Do you work in a day procedure unit or a clinic where minor procedures are performed? Attend this seminar for a comprehensive update on this specific area of nursing. It includes:
8:30am - Registration and Refreshments
This two-day seminar will focus on personalising care. It will examine the key issues in short time frames in the day surgery and minor procedures settings. It includes:
The decision to undergo surgery, no matter its indication, should always be made carefully. Like every experience of surgery, the decision-making process will be unique for every patient. In this interactive session, you will consider the key issues in regard to:
10:45am - Morning Tea
The risk of adverse events is indicated for any surgery. However, reducing the risk of one happening by attending pre-admission clinics can drastically improve patient outcomes. This session looks at the many opportunities that pre-admission presents:
12:30pm - Lunch and Networking
The prevention of infection is a key responsibility in day surgery and perioperative settings. This can be especially challenging in a busy environment. This session reviews the relevant standards in infection prevention and clarifies nursing roles and responsibilities. It includes:
3:00pm - Afternoon Tea
Correct patient positioning is essential in the day surgery and perioperative environment, with consideration given to prevention of potential complications. This session includes:
4:15pm - Close of Day One of Seminar
9:00am - Commencement of Day Two
Anaesthetic is an essential component to many surgical procedures. Understanding the complexities of anaesthesia can assist with monitoring the patient’s response to an anaesthetic. There are many different types of anaesthetics and specialty surgical considerations that impact on monitoring requirements. Consider:
10:30am - Morning Tea
The recovery room, or PACU, is an intensive and fast-paced environment. Skills in airway management and monitoring are essential for optimising patient outcomes. This session will cover the care of the patient immediately post-anaesthetic and in the second stage of recovery and preparation for the expected and unexpected in the PACU. It includes:
1:00pm - Lunch and Networking
Although we are constantly supported with new medical technology, human factors make up a large part of the healthcare setting. This session will look further into the surgical process, it includes:
3:15pm - Afternoon Tea and Coffee
There is a range of complications that can occur in the perioperative environment. Managing them when they initially present can be the difference between the event turning from something minor into something major. This session will look further into the common complications that can arise. It includes:
4:30pm - Close of Seminar and Evaluations
Suzi Querruel has been working in the perioperative field for the past decade. Her passion lies in perianaesthesia nursing, and she has been seeking to advance the field over the past few years. She is a tutor and lecturer for Western Sydney University [WSU] in the Bachelor of Nursing program and WSU The College in their Academic Pathways Programs. She is the unit coordinator at WSU The College for the subjects 'health communication' and 'skills in health science'. She was previously anaesthetic coordinator at Westmead Private Hospital and also has held sessional nurse educator positions at the Australian College of Nursing, Wesley Health Management, and the University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney University, and the University of Tasmania. She has been a nurse educator for Ausmed Education for the past three years and has collaborated on the program development for the perianaesthesia, perioperative, day surgery, and surgical nursing seminars. She has held the position of national vice president and NSW/ACT president of the Australian Society of Post Anaesthesia & Anaesthesia Nurses [ASPAAN] for two years and has recently seen the transition of ASPAAN to the Australian College of PeriAnaesthesia Nurses [ACPAN]. Suzi holds a bachelor of nursing, graduate diploma in nursing (anaesthetics & PACU), masters of nursing education), certificate IV in workplace training & assessment, and a neuro-linguistic programming [NLP] practitioner certificate.
Patient safety in fast-paced day surgery units or practices where minor procedures are performed is reliant on a sound knowledge base of nurses and other health professionals. As the main point of contact with the patients, and to facilitate positive outcomes, nurses must ensure patients are correctly assessed before a procedure, including identification of risk factors and legal issues, and are adequately informed.
The purpose of this seminar is to expand and update your knowledge and skills relating to caring for a person undergoing day surgery or minor procedures.
12 - 13 Aug 2021
26 - 27 Aug 2021
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