Course Title: Practise in the perioperative nursing environment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5246 Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)

Course Title: Practise in the perioperative nursing environment

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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Course Contact: Carylin Lenehan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4837

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Course Description

This competency unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply the principles of perioperative nursing care, building upon existing skills to enable the Enrolled/Division 2 nurse to provide holistic nursing care
Enrolled/Division 2 nurses use a range of complex nursing interventions to assist client/s, and their significant others, to attain and maintain optimal health

The knowledge and skills described in this competency unit are to be applied within jurisdictional nursing and midwifery regulatory authority legislative requirements
Enrolled/Division 2 nursing work is to be carried out in consultation/collaboration with registered nurses and under direct or indirect supervisory arrangements in line with jurisdictional regulatory requirements

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not Applicable

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN612A Practise in the perioperative nursing environment


1. Work as part of the multi-disciplinary health care team in the perioperative environment

2. Contribute to assessment of client undergoing surgical intervention

3. Contribute to planning care for perioperative client

4. Perform clinical nursing actions appropriate to care of perioperative clients

5. Evaluate effectiveness of nursing interventions and planned care in the perioperative environment

Learning Outcomes

This is a short course that is not running at the moment

Overview of Assessment

Will be updated when course is to run