TRANSITION TO OPERATIVE CARE

NSM4TOC

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will develop fundamental knowledge and skills required to care for patients in perioperative nursing contexts. This subject provides both theoretical and practical skills in routine and complex care environments, to prepare students for advanced professional practice throughout the patient's perioperative journey. The course covers the in depth knowledge required for all perioperative roles, with students able to elect to focus this knowledge in the fields of scrub/scout or anaesthesia and recovery room nursing for targeted and specialised advanced clinical practice. The course content prepares students to undertake ethically oriented advanced professional practice, through critical thinking and problem solving skills, specialised clinical proficiency, and effective communication skills. This will prepare students to undertake advanced studies in the fields of research, management, education and advanced clinical practice. The subject is delivered via a flexible online mode comprising learning modules via LMS and on-campus workshops, supported by appropriate clinical practicum.


SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKaren Lawrence

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HMN

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions As per course entry requirements the student must be employed 2 days/week throughout semester in their area of specialty.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAlexander#s Care of the Patient in Surgery 16th EditionPrescribedRothrock, Jane 2018Elsevier Health Sciences; January 2018
ReadingsDrain's Peri Anesthesia Nursing: A Critical Care ApproachRecommendedJan Odom-ForrenElsevier Saunders
ReadingsACORN standards for Perioperative NursingPrescribedACORN 2018ACORN
ReadingsNational Standards 2nd EditionPrescribedACQSHC 2017Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Link theoretical concepts to clinical practice regarding pathophysiology of common conditions relevant to speciality area

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting, Lecture/Workshop

02. Accurately interpret diagnostic assessment data relevant to specialty area to inform nursing practice

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting, Lecture/Workshop

03. Apply specialty knowledge, skills and/or equipment/technology to well defined situations in specialty area

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting, Lecture/Workshop

04. Develop a plan of care and employ appropriate nursing interventions based on identified clinical priorities relevant to specialty area

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting, Lecture/Workshop

05. Evaluate and monitor patient's response to treatment and revises plan of care accordingly

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting, Lecture/Workshop

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJacqueline McGregor

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Three 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"3 x 6-hours face-to face workshops (or online virtual classroom equivalent) per semester."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"3-hours per week of flexible online student directed learning modules"

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 96.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"1 day per week throughout semester time spent in the clinical setting."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1000 word written assessment20 01, 02
2500 word equivalent case presentation, using specified mediaContains two parts: Part A: Oral Case Presentation in Clinical environment 1000 word equivalent Part B: Written Case Presentation 1500 words50 02, 03, 04, 05
1500 word equivalent examinationHurdle Requirement. Students must achieve a pass mark for this assessment in order to pass the subject as it will assess their knowledge regarding professional practice in their specialty area30 01, 02, 04, 05
1000 word equivalent clinical appraisalHurdle requirement: students must achieve a pass mark for this appraisal in order to pass the subject as their professional practice will be assessed in the clinical environment. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05