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Management and Care of the Patient in the Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit - Level 6 and 7

Contact Provider
3 months
Short Course
City South Campus, Seacole Building, Westbourne Road, Birmingham, B15 3TN, West Midlands, United Kingdom

These modules are aimed at post registration theatre practitioners who wish to develop their knowledge and ability to provide safe and effective care to patients in the post anaesthetic care setting. By undertaking one of these modules, you will be introduced to the principles of safe and effective post-anaesthetic care supported by a contemporary evidence base. Following completion of both the theoretical and practice components, you will be able to effectively assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care in the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) environment.

What's covered in the course?

During the module you will also develop your ability to reflect, critically analyse and use your findings to promote safe, effective and evidence-based care. You are expected to develop decision-making skills which will allow you to plan and manage appropriate interventions for diverse patient groups with complex needs. Interdisciplinary team work and human factor considerations are considered throughout to advance your clinical awareness and enhance your clinical leadership skills. There is a consistent focus on professional and ethical responsibilities and the standards stipulated by our professional bodies throughout.

Why Choose Us?

We have a proven track record in supporting student development and ultimately optimising their performance. Our feedback demonstrates that students rate their BCU experience highly.

Course structure

A blended learning approach is taken (incorporating both classroom and online activities via Moodle). You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities. You’ll also receive regular feedback and feed forward aimed at developing your academic skills. 

Topics covered

This module will allow you to deliver excellent post anaesthetic care while working effectively with all other members of the multidisciplinary team, and will cover:

  • Clinical interventions and preparation.
  • Leadership Management and non- technical skills
  • Related anatomy and physiology
  • A comprehensive understanding of ethical and legal considerations will be fostered

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