Core Topics in Operating Department Practice PDF
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Healthcare in the UK has experienced intense
change over the past few years, much of which
has been focused on the perioperative environment.
The NHS Plan, introduced by the Labour
government in 2000, was at the forefront of the
modernisation of the UK’s National Health Service.
Focusing on major areas of concern, such as
modernisation of the workforce, increasing patient
choice, and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness
of patient care, the government strategy to
rebuild the NHS has affected every segment of the
Perioperative practitioners have responded to
these pressures by re-examining professional
boundaries and roles within perioperative care.
As practice has advanced to meet these new
challenges, new roles have developed, including
for example, the surgical care practitioner, anaesthesia
practitioner, and non-medical prescribing
practitioners. These roles have the potential to
increase the quality of patient care, as well as
offering an opportunity for perioperative practitioners
to extend their skills, knowledge, and
The intention is to provide a series of books
exploring all aspects of core practice in perioperative
care. This book, the first of the series, focuses
on developments in anaesthetic practice.
For many anaesthetic practitioners1 the thought
of further professional development can be…