Foundation Courses for Preoperative Assessment Nurses launched for 2020
3 Day Foundation Course: 1st, 2nd & 3rd April 2020 Liverpool
2 Day Advanced Course: 4th & 5th May 2020 Chichester
3 Day Foundation Course: 12th, 13th, & 14th October 2020 Chichester
The Foundation course is aimed at providing the core skills required to enable the POA assessor to complete the tasks required in the clinic. This course is suitable for all inter professionals working in the field of POA, independent or NHS sectors and will cover the core skills required to be effective assessor.
The Advanced course is suitable for nurses who have attended the Foundation course and / or are band 6 level or above with a minimum of 2 years experience.
Topics include reference to the prime national guidance; the concept of Prehabilitation; obesity; obstructive sleep apnoea; cardiac and respiratory conditions; airway assessment; chest auscultation; understanding haematology and biochemistry results; identification of normal and abnormal ECG; medication requirements in the Preoperative patient and identifying the high risk patient requiring referral to anaesthetist.
The Preoperative National Conference 2020
The 2020 Annual Preoperative Association Conference will be held at The Royal College of Physicians, London - Monday 9th November 2020.
Further details to be announced