SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 60.00
ECTS Credit Points 30.00
Module Code M3B722578
Module Leader n/a
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Nursing
  • A (September start)-B (January start)
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)-C (May start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Successful completion of level 2 modules, or equivalent

Summary of Content

This module will enhance the students' ability to function as integral members of the perioperative team. The student will be introduced to enhanced surgical and anaesthetic skills. They will be encouraged to consider and, under supervision, adopt the role of the manager and leader in perioperative care of patients with challenging needs. They will be introduced to the theories of change management and managing conflict. The module will also encourage the students to consider the theories of human factors / non-technical skills in perioperative care and the importance of debriefing sessions for staff following critical / distressing incidents.


Management and leadership in perioperative care Audit Human factors / non-technical skills in perioperative care Debriefing following critical / distressing incidents ILS and principles of defibrillation Preparing for registration, interview skills, CPD and lifelong learning Difficult airway management, difficult ventilation and difficult intubation Shared airway, ENT anaesthesia and surgery Chest injuries One lung anaesthesia Catheterisation IV cannulation Enhanced surgical skills Cleanliness Champion Programme

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Manage and lead the organisation of perioperative care to a variety of patients with a diverse range of needs, including managing the allocation of resources and managing conflict.2. Critically evaluate the contribution that human factors / non-technical skills and audit make to the delivery of safe and effective perioperative care.3. Competently demonstrate the enhanced skills of a scrub and anaesthetic practitioner.4. Demonstrate competence in the role of the anaesthetic and scrub practitioner when the airway is shared between specialties, including ENT anaesthesia and surgery.5. Demonstrate in depth understanding of and competence in caring for patients with chest injuries or undergoing surgery with one lung anaesthesia. 6. Critically evaluate the need for debriefing following critical and distressing incidents.7. Plan strategies for lifelong learning and CPD and exhibit professional behaviour in readiness for registration.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

This module will use lectures, practical simulations/ demonstration and directed study to promote an understanding of the key theoretical principles of enhanced surgical and anaesthetic practice. Students will spend 15 weeks in clinical practice to enable them to develop, practise and consolidate a wide range of clinical skills, under the supervision of a trained Mentor. Regular meetings with their Mentor will enable the students to assess their progress towards achievement of the module learning outcomes.

Indicative Reading

Burgess, R. 2011, New Principles of Best Practice in Clinical Audit, 2 nd edn., Radcliffe Publishing Ltd., Oxon Clinical Audit Support Centre. 2013, available online at: <http://www.clinicalauditsupport.com/> Flin, R, O'Connor, P. & Crichton, M. 2008, Safety at the Sharp End, A Guide to Non-Technical Skills, Ashgate, Surrey. Health and Care Professions Council. HCPC, 2010, Guidance on conduct and ethics for students, HCPC, London Health and Care Professions Council. HCPC, 2008, Standards of Proficiency - Operating Department Practitioners, HCPC, London Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) available online at: <http://www.hqip.org.uk/> Labus, D. 2010, I.V. Therapy made Incredibly Easy, 4th edn, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, London. Marquis, B. & Huston, C. 2012, Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing, 7th edn, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, London. NHS Education for Scotland, 2007, Cleanliness Champions-Promoting the Prevention and Control of Infection, 2nd edn, NES, Edinburgh. Resuscitation Council (UK). 2010, Immediate Life Support, 3rd edn, Resuscitation Council (UK), London. Smith, B., Rawling, P., Wicker, P. & Jones, C. 2010, Core Topics in Operating Department Practice - Leadership and Management , Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Transferrable Skills

The learning strategies used and the practice placement learning will help to develop and consolidate skills of assessment, analysis, problem solving, communication, patient management, audit and team working.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Practicals (FT) 60.00
Clinical Placement 525 hours plus independent clinical placement learning 112 hours TOTAL 637 637.00
Lectures (FT) 52.00
Independent learning 161 hours PLUS Directed study 10 hours TOTAL 171 hours 171.00
Assessment (FT) 76.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
PP n/a 50.00 35% poster presentation and linked 2000 word assignment PP
RF n/a 50.00 35% 5000 word reflective portfolio of enhanced skills RP
Course Work 03 n/a 0.00 40% completion of cleanliness champion