Course description

This course for RN’s and RPN’s will cover the fundamental nursing care provided in a hospital-based post-anaesthetic care unit, a surgical day care setting, and/or a unit where anaesthetic agents are administered, for example in an independent health care facility or an oral surgery setting. This course will support additional information required for all nurses caring for patient in the post-operative period including post caesarean birth. Topics will include anaesthetic agents, regional anaesthetics, pre and post anaesthetic assessments, pain control, post-operative emergencies and problems, airway management, IV sedation, and legal and ethical issues in the post anaesthetic care setting, and special PACU considerations for a range of surgical procedures.

Course details

Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022. Spring 2023 registration opens February 27, 2023.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery with no assigned day or time requirements, independent course completion

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements

Hybrid: any combination of: in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery