NURSING 7114 - Introduction to Anaesthetic & Recovery Nursing
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2023
General Course Information
Course Code NURSING 7114 Course Introduction to Anaesthetic & Recovery Nursing Coordinating Unit Adelaide Nursing School Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 6 Contact Flexible delivery mode with online classroom contact Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science or Master of Nursing Science Course Description This course provides the clinician with the clinically-focused skills and knowledge to function at a baseline anaesthetic and post-anaesthesia recovery nurse level within the peri-operative environment. Topics presented cover the knowledge and skills required during preoperative, intra-operative and post-anaesthesia recovery phases of care. There is a strong focus on the skills acquirement within the student's clinical environment. Following this course the clinician will be able to function at a base level within the areas of anaesthetic and recovery nursing.
Course Coordinator: Ms Yvette SalamonCourse Coordinator: Yvette Salamon
Phone: +61 8 8313 2995
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Construct a core knowledge base that will complement their role within any anaesthetic team or post anaesthetic care unit 2 Recognise and analyse the theory that underpins all anaesthetic and post anaesthetic recovery practice 3 Develop skills in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating for appropriate care of anaesthetic and post anaesthetic patients 4 Reflect on specified clinical skills and determine levels of competency from competent, proficient to expert as outlined by educational skill acquisition models 5 Distinguish the concepts that make anaesthetics and post anaesthetic recovery nursing unique and apply in the practice setting 6 Locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesis information from a wide variety of sources and apply to clinical placement setting 7 Identify effective communication skills with all multidisciplinary team members in the perioperative arena and within the health care environments
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Required ResourcesPrescribed Texts
Aitkenhead, A Moppert, I and Thompson, J (eds.) 2013, Smith and Aitkenheads Textbook of Anaesthesia, (6th ed), Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh
Anatomy and Physiology Textbook - (Student choice)
The readings for this course are available electronically via Canvas MyUni. It is the students responsibility to organise printing should they prefer a hard copy of the readings.
Recommended ResourcesRecommended Texts:
- Harley, I & Hore, P 2013, Anaesthesia an Introduction, (5th ed), IP Communication, Melbourne
- Butterworth, JF Mackey, DC and Wasnick, JD 2013, Morgan & Mikhail's Clinical Anesthesiology (5th ed), McGraw Hill Medical Pub. Division, New York
- Drain, CB and Odom-Forren, J 2013, Drain's perianesthesia nursing a critical care approach (6th ed), Elsevier/Saunders, St. Louis, Missouri
Online LearningOnline Lecture ContentThe lecture content associated with this course is outlined in the Study Guide accessible from weekly folders on the Canvas MyUni website.
Online ClassroomThe Online Classroom (OLC) technology will be used for tutorial discussions on a weekly basis during the semester. The time for the class will be confirmed and posted on this page by Mid December to allow for clinical work rosters to be coordinated. Outline for accessing and using the OLC is included in the Study Guide.
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Library ResourcesThe University of Adelaide Library has a website to help nursing students use the library and its resource at www.library.adelaide.edu.au/guide/med/nursing.
Remote Student Library ServiceThe University of Adelaide Library provides a document delivery and loans service to non-metropolitan students who do not visit a University of Adelaide campus to attend classes - http://www.adelaide.edu.au/library/using/membership/external/.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course will be delivered through flexible online delivery mode with Online Classroom contact. Lectures and tutorials via the Online Classroom (OLC) will be utilised to discuss the content for the week and to discuss how students would apply the knowledge into their clinical practice setting. Course materials and resources will accessed electronically and include mediums such as discussion boards, professional documents, websites and e-books.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.With weekly lectures via OLC, self-directed reading, other learning material and the completion of clinical competencies and portfolio activities. It is expected that you will need to invest about 24 hours per week of study to successfully complete this course. Some weeks it may be more and other weeks less. It is recommended that you plan your time commitment to the course at the beginning of the semester.
