Anaesthetic Practitioner Part 1
Attendance dates:May 2023: 08, 09, 10
July 2023: 10, 11, 12
Distance learning / Kate Granger Building, 30 Priestley Road, Surrey Research Park, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7YH
Some modules may be taught at: Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH
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This module aims to develop safe, competent and confident anaesthetic practitioners who can underpin their practice with appropriate evidence in a range of surgical specialities.
On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Critically analyse the anatomical and physiological measurements associated with patients undergoing anaesthesia and evaluate the outcomes.
- Identify and examine the pharmacokinetics of peri-anaesthesia drugs.
- Utilise theoretical, experiential and research based knowledge to effectively manage the patient during all emergency procedures.
- Evaluate the issues of accountability, responsibility and role limitations within professional boundaries for the anaesthetic practitioner and future anaesthetic practice.
- Develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts of patient safety during anaesthesia and the impact of national and local anaesthesia practitioner policies to your practice.
- Achieve and apply competencies within the anaesthetic care practitioner's role.
Indicative module content includes:
Principles of anaesthetic care practice
- Pre-operative assessment
- Preparation for anaesthesia
- Physiological parameters and airway management
- Regional and local anaesthesia; homeostasis of respiration
- Evaluating anaesthetic care.
Health, safety and risk
- Risk assessment
- Infection control
- Correct site surgery
- Patient positioning.
Law and ethics
- Legal issues and accountability
- Specialist skills and role expectations
- Competency frameworks
- Specialist skills and core competencies
- Critical evaluation
- Care planning - opportunities and considerations
- Action planning - short, medium and long term objectives.
Learning and teaching methods
For the 2022/23 curriculum, our CPD modules will be delivered using hybrid learning. This means that depending on the subject and content of learning and teaching, modules will mainly be delivered via a combination of face to face and online delivery, as this has worked really well for our practice-based colleagues. A couple of modules will be delivered solely online, however for most modules face to face contact time and attendance at the university will be required.
Learning and teaching methods include:
- Online tutorials
- Skills Assessment
Take a look at the module reading list.
- Ability to study at level 6
- Professional registration as a healthcare professional:
- Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- You must be working in a clinical area that allows you to meet the learning outcomes.
This module is the first of two modules that must be completed:
- Anaesthetic Practitioner Part 1 (HCR3001)
- Anaesthetic Practitioner Part 2 (HCR3002).
Fees and funding
How to apply
Please download and fill in an application form.
It is important to ensure that you complete all sections and answer all questions, incomplete forms will cause a delay and may result in you missing out on an available place.
Send your completed application back to us at the address or email included on the form.
Terms and conditions
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If your sponsoring healthcare provider is funding you for this module, by submitting an application you agree to allow all information regarding your module (for example your exam results) to be shared with the sponsoring provider.
If you withdraw less than seven days before the module commences or do not attend on the first day (without informing the module administrator) the full cost of the module will be charged. Withdrawals after the module commences will also be charged.
Places are confirmed approximately one month before the module start date. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.
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