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

$434.57 - $860.16 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2021

Below are three offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 61940

Tue Apr 06 - Fri Jun 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 06 - Jun 25 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Valerie Johnson

Course Outline

Cost

$860.16

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. 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.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

In Progress

CRN 64285

Tue Apr 06 - Fri Jun 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 06 - Jun 25 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

Unknown

Notes

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

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

In Progress

CRN 65495

Tue Apr 06 - Mon Jun 21 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 06 - Jun 21 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$434.57

Notes

  1. Available for exam challenge only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This is a challenge section for experienced nurses. Please contact program assistant 604-432-8875 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.

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

In Progress

Learning Outcomes

In this course, learners will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic enquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership and professionalism. Upon successful completion of this course, students 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 Spring/Summer 2017

Related Programs

NSPO 7450 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

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

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Spring/Summer 2021

Books for Spring/Summer 2021 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore

If you are taking this course through either Distance Education or Online Learning, please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore.

Alexander's Care Of Patient In Surgery
Author Rothrock
Publisher Elsevier
Copyright 2019
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-32347-914-1
Price $199.95
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Alexander's Care Of Patient In Surgery (E-Book Access Card)
Author Rothrock
Copyright 2019
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-0-32353-302-7
Price $161.95
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Ornac Standards For Perioperative Rn Practice (2019)
Author Ornac
Copyright 2019
Binding Spiral
Price $179.95
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