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Perioperative Nursing/LPN

Perioperative Nursing/LPN is an advanced certificate program that provides licensed practical nurses with the specialized knowledge and skill development needed to work in an operating room, ambulatory surgery centre, free standing clinic or other perioperative settings. You will receive training in applying the nursing process to perioperative nursing, the principles and practice of aseptic technique, basic technical skills for surgical procedures, legal and ethical issues and interpersonal aspects of perioperative nursing.

This program’s theory courses are available online through distance and/or part-time continuing education. For complete program information, check the program page.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.

Anatomy Review (ANAT 266)

You will briefly review human anatomy and anatomical terminology in the context of perioperative nursing.

Prerequisites: Surgical Equipment, Concurrent:

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Perioperative Nurse/Anesthesia/LPN (NURS 214)

You will describe your support in caring for the surgical client during induction and emergence from anesthesia, including emergency procedure protocols.

Prerequisites: Perioperative Nursing Process/LPN

Fee: $459 Additional costs: Text(s) and print materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 09-106April 7, 2014 - May 9, 2014
Registration deadline March 7, 14
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Perioperative Nursing Process/LPN (NURS 250)

You will review communication skills and apply the nursing process to the perioperative period. You will identify nursing roles and scope of practice in the perioperative setting, patient safety issues and ethical, legal and moral obligations. You will also explore concepts basic to ambulatory surgery.

Register through SIAST Wascana Campus, call 1-866-goSIAST

Prerequisites: Surgical Environment, (concurrent)

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Surgical Environment (NURS 244)

You will be introduced to the principles of asepsis, sterilization, disinfection and infection prevention through the implementation of perioperative nursing care standards. You will learn basic technical skills necessary to prepare yourself and the patient for a surgical procedure.

Prerequisites: RN/LPN

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Surgical Equipment (NURS 246)

You will learn how to identify, arrange, use and care for surgical instruments and accessory surgical equipment. You will learn to safely prepare and handle supplies for surgical wound closure, perform a surgical count and manage surgical specimens.

Prerequisites: Surgical Environment, Perioperative Nursing Process/LPN, Perioperative Nursing Process/RN

Fee: $557 Additional costs: Text(s) and materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 09-103March 10, 2014 - April 25, 2014
Registration deadline February 7, 14
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Surgical Procedures (NURS 248)

You will focus on the nursing actions to be performed by the scrub and circulating nurse during surgical procedures, and the specialized care requirements of pediatric, geriatric and morbidly obese patients.

Prerequisites: Anatomy Review, Perioperative Nurse/Anesthesia/LPN, (either obtained or taken concurrently)

Fee: $656 Additional costs: Text(s) and materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 09-107April 28, 2014 - May 30, 2014
Registration deadline March 28, 13
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SIAST is Saskatchewan's primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training. A member of Polytechnics Canada, SIAST's programs range from certificates to degrees. The institution serves 26,000 distinct students through campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities.