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The OTJ June 2021

Celebrating National Operating Department Practitioner’s Day

Hospitals Celebrate ODPs Working in Operating Theatres

New UK Strategy Sets Out Ambition to Be World Leaders in Organ Donation and Transplantation

Surgeons Call for a ‘New Deal for Surgery’ to Reduce the ‘colossal’ Elective Backlog

New Data – Trusts Not Losing Sleep Over Fatigued Medics

Lung Sonography is an Useful Guide to Lung Decongestion in Hemodialysis Patients at High Cardiovascular Risk

ELHT Paves the Way in Treating Head and Neck Cancer with Ground-breaking Reconstructive Surgery

Special Dog Mason Takes Time Out from Role to Comfort NHS Workers

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The Operating Theatre Journal June 2021

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The OTJ May 2021

The Role of the ODP in Perioperative Care; Now and in the Future

World-first Academies Launch in Wales to Drive Global Healthcare Revolutions

Robotic Surgeons First in the World to Pioneer New Virtual Tech

How can Civility in the Operating Theatre be Improved to Enhance Patient Safety? (Part Two)

RCUK Guidelines 2021 Published

Exciting Redevelopment for Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Health Young Adults Who Had COVID-19 May Have Long-term Impact on Blood Vessels and Heart Health

“They have gone above and beyond” – Leeds Hospital Chief Pays Tribute to Staff as Trust Celebrates Nurses and Midwives

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The Operating Theatre Journal May 2021

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The OTJ April 2021

The Hospital of the Future

Leading Medical Organisations Publish New Surgery Guidance for the One in Five Patients Who have had COVID

Assuring Sterility in Surgical Instruments Reprocessing

How can Civility in the Operating Theatre be Improved to Enhance Patient Safety? (Part One)

Augmented Reality Could Change the way We Carry Out Minimally Invasive Surgery

FDA is Investigating Reports of Infections Associated with Reprocessed Urological Endoscopes

Why Men Must Research Their Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

From Bomb Disposal to Pioneering Healthcare Role

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The Operating Theatre Journal April 2021

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The OTJ March 2021

FDA Approves First in the World, First-of-Its-Kind Implant for the Treatment of Rare Bone Disease as a Humanitarian Use Device

Many Genes Associated with the Risk of Coronary Artery Disease Act through the Liver

Senedd Election: RCoA Manifesto for Workforce and Wellbeing

Residual Drugs in Intravenous Cannulae and Extension Lines

Surgeon Receives Highest Honour in Recognition of Outstanding Research into Bone Disease

Sheffield Children’s Worker Aiming to Raise £5,000 for Hospital Charity in 2021 with Monthly Challenges

COVID-19:

  • Patients 26% more likely to Die after Emergency Bowel Surgery, but Mortality Rates Improved for COVID Negative Patients

  • The Acceleration of eLearning in Healthcare

  • How Technology Overcame the Challenges of PPE in the Operating Theatre

  • BAOMS/COVIDSurg Snapshot Survey Results Show 50% of Head & Neck Cancer Patients had Altered Treatment in COVID Second Wave and Warn of Looming Crisis in Surgery

  • Charity Launches Nationwide Survey to Improve Understanding of Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic within the Perioperative Team

The operating Theatre Journal March 2021

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The OTJ February 2021

Consultation on a Revised Threshold Level of Qualification for Entry to the Register (SET 1) for Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs)

Scientists Use Novel Ink to 3D-print ‘Bone’ with Living Cells

Nationwide Survey Highlights Concerns over Patient Safety and Poor Communication in the Perioperative Workplace

Scientists Use Novel Ink to 3D-print ‘Bone’ with Living Cells

Magnet and Button Battery Ingestion in Children

Sheffield Gastroenterologist Receives International Accolade for Research

South Wales-based Maxillofacial Surgeon Lindsay White Wins Surgeon of the Year 2020 Award

COVID-19:

Temperature Scanners of Limited Value in Detecting COVID-19Stress-related Absence up 64% in 2020 as COVID-19 Exacerbates the UK’s Mental Health CrisisEconomist Intelligence Unit Report Calls for more Diverse Hygiene Research

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The OTJ February 2021

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From the operating Theatre and Beyond; Does Technology Hold the Key to more Effective Patient Aftercare

