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Nursing Studies - Role of Nurse in Surgical Care Course


Nursing Studies - Role of Nurse in Surgical Care
Nursing Studies - Role of Nurse in Surgical Care

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Course Description

Nursing staff provide essential support during all phases of the surgical cycle, which encompasses the peri-operative, pre-operative, intra-operative and recovery room phases. In this free online nursing studies course the learner is introduced to the vital roles performed by the medical team throughout the surgical experience. The range of surgical interventions performed in the treatment of disease and disorders are outlined, along with the related nursing implications and corresponding patient care procedures applied during the surgical cycle. Peri-operative patient care introduces the surgical experience with particular reference to the types and classification of surgical interventions, their function, risk level and impact on the patient. The pre-operative phase outlines patient preparation procedures which start once surgical intervention is agreed, through to the patient's arrival on the operating table. Nursing implications, patient care, communication and the relevant documentation process are outlined. The intra-operative phase refers to patient surgery and ends when the patient is transferred to the recovery room. The learner is introduced to the surgical team and their respective functions. The selection, type, effect and administration method of the anaesthetic agents is also discussed. Patients are transferred directly to the Recovery Room after the surgical intervention procedure is complete and remain there until sufficiently conscious to respond to stimuli. Key elements of the course focus on post-operative complications and patient care procedures in relation to body systems treated. This free online nursing studies course will be of great interest to all healthcare professionals who would like to acquire a greater understanding of the key phases in the surgical experience and the types of surgical interventions performed in the treatment of injury, disease and disorders.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes: - Cite facts related to the Surgical Experience; - Cite the nursing implications are related to preparing a patient for surgery; - Understand doctor's orders for implementation of pre-operative care; - Cite the nursing implications are related to preparing a patient for surgery; - Cite from descriptive statements, the key members of the surgical team; - Identify three major classifications of anesthetic agents; - Cite complications which should be prevented in the recovery room; - Identify nursing implications related to the prevention of respiratory distress;


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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 59 reviews
Course Title: Nursing Studies - Role of Nurse in Surgical Care
Course #: 578
Course Publisher: AMEDD Center and School
Course Category: 13
Content Origin:
Course Description: Nursing staff provide essential support during all phases of the surgical cycle, which encompasses the peri-operative, pre-operative, intra-operative and recovery room phases. In this free online nursing studies course the learner is introduced to the vital roles performed by the medical team throughout the surgical experience. The range of surgical interventions performed in the treatment of disease and disorders are outlined, along with the related nursing implications and corresponding patient care procedures applied during the surgical cycle. Peri-operative patient care introduces the surgical experience with particular reference to the types and classification of surgical interventions, their function, risk level and impact on the patient. The pre-operative phase outlines patient preparation procedures which start once surgical intervention is agreed, through to the patient's arrival on the operating table. Nursing implications, patient care, communication and the relevant documentation process are outlined. The intra-operative phase refers to patient surgery and ends when the patient is transferred to the recovery room. The learner is introduced to the surgical team and their respective functions. The selection, type, effect and administration method of the anaesthetic agents is also discussed. Patients are transferred directly to the Recovery Room after the surgical intervention procedure is complete and remain there until sufficiently conscious to respond to stimuli. Key elements of the course focus on post-operative complications and patient care procedures in relation to body systems treated. This free online nursing studies course will be of great interest to all healthcare professionals who would like to acquire a greater understanding of the key phases in the surgical experience and the types of surgical interventions performed in the treatment of injury, disease and disorders.
License: This course is available from AMEDD through the Public Domain.
Release Date: 14 December 2012
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: None
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Louisa Cantlay
    Louisa Cantlay Australia It is important to take notes in the early readings to pass the test. There's a lot of content. Good and accurate 2015-08-10 12:08:18
  • DANITA FARLOUGH
    DANITA FARLOUGH United States of America I think you learn some important information during this course. 2015-05-26 00:05:44
  • ADEBIYI EMMANUEL ADEBOYE
    ADEBIYI EMMANUEL ADEBOYE Qatar An interesting so far 2015-05-10 02:05:12
  • Sarah Jenkins
    Sarah Jenkins United Kingdom I now understand more about elective surgery and emergency surgery 2015-04-26 17:04:35
  • Sarah Johnstone
    Sarah Johnstone United Kingdom I found it very interesting and learnt a lot wrote a lot of my own notes to keep to keep them as reference 2015-03-06 22:03:58
  • Shiju Thomas
    Shiju Thomas Australia A good short course for a surgical nurse. 2015-02-22 01:02:44
  • Jayne Mcintosh
    Jayne Mcintosh United Kingdom The Role of the Nurse in Surgical Care Course, gives the clear and concise definition of what surgery is and what specific roles the nurse plays from the Peri-operative to Post-operative stages of patient care in surgery. Although quite intense, I enjoyed the challenge of completing the course. In my opinion it's worth doing. 2015-02-10 18:02:31
  • Jayne Mcintosh
    Jayne Mcintosh United Kingdom Well structured and easy to follow the various modules. Well worth it. 2015-02-10 17:02:06
  • Georgios Kalaitzantonakis
    Georgios Kalaitzantonakis United Kingdom This course is amazing!! All modules the most important and necessary knowledge for the surgical care. 2015-02-08 16:02:15
  • Suzie Naidu
    Suzie Naidu Australia A surgical nurse is the backbone of the surgical team.Surgical nurses fall into three main categories:scrub nures,scout nurse and anaesthetic nurse.Each play a very different but equally important role.The scrub nurse passes the surgical instrument to the surgeon during an operation,while the scout nurse oversee that the operating room is sterile, clean and safe.She also keeps an accurate count of all instrument and product used.The anaesthetic nurse helps the anaesthetist pre and post intubation.The anaesthetic nurse together with the anaesthetist monitor the patient vital signs,urine output,blood loss ect. 2015-01-09 03:01:04
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