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Emergency Care in Enhanced Perioperative Recovery | ODP_6_014 | Level 6 | Credits 20 | 2020/21
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Emergency Care in Enhanced Perioperative Recovery | ODP_6_014 | Level 6 | Credits 20 | 2020/21
01/02/2021 | Intake Closed
01/02/2021, 02/02/2021, 22/02/2021, 23/02/2021, 19/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 04/05/2021, 06/05/2021, 07/05/2021


This module is designed to prepare students for the care of seriously ill peri-operative patients, and those whose clinical status deteriorates suddenly within the clinical environment. Students will need to demonstrate the ability to think clearly in difficult circumstances, follow agreed national emergency protocols, and adopt safe practice in the management of a range of peri-operative clinical emergencies. 

Available as a standalone module: Yes


Attendance (Please note, this is subject to change for future intakes)

Dates: For attendance information, please see the top of this page and click on ‘attendance dates’. Please note, if the module is full or closed for the intake(s) this academic year, dates may not appear. 

Venue: LSBU Southwark Campus

Typical intake(s): Semester 2


Entry requirements

Students must have successfully completed 120 credits at level 5, or equivalent, be registered with the HCPC as an ODP, or the NMC as a registered nurse, and have at least twelve months clinical experience in a relevant perioperative field.


Career benefits

This module will enable the student to demonstrate competence and autonomy in caring for patients suffering unexpected and critical conditions during their peri-operative journey. This will enable students to develop enhanced clinical skills appropriate to current peri-operative service delivery.



  • Element 1 - OSCE
  • Element 2 - Reflective clinical practice portfolio

Both elements of assessment must be passed to pass the module.

Assessment/submission date:

  • TBC (Mock OSCE) 
  • TBC  (OSCE)
  • TBC (Reflective clinical practice portfolio)


Learning outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding:       

  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of normal physiological parameters
  • Recognise and analyse reasons for any acute deviation from normal physiological parameters, and indicate appropriate actions to be undertaken to remedy such issues
  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of complex care needs in enhanced recovery/high dependency situations
  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the action to be taken in specific medical emergencies.
  • Demonstrate the ability to calculate the correct dosage of recognised drugs in medical emergencies.
  • Critically evaluate indicators of viable tissue including Waterlow scores.

Intellectual skills:

  • Apply knowledge of care plans, handover and transfer protocols to the recovery or emergency patient
  • Demonstrate enhanced Interpersonal skills associated with engagement with patients and their significant others (carers, relatives etc.). 

Practical Skills:

  • Demonstrate advanced recovery skills relevant to patients with additional post-anaesthesia needs
  • Manage fluid administration equipment post-operatively

Transferable skills:

  • Inter-professional communication skills
  • Analytical thinking
  • Numeracy 


Please note: This module is not validated as part of any nursing programme pathways, and cannot be used towards recognised nursing qualifications.

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Course Leader
Name: Rebecca Sherwood
Tel: +44 (0)20 7815 8051
Name: Pat Ambersley
Tel: 02078158440
Face to Face Teaching
30 hours
Learner Hours
20 hours (Blended learning), 150 hours (Student managed learning)
Mode of Delivery
Onsite and online
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