NURSING 7153 - Concepts of Perioperative Nursing Practice

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2019

Within this course, students will examine and debate key concepts of perioperative nursing practice that are essential for safe and effective patient outcomes. Whilst these topics do not encompass technical skills of clinical practice, understanding of topics such as quality management and mental health does influence the quality of care provided by professional nurses practicing within the perioperative environment.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code NURSING 7153
    Course Concepts of Perioperative Nursing Practice
    Coordinating Unit School of Nursing
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites NURSING 7145
    Restrictions Available to M.NurSc and G.DipNurSc students only
    Course Description Within this course, students will examine and debate key concepts of perioperative nursing practice that are essential for safe and effective patient outcomes. Whilst these topics do not encompass technical skills of clinical practice, understanding of topics such as quality management and mental health does influence the quality of care provided by professional nurses practicing within the perioperative environment.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mrs Jo Perry

    Course Coordinator: Jo Perry

    Adelaide Nursing School,
    The University of Adelaide,
    Level 4, Adelaide Health &
    Medical Sciences Building
    Cnr North Terrace & George
    Street
    ADELAIDE SA 5005

    Email: jo.perry@adelaide.edu.au

    Phone: +61 8 8313 2010

    Directory: adelaide.edu.au/directory/jo.perry
      




    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    The following topics will be covered in this course:

    1. Design considerations of the periopertive environment
    2. Safety and Risk Management
    3. Environmental concerns
    4. Legal issues
    5. Communication and leadership
    6. Professional concerns
    7. Asepsis and infection control
    8. Interventional and image guided procedures
    9. Care across the continuum
    10. Special patient populations
    11. Integrative health and perioperative research
    12. Outreach and volunteering
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1. Examine the core tenets of perioperative nursing practice

    2. Compare and contrast perioperative practice across domestic and international regions

    3. Investigate core issues of working in the perioperative environment

    4. Appraise current practice within a collaborative dialogue with other students

    5. Analyse a critical issue of perioperative nursing

    6. Evaluate new innovations and practice strategies within perioperative nursing

    7. Integrate new knowledge into daily clinical practice

    8. Express and apply core tenets of perioperative practice to a wide range of stakeholders




    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)
    1,3,6,8
    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
    2,3,4,5,7
    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
    4,6,7,8
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1-8
    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
    2,5,6,7,8
    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
    4,5,6,7
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Texts
    Hamlin, L, Davies, M, Richardson-Tench, M & Sutherland-Fraser, S. 2016, Perioperative Nursing – an introduction,
    Elsevier, NSW, Australia.
    Electronic version (eBook) available

    Reader
    The readings for this course are available electronically via Canvas.

    Clinical skills portfolio:
    Elsevier Clinical Skills Portfolio: Perioperative
    Link available from CANVAS
    Recommended Resources
    Australian College of Operating Room Nursing (ACORN), 2017-2018, ACORN standards for
    perioperative nursing, ACORN, Adelaide.
    Online Learning
    Online Lecture Content
    The lecture content associated with this course is accessible from within the
    lecture content section of this course available via the MyUni website.

    Online Classroom
    Weekly Online Classroom contact will be to discuss the content for the module
    and to discuss how students would apply the knowledge into their clinical
    practice setting.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course is conducted online, with asynchronous lectures. Tutorial sessions are hosted weekly via a Zoom classroom.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Expected workload for a 6 credit course (24 hours/week):

    Lectures: 2 hours/week

    Tutorials: 2 hours/week

    Assignments: 6 hours/week

    Discussion Board: 4 hours/week

    Reading: 8 hours/week

    Tutorial preparation: 2 hours/week



    Learning Activities Summary

    Online Lecture Content
    The lecture content associated with this course is accessible from within the
    lecture content section of this course available via the MyUni website.

    Online Classroom
    Weekly Online Classroom contact will be to discuss the content for the module
    and to discuss how students would apply the knowledge into their clinical
    practice setting.



     







    Specific Course Requirements
    Essay Plan

    Weighting:             NGP/NGF

    Length:  500 word maximum

    Each week of this course
    covers a different tenet of perioperative practice. This formative assessment
    encompasses the literature search strategy as well as the plan for argument
    formation.

     

    Essay (3000 words) 50%
    Students will complete an essay looking at one of the modules and discuss how
    the knowledge from the module is incorporated into their daily clinical
    practice.

    Discussion Boards Part A & B (2400 words equivalence) 30%
    Each week will present students with several clinical questions based upon the
    topic for the module. Students will need to respond to a question and suggest
    approaches to the situation using their own clinical practice and resources
    available to them. They are also required to interact with the responses of
    their peer classmates. The discussion boards are handed up in 2 parts during
    the course.

     

    ASSESSMENT 5: PRESENTATION

    Weighting:             20%

    Length:  1600
    word equivalence

    This presentation will take place in Week
    13. Students will have 15 minutes to give their presentation, including
    discussion.



  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Assessment Type (Formative and/or Summative) Percentage of total assessment weighting for grading purposes (Summative Tasks must add up to 100%) Hurdle Requirement (Yes or No) Learning Outcomes being assessed / achieved
    Proposal for essay Formative 0 1,3,5
    Essay Summative 50% 1, 3, 5
    Discussion  Board – Part A Summative 15% 1-8
    Discussion Board – Part B Summative 15% 1 - 8
    Presentation Summative 20% 1 - 8














    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students will need to access their Clinical Skills Portfolio: Perioperative Software for this course.

    Purchase of the Rothrock text is also necessary for the completion of the clinical skills portfolio.
    Assessment Detail




    Essay Plan

    Weighting:             NGP/NGF

    Length:  500 word maximum

    Each week of this course
    covers a different tenet of perioperative practice. This formative assessment
    encompasses the literature search strategy as well as the plan for argument
    formation.

     

    Essay (3000 words) 50%
    Students will complete an essay looking at one of the modules and discuss how
    the knowledge from the module is incorporated into their daily clinical
    practice.

    Discussion Boards Part A & B (2400 words equivalence) 30%
    Each week will present students with several clinical questions based upon the
    topic for the module. Students will need to respond to a question and suggest
    approaches to the situation using their own clinical practice and resources
    available to them. They are also required to interact with the responses of
    their peer classmates. The discussion boards are handed up in 2 parts during
    the course.

     

    ASSESSMENT 5: PRESENTATION

    Weighting:             20%

    Length:  1600
    word equivalence

    This presentation will take place in Week
    13. Students will have 15 minutes to give their presentation, including
    discussion.



    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    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.

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