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TitleRegistered Nurse First Assistant Theory
Course NumberNSP 2090
DepartmentHealth Sciences
Text/MaterialsPlease refer to the GCSC Bookstore website http://doresstore.gulfcoast.edu/ for the most recent textbook information.

DescriptionDesigned to prepare registered nurses in the practice of first assisting. Course includes instruction in preoperative management, intraoperative assisting, and postoperative management. Preop management includes but is not limited to the preop assessment, resolution of discrepancies, communicating/collaborating regarding the plan of care, positioning for optimal exposure, the time out verification, and documentation. Intraop first assisting includes but is not limited to synthesizing patient data to detect/prevent potential adverse events, surgical procedures, anticipation, minimizing procedure length, using instruments/devices safely, providing exposure, handling/cutting tissue, providing hemostasis, preventing contamination, preventing foreign body retention, and suturing. Postop management includes but is not limited to documentation of plan of care/postoperative orders/operative notes, postop rounds, assessing patient, and assisting with discharge planning/community resources.
InstructorKathleen Leonard
Instructor Emailkloenard3@gulfcoast.edu or contact instructor through canvas
Instructor Phone850-769-1551 ext 3827 (Dept Phone)
On-Campus and Testing RequirementsOnline classes may require proctored exams which can be taken for free at any GCSC campus or with the use of testing software for online exams. Please CLICK HERE to make your test appointment.
Note: CCAF designation identifies courses approved for military GEM program
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