ANML505 – Introduction to Anaesthesia and Theatre Practice

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Module code
Module title
Introduction to Anaesthesia and Theatre Practice
To provide students with the necessary knowledge, attributes and skills to prepare for surgical procedures and use and maintain surgical instruments and equipment. Students will also learn how to provide support for anaesthetic monitoring and work in accordance with health and safety requirements for anaesthesia. Includes 40 hours work placement.
  • SX1604
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1:Prepare the surgery theatre, patient and staff for procedures, implementing principles of asepsis as appropriate
2:Demonstrate and explain correct care, use and maintenance of surgical instrumentation and equipment
3:Prepare and maintain anaesthetic and monitoring equipment in accordance with health and safety requirements
4.Describe the effects of anaesthesia on patient physiology
-Medical terminology for surgical nursing and anaesthesia; health and safety of anaesthesia; use, care and maintenance of anaesthetic and monitoring equipment; monitoring parameters for anaesthetised patients and normal values
-Applied Anatomy and Physiology (neurologic, respiratory, cardiovascular, special senses)
-Theatre practice (maintenance of asepsis, surgical instrumentation and equipment, sterilisation, open gloving); principles of patient prep for routine / basic surgical procedures.
-Professional practice attributes: Compliance with workplace health and safety requirements; knowledge of relevant legislation and animal welfare standards; sustainable practice; effective communication skills; professional and ethical behaviour; cultural recognition and sensitivity; teamwork; accurate record-keeping.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning will be facilitated using a range of teaching and learning methods, which may include: tutor facilitated and directed presentations and/or lectures, practical sessions and activities, demonstrations, online learning activities, problem solving sessions, guided question and answer activities.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment 1Portfolio of evidence100
Learning and Teaching Resource
Wintec Animal House
Wintec teaching surgery and labs
Industry work placement
Required Text:
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.