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Lecture Overview

The surgical journey is one that happens in various stages and with several health professionals involved. Erin Wakefield provides an insightful snapshot of both theatre patients and nurses' experiences. This lecture follows a patient from the anaesthetic holding bay to behind the operation room doors and finally through to the post anaesthetic care unit, to find out where things most commonly go wrong.


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Erin Wakefield Visit

Erin Wakefield is currently studying toward a master of advanced nursing via research. She holds postgraduate qualifications in clinical simulation and perioperative nursing. Erin has been a perioperative nurse for almost 20 years and is currently a perioperative clinical nurse educator in the public sector in Melbourne. She has worked in the private, public, remote, and metro perioperative settings and counts as a career highlight working in northern Kenya for Red Cross as a theatre manager. Erin has a true passion for empowering nurses through education. She is a strong advocate for graduate nurses in the perioperative setting, in particular through the development of an invested preceptorship team and the creation of a safe learning environment. Her other professional interests include multi-disciplinary simulation, research, and creating a positive learning culture through interactive, hands-on and engaging educational initiatives.


18 Total Rating(s)
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Lynda O'Maley
06 Aug 2019

I found this information interesting to enable me to understand and better undertake post operative care.

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Dianne Paddock
30 Jul 2019

well presented.clear and concise.

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Natasha Halliday
29 Jul 2019

Pre surgical requirements outlined the different roles of the theatre nurse advocacy of the patient patient safety surgical conscious

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Ceenia JAcob
15 Jul 2019

good topic

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louise ann mackie
14 Jul 2019

very good resource.

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Anna Carter
04 Jul 2019

Really good perioperative and surgical nursing overview.

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Kate Danielle Thomas
02 Jul 2019

Really great lecturer who speaks with passion for her role as a perioperative nurse and patient advocate. Could happily watch her lectures for hours on end.

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Karen Church
01 Jul 2019

Excellent presentation. A lovely attitude to patient care is so good to see.