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Study Days

Taking Care of Yourself! Encouraging Self-Care in Theatre Teams

Date: 25 June 2022

Location: University of Sussex, Brighton

CPD: 5.5 Hours

Price: £50 for Non-Members, £25 for Members, FREE for Student Members

Perioperative practitioners have worked tirelessly to rise to the challenges presented in recent years, and now continue to face the challenge of managing record-breaking waiting lists. Theatre work is challenging. You’re on your feet all day, mentally engaged and, at times, emotionally charged. This study day gives you an opportunity to focus on your own health and wellbeing as well as the welfare of your patients. "If we look after ourselves, we can look after others!"

Topics will include:

  • Review of mental health wellbeing and how to optimise it
  • Health diet and fluid intake
  • The benefits of exercise
  • Optional Tai Chi taster session
  • The importance of sleep and rest
  • Debriefing and feedback to prevent burnout and PTSD
  • Menopause awareness
  • Open debate: Achieving a work-life balance in a demanding perioperative role

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Theatres of the Future: A Multi-Professional Approach

Date: 9 July 2022

Location: London School of Economics, London

CPD: 5.5 Hours

Price: £50 for Non-Members, £25 for Members, FREE for Student Members

The global shortage of perioperative practitioners forces us to ‘bridge the gap’ by working collaboratively across many boundaries and specialties to deliver safe, high-quality patient care. This study day examines four distinct areas of practice to explore why taking a multi-professional approach to learning from other disciplines and using transferrable skills is key for building theatre teams that are fit for the future.

Topics will include:

  • Lessons learnt as a consultant anaesthetist
  • Potential barriers to preventing harm
  • Recognising and managing difficult airways
  • Inadvertent hyperthermia prevention and management
  • ‘Not Just Small Adults’ – paediatric perioperative care
  • Safe manual handling and patient positioning
  • Transferrable skills – from RODP to management

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