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Course Code: 
NHS 360
Course Type: 
Free Elective
Course Language: 
Course Objectives: 
The aim of this course is to provide the basic information to meet the surgical patient care requirements during surgery, to maintain the surgical asepsis and to perform the surgical intervention under safe conditions, and to obtain information about the specific applications, equipment and technologies that are frequently applied to each of the systems.
Course Content: 

Bu ders, ameliyathane hemşireliğinin tanımı, amaç ve  hedefleri, ameliyathanelerin yönetimi ve organizasyonu, hasta ve çevre güvenliği, enfeksiyon kontrolü, sistemlere özel cerrahi girişimler ve bunlarda kullanılan araç, gereç ve teknolojileri içerir. 

Course Methodology: 
1. Lecture Method 2. Question and answer 3. Discussion 4. Laboratory study 5. Field opening 6. Review 7. Role playing 8. Demonstration 9. Brainstorming 10. Homework 11. Group work 12. Seminar 13. Learning diary 14. Term paper 15. Observation report
Course Evaluation Methods: 
1. Mid-term exam 2. Final 3. Laboratory study evaluation 4. Homework / report evaluation 5. Seminar evaluation 6. Quiz-Quiz 7. Presentation evaluation 8. Performance evaluation

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
They can express the duties and responsibilities of the operating room nurse. 1,2,3,4,5, 6,7, 8, 9, 10 1,2,3,4,6,8,10,13 1,2,3,4,56,7
They can determine, apply, monitor and maintain requirements, nursing diagnoses and appropriate interventions during surgery. 1,2,3,4,5, 6,7, 8, 9, 10 1,2,3,4,6,8,10,13 1,2,3,4,56,7
Identify risks and apply preventive measures to ensure the safety of the environment and the patient during the operation. 1,2,3,4,5, 6,7, 8, 9, 10 1,2,3,4,6,8,10,13 1,2,3,4,56,7
They can prepare the operating room for the surgical procedure and accompany the simple surgical procedures. 1,2,3,4,5, 6,7, 8, 9, 10 1,2,3,4,6,8,10,13 1,2,3,4,56,7
Recognize the tools, equipment and technologies commonly used in operating rooms and determine the risks. 1,2,3,4,5, 6,7, 8, 9, 10 1,2,3,4,6,8,10,13 1,2,3,4,56,7


Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to operating room nursing (description, purpose, responsibilities) Related references
2 Operating room environment and safety Related references
3 Preparation of operating room Related references
4 Surgical and technical interventions Related references
5 Intraoperative complications and nursing care Related references
6 Risk management and management in the operating room Related references
7 Respiratory surgery and nursing care Related references
8 Midterm Exam  
9 Cardiovascular system operations and nursing care Related references
10 Neurosurgery operations and nursing care Related references
11 Gastrointestinal surgery and nursing care Related references
12 Gynecology surgeries and nursing care Related references
13 Special surgical procedures Related references
14 Special surgical procedures Related references
15 Course evaluation  


Recommended Sources

  1. Surgical Nursing I ve II (2018).. Aksoy G, Kanan N, Akyolcu N. Ed. Nobel Tıp Kitabevleri.
  2. Surgical Nursing Practice Guidelines (2011). Aksoy G, Kanan N, Akyolcu N. Ed.
  3. Medical Surgical Nursing Care (2016). A Karadakovan, F Eti Aslan (Eds), Nobel Kitapevi, Adana.
  4. Philips N (2016). Berry & Kohn’s Operating Room Technıgue. 13th ed., Edition, Mosby Elseıver, St Louise.
  5. Fraise AP, Lambert PA, Maillard JY (2013). Principles and Practice of Disinfection, Preservation & Sterilization, 5th Ed, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  6. Alexander's Care of The Patient in Surgery (2003). JC Rothrock (Ed), 13th ed., Mosby, St Louis.
  7. Basavanthappa BT (2009). Medical-Surgical Nursing. Second Edition, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publisher Ltd., New Delhi.
  8. Lewis SL, Heitkemper MM, Dirksen SR, O’Brien PG, Bucher L (2016). Medical-Surgical Nursing Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems. 10th Edition, Mosby Elseıver, St. Louıs.
  9. A textbook of perioperative care (2009). Woodhead K, Wicker P (Eds), Elseiver Churchill Livingstone, Edinburg.
  10. AORN Standards of Perioperative Nursing.2010

11. ACORN Standards of Perioperative Nursing 2018

12. Yıldırım A, Bakır S. Operating Room Nursing. Ozaşama Matbaası, Ankara, 2000

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Assignments -
Exams Midterm, practical exam  and Final exam



Homework 1 20
Midterm exam 1 30
Final Exam 1 50
Total 3 100
Total 100  


Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 The students have the basic, theoretical, practical knowledge, skill and attitude in the light of the reflections of developments in science, technology and health on nursing.       X  
2 Collect data from a holistic point of view in accordance with the health needs of an individual, family or community, performs nursing diagnostics, applies current and evidence-based interventions, evaluates the results and keeps the necessary records.       X  
3 Lead the development and maintenance of safe, cost-effective and high-quality health care.         X
4 Respect and maintain human rights and dignity in research, training and management activities and act in accordance with relevant legislation, professional values ​​and ethical principles.         X
5 Act in accordance with values ​​and ethical principles and defend individuals, family, society and profession.         X
6 Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills, know at least one foreign language, can write and comprehend sufficient reports, and make presentations.     X    
7 With the awareness of continuous professional development, the students gain the ability to follow the innovative-creative developments in science and technology in health care and to renew themselves continuously.       X  
8 Know the process of research and publication for the production of nursing-specific scientific knowledge, take part in the research, use and share the research results.     X    
9 Use critical thinking skills and scientific problem-solving approach in professional practice.       X  
10 They are sensitive to social and occupational problems and set an example for their colleagues and society with their professional behavior.       X  



Activities Quantity Duration
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 15x Total course hours) 15 2 30
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 15 4 60
Labratory work 15 2 30
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load     124
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     4,96
ECTS Credit of the Course     5