This 100- hour clinical course is an introduction to perioperative nursing care of childbearing individuals with a primary focus on developing beginning competency in the scrub nurse role while implementing the NSPO 7430 theory content in the practice setting. NSPO 7530 is taken concurrently with NSPO 7330. Modified from NSPO 7350 to meet the needs of perinatal registered nurses working in specific and limited situations. By engaging in nursing practices that progress from simple to more complex, participants will learn to manage the sterile surgical environment and provide safe patient care during surgery. Participants will continue to learn about and apply the concept of caring through exploration of individuals’ intraoperative experiences. Learners will implement a framework for practice and develop skills, including the safe use of technology, to function independently as a scrub nurse at the entry level while caring for patients undergoing obstetric surgery. Application of the key concepts of safety and aseptic technique will promote creation of a safe and supportive perioperative environment for childbearing individuals and members of the surgical team. Learners will focus on using comprehensive assessment abilities to set up and monitor the sterile environment, develop a surgical conscience, and apply sound clinical decision-making processes in the intraoperative phase of perioperative care. The scrub nurse’s collaborative role with individuals, colleagues, instructors and members of the interdisciplinary surgical team is emphasized and scrub nurse opportunities to humanize the perioperative environment using collaborative strategies are promoted. In addition, aspects of the circulating nurse role which focus on supporting the scrub nurse and sterile team are introduced and practiced.
Upon successful completion, the learner will apply relevant theory and practice according to ORNAC standards in order to:
Effective as of Winter 2014
NSPO 7530 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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