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There's no need to get up and change your position for this talk. In this short and informative session, Sue Querruel will discuss what areas of the body are most at risk in the standard operating theatre positions, and practical measures that you can take to ensure the skin integrity of the patient is maintained during surgery. A must-watch for all perioperative nurses.


Portrait of Suzanne Querruel
Suzanne Querruel Visit

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.


3 Total Rating(s)
Portrait of Fleur Harlock
Fleur Harlock
15 Feb 2018

Good to reinforce the importance of periop basics

Portrait of Natalie Lawrence
Natalie Lawrence
07 Jan 2018

Very informative

Portrait of Kym Cunningham
Kym Cunningham
22 Oct 2017

Good update of existing knowledge

CPD13m of CPD
Total Rating(s)  3
Published26 April 2018
Expires22 May 2018
Perioperative Nursing
Wound Management
Perianaesthesia Nursing
Integumentary and Skin
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