HNN742 - Principles of Complex Perianaesthesia Nursing Care


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Semester 2: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in H771





Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Theoretical component 3 hours per week - a combination of online modules and seminars. Students will be expected to undertake an additional 7 hours per week of independent study.

In-person attendance requirements

Theoretical component 3 hours per week - a combination of online modules and seminars.


This unit focuses on further developing the speciality knowledge, skills and professional behaviours required for perianaesthesia nursing practice. There is a focus on the student’s ability to manage complex and special populations and to identify risk and inform decisions that deliver safe, high quality nursing care and promote optimal patient outcomes.

This unit covers the role of specialist nurse in managing patients across the life cycle undergoing anaesthesia in relation to: the concepts and principles of anaesthetic techniques and postoperative care in special populations; assessment and management of anaesthetic specialties including complex medical conditions and emergency presentations; concepts and principles of advanced monitoring; and postoperative care following complex and specialty surgery.

Hurdle requirement

Clinical Assessments - Pass/Fail

Unit Fee Information

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