The focus of this 125-hour clinical preceptorship is continued growth, integration, and consolidation of the perioperative scrub and circulating nurse roles as learners provide care for patients undergoing anesthesia and surgery. Participants will build on and extend skills, knowledge, and processes learned in previous clinical and theory courses. Learners continue to use frameworks for practice to support patients in both roles during anesthesia and surgery. Upon completion of the course, learners should be able to independently integrate scrub and circulating nurse activities at a novice level for common, less complex surgeries. Participants continue to apply key concepts of safety, surgical conscience, caring, and aseptic technique in both roles as they collaborate with the multidisciplinary team to create of a safe and supportive perioperative environment for individuals and team members. Participants continue to develop comprehensive assessment abilities, sound clinical decision-making processes, and collaborative leadership strategies to provide safe, patient-focused care at the novice level in both roles.
In this course, learners will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership, and professionalism. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2017
NSPO 7750 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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