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2090
NSP

Registered Nurse First Assistant Theory

Designed to prepare registered nurses in the practice of first assisting. Course includes instruction in preoperative management, intraoperative assisting, and postoperative management. Preop management includes but is not limited to the preop assessment, resolution of discrepancies, communicating/collaborating regarding the plan of care, positioning for optimal exposure, the time out verification, and documentation. Intraop first assisting includes but is not limited to synthesizing patient data to detect/prevent potential adverse events, surgical procedures, anticipation, minimizing procedure length, using instruments/devices safely, providing exposure, handling/cutting tissue, providing hemostasis, preventing contamination, preventing foreign body retention, and suturing. Postop management includes but is not limited to documentation of plan of care/postoperative orders/operative notes, post-op rounds, assessing patient, and assisting with discharge planning/community resources.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2090L
NSP

Registered Nurse First Assistant Theory Lab and Clinical

$308.00 lab fee Prerequisite: NSP2090. This course is designed to provide lab and clinical experience to the registered nurse regarding the expanded functions unique to the RNFA First Assisting intern. This course includes a study of common surgical procedures including but not limited to anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, sequence of procedure, assisting behaviors, operative technique, and potential complications for the procedure. In addition, course content shall emphasize preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative patient management in collaboration with other healthcare providers. Includes, but is not limited to performing focused preoperative nursing assessments, communicating and collaborating with other healthcare providers the plan of care, validated documentation of intraoperative experiences, and postoperative patient management such as participating in postoperative rounds and assisting with discharge planning including the identification of appropriate community resources.

Credit hours: 3
Lab hours: 12.67

2230
NSP

GI Endoscopy Nursing Theory

Course is designed to prepare or introduce the registered nurse or nursing student to Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Nursing. Content covered includes a review of relevant anatomy and physiology, related pathophysiology, nursing role and responsibilities, the nursing assessment, patient care, procedure monitoring, specialty equipment, relevant pharmacology, gastrointestinal and pulmonology lab procedures, assisting behaviors, potential complications, emergency preparedness, risk management, and documentation. An introduction to managing the endoscopy team, appropriate delegation, endoscopy sedation, and the ambulatory surgery center setting is also included.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2230L
NSP

GI Endoscopy Nursing Lab and Clinical

$105.00 lab fee Course provides 185 hours of experience in the field of flexible endoscopy procedure units.

Credit hours: 3
Lab hours: 12.33

2290
NSP

Perioperative Nursing Theory

Prerequisite or Corequisite: ENC1101, PSY2012, humanities elective. This course is designed to introduce the registered nurse or nursing student to perioperative nursing with a focus on the interoperative component. This course includes an introduction to surgical technique. There is an additional cooperative clinical/lab component that is available under cooperative education for hands on experience in the surgical setting.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2290L
NSP

Clinical Internship in Perioperative Nursing

$99.00 lab fee This course is designed to introduce the individual to perioperative surgical nursing with a focus on intraoperative nursing. This course includes a study of the patient's perioperative experience, roles and responsibilities of the registered nurse; principles and practice of sterile technique; sterilization and disinfection; operating room hazards; and an introduction to surgical technique.

Credit hours: 3
Lab hours: 12.5

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