This course introduces perioperative nursing, including the roles of nurses and multidisciplinary perioperative team members. It introduces the concepts of caring, advocacy, patient safety, and risk management and discusses strategies to enact them. Participants consider how health relates to perioperative patients, and how the perioperative nurse promotes health. Basic information about safety and aseptic technique is presented. Learners explore how individuals might experience surgery and anesthesia, using framing concepts of anxiety, vulnerability, and uncertainty. Strategies are presented for how the nurse can seek to understand the patient’s perioperative experience and respond by providing care based in relational practice. Models for ethical practice and clinical decision-making are discussed. Students will consider how environmental factors such as time and space affect team function, patient care, and the patient’s lived experience. Strategies for communication and collaboration are presented as they relate to patient support and team function.
$417.61 - $826.66 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.
This section is online guided learning for BCIT UGN students with one textbooks to be purchased from the bookstore. Students will receive a course information email approximately 3 weeks prior to term start. Please contact the program assistant at 604-432-8875 for approval to register.
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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 the roles of perioperative nurses.
Describe selected basic principles of asepsis and safety used in perioperative nursing.
Discuss the perioperative nurse’s understanding of the patient’s experiences of anesthesia and surgery.
Explain how nurses can enact patient-centered care that incorporates the meaning that patients make of their perioperative experiences.
Explain how perioperative nurses enact caring with patients and families.
Explain how perioperative nurses advocate for patients and families.
Explain the concepts of health, illness, vulnerability, uncertainty, and anxiety as they apply to perioperative patients’ experiences of surgery and anesthesia.
Describe partnerships between perioperative team members and patients; explain how the perioperative environment influences the development of these partnerships.
Explain how perioperative nurses communicate and collaborate to create partnerships, manage risks and hazards, and promote patient safety in the perioperative setting.
Explain how perioperative nurses contribute to multidisciplinary perioperative team function.
Explain how perioperative nurses use ways of knowing the individual (case, patient, and person) to provide safe and ethical patient-centered care.
Explain how perioperative nurses use reflective critical thinking and practice frameworks for clinical decision-making.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2017
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