This conference is a joint venture between the Faculty of Perioperative Care, RCSEd and AfPP. Although surgical outcomes may reflect the ability of the operating surgeon, the increasingly important part played by the non-medical members of the surgical team is now being recognised. Education and training of these practitioners is essential if all members of the surgical team are working towards the same high standard of patient care.
Perioperative practitioners working in advances roles i.e. surgical care practitioners; surgical first assistants and those with similar job titles e.g. physicians assistants
This is a lecture based event with interactive discussion.
Aims & Objectives
This one day event will provide delegates with an opportunity to gain an understanding of the educational opportunities available to them and supporting resources offered to assist with the translation of learning into safe working practice. It aims to highlight the importance of auditing perioperative activity and sharing of data across the wider surgical team. It will also address the professional requirements of perioperative practitioners through revalidation and regulation. In addition it will introduce and highlight how the new Faculty of Perioperative Care RCSEd in partnership with the Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) can support the advanced practitioner role.
After attending this one day event you will be able to: 1) Outline the CPD requirements for advanced practitioners. 2) Identify the importance of audit within the surgical team and sharing data to improve practice.
3) Describe the current issues around revalidation and regulation of your specialist group. 4) Provide a balanced viewpoint of the role integration and care needed to support student practitioners. 5) Interpret the national position in support of surgical patients and the wider surgical teams.
6) Explain the importance of simulated learning for all members of the surgical team.