Fundamentals of Care: Surgical Nursing

Course overview

Building on our already successful Trust Preceptorship Programme –this course aims to ensure that each nurse is equipped with the most important skills and attitudes to be able to care for surgical patients safely and compassionately. As a streamlined approach to promote staff development, the course offers an educational programme, underpinned by workplace-based competence assessments, clinical supervision and learning support to guide nurses in their early career and progression.

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The module is designed for experienced nurses with at least one year post-registration experience and evidence of successfully studying at Level 6.

1. Apply knowledge of pathophysiological processes to conditions/diseases/illnesses relevant to surgical nursing

2. Critically analyse their own role as a health professional and the role of other healthcare professionals and how they might collaborate to provide outstanding care for surgical patient

3. Critically evaluates contemporary issues and challenges in surgical care

4. Demonstrate the ability to competently carry out fundamentals of surgical nursing underpinned by the, NMC New Future Nurse standards (2018) to enable delivery of safe quality, evidence-based of outstanding care in partnership with others involved in the care process including service users.

5. Critically assess and utilise current evidence based practice to assess, plan/devise, deliver and evaluate the impact of care in Surgical Nursing

6. Critically examine moral, legal, ethical and political initiatives in the delivery of outstanding surgical care

7. Critically appraises the importance of behavioural, cultural and social factors that affect the planning and management of surgical patient care

Building on our already successful Trust Preceptorship Programme –this course aims to ensure that each nurse is equipped with the most important skills and attitudes to be able to care for surgical patients safely and compassionately. As a streamlined approach to promote staff development, the course offers an educational programme, underpinned by workplace-based competence assessments, clinical supervision and learning support to guide nurses in their early career and progression.

Accredited at 30 credits (on-going)

Assessment method:

Formative: Present work in progress in poster form (eg. in a style that can be placed on a wall to read – on a flip chart or printed pages) for peer and tutor feedback.

Summative assessment:

Part A:

A 20-minute case presentation about your evolving role in surgical care and a 1500-word essay on your learning journey as a surgical practitioner

Part B:

Completion of Programme Competency Handbook 

Sheen Tampani - Sheencarmelae.tampani@nhs.net

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