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London Regional Team Hosts Two Energetic Study Days

Released on - 08/12/2017

London Regional Team Hosts Two Energetic Study Days

AfPP Regional Lead Efua Hagan and team have been busy over the past few months, with two engaging study days taking place at King;'s College London.

The first, taking place on 30 September, explored future roles in theatres in relation to gaps identified by the NHS Five Year Forward View. Speakers included those working in advance roles in both anaesthesia and surgery, encouraging attendees to think about the shape their own teams might take in the future.

Speakers included Physicians’ Assistants of Anaesthesia Mark Leonard and Matthew Harris on the challenges of convincing a Trust to take on advanced roles; President of AfPP and Surgical Care Practitioner Adrian Jones on his experience of the role and how it fits in the perioperative team; Efua Hagan on the handover and the importance of communication throughout the perioperative pathway; and King's College Head of Patient Safety and Risk Management Lorraine Schwanberg on the Datex report. The day also featured an energetic session on the team brief and the importance of handwashing – with delegates washing hands in full song at the end of the day!

On 25 November, the team welcomed practitioners from all over the UK, including Glasgow and Edinburgh, to a day of education on paediatrics in the perioperative environment.

Speakers included Dr Chula Hoonasekera, who gave a talk on the interesting topic of Spo2; Mike Stylianou on how to manage the anxious child; Dr Sarah Nour on airway management in paediatric trauma; Dr Erica Makin, one of only six paediatric liver surgeons in the country, on her own experience of complex paediatric surgery; and Dr Trisha Radia on one of her favourite topics: sepsis.

Both days incorporated discussion, debate, (some singing), and practical examples that attendees could implement in their own workplace. As always, a huge thank you goes to the regional team, speakers, and attendees for giving their time to organise and attend the event.

The London team will be hosting its next study days on 16 June 2018 and 24 Nov 2018, to which perioperative practitioners from all disciplines are warmly invited.

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