University of Technology Sydney

92044 Core Concepts in Perioperative Nursing

6cp; Online



This subject aims to build upon the pillars of excellence; Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Code of Conduct, Code of Ethics and Standards for Practice. Expansion of the student’s professional development and understanding across the legal and ethical framework practiced within the perioperative environment is encouraged. Students will critically reflect on human, system and process risk factors pertinent to the perioperative workplace. Through fostering strategies related to effective communication, leadership and teamwork the student can examine how human factors can also contribute to increased patient safety. Students develop their cognitive skills by analysing, consolidating and synthesising their theoretical knowledge in relation to accountability in practice, evidence – based practice and clinical decision making in managing complex and/or deteriorating patient clinical situations. Greater depth of understanding will be sought by the students around the aspects of cultural safety applicable to the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander surgical patient. This learning will be facilitated through a case study, involving an Aboriginal patient who undergoes lung transplantation. Cultural safety, organ donation and transplantation will therefore also be discussed and reviewed.

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