Cork University Hospital (CUH) hosted its 2nd Perioperative Study Day on Saturday the 11th June, 2016. The theme of the conference was “Quality - The Cornerstone of Progressive Perioperative Practice”, and this was represented throughout the day in the diverse topics presented. Presentations now available below.
ORGANISING COMMITTEE: Ms. Joanne Connolly (A/CNM2), Ms Anna-Marie McCarthy (Staff Nurse), Ms. Susan Leahy (Staff Nurse), Ms Teresa Wall (CNM3), Ms. Kathy Healy (A/Clinical Facilitator), Ms. Toni Howard (A/CNM2)
The conference attracted a large attendance this year, from nurses and allied health professionals working in the Perioperative Environment from all regions of the country.
Ms. Mary Owens, Director of Nursing in CUH, provided the welcome address followed by the key note speaker Ms. Maureen Flynn Quality Improvement Division Lead Governance and Engagement for Quality), who introduced the Framework for Improving Quality in the HSE to a captive audience.
Enhanced recovery, acute head injury, obesity in pregnancy and endovascular surgery were issues covered by Anaesthetic and Surgical colleagues in CUH. The Perioperative nursing presentations put a focus on robotic surgery, electro-surgical safety, obstructed airway management in children & the journey in the development of the Hybrid theatre suite in CUH.
Ms. Katrina Sugrue (HIQA) presented the Operating Theatre healthcare associated infection findings for 2015; with Ms. Anne Power (Wellness at Work) outlining a strategy to manage stress in our lives at the close of the study day.
Ms. Noreen O’Leary (Theatre Operations Manager), Mr. Michael G.J. O’Sullivan (Cons Neurosurgeon), Ms. Lisa O Brien (Staff Nurse), Ms. Lavinia McCarthy (Staff Nurse), Ms. Katrina Sugrue (HIQA), Ms. Teresa Wall (CNM 3)
The closing address was given by Ms. Kathy Healy (Acting Clinical Facilitator) who commended the success of the study day and its positive impact on Perioperative nursing.
The organising committee would like to thank all involved in helping to make the day such a success, especially the presenters, Chairpersons and the Sponsors for funding the Study Day.
For Further Information Contact:
Ms. Kathy Healy, Acting Clinical Facilitator, Operating Theatre Department, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork.
Presentations Now Available To Download
Our Role in Improving Quality
Ms. Maureen Flynn, Director of Nursing; HSE Quality Improvement Division, Lead Governance & Engagement for Quality
Dr. Declan F. O'Brien, Consultant Anaesthetist, CUHG
Robotic Surgery – Optimising Patient Safety Through Teamwork
Ms. Jane Shanahan, CNM1, CUMH
Role of the Perioperative Nurse in Electro-Surgical Safety
Ms. Anna-Marie McCarthy, RN, CUHG
HIQA’s monitoring programme - National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections: Operating theatre findings 2015
Ms Katrina Sugrue, Inspection regulation (Healthcare), HIQA
Acute Head Injury & Extra Ventricular Drainage
Mr. Michael O'Sullivan, Consultant Neurosurgeon
Obstructed Airway in the Paediatric Patient
Ms. Lavinia McCarthy, RN< RCN & Ms. Lisa O'Brien, RN, RCN
Obesity in pregnancy, considerations for the anaesthesia team
Dr. Fergus Walsh, Consultant Anaesthetist, CUHG
Ms. Joanne Connolly, CNM, CUHG
Mr. Brian Manning, Consultant General & Vascular Surgery, CUHG
Stress & Resilience
Ms. Anne Power, Wellness At Work, Equality Officer