Cover image for lecture: Operating Theatre Considerations: Positioning and Equipment

Lecture Overview

During any surgical procedure, there are essential rules that must be followed to allay risk and prevent surgical mishaps. In this session, you will consider other critical aspects of maintaining a safe environment of care including the use of equipment, patient positioning and special considerations for over-weight patients.


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Suzanne Querruel

Suzi Querruel has been working in the perioperative field for the past decade. Her passion lies in perianaesthesia nursing, and she has been seeking to advance the field over the past few years. She is a tutor and lecturer for Western Sydney University [WSU] in the Bachelor of Nursing program and WSU The College in their Academic Pathways Programs. She is the unit coordinator at WSU The College for the subjects "health communication" and "skills in health science". She was previously anaesthetic coordinator at Westmead Private Hospital and also has held sessional nurse educator positions at the Australian College of Nursing, Wesley Health Management, and the University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney University, and the University of Tasmania. She has been a nurse educator for Ausmed Education for the past three years and has collaborated on the program development for the perianaesthesia, perioperative, day surgery, and surgical nursing seminars. She has held the position of national vice president and NSW/ACT president of the Australian Society of Post Anaesthesia & Anaesthesia Nurses [ASPAAN] for two years and has recently seen the transition of ASPAAN to the Australian College of PeriAnaesthesia Nurses [ACPAN]. Suzi holds a bachelor of nursing, graduate diploma in nursing (anaesthetics & PACU), masters of nursing education), certificate IV in workplace training & assessment, and a neuro-linguistic programming [NLP] practitioner certificate.




8 Total Rating(s)

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Felicity Smith
05 Feb 2019

Easy to listen to & engaging.

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Fleur Harlock
30 Jan 2019

Definitely my favourite presenter who makes all learning relevant with great re-life examples. Packed with great knowledge and a fantastic refresh of the importance of positioning and what we need to be mindful of when looking after our patients position

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Susan Sinclair
25 Jan 2019

Informative well presented

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Sonja Odette Benn
23 Jan 2019

A very informative talk with lots of information

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Edgardo boncales
05 Dec 2018