This course focuses on how perinatal nurses provide care in the perioperative circulating role for patients undergoing caesarean birth surgery. Participants learn how circulating nurses assess and prepare patients and families for anesthesia, caesarean birth surgery, and recovery from regional anesthesia. This course builds on the concepts and frameworks presented in the prerequisite course. 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, families and team members. The course introduces theory and standards that support development of basic perioperative 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 and physiology to deepen their understanding of how perioperative nurses provide care in the circulating role for patients and families undergoing caesarean birth surgery. Learners will examine ways of developing collaborative relationships with patients and families, 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.
75% in NSPO 7230
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 7430 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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