The course is included in these curricula and study modules

Nurse - perioperative care 2001 - 2004 - Perioperative nursing


Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

2 cr

Competency aims

The main purpose is that the students learn how to take care of the day surgery patient.

Learning outcomes

The student will have been trained in aseptic techniques, how to prepare the patient and the environment, and nursing activities. The student understands the necessity of counselling the patient and keeping the patient informed. The students will improve their ability to act as an instrument nurse, circulating nurse, and anaesthesia nurse. They can care for and observe the patient under anaesthesia.

Course contents

Methods in Anaesthesia care I
Methods in Perioperative Care
Nursing practice in the operating theatre

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic knowledge in Caring and occupationally-oriented studies

Recommended or required reading

AORN Standards. Recommended practice and principles
Fairchild, S. S. 1993. Perioperative Nursing, Principles and
Practice. Jones and Batlett Publishers. Boston. London.
ISBN 0-86720-432-X
Kneedler, J. A. & Dodge G. H. 1987. Perioperative Patient
Care. Blacwell Scientifi c Publication. Boston. ISBN
0-86542-033-5 (valda delar)
Korte, R. et al. 1996. Perioperatiivinen hoito. WSOY Hel-sinki.
ISBN 951-0-19538-3
Phippen, M. L. 1995. Perioperative Nursing Handbook.
W. B.Saunders Company. Philadelphia. ISBN 0-7216-3412-5
Rosenberg, P. et al. 1999. Anestesiologia ja tehohoito.
Duodecim, Helsinki. ISBN 951-656-031-8 (valda delar)
Viitamäki, R. 1996 Päiväkirurginen hoitotyö. Hygieia,
Kirjayhtymä. ISBN 951-26-4095-3
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Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Laboratory lessons and tasks in a simulated environment - 0 hours
  • Tuition managed by students but supervised by the teacher - 8 hours
  • Individual studies - 30 hours
  • Practical training - 0 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 58 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 30 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 28 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods



Tast Marianne

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Må 11.9 16.15-19
Ti 19.9 16.15-19
Fre 29.9 13.15-16
Må 2.10 8.30-11.15
To 5.10 8.30-11.15
Må 9.10 8.30-11.00

Må 16.10 8.30-16 eget arbete
Ti 17.10 10.15-12 seminarier

To 19.10 16.15-19 tent

Assessment methods

2006-10-19 - Exams

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