Enhanced Anaesthetic Care

This is the second module for those nurses wishing to practice anaesthetic care in the perioperative environment. Building on the first module (NMAH 3330 Fundamentals of Anaesthesia) students are exposed to more complex principles.

Practitioners completing these two modules should gain sufficient knowledge and skills to practice safely as part of the anaesthetic team in their clinical areas. As multi skilled practitioners individuals have the opportunity to improve patient services in line with contemporary healthcare strategies.

Specific placements include vascular/major surgery, emergency/trauma, and obstetrics. Other suitable placements where similar practice exposure can be gained can be considered in order to facilitate the completion of learning outcomes.

Students require a Consultant Anaesthetic Mentor and a Clinical Practice Mentor. Practice mentors must hold a recognized anaesthetic qualification. Recognised anaesthetic qualifications include:

Students require a Consultant Anaesthetist Mentor and a Clinical Practice Mentor for both modules. Clinical Practice Mentors must hold a recognised anaesthetic qualification which includes those below:

  • NMAH 3330 and NMAH 3326 Fundamentals of and Enhancing Anaesthesia or equivalent
  • ENB 176 Principles of Operating Department Nursing
  • ENB 182 Anaesthetics
  • ENB 183 Anaesthetic and Operating Department Nursing
  • ODP Dip HEI’s/ODP Degree
  • C&G 752 NVQ Level 3 ODP

Entry Criteria

  • Effective registration with the NMC / HPC or other relevant professional body. ESSENTIAL
  • Undertaken successful level 4/5 academic study. ESSENTIAL
  • Currently be employed in practice and have the support of their manager in undertaking the module. ESSENTIAL
  • Have a named mentor in clinical practice throughout the duration of the module. ESSENTIAL

How to apply

Online Application Forms and Guidance Information

Key information

Module Category: NMAH
Module Code: 3326
Module Credits: 30
Module Level: 6

Module leader

Ally Ackbarally
E: ally.ackbarally@dmu.ac.uk
T: 0116 257 7468


Semester 2: 2019

This module runs once per academic year.

  • 09.00 - 16.00 Monday 4 February
  • 09.00 - 16.00 Monday 11 February
  • 09.00 - 16.00 Monday 25 February
  • 09.00 - 16.00 Monday 4 March
  • 09.00 - 16.00 Monday 11 March
  • 09.00 - 13.00 Monday 25 March
  • 09.00 - 13.00 Monday 1 April

Return to study

This is a degree-level module in which you will be expected to produce assessed work at degree-level standard.

If it is sometime since you undertook other kinds of academically assessed work, you will be well advised to consider undertaking some self-directed academic updating around returning to study.

More information can be found here


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