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Management of the Patient in the Day Surgery Setting HEA3260


This module has been developed in order to facilitate the development of knowledge, skills and underlying principles of safe and effective day surgery care. It is designed to be inter-professional and is directed at practitioners working in the Day Surgery Care arena participating in day surgery care.

This module will not be taking place in 2024.

Module code:HEA3260
Module credits:20
Cost for new students:TBC

If your tuition fee is being paid by a sponsor or you are a sponsor paying a student’s fee, you are required to send a copy of a purchase order to [email protected].

For further guidance please visit: Sponsored students – Edge Hill University

Who is this module for?

There are two specific groups of students who would access this module:

  • The newly qualified practitioner who needs to build on their skill and evidence base to underpin practice.
  • The qualified practitioner who although has a breadth of practical experience has limited academic qualification or specific experience to support their practice.

Students must be registered with their respective professional bodies the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and have the necessary prior educational and academic experience to achieve Level 6 learning outcomes. It is necessary for the student to be working in a clinical area that allows them to meet the learning outcomes.

The candidates must also have access to an internet ready computer for the duration of the module. This requirement will be checked through the admissions process to ensure the learner has internet access for the duration of the module.

What are the key aims of the module?

  • To develop safe, competent and confident practitioners who can underpin their Day Surgery Care knowledge and experience with appropriate evidence.
  • To develop an holistic view of the processes and pathways involved in Day Surgery Care.
  • Encourage multi-disciplinary collaboration.

How will I study?

This module is normally studied over six sessions, (two half days, four full days) the module overall takes 15 weeks.

What will I study?

  • Defining Day Surgery care
  • Pre-operative assessment
  • Provision of patient information
  • Preparation for a day surgery procedure
  • Intra-operative care
  • First and second stage recovery processes
  • Principles of post-operative analgesia
  • Evaluating post-anaesthetic recovery care
  • Discharge criteria and post discharge care
  • Contemporary issues in day surgery
  • Competency frameworks
  • Specialist skills and core competencies
  • Care planning – opportunities and considerations
  • Action planning – short, medium and long term objectives.

How will I be assessed?

Demonstrating achievement of competencies that apply evidence-based knowledge to the skills developed.

Presentation + 1000 word supporting paper.

On successful completion you will:

  • Achieve and apply competencies within the Day Surgery Care Practitioner’s Role.
  • Critically examine a range of evidence to determine best practice in Day Surgery Care.
  • Critically evaluate your own development as a Day Surgery Care Practitioner.

How to apply

This module will not be running during the 2023 academic year.


Contact us

For further information regarding module availability, study dates and costs please contact the School of Allied Health, Social Work and Wellbeing on [email protected].

If you have any queries regarding module content and your suitability to study please contact the Module Leader Paul Rawling on 01695 657047 or email [email protected].


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