11h CPDSeminar

General Surgical and Orthopaedic Nursing Seminar

Two-Day Seminar – A General Surgical Nursing Update


10 - 11 Dec 2020
Rydges Sydney Central
28 Albion Street
Surry Hills NSW2010

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Why Attend

General surgical nursing is a fast-paced area of practice that requires safety, efficiency and competency of all staff. This ‘must-attend’ two-day seminar looks at:

  • What you need to know about general trends in surgical nursing
  • Anaesthetics and their risks
  • Recognising and responding early to common postoperative complications
  • Surgical pharmacology - an update on common medicines
  • Orthopaedic nursing assessment, interventions and management
  • Assessing and managing surgical pain
  • Perioperative patient education
Attend this popular and informative seminar. Book now!

Need for Program

General nurses and those working in surgical units and clinics care for people with a broad range of conditions that require surgical intervention. With the increased use of technology, there is a high risk potential for patient complications to emerge. The patient’s preferences and education about their surgery and recovery must be considered to avoid anxiety and unwanted negative effects. Due to the adverse outcomes associated with preventable errors at any time during the surgical experience, all nurses must ensure their practice is safe and evidenced.

Purpose of Program

To provide surgical nurses with relevant practice that provides safe care to each and every patient who requires a surgical or invasive procedure, including orthopaedic interventions.

Your Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the importance of talking to patients about their procedure to alleviate patient’s anxiety and enhance their recovery
  2. Improve patient outcomes by using validated tools for assessing pain and evidenced postoperative pain management
  3. Prevent common postoperative complications, including infection and VTE, and identify early signs of patient deterioration to initiate appropriate action
  4. Plan a comprehensive education program for a patient undergoing joint replacement surgery that could be implemented in your workplace


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Suzanne Querruel

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. Read More

Events in other locations

9 - 10 Nov 2020
Oaks On Collins
480 Collins St
Melbourne, VIC, 3000
10 - 11 Dec 2020
Rydges Sydney Central
28 Albion Street
Surry Hills, NSW, 2010
20 - 21 May 2021
Mercure Hotel Brisbane
85-87 North Quay
Brisbane, QLD, 4000
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