University of Technology Sydney

92479 Introduction to Specialty Practice: Perioperative Nursing

6cp; standard/intensive; 4 x 5.5hrs face to face laboratories, 4 x 1 hour online lecture per week
Requisite(s): (92438 Medical Surgical Nursing OR 92450 Medical Surgical Nursing (Graduate Entry) OR 92024 Medical Surgical Nursing (Graduate Entry) OR 92322 Medical Surgical Nursing OR 92454 Medical Surgical Nursing)) OR ((93211 Clinical Practice 2B OR 93225 Clinical Practice 2B) AND (93207 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2A OR 93200 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2A) AND (93224 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2B OR 93210 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2B) AND (93214c Foundations of Nursing Practice 3A OR 93228c Foundations of Nursing Practice 3A)
The lower case 'c' after the subject code indicates that the subject is a corequisite. See definitions for details.



This clinical elective subject is designed to introduce and further students' knowledge and understanding of the nursing management of adults and/or children undergoing surgery. This subject facilitates integration between theory and practice in this specialty area of nursing and closely aligns with the Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN) standards. It enables students to work within a highly structured and developed area of complex health management as members of a functioning interdisciplinary perioperative team. It also provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate technical competence at a beginning level in the application of safe, effective and efficient use of technology and resources in perioperative nursing practice.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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