Tag: operating theatre


Addressing the challenges of managing the operating theatre

We are delighted to have Mike O’Brien, Chief of Surgery and Director of Urology, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne to present an address with his colleague Jock Lawrie at the 2017 Operating Theatre Management Conference. At Informa Insights,  We had a short interview with Mike prior to the event. INFORMA: In your role as Chief of…

21 Jun 2017, by Informa Insights


“This is our time” – Highlights of the 2014 Operating Theatre Management Conference

According to ABS and AIHW figures, there are over 3,000 operating theatres in Australian hospitals. Despite the many differences across the system and facilities, the 2014 Operating Theatre Management conference highlighted the importance of communication, working together and the realisation that, “we all have the same issues, problems and successes”. As Ross Mace, Nurse Unit…

11 Feb 2015, by Test1 Test1


The impact of delegation and supervision on improving patient safety

Sally Sutherland-Fraser, Education Consultant and Founding Partner, Health Education and Learning Partnerships spoke at the 6th Annual Operating Theatre Management Conference last month. Sally and her colleague Menna Davies, Perioperative Education Consultant and Co-founder of Health Education & Learning Partnerships,  bring together considerable educational experience and clinical nursing expertise to provide consultancy services for the healthcare industry.…

15 Sep 2014, by Test1 Test1


Planning begins on $400 million Westmead Hospital redevelopment

NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner believes the upcoming Westmead Hospital redevelopment will be "the biggest hospital building project ever undertaken in Western Sydney". Speaking alongside Treasurer Andrew Constance outside the hospital on June 15, Ms Skinner noted that continued maintenance of the iconic Westmead hospital is essential to ensure the people of Western Sydney are able…

24 Jun 2014, by Test1 Test1


Program launch: Operating Theatre Management Conference

Key to the performance of operating theatres is meeting national safety and quality standards, effectively managing the workforce, improving safety procedures and maximising theatre efficiency. Whilst there have been developments around safety and efficiency there are still areas for improvement, which requires effective operating room management through collaboration and collective responsibility. With this in mind,…

17 Jun 2014, by Test1 Test1


Key success factors in implementing the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist

The World Health Organization (WHO) developed the Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC) to help healthcare professionals minimise the most common and avoidable risks endangering the lives and well-being of surgical patients. We have asked some of our speakers participating in the 5th Annual Operating Theatre Management conference what has been their most significant step toward successfully…

28 Jun 2013, by Test1 Test1