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Perioperative Nursing I

NURS 1581

Prerequisite: Current RN or RPN registration
This course is designed to provide the nurse with a basic knowledge level of the roles s/he will fulfill in the perioperative setting. The role of the scrub and circulating nurse are explored as part of the perioperative team. The course focuses on patient and staff safety, infection control and aseptic principles, the nurses role in assisting with anesthesia and patient positioning in collaboration with other team members, basic instrumentation, sutures and needles and surgical modalities. The focus will be on the adult patient(age 19-65). The overall goal of the course is to present the information and skills required to prepare the nurse to practice within a surgical setting at a beginners level. The ORNAC Standards (Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada) are referred to whenever applicable to support learning..


Students must achieve an overall final grade of 75% or higher in order to pass this course.

Please note there is limited capacity in this course for Fall 2022.

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30421May 10, 2022 to August 16, 202212:00 am - 12:01 am42Online$367.63CLOSEDNotify Me
10381September 13, 2022 to December 20, 202212:00 am - 12:01 am42Online$367.63CLOSEDNotify Me