NURSING 7116 - Concepts Anaesthetics & Recovery Nursing Practice
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2023
General Course Information
Course Code NURSING 7116 Course Concepts Anaesthetics & Recovery Nursing Practice Coordinating Unit Adelaide Nursing School Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Flexible delivery mode Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science or Master of Nursing Science Course Description Within this course, students examine and debate key concepts of anaesthesia and postanaesthetic recovery nursing practice, which are essential for safe and effective patient outcomes. Whilst these topics are not the 'essential' knowledge and skills of clinical practice, an understanding of topics such as quality management and mental health does influence the care provided by professional nurses practicing within the perioperative environment.
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 Discuss how the topics covered impact onto patient care, either directly or indirectly 2 Explore how to integrate new knowledge, technologies and best practice into daily clinical practice 3 Locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesis information from a wide variety of sources to investigate and develop best practice in a clinical setting 4 Apply communication skills within the multidisciplinary team of the perioperative arena to effectively relate knowledge and concepts to peers 5 Evaluate new innovations and practice strategies within perioperative nursing and apply to own practice setting 6 Analyse and implement solutions to complex problems within the perioperative speciality 7 Apply core concepts and principles of perioperative practice across diverse practice settings such as metro, remote, rural and international facilities
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.
Phillips, N 2017, Berry & Kohn’s Operating Room Technique, (13th Ed), Mosby Elsevier, Sydney
Readings for each week are set for this course and are available electronically via MyUni. Please note it is your responsibility to organise printing should you prefer a hard copy of the reader.
Recommended ResourcesRecommended Text:
- Harley, I & Hore, P 2013, Anaesthesia an Introduction, (5th ed), IP Communication, Melbourne
- Australian College of Operating Room Nursing (ACORN), 2014-2015, ACORN standards for perioperative nursing, ACORN, Adelaide
Online LearningOnline Lecture Content
The lecture content associated with this course is outlined in the Study Guide accessible from weekly folders on the Canvas MyUni website.
The 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.UnifiedAt http://unified.adelaide.edu.au/ UNIFIED is your one-stop shop for email, calendar, MyUni and Access Adelaide. It even allows you to search the Library. UNIFIED is available to all active students; with a single login you can access your student systems and personal information through a central website. Login with your Student ID ("a1234567") and Password. For more information, including easy to follow instructions visit https://unified.adelaide.edu.au/web/mycampus/home.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 (OLC) contact. Lectures and tutorials via the 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.It is expected that you will need to invest about 12 hours per week of study to successfully complete this course. This includes all study activities, virtual classrooms, readings and assessment. Thus some weeks it will be more and others 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 following topics:
- Legal issues within the perioperative environment
- Professional roles within the perioperative environment
- Communication in the perioperative environment
- Professional concerns for perioperative nurses
- Environmental concerns within the perioperative environment
- Asepsis and infection control
- Safety within the perioperative environment
- Design consideration of the perioperative environment
- Special patient populations
- Care across the continuum
- Principles of cleaning and decontamination
- Innovation and research directions in perioperative nursing
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
- Internet access
- A multimedia headset which must have BOTH earphone and microphone capacity to allow appropriate participation and discussion in 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 Vark Analysis Essay Formative - 250 words 0% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 Discussion Board - Group Task Summative - 375 words equivilent per student 10% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 Discussion Board - Individual Tasks Summative - 1125 words 30% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 Aid Scenario Group Presentation Summative - 1500 words equivilent per student 40% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 Aid Scenario Personal Reflective Essay Summative - 750 words 20% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7
Assessment DetailVARK Learning Analysis Essay
Students will consider their discovered learning style in regard to an article by Hummel and compare to their experiences in learning and teaching so far within your career.Discussion Board TasksAllow student to explore in-depth varied activities throughout semester, which relate to weekly lectures and engage reflective practice and critical thinking.Aid Scenario Group ProjectAllows the students to discuss and formulate a plan based on the given scenario that engages their critical thinking. They will need to collaborate their combined knowledge to problem solve the situation as a team, determining roles and communicating effectively for a successful outcome. Engages students to explore international issues and how their knowledge can be applied to complex issues outside our normal parameters.Aid Scenario Personal ReflectionEngages critical thinking skill as student reflect on their experiences and discoveries while completeing the Aid Scenario, as well their role within the team and the overall functioning of the team to achieve a successful outcome and plan.
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
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.Plagiarism
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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