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National Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures (NatSSIPs)

These NatSSIPs are intended to provide a skeleton for the production of Local Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures (LocSSIPs) that are created by multiprofessional clinical teams and their patients, and are implemented against a background of education in human factors and working as teams. The NatSSIPs do not replace the WHO Safer Surgery Checklist. Rather, they build on it and extend it to more patients undergoing care in our hospitals. They will standardise key elements of procedural care, ensure that care is harmonised – not just within organisations delivering NHS-funded care but also between organisations – and will reinforce the importance of education to patient safety.

CODP Position Statement: Use of Social Media

Recommendations from The College of Operating Department Practitioners.

Intravenous Paracetamol Guidelines

Recommendations from the Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group.

The Perioperative Care Collaborative Position Statement - The Surgical First Assistant (Formerly Advanced Scrub Practitioner)

In 2011 The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng 2011) called for greater clarity in relation to the wide range of titles currently in use by practitioners assisting in surgery, stating that confusion as to their meaning could potentially be a safety risk for patients and clinical staff. IOn recognition of this, the Perioperative Care Collaborative (PCC) has reviewed the title, roles and responsibilities of the Advanced Scrub Practitioner (ASP).

What is an Operating Department Practitioner [ODP]?

Documentary describing the role of the ODP and the 3 core areas of practice.

USA - Anaesthesiologist Assistant v Nurse Anaesthesiologist Programs

5 Steps to Becoming a Nurse in the US

Working as an Operating Department Practitioner

Anesthesiologist Assistant Job Description (USA)

 
 
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