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Principles of Perioperative Nursing Module

Learn about the course below
NSA 3511
26 January 2024
Six days:
Part-time online only mode
See fees and funding tab below
Course leader
Sinead Mehigan

This module facilitates the student to explore, develop and advance their skills and knowledge in perioperative nursing. This will allow the student to establish a professional knowledge base and competence in perioperative nursing.

Why study the Principles of Perioperative Nursing Module?

On completion of the module, you will be able to:

  • Critically appraise the role of the perioperative nurse in the context of current health care practice
  • Analyse and apply evidence based practice to perioperative patient care
  • Analyse and apply ethical and legal principles to perioperative practice
  • Demonstrate competence in managing patients throughout the perioperative period undergoing a range of surgical interventions
  • Critically examine current and future challenges for perioperative service delivery

What will you study on the Principles of Perioperative Nursing Module?

This course will cover the following areas:

  • The role of the Perioperative nurse
    • Current health care context
    • NMC frameworks
    • Specified functions within Perioperative nursing, scrub, circulating, anaesthetic, recovery
    • Learning from service users
  • Evidence based care in Perioperative practice
    • Minimising risk
    • Never events
    • Speciality knowledge
    • Infection control
  • Nursing care of patients undergoing a range of surgical interventions
    • Anaesthetic care
    • Recovery care
    • Emergency care
    • Meeting the needs of patients with complex needs / medical history
  • Current context and future challenges impacting upon perioperative service delivery
  • Ethical and legal issues in Perioperative practice

Learning, teaching and assessment strategy

The module is delivered over six days, and uses a range of adult learning approaches including:

  • Online quizzes
  • Student presentations
  • Discussions and group work
  • Clinical Assessments and production of a poster

To be eligible for this module, you should have six months experience within the perioperative environment and should have previously studied at level 6. You must also be working as a theatre nurse, in order to be able to complete the module assessments.

Please visit our CPD health practitioner webpage to download an application form and for more information on the application process.

Per credit: £63
15 credits: £945

*Course fees are subject to annual inflation.

There are several funding options available:

  • receiving course fees via CPD contracts between NHS trusts and Middlesex University
  • paying your own fees
  • sponsorship by your employer (but not under a CPD contract).

For more information for any of these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.

We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.

Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.

Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.

At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.

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