Learning Activities SummaryOverview
Lectures for this Semester will cover the follow weekly topics:
- Nursing Roles the Perioperative Environment
- Patient Assessment
- Respiratory Physiology/Disease & Impact on Anaesthesia and Recovery Care
- Cardiac physiology/disease & impact on Anaesthesia and Recovery Care
- Acid Base Balance/Fluid Management
- Haemodynamic Monitoring
- Airway Skills and Anaesthetic Machines
- General Anaesthesia
- Regional Anaesthesia
- Shock/Emergency Anaesthesia and Recovery Care
- Surgical, Anaesthetic & Post Anaesthetic Complications
- Post Anaesthesia Care Unit
- Anaesthetic and Post Anaesthesia Care of the Paediatric Patient
Specific Course RequirementsTo connect to the Online Classroon (OLC) you will require:
- Either a PC (Personal Computer) or Macintosh computer with Windows or OS-X with operating systems
- Internet access
- A multimedia headset which must have BOTH earphone and microphone capacity to allow appropriate participation and discussion in Online Classroom (OLC). These are available in computer variety stores
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Assessment Type Weighting Learning Outcome(s) being addressed Competency Essay Formative - 300 words 0% 1, 4, 5, 6 & 7 Portfolio Competency Tasks Part A (2 Sets) Summative - 2250 words (equivilent) 30% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 Portfolio Competency Tasks Part B (3 Sets) Summative - 3750 words (equivilent) 50% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 Reflective Essay Summative - 1500 words 20% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 Online Classroom Participation Summative NGP/NGF 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7
Assessment Related RequirementsCompetenciesThe Clinical Skills Competencies with the Portfolio Sets requires students to spend a minimum amount of time (4 weeks minimum in each area) in both the Anaesthetic and Recovery specialty areas, in order to gain skills to competently practice at an advanced level across these areas.WorkshopThere will be a Workshop and Study Day in approximately Week 9 or 10 at a date to be confirmed. The Workshop will take place on the Friday of the confirmed week for an all day skills session working with other PG nursing students from ICU, ED and Coronary Care. We will then meet for the Study Day on Saturday for presentations from members of our Course Advisory Group and other specialist A&R staff.
Assessment DetailCompetency Essay - FormativeThis assessment is scheduled early in the semester to assist the student in understanding the elements required to develop their ePortfolio, and allows the student to receive feedback on their academic writing, literature search methods and referencing.
Portfolio Competency Tasks - (Parts A & B) SummativeStudents are expected to submit a portfolio of activities in 5 parts (Sets) at set dates throughout the Semester. Each Set has a practical and theory component based on the theme of the Set which allow students to tie theory to practice. The assessments will allow students to demonstrate competence, and demonstrate their leadership and critical thinking skills. The Portfolio will also enable students to keep a record of the clinical skills practiced and developed during their participation in the Graduate Diploma of Anaesthetics and Recovery Program.
Reflective Essay - SummativeThis is a reflective assessment inline with the NMBA requirements which encourages the student to analyse the path they have taken during the semester and to explore connections between their ongoing practical work and classroom theory to demonstrate any impact these experiences have had on their ongoing professional development.
Workshop/Study Day Attendance - NGP/NGF
Online Classroom Participation - NGP/NGFMust attend 80% of online component
SubmissionAssessments, unless otherwise stated in your Study guide, are to be submitted electronically via Assignments in MyUni on the due date identified in this Study guide.Instructions for assignment submission are available for all students under Tutorials at www.adelaide.edu.au/myuni/.Information on avoiding Plagiarism is available at www.adelaide.edu.au/clpd/plagiarism/Using TurnitinMost assessments for this course will be submitted via Turnitin in MyUni.Turnitin is an electronic program that enables students to check that they are referencing correctly.It also enables more efficient feedback as assignments submitted via Turnitin are assessed using an online processPlease refer to your study guide for assessment details and the information below about TurnitinAll assessments should be submitted by the specified due date.Late Submission of WorkLate submission without an approved extension will be penalised at the rate of 10% of available marks for each day after the due date. Work submitted more than 10 days after the due date may be returned unmarked. This action will be taken to prevent students who do get their work in on time being disadvantaged.Word LimitYou are advised to comply with word limits. You are, of course, not expected to achieve exactly the required length and a 10% leeway on either side is acceptable. However a penalty of 5% of available marks will apply for word limit of the 10% leeway.
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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Students are reminded that plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty constitute a serious offence and can result in disciplinary procedures. Students are advised to read the policy Academic Honesty and Assessment Obligations for Coursework Students Policy & Coursework Students: Academic Dishonesty Procedures policy, available at www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/230/. The following definitions should be noted.
Referencing: providing a full bibliographic reference to the source of the citation (in a style as determined by the School).
Use of EndNote with the School of Nursing Style is strongly recommended
Quotation:placing an excerpt from an original source into a paper using either quotation marks or indentation, with the source cited, using an approved referencing system in order to give credit to the original author.
Paraphrasing: repeating a section of text using different words which retain the original meaning.
Please note that changing just a few words does not constitute paraphrasing.
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