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Perioperative Nursing - Registered Practical Nurse Ontario College Graduate Certificate - Part-time

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  • Objectives
    This graduate, certificate program will provide the RN/RPN with the knowledge and skills to function effectively in Perioperative (Preoperative, Intraoperative and Postoperative) Nursing. In addition to theoretical knowledge the program provides the student with the technical skills required as a surgical team member.
  • Practical experience
    Lab days and clinical experience are integrated throughout the program. A consolidated practicum is taken at the end of the program.
  • Academic Title
    Perioperative Nursing - Registered Practical Nurse Ontario College Graduate Certificate
  • Course description
    PNUR8150      Intraoperative Nursing I Theory/Lab/ Practice RPN
    Description: Current Certificate of Registration RPN. This course begins with a discussion of the Regulated Health Profession Guidelines for Perioperative Nursing. Topics include sterilization, scrubbing, latex allergy, resources required for the surgical teams to function efficiently, comfort measures for the surgical patient, appropriate care during the surgical procedure; count procedure and documentation, malignant hypothermia and organ retrieval. This course consists of the following components: theory and three labs and two clinical practice days. The student is required to successfully complete all three components of the course.
    Hours: 74
    Credits: 5
    Pre-Requisites: PNUR8775

    PNUR8160     Intraoperative Nursing II Theory/Lab/ Practice RPN

    Description: Current Certificate of Registration RPN This course includes a variety of O.R. set ups and nursing considerations for specific procedures such as general surgical; gynecological; ophthalmology and ear, nose, throat, (ENT). This course consists of the following components: theory, two labs and two clinical practice days. The student is required to successfully complete all three components of the course.
    Hours: 68
    Credits: 5
    Pre-Requisites: PNUR8150

    PNUR8170     Intraoperative Nursing III Theory/Lab/ Practice RPN

    Description: Current Certificate of Registration RPN This course includes a variety of O.R. set ups and nursing considerations for specific procedures such as urology, orthopedic, plastic and vascular/thoracic. This course consists of the following components: theory, two labs and two clinical practice days. The student is required to successfully complete all three components of the course.
    Hours: 71
    Credits: 5
    Pre-Requisites: PNUR8160

    PNUR8775     Preoperative Nursing Theory and Practice RPN

    Description: This course, which may be offered in workshop format, provides the student with preoperative knowledge and skills. Topics include communications, team building, documentation, preoperative assessment, preoperative check list, and specific patient populations that include paediatrics, elderly, mentally-challenged, pregnant and developmentally -challenged clients. This course will also include ethical and legal guidelines and cultural diversity. Students are expected to reveiw anatomy and physiology of all body systems prior to the beginning of this course. A one day observation experience in a perioperative setting is included in this course.
    Hours: 21
    Credits: 2

    PNUR8780     Anaesthesia and Postoperative Nursing Theory/Lab RPN

    Description: Current Certificate of Registration RPN This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills that are utilized in the care of the patient undergoing anesthesia. Topics include types of anesthesia, anesthetic drugs, communications, documentation, assessment and the transfer of patient to PACU (Post Anaesthetic Care Unit) One lab session will be scheduled.
    Hours: 31
    Credits: 2
    Pre-Requisites: PNUR8170

    PNUR8785     Consolidated Practicum RPN

    Description: Current Certificate of Registration RPN
    Hours: 225
    Credits: 8
    Pre-Requisites: PNUR8780

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