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Cover image for lecture: The Surgical Journey: Where Things Go Wrong

Lecture Overview

The surgical journey is one that happens in various stages and with several health professionals involved. Erin Wakefield provides an insightful snapshot of both theatre patients and nurses' experiences. This lecture follows a patient from the anaesthetic holding bay to behind the operation room doors and finally through to the post anaesthetic care unit, to find out where things most commonly go wrong.


Portrait of Erin Wakefield
Erin Wakefield

Erin Wakefield has recently completed a Master of Nursing via Research and is preparing to commence PhD. She holds Post Graduate qualifications in Clinical Simulation and Perioperative Nursing. Erin has been a perioperative nurse for over 20 years, and is currently enjoying teaching in the tertiary sector. She has worked in the private, public, remote and metro perioperative settings, and counts as a career highlight working in northern Kenya for Red Cross as a theatre manager. Erin has a true passion for empowering nurses through education. She is a strong advocate for graduate nurses in the perioperative setting, in particular through development of an invested preceptorship team, and creation of a safe learning environment. Her other professional interests include multi-disciplinary simulation, research, and creating a positive learning culture through interactive, hands on and engaging educational initiatives. See Educator Profile


28 Total Rating(s)
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Fiona Rogers
03 Feb 2020

A really good general overview of peri operative nursing roles & responsibilities.

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Moira Munro
10 Jan 2020

Very good presentation.

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Rachelle Yao
07 Jan 2020

This video is very helpful to me as a Perianesthesia nurse who is starting my career in Australia because there's a lot of differences with regards to the practices of Perianesthesia nurses in Overseas and in Australia.And this video provided me a good knowledge for me to become more confident in doing my job in theatre.

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Kay Brown
07 Nov 2019

I found this to be informative and interesting and I am sure that it will help to build up my confidence.

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Michele Selby
29 Oct 2019

Excellent, clearly explained presentation.

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18 Oct 2019

Very interesting insights

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Michelle Edwards
18 Oct 2019

Found this lecture engaging and informative.

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Samantha Sawyer
10 Oct 2019

Good resource, incorporating the case study made the surgical journey easier and more enjoyable to understand.

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Lynda O'Maley
06 Aug 2019

I found this information interesting to enable me to understand and better undertake post operative care.

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Dianne Paddock
30 Jul 2019

well presented.clear and concise.