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Theatre practice

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Theatre practice

This module will enable participants to increase their clinical skills and provide effective patient care through increased knowledge of all aspects of theatre practice.

Practitioners should be able to rotate through different surgical specialties within perioperative care during this module with support from a suitably qualified mentor.

Learning outcomes:

Level 5:

  1. Evaluate the knowledge and skills needed in theatre techniques and apply to different surgical settings.
  2. Analyse the unique psychological and social needs of all patients undergoing operative procedures.
  3. Explore risk management within the theatre environment.
  4. Reflect on the role of the theatre nurse in the management of patients in theatres.
  5. Select and utilise equipment safely and competently, recognizing the potential consequences of improper use.
  6. Discuss the use of minimal access surgical techniques and innovations in surgical practice.
  7. Identify the key principles of day surgery care.
  8. Explore the principles of tissue viability and wound management in surgical patients.

Level 6:

  1. Enhance the knowledge and skills needed in theatre techniques and apply to different surgical settings.
  2. Critically appraise the unique psychological and social needs of all patients undergoing operative procedures.
  3. Critically appraise risk management within the theatre environment.
  4. Critically evaluate the role of the theatre nurse in the management of patients in theatres.
  5. Justify selection of appropriate equipment and demonstrate safe and competent use, recognizing the potential consequences of improper use.
  6. Critically discuss the use of minimal access surgical techniques and innovations in surgical practice.
  7. Critically appraise the key principles of day surgery in relation to patient care.
  8. Critically analyse the principles of tissue viability and wound management in surgical patients.

Who is the module for? Healthcare practitioners working in theatres who wish to build on their knowledge and skills to care for patients undergoing surgery. Participants must have been working in the perioperative environment for a minimum of six months, and should preferably have completed either an intern programme or departmental programme in the perioperative environment.

Module code: HP5104Y/HP6019Y

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

Assessment: Unseen examination and practice-based snapshot

LocationSt George’s, University of London

Pattern of Delivery: 10 days

Module dates:*
(9am – 5pm)

  • 4, 11, 18, 25 May, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June, 3 August (exam) 2017
  • 26 April, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 May, 3 (Exam), 7, 14, 21, 28 June 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.