NURSING 7115 - Specialised Anaesthetic & Recovery Nursing
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code NURSING 7115 Course Specialised Anaesthetic & Recovery Nursing Coordinating Unit School of Nursing Term Semester 2 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 Prerequisites NURSING 7114 Restrictions Available to M.NursSc students only Course Description This course provides the clinician with the specialty-focused skills and knowledge to function as an advanced anaesthetic and postanaesthesia recovery nurse within the perioperative environment. The course builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired along the patient's perioperative pathway and how these are applied to the numerous subspecialties of surgery and the implications on anaesthesia and postanaesthesia recovery nursing practice. The course examines and investigates the advanced knowledge and skills required to competently manage these patients. Advanced assessment and clinical intervention skills are demonstrated and are reinforced within the student's clinical environment. The completion of this course will enable the clinician to function at an advanced clinical level within all 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 Apply core A&R nursing knowledge to anaesthetic and post anaesthetic recovery patients in a variety of speciality clinical settings 2 Assess and apply as appropiate perioperative clinical pathways to patients of all specialities from a A&R care perspective 3 Apply knowledge and theory to ensure best practice underpins all anaesthetic and post anaesthetic recovery practices for management of A&R resources and unit 4 Apply A&R nursing skills to assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating appropriate care of anaesthetic and post anaesthetic patients 5 Apply effective communication skills with all multidisciplinary team members in the perioperative arena and within the health care environments 6 Demonstrate knowledge in analysing and evaluating information from a wide variety of sources to resolve complex issues within the practice setting 7 Demonstrate knowledge on how to transfer knowledge, skills and abilities to other team members and act in senior leader roles within practice setting
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) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1,2,3,4,5,6,7 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1,2,3,4,5,6,7 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
2,3,5,6,7 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1,5,6,7 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
2,3,5,6,7 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesPrescribed Texts
Aitkenhead, A Moppert, I and Thompson, J (eds.) 2013, Smith and Aitkenheads Textbook of Anaesthesia, (6th ed), Churchill Livingstone, EdinburghReadings: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 accessible from the Canvas MyUni website.
Online ClassroomThe Online Classroom (OC) 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 December 20th 2016 to allow your rosters to be coordinated.
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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.
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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 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 OC, 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 SummaryOverviewWithin each week of this semester Anaesthetic and Recovery concerns in regard to each of the surgical specialties will be presented. Students will engage in pre-prepared presentations, the on-line classroom and weekly readings and activities to guide their investigations and explore the problems presented. The content will address key points including the relevant assessment & clinical management for each specialty and will build upon the knowledge & skills from ‘Introduction to Anaesthetic & Recovery Practice’. The specialty areas covered will include:
Renal & Urological Surgery
ENT, Head & Neck Surgery
Plastics & Thermal Injury Surgery
Gynaecological & Obstetric Surgery
Specific Course RequirementsTo connect to the Online Classroom (OLC) you will require:
Either a PC (Personal Computer) or Macintosh computer with Windows or OS-X with operating systems
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 Portfolio Competency Tasks Part A Formative - 750 words 10% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 Portfolio Competency Tasks Part B & C Summative - 2500 words (equivilent) 30% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 Portfolio Competency Tasks Part D, E & F Summative - 3750 words (equivilent) 45% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 Workshop Reflection Summative - 750 words 10% 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.
There 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 DetailPortfolio Task - (Part A) FormativeThis assessment is scheduled early in the semester to assist the student in understanding the elements required to develop their portfolio, and allows the student to receive feedback on their academic writing, literature search and referencing.
Portfolio Competency Tasks - (Parts B-F) 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.
Portfolio Reflection - SummativeThis is a reflective assessment which encourages the student to analyse the path they have taken during the portfolio tasks and explore the connections between our ongoing practical work and classroom theory to demonstrate what impact these experiences have had on their ongoing professional development.Workshop/Study Day Attendance - NGP/NGF
Online Classroom Participation - NGP/NGF
Must 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.If you have difficulty submitting your assignment, you can call the MyUni helpdesk from 8am to 6pm 08 8303 3335.
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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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: changing just a few words does not constitute paraphrasing.
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