- Study Mode: Part Time
- Location: High Wycombe
- Duration: 15 Weeks
- Start Date: September 2021 and February 2022
Led by our experienced and supportive staff, this module provides you with the skills and knowledge required to provide patient-focused care during the anaesthetic phase of the perioperative journey.
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Fees and Funding
Covering the costs of your professional development may now be easier than you think. There are many ways you can fund your course, such as employer/NHS sponsorship. There is also the option to pay in instalments to help spread the cost.
Credits: 30 credits at Level 6 and 7.
Why study this subject?
This course will help enhance your skills and understanding of anaesthetics principles and practice.
Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?
BNU has a long history of training nurses and giving them the skills and practice-based experience they need to provide excellent patient care.
This course tackles areas of anaesthetics including:
- assessment and management of changing physiology
- holistic care and management of a patient during the perioperative journey
- invasive monitoring
- anaesthetic types - regional, general and local
- pharmacology and medication in anaesthesia
- identification and management of complications, difficult airways or adverse events
- patient care requirements i.e. maintaining normothermia, patient positioning
- anatomy and physiology related to anaesthesia and patient care e.g. respiratory system and temperature control
- role in the perioperative team
- specialist and advancing practice in the anaesthetic
- understanding and managing pain
- anaesthetic machines, monitoring and devices
- transferring patient between clinical environments
- evaluate and critique evidence to inform practice
- human factors in the operating theatre.
Throughout the course you'll have the opportunity to reflect on and analyse the care offered and use evidence to increase your understanding of the professional issues and inter-professional teamwork in this specialty area.
When will this course run?
This course runs on Thursday from 10am - 5pm.
What are the course entry requirements?
60 credit points at Level Five or Level Six, or demonstration of competence to work both clinically and academically and a minimum of one year's experience in the Perioperative environment i.e. anaesthetics, theatre or recovery support.
How much does it cost
Home and EU
Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022