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NFA 621. Advanced Perioperative Nursing I. 3 Hours.

This course prepares the advanced perioperative student to develop a theoretical knowledge base for advanced perioperative nursing. The course includes the recommended content of the Core Curriculum for the RN First Assist and is designed to develop the theoretical knowledge needed for safe RNFA practice. Content includes an in depth review of anatomy and physiology of surgical client, and prevention of injury. Knowledge of comprehensive perioperative nursing, which serve as the foundation for critical, technical, and clinical decision making in RNFA role at the advanced level. Selective literature, which evidences best practice strategies of the RNFA role and considerations of vulnerable populations requiring surgical interventions, will also be examined in selective surgical specialties. The following elements are integrated into the course: critical thinking, research utilization, ethics, human diversity, and social issues. The advanced perioperative practice role emphasis in this course continues the trajectory of the RNFA as a beginning expert and includes role components such as interdisciplinary collaborator, educator, and consultant. Admission to the ACNP/RNFA graduate program or RNFA post masters option required.

School of Nursing

http://catalog.uab.edu/graduate/schoolofnursing/

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