Claire Woolford

The Role of the Surgical Assistant

Presented by Claire Woolford

Surgical site infections can cause our patients a lot of pain, discomfort and will delay their recovery. This lecture will focus on how the surgical nurse can help prevent surgical site infections and improve the outcome for their patients by maintaining the theatre environment.

How to plan a theatre list for the day, updates on the latest evidence for surgical nursing and best theatre practice will all be covered.

The lecture will also cover how to prepare a patient for surgery, how to correctly gown and glove for a surgical procedure, maintaining asepsis during surgery and schedule 3 procedures such as skin suturing.