OD0407 - Principles of Intraoperative Practice

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What will I learn on this module?

This module is designed to introduce you to the concepts and principles of intraoperative practice. You will explore a range of factors, which influence care provision as well as service users’ needs during the intraoperative phase of care. You will learn how the role of the ODP addresses those needs within professional, ethical and legal parameters with an emphasis on ensuring Service User and environmental safety. The module will introduce you to the principles of service user safety applied to intraoperative practice and to develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of members of the inter-disciplinary team when preparing for surgical intervention and delivery of service user care within the operating theatre environment.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through lectures, to introduce key concepts, seminars skills, practical laboratory work and a workbook including directed learning activities which will be integral to the seminar sessions. You will also learn through rehearsal, directed and independent learning and will include individual and group activities which will enable you to understand the holistic needs of service users undergoing all types of surgical intervention Extensive use will be made of the University elearning Portal (elp) and the simulated perioperative environment. Anatomical physiological psychological and sociological components of a range of topics will be presented in an integrated format. You will undertake a period of supervised placement practice, which enables you to successfully complete the specified clinical competencies. This will involve spending time within an operating theatre room undertaking mainly the circulator role with the opportunity to experience the scrub role. To help you with this aspect of the module, you will have a designated practice mentor who will coordinate your practice activities and verify that you have achieved the necessary competencies.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Support will include feedback from lecturers during small-group seminars and individual tutorials. You will also receive feedback from your practice mentor(s) in relation to your clinical practice learning and progress from your personal tutor. You will undertake a formative assessment which will provide written feedback and will assist you for your summative assessment and future written assignments. You will also be supported by your class peers and receive peer review during formative activities. Time will be allocated to be involved in Learning Leaders’ activities with your allocated a 2nd year student mentor following your first practice placement.

In these areas the specified practice proficiencies can be achieved under direct supervision of a suitably qualified practitioner. In view of the introductory nature of this module, practice activities will focus on observation, your participation will always be under direct supervision and only when Service User safety can be assured.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:

MLO1 Identify and discuss intra-operative policies and guidelines which impact upon Service User needs and safety in the operating theatre.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

MLO2 Describe and demonstrate principles of safe and appropriate use of surgical equipment.

MLO3 Demonstrate an ability to maintain asepsis in preparing and participating in intraoperative interventions.

MLO4 Apply and demonstrate the elements of effective communication and multidisciplinary teamwork within the surgical environment.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

MLO5 Demonstrate the ability to ensure that intraoperative practice is delivered in a compassionate and respectful way, maintaining dignity and wellbeing for all Service Users and their Carers.

How will I be assessed?

Formative Assessment
The aims and outcomes of the formative assessments are to assist you to prepare for your summative assessment and your practice placement experience.

You will undertake formative assessment activities such a group presentation regarding Intraoperative health and safety which will assist both your Intraoperative theory and practice

Summative Assessment

Assessment of this module involves both achievement of practice proficiencies (pass/fail) and a written account, (2000 words) which focuses on a Case study which identifies and explores an aspect of Service User care relating to the intraoperative phase of care (2000 Words). (MLO 1-5)

Successful completion of both the practice and theoretical components are required for you to pass this module and gain 20 credit points at level 4.

Pre-requisite(s)

NA

Co-requisite(s)

NA

Module abstract

This module will introduce you to the concepts and principles of service user safety applied to intraoperative practice and to develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of members of the inter-disciplinary team when preparing for surgical intervention and delivery of service user care within the operating theatre environment. An integral aspect of perioperative practice is acquiring the skills to work efficiently and effectively as a team member and this module will assist you to apply principles of collaborative practice introduced in the professional skills module PR0401. Learning on this module will take place in lecture rooms and within the dedicated perioperative simulation suite in the Clinical Skills Centre, with Technology Enhanced learning embedded within the module. An assessed practice placement in an operating theatre will also be undertaken to apply your theory knowledge and skills. On completion of the module you will understand and undertake the role and responsibilities of the circulating and scrub role in caring for the surgical service user. You will also develop your skills in safe and efficient preparation, usage and maintenance of the operating theatre environment, and relevant equipment. During this module you will reflect upon your role in meeting the individual and holistic needs of the service user during the intraoperative phase of care, which will develop, and reinforce your characteristics as a Northumbria graduate.

Course info

UCAS Code B990

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 2 years full-time

Department Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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