The eight, 12 hour shift clinical course is an introduction to perioperative nursing care in the scrub and circulating roles for perinatal nurses working with patients and families undergoing cesarean surgery, with a focus on developing beginner competency in the scrub and circulating roles. NSPO 7330 provides the opportunity to implement theory from NSPO 7230/7430 in the practice setting. By engaging in nursing practices that progress from simple to more complex, participants will develop skills to manage the sterile surgical environment and provide safe patient care during cesarean birth. Participants will apply the concepts of safety, surgical conscience, and aseptic technique in all roles to promote a safe and supportive environment for patients and perioperative team members. Students will apply the concepts of caring and advocacy through participation of intraoperative experiences for patients and families. Learners will also develop and utilize comprehensive assessment techniques. Students will use effective communication, organization, and prioritization strategies to provide safe, patient-focused care, including setup and monitoring of the sterile environment. Additionally, participants will apply sound clinical decision-making processes during all phases of perioperative care in all roles. Emphasis is placed on the perioperative nurse’s collaborative role with patients and families, and multidisciplinary team members. Students will humanize the perioperative environment for patients and team members using collaborative strategies. Leadership strategies at a novice level will be employed when providing perioperative care. By course completion, learners will implement a framework for practice and develop skills to function independently as a novice nurse for stable, noncomplex cesarean section patients in all perioperative nursing roles.
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:
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2021
NSPO 7330 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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