To enable Registered Nurses to further develop their knowledge in assessment and management of the patient in the perioperative setting, including those with complex health needs.
Apply knowledge of pathophysiology of existing health alterations for patients during the preoperative, perioperative and postoperative period.
Analyse clinical decision making relating to patient assessment and management in the surgical context.
Evaluate nursing practice and the promotion of safe patient care in the surgical setting.
Critically evaluate literature, research, and evidence related to best practice in surgical nursing.