Nov 29, 2022  
Undergraduate Record 2012-2013 
Undergraduate Record 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

NURS 3005 - Perioperative Nursing

This course serves to introduce students to the role of the professional nurse in the perioperative specialty area. The course begins with an overview of the history of perioperative nursing and the role of the professional nurse on the interdisciplinary team. The course explores the challenges of perioperative nursing, including safety issues, advocacy, and legal and ethical issues. The importance of continuity of care throughout the perioperative experience is a major theme in both the classroom and clinical content. The clinical focus is on understanding basic principles of asepsis, safety, and applying pathophysiology and pharmacology to specific patient care experiences. Prerequisite: Completion of Pharmacology and pathophysiology courses.

Credits: 1 to 2