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Nursing in Theatre Nursing I, Practice 7.5 Credits

Omvårdnad inom operationssjukvård I verksamhetsförlagd utbildning
Second cycle, O7019H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2016 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Subject group (SCB)
Nursing Science

Entry requirements


More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
On completion of the course the student should be able to:
• under supervision, carry out intraoperative nursing care and medically indicated measures for patients undergoing surgery of a general nature
• explain and implement procedures for maintaining patient safety during surgery
• describe the function of and use medical technology and medical devices within theatre nursing
• apply surgical nursing leadership and function as part of a team
• describe different qualitative research methods and be able to formulate research questions based on qualitative research design
• document care and nursing
• document scientifically
• apply existing laws and statutes

Intraoperative nursing care including instrumentation within general, urological and gynaecological surgery
Preventing surgical infections
Procurement of biological specimens and samples for accurate diagnosis
Documentation of intraoperative nursing care
Medical technology and medical devices within surgical care
Organisation and leadership
Qualitative research methods for data collection: the application of interview and observation methodology     
Research ethics
Methods for analysing the need for intraoperative nursing care
Evidence-based nursing
Current laws and statutes
Scientific documentation and critical review


Teaching and learning take place through individual studies, lectures, seminars and placement under supervision. Participation in seminars and placement is compulsory.

Written exam and seminar. Assessment of professional competence. Passing the course requires that all parts of the course are completed and passed.

Grading criteria for pass and pass with distinction are stated in the study guide.

Only one transfer is given for a course with regard to placement. If special reasons are found to exist, an additional transfer may be granted. Special reasons refers to those specified in instructions from the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education, HSVFS 1999:1.


This course is given for second-cycle studies within specialist training to become an operating room nurse, and it involves placement.

This course, with clinical placement are subject to Special rules regarding clinical placement according to Head of Department decision.

Study supervision is provided in the course room in Canvas.

Transition terms

Åsa Engström

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2016 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
*American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (6. ed.) Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association..
*Dåvøy, G. M., Hansen, I., & Eide, P. H. (2012). Operationssjukvård: operationssjuksköterskans perioperativa omvårdnad. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Edberg, A-K., Ehrenberg, A., Friberg, F., Wallin, L., Wijk, H. & Öhlén, J. (2013). Omvårdnad på avancerad nivå – kärnkompetenser inom sjuksköterskans specialistområden. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Jacobson, B., & Öberg, P.Å. (2003). Teknik i praktisk sjukvård. Stockholm: Svenska föreningen för medicinsk teknik och fysik.
*Haglund, U., & Hamberger, B. (Red.). (2013). Kirurgi. Stockholm: Liber.
*Kvale, S., & Brinkmann, S. (2014). Den kvalitativa forskningsintervjun. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Lindvall, L., & von Post, I. (2008). Perioperativ vård – att förena teori och praxis. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Polit, D.F., & Beck, C.T. (2016). Nursing research: generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
*Raadu, G. (Red). (senaste upplagan). Författningshandbok. För personal inom hälso- och sjukvård. Stockholm: Liber.
*Rothrock, J.C. (Ed.). (2014). Alexander’s care of the patient in surgery. St Louis Missouri: Mosby.
*Socialstyrelsen (2006). Att förebygga vårdrelaterade infektioner – Ett kunskapsunderlag (Elektronisk resurs). Stockholm: Folkhälsomyndigheten.
*Wiklund Gustin, L., & Bergbom, I. (Red).(2012). Vårdvetenskapliga begrepp i teori och praktik. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Willman, A., Stoltz, P., & Bahtsevani, C. (2011). Evidensbaserad omvårdnad- en bro mellan forskning och klinisk verksamhet. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

*Literature has been used in earlier courses
Articles in the study guide

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

0002Evaluation of professional competence6.0U G VG
0003Individual written exam and seminar1.5U G VG

Syllabus established

Last revised
by 12 Feb 2016