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Perioperative practice

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Perioperative practice

This module enables practitioners to develop their clinical skills and provide evidence-based patient care through development of knowledge in all aspects of perioperative practice. It is the foundation of study for career development in theatres, anaesthetics and post anaesthetic care. Core principles and concepts are covered in the content to enhance the practitioner’s provision of care for patients undergoing surgery and prepare them for a specific practice based module.

Learning outcomes:

Level 5

  1. Explore the evidence base to inform best practice in risk assessment and management i.e. hypothermia.
  2. Analyse and reflect on the psychological, social and mental health issues around effective perioperative care provision.
  3. Discuss the specific needs of all patients requiring surgery including the organization of particular needs e.g. paediatric patients, older patients.
  4. Reflect on and analyse ethical, legal and professional concepts/principles in perioperative practice.
  5. Ensure patient safety within the perioperative environment.
  6. Develop knowledge of infection control and discuss how this impacts on health and safety in the peri-operative arena.
  7. Explore the importance of communication and documentation within the multi-disciplinary team to provide effective and efficient care.

 

Level 6

  1. Critically analyse the evidence base to inform best practice in risk assessment and management i.e. hypothermia.
  2. Rationalise and reflect on the psychological, social, and mental health issues around effective perioperative care provision.
  3. Critically evaluate the specific needs of all patients requiring surgery including the organization of particular needs e.g. paediatric patients, the older patients.
  4. Critically discuss ethical, legal and professional concepts/principles in perioperative practice.
  5. Critically evaluate patient safety within the perioperative environment.
  6. Enhance knowledge of infection control and explore how this impacts on health and safety in the perioperative arena.
  7. Develop critical awareness of the importance of communication and documentation within the multi-disciplinary team to provide effective and efficient care.

 

Who is the module for? Healthcare practitioners currently working in all areas of the perioperative environment. Participants studying this module must have been working in a perioperative area for a minimum of six months, and should preferably have completed an intern programme or departmental programme in the perioperative environment.

 

Module code: HP5103Y/HP6015Y

Number of credits and level of study: 30 credits at level 5 and 6.

Assessment: Essay and competency assessment document (CAD)

LocationSt George’s, University of London

Pattern of Delivery: 10 days

Module dates:*

  • 9, 16, 23, 30 January, 6, 13, 20, 27 February, 6, 13 March 2018

*Dates may change

Fee: £1600

Module leaderLee Lui

Programme: This module is part of the Healthcare Practice DipHE/BSc(Hons)/GradCert

Questions?
Contact the PPD Programme Office who will be happy to help you with any queries.