OD0408 - Care in Perioperative and Post-Anaesthetic Practice

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What will I learn on this module?

The module will introduce you to the professional skills and knowledge which are fundamental to the competence and/or proficiency, together with the skills and knowledge required to care for service users during the post-anaesthetic period. Being at an introductory level, it is intended to provide an appropriate foundation for development within this aspect of perioperative practice. Integral to the module are the key themes which explore and examine issues around becoming a safe, effective and efficient healthcare professional. These include communication and collaboration with other professionals and agencies, the concept of health and assessment of health or care needs, and ensuring Service User safety. Service User safety will be a key topic including medicine management, airway management and vital signs observation. The module also introduces you to the mandatory skills required before practice learning experiences. Learning will be facilitated via lectures, seminars and skills rehearsal and clinical practice.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through lectures, group work, seminars, small group practical sessions, directed and independent learning and will include activities which will engage students in considering the holistic needs of Service User’s / service users during the post-anaesthetic period. Your engagement with eLearning tools such as ‘safeMedicate’ will be monitored by the Personal Tutor as part of the evidence students prepare to support achievement in practice. Extensive use will also be made of the University’s eLearning Portal (eLP). Anatomical, physiological, psychological and sociological components of a range of topics will be presented in an integrated format. Simulation will be used extensively throughout in order to help you contextualise theory and practice.

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. In these areas the specified practice proficiencies can be achieved under direct supervision of a suitably qualified practitioner. 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 Be able to articulate the guidelines and evidence which underpin contemporary healthcare practice.
MLO2 Identify key communication principles required for safe and effective handover of Service Users to and from PACU

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
MLO3 Identify and explain the requirements for preparing the post-anaesthetic care unit (PACU) and their application to practice
MLO4 Demonstrate communication skills which enable effective and efficient collaborative practice.
MLO5 Identify the impact of professional assessment and intervention on the health, wellbeing and safety of all service users.
MLO6 Demonstrate competence in identified mandatory skills in line with professional requirements.
MLO7 Discuss initial observation and assessment of Service Users and explain how needs are prioritised

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
MLO 8 Be aware of the professional expectations of healthcare practitioners within current healthcare delivery systems

How will I be assessed?

Summative Assessment
University based Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) to demonstrate your application of theory to practice regarding the prioritisation of needs and assessment of Service User during the post-anaesthetic phase. This would include initial observation of the Service User status, identification of the Service User’s holistic needs and how the practitioner may address these needs as part of a multi-disciplinary team. (Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,5,6)

Practice placement demonstrating achievement of competencies. (Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,5,6)


Formative assessment
of your knowledge, understanding and skill development via feedback from group work, simulation, guided study and mentor which will inform summative assessment.

Pre-requisite(s)

NA

Co-requisite(s)

NA

Module abstract

The module will introduce you to the professional skills and knowledge which are common to the competence and/or proficiency to be achieved by student ODPs preparing for HCPC registration, combined with those required to care for Service Users during the post-anaesthetic period. Service User safety will be a key topic, as well as medicine management, airway management and vital signs observation. Being at an introductory level, it is intended to provide an appropriate foundation for development within this aspect of perioperative practice. Learning will be facilitated via lectures, seminars and skills rehearsal and clinical practice. The module also introduces you to the mandatory skills required before practice learning experiences. Reflection upon your role will develop and reinforce your characteristics as a Northumbria Graduate and increase your employability as a safe and competent practitioner.

Course info

UCAS Code B990

Credits 40

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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