In most hospitals, instrument cleaning protocols are based on “what has been done in the past, gets passed down and becomes “custom”, whether this protocol is correct or not. Considering the minimal amount of formal training that is currently available on the topic of instrument care and handling, this presentation is designed to provide guidance on the gold standard of care for surgical instrumentation. We believe, if applied, will minimise the risk of infection and prolong the life of surgical instruments.
BSc(Hons) VTS(Anaesthesia/ Analgesia) DipAVN(Medical) RVN
Sam spent 12 years working in several university and referral hospitals, where she gained the DipAVN in 2006 and VTS (Anaesthesia/ Analgesia) in 2007. Sam worked for many years as a dedicated anaesthesia nurse and then as head theatre nurse at The University of Cambridge. In 2014 Sam joined Anglia Ruskin University as lecturer in Advanced Veterinary Nursing and Course Leader for the BSc(Hons) in Veterinary Nursing before beginning her PhD research in 2016.
Sam is now Programme Manager for Veterinary Nursing and Higher Education at the College of West Anglia and undertaking her PhD research part time. Sam’s main interests include anaesthesia and surgical nursing with particular interests in patient safety in anaesthesia, surgery and recovery, infection control and acute and chronic pain.
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