perioperative team partnerships and collaboration.
  • Discuss perioperative documentation performed by circulating nurses.
  • Critically analyze independent and collaborative activities of circulating nurses that facilitate safe and ethical patient care within the perioperative team.
  • Explain how circulating nurses apply surgical conscience to promote patient safety and healing.
  • Explain how circulating nurses enact caring with patients and families.
  • Explain how circulating nurses advocate for patients and families.
  • Explain how circulating nurses use ways of knowing the individual (case, patient and person) to care for patients.
  • Communicate a plan for patient-centered care in the circulating role, using reflective critical-thinking skills and a clinical decision-making framework.

Effective as of Fall 2021

Related Programs

Perioperative Theory 3: The Nurse in the Circulating Role (NSPO 7450) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Perioperative Nursing Specialty
    Advanced Certificate Part-time/Distance & Online Learning
  2. Specialty Nursing (Perioperative)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time/Distance & Online Learning

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