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details of each course for participants.
What will you learn?
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) with the
Australasian College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA), the Australian
College of Nursing (ACN) and Australian College of Operating Room
Nurses (ACORN), is offering a combined workshop for surgeons,
anaesthetists and scrub practitioners working in rural and regional
Australia. The workshop focuses on non-technical skills which can
enhance performance and teamwork in the operating theatre thus
improving patient safety.
It explores these skills using three frameworks developed by The
University of Aberdeen, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and
the National Health Service - Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons
(NOTSS), Anaesthetists Non-Technical Skills (ANTS) and Scrub
Practitioners' List of Intra-operative Non-Technical Skills
(SPLINTS). These frameworks can help participants develop the
knowledge and skills to improve their performance in the operating
theatre in relation to communication/teamwork, decision making,
task management/leadership and situational awareness. The program
looks at the relationship between human factors and safer surgical
practice and explores team dynamics. Workshops will be delivered in
four regional Australia centres in 2014. A faculty of four,
cross-College facilitators will lead you through a series of
interactive exercises to help you to reflect on your own
performance and that of the operative team you work with.
Key learning outcomes
- A better understanding of how human factors effect
- Development of a language (taxonomy) for discussing
- Use of an assessment tool for non-technical behaviours
- Reflection on your own non-technical skills
Target group - Fellows, International Medical
Graduates, Anaesthetists, Perioperative nurses
Locations and dates:
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Presenters: RACS, ANZCA, ACN, ACORN members
Registration: Please contact the Department of Professional Development.
More information: Please view the Patient
Safety Board website or contact the Department of Professional Development.
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1106
Fax: +61 3 9276 7412