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The Faculty of Perioperative Care

Courses

The Faculty of Perioperative Care (FPC) is developing a portfolio of bespoke courses for perioperative practitioners - forthcoming courses are listed below.

These courses have been accredited by the The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP).

Examinations run by the Faculty can be found here.


 

Perioperative Nursing Conference and Exhibition 2020 - Wednesday 6 May 2020

The aim of this event is to highlight the progressive and collaborative nature of perioperative care practice. In 2020, the international year of the nurse and midwife, we will be embodying education as the theme for the conference, we will highlight the existing challenges that the current workforce experiences and promote learning opportunities across the spectrum of perioperative care professionals. We will also explore advancements of education and showcase the achievements of our practices history and all the good things to come.

Conference Topics including:


• standardisation off post registration perioperative care courses.
• the future and evolution of ODP education.
• sustainability in nurse education.
• using narrative pedagogy with teaching in the operating theatre.
• role and training for assistant theatre practitioners.

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The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in association with the RCSEd Faculty of Perioperative Care have developed a new webinar series for non-medical practitioners. CPD is important for all non-medical practitioners in the surgical team (e.g. SCP, ACP and SFA) to ensure their knowledge, technical and non-technical skills are kept up to date with current practice. RCSEd is the first College to develop a series of webinars specifically for this group which will complement the courses and the annual conference already run by the Faculty of Perioperative Care at the College.

The series will include the following topics and once shown, they will be available within our RCSEd archive, available to all FPC Faculty and RCSEd members.

Auditing my Surgical Practice as a practitioner 

Responsibilities and Accountability of the Surgical Assistant 

Assessment of risk in the Surgical patient: what the practitioner should know 

 


 Patient Safety Webinars

The RCSEd Patient Safety Group (PSG) have made sure maximising patient safety and ensuring the highest possible standards of patient care have been at the heart of the College’s activity.

The PSG are excited to mark the first World Patient Safety Day by launching the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh new Patient Safety Webinar series. This series features contributions from renowned world experts in the patient safety arena drawn from a wide range of disciplines including surgery, anaesthetics, clinical psychology and law. Topics covered include WHO Surgical Safety Checklist, Medical Error, Systems approaches to improving patient safety, Morbidity and Mortality Meetings, Duty of Candour, Team Simulation and Informed Consent.  Past webinars are archived and RCSEd members have access to this series. 

The series includes:

Successes and failures implementing the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist

Designing Safety: Redefining Safety and Quality Reviews

Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons: Global approaches to improving patient safety

What about you: reflections on how you can make small changes that make a real difference to your day to day working

The problem with 'Medical Error'

Embedding the Professional Duty of Candour

Helping Surgeons when things go wrong

Developing excellence in team working for safe surgical care

Psychological insights on intra-operative decision making

Informed Consent - why sharing the decision is safer for everyone


SAVE THE DATE! The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh President, S Michael Griffin OBE, will lead the College flagship Triennial Conference on 4 & 5 June 2020. The Conference is for everyone who is involved with dental, surgical care and delivery. Register your interest at Triennial@rcsed.ac.uk and look out for more information coming soon!


MSc Surgical Care Practitioner Programme

Plymouth

The MSc Surgical Care Practitioner programme is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons and designed to expand your practical skills to assist with complex surgical procedures, manage patients intraoperatively and be responsible for pre-operative and post-operative outpatient clinics.  Delivered at University of Plymouth, the Surgical Care Practitioner programmes have been specifically developed to enable you to become a competent Surgical Care Practitioner in one of three specialist pathways over a two year full time programme.

 You will develop your professional experience and specialist knowledge with a blended learning approach which mixes taught sessions at the Plymouth campus with practical experience in a direct clinical practice setting. 

 The key features, course details and how to apply can be found on the website www.plymouth.ac.uk/surgical-care-practitioner