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

Nursing Specialty Perioperative Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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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

$443.15 - $877.25 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Winter 2022

Below are three offerings of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 80070

Tue Jan 04 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 25 Online

Instructor

Valerie Johnson

Course Outline

Cost

$877.25

Notes

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

CRN 81031

Tue Jan 04 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 25 Online

Instructor

Valerie Johnson

Course Outline

Cost

$269.52

Notes

  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This is a reregistration section for 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.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 81209

Tue Jan 04 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 25 Online

Instructor

Valerie Johnson

Course Outline

Cost

$443.15

Notes

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

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

NSPO 7250 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

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

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