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Brief History Of Perioperative Nursing School
Perioperative Nursing Educational Programme is a post basic Programme designed to equip the student with the complexity of knowledge and skills required to effectively care for recipients of perioperative nursing services.
Nursing in the operating theatre involves the nursing care of patients having known or predicated anatomic or physiologic alterations. It is practiced in an environment in which basic life supporting needs are of the highest priority.
It is a comprehensive practice encompassing the patient’s surgical experience through the pre-operative intra-operative and into the immediate post-operative phases. It occurs within a serial milieu characterized by rapidly changing technological, economic and cultural forces which require continuous adaption by professional practitioners in collaboration with other members of the health team, assisting in ensuring continuity of care by providing assistance in planning regime of care in the pre-operative intra operative and immediate post-operative phases of the patient’s surgical experience.
Aim of the Programme
To prepare professional nurses who are competent and highly versatile knowledge and attitude values required for perioperative nursing practice in health care institutions that will enable them cope with surgical intervention in the served and underserved areas of the community from the moment the decision for surgery is taken until discharge from the perioperative environment.
Philosophy of the Programme
The philosophy of this educational Programme is based on the following beliefs:
Man is an evolving Being: what he becomes collectively is the result of his living experience
Nursing is a science which derives a large portion of its knowledge based from the natural and social sciences from the humanities. It integrates and applies those principles through the nursing process which forms the focal point nursing activities.
Nursing is also an art, based on the creative application of knowledge, skills and interpersonal competencies, the ultimate goal of which is to provide efficient and effective patient care.
The practice of nursing is directed towards the patient who as a bio psychosocial being responds to internal and external phenomena. Perioperative nursing respond by providing safe environment of collaborative team work with other professional of the health team to promote health, prevent illness, assist in curing diseases or help the patient attain a peaceful death.
The perioperative Nurse will continually develop his/her knowledge, skills attitudes and values through continuing education since learning is a long life process.