Operating Theatre Conference to focus on efficiency
This year’s 6th national Operating Theatre Department Conference will be drawing on a mix of evidence and cases from clinical practice to focus on efficiency, innovation and effectiveness.
Taking place on 13th November in Liverpool, the event is ideal for theatre managers, ODPs, perioperative practitioners, theatre nurses and clinical managers looking to network and learn.
Improving Operating Theatre Efficiency
As part of the conference, Simon Cruickshank, Principle Analyst at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust will be doing a talk on ‘Re-defining metrics for change and improvement in theatres’. In particular, he will be discussing the limits of in-session utilisation for measuring theatre productivity and will consider the Pandit to Pandit paper.
Another speaker on the day will be Michael Glowala, Theatre Manager at York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, who will be discussing ‘Financial effectiveness in the Operating Theatres’, including methods to reduce wastage and the use of alternative equipment and consumables.
Speaking on the ‘Empty Recovery Room’, Sarah-Louise Baker, Theatre Manager at The Friarage Hospital Northallerton, will discuss a number of ways to improve theatre efficiency including: the effective use of staffing and resources, achieving smooth and efficient turnaround between cases and making space for extra cases.
For those interested in effective blood conservation, Paul Scates, Senior ODP, Blood Conservation Coordinator and Tony Quant, ODP, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust will discuss how Intra Operative Cell Salvage transformed their department, with Trust Cell salvage becoming internationally recognised as a simple, safe and effective measure in preserving a finite resource of donor blood.
Upskilling operating theatre staff
For those interested in theatre specialty specific education, Peter Gale, Learning and Organisational Development Manager at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Northern Care Alliance Group will discuss the development of an innovative collaborative approach to Peri-operative training programmes.
Also focusing on education and skills development for operation theatre staff, Katie Tierney, Clinical Educator and Fiona Sampson, CNM3 in the Operating Theatre Department at University Hospital Limerick, will explore debriefing as an education tool in the Operating Theatre.
Whilst Caroline Parry, Principal ODP and Joanne Birch, Practice Development Midwife, Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust will discuss efficiency under pressure, including how staff can learn from a crisis, their behaviour under pressure, the emergency response station and skills drills.
Also looking at better employee training to deliver improved levels of customer service, Tom Gudde, Service Manager for Anaesthetics, Theatres & Critical Care at Broomfield Hospital and Braintree Hospital, will be doing a presentation: ‘ISO 9001:2015 industrial standard for a clinical area?’
As part of his talk, he will also discuss effective risk management, legal/regulatory compliance, best practice processes and procedures, and enhanced reporting to identify areas for improvement.
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