The surgical specialisation explores acute and chronic health conditions that require surgical intervention. Modules include principles and management of nursing care across the pre-operative, post-operative and discharge, surgical care continuum. Content related to surgical comorbidities, common surgical procedures, surgical safety, risk assessment and the early recognition and timely escalation of deterioration to mitigate patient harm is extensively covered. The impact that pre-operative and post-operative complications have for surgical patient outcomes, and discharge planning, will also be detailed. 

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Completion requirements

This Specialisation consists of 20cp.

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

  • NRSG532Surgical: Comprehensive Care for Surgical Patients10 CP
  • NRSG533Surgical: Advanced and Complex Surgical Nursing10 CP

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