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Perioperative pathway: Professional practice and enhancing patient care in surgery

About The Perioperative Nursing Update Course

The Perioperative Nursing Update Course has been developed by Medcast’s expert clinical educators to provide a comprehensive course suitable to experienced perioperative nurses and those new to perioperative nursing or looking to work in the field. 

Content Supporting The Requirements of Nurses

Content is based on contemporary practices throughout the perioperative environment and support the requirements of nurses working as:

  • Pre-admissions nurses - The coordinator of care
  • Anaesthetic assistant -  The patient advocate & collaborator
  • Scrub Scout nurses - The intraoperative guardians
  • PACU nurses - The recovery and discharge expert

Flexible 5-Module Course Delivery

The course has been divided into 5 modules delivered throughout the year. Each module consists of 2 live/on-demand webinars delivered one month apart. The webinars are supported by interactive eLearning case studies to extend your knowledge & expertise.

Each of the 5 modules can be undertaken and provide 3 hours of CPD for each module or all 5 modules can be completed for 15 hours of CPD. You may choose to enrol in any of the 5 modules.  The entire course is included in the Medcast Plus subscription or each part can be purchased for $99.

Module 1: Perioperative pathway - expert strategies for professional practice and enhancing patient care in surgery


This comprehensive webinar is designed for perioperative nurses seeking to deepen their understanding and enhance their skills across all facets of perioperative care. From pre-admissions to post-operative recovery, this module delves into each critical role - including pre-admissions, anaesthetic assistant, scrub scout nurse, and PACU nurse - guided by the latest recommendations from the Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN) and the Australian College of PeriAnaesthesia Nurses (ACPAN).

Course Objectives

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the different roles and responsibilities of perioperative nurses.
  • Learn best practices for patient care throughout the surgical journey, adhering to ACORN and ACPAN guidelines.
  • Enhance patient experience from pre-operative to post-operative stages through effective communication and patient-centered approaches.

Key Topics

  • Pre-Admission Processes and Patient Preparation
  • The Role of Anaesthetic Assistants in Surgical Safety
  • Intraoperative Safety with Scrub Scout Nurses
  • Postoperative Care and Recovery Management in PACU
  • Strategies to Improve Patient Experience in Operating Suites

Who Should Attend

This webinar is ideal for perioperative nurses, nursing students, and healthcare professionals interested in perioperative care.

Feedback From Previous Participants

"Packed with information. Comprehensive, easy to follow, and very engaging. The presentation answered all my questions (without needing for me to ask). Looking forward to the next modules."

Course Educators
Ken Hambrecht
Ken Hambrecht

Ken Hambrecht RN, ICU Cert., B.Sc, (Physiology & Biochem.), M.I.Biol, M.Ed., J.P. MACN, has extensive experience in Critical Care practice & Medical edu...

Dr Paula Foran
Dr Paula Foran

Dr Paula Foran, RN, ARR Cert, Cert IV (Assessment & Training), M.Ed, PhD. is currently the co-ordinator for the master level in nursing at The University of...

Susan Helmrich
Susan Helmrich

Susan Helmrich RN, DipAppScNsg, BN, CritCareCert, CoronaryCareCert, TraumaNsgCareCert, CertIV(TAE), MN(Ed), GradCert(Ldrshp & Mgt) has extensive experience ...

Deb Evans
Deb Evans

DebEvans, RN, BSc, DipAnaes&PostAnaesNsg, CritCareCert, DipProfStudies, Teach&AssessClin.PractCert, CertIV(TAE) has extensive background in Perioperativ...


Recorded Webinar

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3 hours of CPD

Educational Activities: 2 hours

Reviewing Performance: 1 hours

Areas Of Interest: Perioperative


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners

Price $99.00 AUD (incl. GST)

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