- Study Mode: Part Time
- Location: High Wycombe
- Duration: 15 Weeks
- Start Date: February and September 2022
BNU has a long history of training healthcare professionals, giving them the skills and practice-based experience they need to provide excellent patient care.
Led by our experienced and supportive staff, this module provides you with the skills and knowledge required to provide patient-focused care in the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) or Recovery 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 is designed for health practitioners working in the perioperative environment in the post anaesthetic care unit, who wish to extend their knowledge and skills in caring for patients who have had surgery and an anaesthetic.
Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?
This module will help enhance your knowledge and skills in providing postoperative care in the perioperative environment.
There will be the opportunity to reflect on, and analyse the care offered, and use evidence to increase your understanding of the service provision, professional issues, and teamwork in this specialty area.
What will I study?
Key themes of the module include:
- patient, safety, comfort and dignity
- the 6Cs - care, compassion, courage, communication, commitment and competence
- ley drivers and contemporary issues in practice.
Over the 15 weeks, you will cover key skills and knowledge for practice, such as:
- care planning to meet the patient's health and safety needs
- structured assessment and management of changing physiology
- advanced respiratory support
- specialist and advanced practice in an acute recovery area
- the holistic care and management of a patient during the recovery phases of the perioperative journey
- anaesthesia and its effects
- pharmacology relating to recovery
- understanding and managing pain
- management of postoperative nausea and vomiting
- achieving and maintaining normothermia
- identification and management of complications arising from anaesthesia and surgical interventions
- transferring of patient between clinical environments
- management of intravascular devices
- anatomy and physiology related to surgery and anaesthesia
- role of the recovery practitioner in the perioperative team.
When will this course run?
This course runs on Thursdays from 10am - 5pm.
What are the course entry requirements?
Registered health care professional with minimum 6 months experience.
Support of the clinical manager and a suitably qualified mentor/assessor.
Opportunity to work outside usual clinical area, if necessary, to gain specific clinical competence.
How much does it cost
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