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General Surgery Learning Opportunities
BSc Midwifery Programme
The aim of the surgical placement is to provide the student midwife with an
opportunity to gain knowledge in caring for patients in the surgical setting.
The student midwife will work under the supervision of a registered nurse.
Demonstrate an awareness of the physical, psychological, social, cultural and
spiritual needs of patients with surgical conditions.
Identify and demonstrate the principles of effective communication.
Identify diagnostic or screening tests commonly used in the surgical setting.
Observe and participate in the preoperative preparation of patients for surgical
Participate in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of holistic
plan of care for patients with surgical conditions. This will include:
 admission assessment of patients (elective and emergency) to the
surgical ward
 assist with the personal hygiene needs of patients
 the principles of aseptic technique and standard precautions
 post operative care including monitoring vital signs, pain management,
use of early warning score for vita signs
 wound management including using appropriate assessment
frameworks, removal of clips, sutures and drains
 discharge planning for a surgical patient
Expand knowledge of the potential complications of surgery including signs,
symptoms and treatment (haemorrhage, shock, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
and infection).
Consider the nurse’s role in multidisciplinary team working including referral to
clinical nurse specialists and other health care professionals when planning care
with patients in the surgical setting.
Identify some of the commonly used drugs for surgical patients including drug
dosage, route of administration and side effects.
Some of the learning opportunities in the operating theatre placement may
overlap with opportunities outlined above
Midwifery Practice Development Unit and Nurse Practice Development Unit Developed August
2008.Reviewed 2014 Next Review 2016
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Development Unit University Maternity Hospital Limerick Ireland