Patient Safety Prompts Change in Procedure

FDA Authorises Marketing of New Device Designed to Remove Dead Pancreatic Tissue

Men with Urethral Narrowing can be Offered a Choice of Effective Surgery

From the operating Theatre and Beyond; Does Technology Hold the Key to more Effective Patient Aftercare

Hip Replacements: Some Surgical Approaches Are Better than Others, Research Suggests

Brain Surgery Breakthrough at Beaumont Hospital

COVID-19:

Major Study Reveals Welcome News of Low Risk of COVID-19 Infection for Head and Neck Cancer Surgery PatientsHCPC Highlights Important Role of Registrants to the Vaccine EffortProcurement Team Recognised for Exceptional Work Supporting NHS Frontline

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New £2.5 Million Operating Theatre at Royal Lancaster Infirmary is Officially Opened

New £2.5 Million Operating Theatre at Royal Lancaster Infirmary is Officially Opened

Efficacy and Safety of Local Infiltration Analgesia in Total Hip Arthroplasty:
A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Elderly and Frail Emergency Bowel Surgery Patients Not Receiving Recommended Levels of Care

Transplant Kidney Survival Rate Improves with New Method of Transportation

VR Can Be Good for Your Health

MFT Anaesthesia Team Win National Medical Award

COVID-19:

Report: The Supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) During the COVID-19 PandemicA Special Needle that Helps Vaccinate Millions More Against COVID-19Men and Young People Are More Likely to Disregard COVID-19 Regulations, Research Finds

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New £2.5 Million Operating Theatre at Royal Lancaster Infirmary is Officially Opened

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Bassetlaw hospital worker recognised for Covid-19 documentary photos

A New Technique Could Make More Livers Available for Transplant

New Accomodation Scheme for NHS and Government Key Workers Launched by Short Term Rentals Industry Body

Perfect Week Restores Health and Mobility to 250 NHS Patients

Infection Prevention Society New Board of Trustees

Royal Free Surgeon Says ‘Hospital Came Together’ to Keep Vital Operations Going, Ahead of BBC Documentary Return

This is Chelsea’s Story

COVID-19:

What Have We Learned About the Virus So Far?Late Stage Cancers Increase as COVID Fall-out BitesManchester Hospitals Deploy New Remote Monitoring Technology to Free Up Beds for the Sickest Coronavirus PatientsBassetlaw Hospital Worker Recognised for COVID-19 Documentary Photos

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In-depth coverage of this month’s surgical and anesthetic news.
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  • A New Technique Could Make More Livers Available for Transplant
  • New Accommodation Scheme for NHS and Government Key Workers Launched by Short Term Rentals Industry Body
  • Perfect Week Restores Health and Mobility to 250 NHS Patients
  • Infection Prevention Society New Board of Trustees
  • Royal Free Surgeon Says ‘Hospital Came Together’ to Keep Vital Operations Going, Ahead of BBC Documentary Return
  • This is Chelsea’s Story

COVID-19

  • COVID-19 What Have We Learned About the Virus So Far?
  • Late Stage Cancers Increase as COVID Fall-out Bites
  • Manchester Hospitals Deploy New Remote Monitoring Technology to Free Up Beds for the Sickest Coronavirus Patients
  • Bassetlaw Hospital Worker Recognised for COVID-19 Documentary Photos

Bassetlaw hospital worker recognised for Covid-19 documentary photos

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FDA Issues Final Guidance for Certain Labelling Recommendations for Breast Implants

Unique Approach Key to Delivering Additional Operating Theatre Capacity

Greater Manchester and Sectra Sign Deal to Kick-start One of the Largest Diagnostic Imaging Initiatives in the NHS

NHS Supply Chain Supports Innovation in Surgical Techniques with Launch of New Robotics Framework

One Third of Surgeons and Nurses Experience Harmful Allergic Reactions in the Operating Theatre

FDA Issues Final Guidance for Certain Labelling Recommendations for Breast Implants

Especially Important for Older Men to Stay Hydrated

COVID-19:

Report: Protecting Surgery Through a Second WaveGrowing Cancer Wait Times Rquires Urgent Effort as We Face Second WaveNBT Doctor Leads Study on Risks of COVID-19 Being Spread by Aerosol Generating ProceduresInvestigation into how Government Increased the Number of Ventilators Available to the NHS in Response to COVID-19New Statistics Show NHS Staff Sickness Absence for Coronavirus-related Reasons

FDA Issues Final Guidance for Certain Labelling Recommendations for Breast Implants

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