2016-2017 Catalog 
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2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RN 100 R.N. First Assistant

Prerequisite: Professional registered nurse, current license, current CNOR and 2 years surgical nursing experience, or eligible for CNOR at end of courses; sponsoring surgeon and letter of recommendation from employer. Consent of instructor.
3 lectures per week: 3 hrs credit
This course provides prospective RN first assistants with advanced knowledge of anatomy/physiology and techniques related to operative procedures. It focuses on collaboration of the RN First Assistant and surgeon in delivery of optimal perioperative care and its impact on professional nursing. The course provides theoretical knowledge of asepsis/infection control, hemostasis, retracting/wound exposure, tissue handling, proper instrument usage, clamping, ligation, and suturing. It also provides a theoretical foundation based on extensive scientific knowledge and includes nursing concepts and clinical judgment for advanced nursing practice.