OD0506 - Applied Intraoperative Practice

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What will I learn on this module?

This module is designed to facilitate your development and integration of the knowledge and skills essential for safe delivery of care to a variety of service users undergoing surgical intervention. You will learn how the role of the ODP addresses those needs within professional, ethical and legal parameters with an emphasis on ensuring patient and environmental safety in assembling, preparing and testing the equipment and instrumentation for surgical intervention and the legal ethical and contractual responsibilities when performing the scrub role. 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 intraoperative practice introduced in the module OD0401 and apply these to advanced intraoperative practice. The module will allow you to build on the principles and concepts of service user safety applied to intraoperative practice and to develop a greater 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 to a variety of clients i.e., Paediatric, Bariatric Laparoscopic and Robotic surgery.

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 the circulator role briefly but mainly focussed upon 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 tutors in class and guidance towards your summative assessment. You will also receive feedback from your mentor and guidance tutor in relation to practice learning. Written feedback on your summative assessment will be provided along with annotated scripts and individual criterion based feedback. Written feedback from your mentor will inform your ongoing record of achievement. In addition, tutors will respond to questions via the module’s discussion board on the eLP so that the whole group can benefit. The Learning Leaders initiative has been organised to enable peer support and learning within the ODP programme.

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 Critically analyse the dimensions of the ODP’s role, and operational policy, identifying potential developments in practice using current legislation.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

MLO2 Recognise and discuss the role of the ODP in maintaining and managing all aspects of infection control, potential health and safety hazards related to intraoperative practice and provide reasoned evidence for intervention.

MLO3 Demonstrate, discuss and analyse how the specific needs of the service user are anticipated and met across the broad spectrum of surgical intervention

MLO4 Demonstrate an ability to prepare, undertake and maintain a variety of surgical interventions, in the role of the circulator and scrub practitioner and function effectively within the multi-disciplinary surgical team.

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

MLO5 Identify and appreciate the principles of health and wellbeing strategies from local, national and global perspectives and apply them to intra-operative practice

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 as group seminar work, anatomy and physiology work books, guided study and in practice from your practice mentor. A group presentation regarding a Surgical issue will assist both your Intraoperative theory and practice

Summative Assessment

Assessment of this module involves both achievement of practice proficiencies (pass/fail) and a viva voce supported by a written proposal, (1000 words) which focuses on a chosen aspect of intraoperative practice (an issue/never event/reflective scenario which is analysed from the perspective of the professional role of the Operating Department Practitioner. (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 5.





Module abstract

This module will build on the concepts and principles of patient safety applied to intraoperative practice gained in the first year and will assist you to facilitate develop and integrate into practice the advanced knowledge and skills essential for safe delivery of care to a variety of service users undergoing surgical intervention. Advanced Knowledge and skills gained from will inform your understanding and enhance your clinical practice. Specific emphasis is placed on the understanding of the role undertaken by the ODP in assembling, preparing and maintaining all types of advanced operating equipment and instrumentation for surgical intervention and the legal and contractual responsibilities when performing the circulating and scrub practitioner role. Within 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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