Quality patient care relies on updated knowledge for professionals to carry out their practice. Review the most important aspects and new developments in the role nursing plays in the surgical process.”

Hospitals are increasingly interested in surrounding themselves with professionals whose profile best suits the requirements of the job to be performed, always backed by a specific qualification.

This Postgraduate Certificate provides an excellent opportunity to delve into general surgical nursing and to initiate students' surgical skills, either in active duty or through specialized independent study in effective surgical nursing practice. Furthermore, students will be provided with real examples of ethical-legal situations with possible legal implications that will allow them to become familiar with those they could face in the practice of surgical nursing.

Throughout the Postgraduate Certificate the profile of nursing staff in the surgical area will be defined and the roles during the different phases of the surgical intervention will be established, with emphasis on the legal and ethical problems that health personnel may face in the performance of their work.

Through this Postgraduate Certificate you will be able to update your knowledge in surgical patient care, improve prognosis and reduce sequelae and complications in surgery."

This Postgraduate Certificate in Surgical Awareness and Ethics is the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market. The most important features of the Postgraduate Certificate are:

  • Clinical cases presented by experts. The graphic, schematic, and eminently practical contents with which they are created, provide scientific and practical information on the disciplines that are essential for professional practice.
  • A review of the most important aspects in surgical ethics and their relevance to the surgical process.
  • Updated nursing surgical procedures.
  • An algorithm-based interactive learning system for decision-making in the clinical situations presented throughout the course.
  • Includes theoretical lectures, questions to the expert, discussion forums on controversial issues and individual reflection papers.
  • Content that is accessible from any fixed or portable device with an Internet connection.

This Postgraduate Certificate may be the best investment you can make when choosing a refresher program for two reasons: in addition to updating your knowledge of Surgical Awareness and Ethics, you will obtain a qualification from TECH."

Its teaching staff includes leading nursing professionals, who contribute their work experience to this up to date program, in addition to other professionals specializing in the surgical area.

The multimedia content developed with the latest educational technology will provide the professional with situated and contextual learning, i.e., a simulated environment that will provide an immersive training program to train in real situations.

The design of the program is based on Problem-Based Learning, by means of which the nursing professional must try to solve the different professional practice situations that arise throughout the program. For this reason, you will be assisted by an innovative interactive video system created by renowned and experienced experts in the field of surgical nursing care with extensive teaching experience.

This Postgraduate Certificate offers training in simulated environments, which provides an immersive learning experience designed to train for real-life situations."

It includes clinical cases to bring the program as close as possible to the reality of nursing care."


The content structure has been designed by a team of professionals who recognize the importance of specialization in surgical nursing care, aware of the relevance of current knowledge to provide quality patient care, and committed to teaching through new educational technologies.

This Postgraduate Certificate in Surgical Awareness and Ethics is the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market.”

Module 1. Surgical Nurses

1.1. Historical Evolution of Surgical Nursing and Modern Surgery 
1.2. Nursing during the Second World War 
1.3. Nursing in the Second World War Healthcare Models
1.4. Qualifications Unification 
1.5. Professional Nursing Characteristics of a Profession 
1.6. Correlation between Theory and Practice 
1.7. Personal Care for Nurses in the Surgical Area 
1.8. Potential Hindrance of Surgical Nursing Awareness 
1.9. Team Interactions 
1.10. Stress Control in the Operating Room 
1.11. Comparison between Different Models of Surgical Nursing in the Different Health Systems in Spain and Europe 
1.12. Medical Personnel Considerations 
1.13. Current Situation of Surgical Nursing and Predicted Developments

Module 2. Organization and Relations of Nursing Work in the Surgical Department

2.1. Organization and Interrelations in Operating Room Nursing 
2.2. Operating Room Requirements 
2.3. Economic Use of Materials and Equipment 
2.4. Nursing Roles during the Different Phases in Surgery 
2.5. Other Members of the Operating Room Team Teamwork 
2.6. Circulation in the Surgical Area and the Operating Room Itself 
2.7. Surgical Scrubbing and Donning of Sterile Gowns and Gloves 
2.8. Preparing Sterile Instrumentation Tables 
2.9. Surgical Tables Patient Positioning according to the Surgical Technique Used 
2.10. Preparing the Surgical Field 
2.11. Economics in Time and Motion 
2.12. Concluding the Intervention Withdrawal from the Surgical Field 
2.13. Collection and Preparation of Samples for Anatomopathological Study
2.14. Selective Collection of Waste and Residues
2.15. Risks and Precautions for Intrasurgical Radiation Exposure

Module 3. Communications and Human Relations Related to the Legal Field

3.1. Safety Rules and Methods Checklist 
3.2. Operating Room Personnel Efficiency 
3.3. Legal Liability 
3.4. Clinical Practice Realities 
3.5. Collisions with Reality 
3.6. The Importance of Nursing Records 
3.7. Rules for Filling in Records 
3.8. Legislation on Basic Standards for Keeping Nursing Records 
3.9. Examples of Ethical Legal Situations Which Have Been the Subject of Several Injunctions 

A unique, key, and decisive master’s degree experience to boost your professional development.”