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What it’s like to be an ODP

As an operating department practitioner (ODP) working for Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, it’s Sally’s job to know exactly what’s coming next.

Virtual Body: 3D Human Anatomy

Visible Body is a content and software development firm that produces award-winning interactive and visual content. Visible Body’s clients include many of the world’s top pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and educational publishing companies.

University of Leeds School of Medicine

The School of Medicine at the University of Leeds is a major international centre for research and education. Our ambition is to improve health and reduce health inequalities, locally and globally, through excellent scientific research and the translation of that research into healthcare practice, and through the education of future scientific and clinical leaders who will advocate and practise an evidence-based approach.

University of Florida – Department of Anesthesiology

The Department of Anesthesiology, part of the College of Medicine, is located at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville. Shands, the major teaching hospital at UF’s Health Sciences Center, is an 800-bed level one trauma center with over 100 intensive care beds. Our faculty and residents also practice at the regional 250 bed VA Medical Center across the street. We provide anesthesia services at the four OR Children’s Surgical Center and the eight OR Florida Surgical Center for adult out-patient surgery. Combined we care for over 35,000 patients per year in our operating rooms and hundreds more in the various ICUs we serve.

This is what really happens when you go under the knife

For those readers, who’ve ever had an operation – whether it was planned or an emergency – things in the real world probably felt very different to those familiar TV drama medical emergency scenes. In part, this is because TV programmes often portray the staff who work on the wards also working in the operating theatre – but this isn’t the case.

The Safer Sharps Training & Audit System

Frontier have developed the sharps safety training and audit system; a complete system of continual assessment which incorporates an iPad based audit tool, a tailored online training portal and bespoke one-to-one training, service and support.

The Difficult Airway Society

This medical Society was formed in 1995 and aims to improve management of the patient’s airway by anaesthetists and critical care personnel.

The Clinical Skills Centre – University of Sheffield

The Clinical Skills Centre is an excellent educational facility, which provides a suite of accommodation and facilities on three floors. The space on each of the floors is designed to be as flexible and versatile as possible to provide the best support of teaching and learning opportunities for students in a variety of clinical and simulated settings. The students have 24 hour access to certain areas of the facility.

Talk CPR – Discuss DNACPR

Talk CPR’s goal is to encourage conversation about CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for people affected by life-limiting and palliative illnesses. Talking about Do Not Attempt CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) is an important part of advance care planning and can help minimise distress at a later stage.

Stage Markt – beroepsonderwijs ict stage stagiaire werk en leren

Stage Markt has more than 210,000 accredited training , education & degrees & work places. Stages learning job for vocational education (v) mbo stage.

Skills for Health

Developing a better skilled, more productive workforce.
Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council for health. We help the whole UK health sector develop a more skilled and flexible workforce. Our proven solutions help improve not just productivity but also the quality of health and healthcare.

Sharps injuries

A sharps injury is an incident which causes a needle or sharp instrument, such as a scalpel (collectively referred to as ‘sharps’), to penetrate the skin. This is sometimes called a percutaneous injury. If the sharp is contaminated with blood or other body fluid, there is a potential for transmission of infection.

Although rare, injuries from sharps contaminated with an infected patient’s blood can transmit more than 20 diseases, including Hepatitis B, C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

Because of this transmission risk, sharps injuries can worry the many thousands who receive them.

RN to MSN Online

Links to the top RN to MSN degrees. You can obtain free information about the programs offered by using the links provided next to each school. If you are considering enrolling in an online RN to MSN program, please visit the links provided for a convenient way to request information from each school that offers the program as there are differences between each program that are best explained by the schools themselves.

Perioperative Logbook

This website is designed for any practitioner working within the Perioperative environment in the United Kingdom. It allows users to collect a variety of information including the patient’s age, the date of the operation, CEPOD grade, ASA grading, operation area, airway information, block details. Users can also log journal entries and course details undertaken including hours and credit if applicable. Reflective practice can also be recorded and linked to individual cases. This data is collected for the purpose of the Perioperative practitioners personal log and to provide evidence of continued practice as required by the HCPC / NMC.

Perioperative CPD

Perioperative CPD are committed to providing free quality education for everyone working in the theatre environment. ODPs, theatre nurses, anaesthetic assistants and technicians, everyone is welcome. Our on-line CPD site enables this with free open access modules for all. With over 25 modules you have a range of subjects of varying difficulty to choose from. Each comes with a downloadable certificate and are verifiable by us in case of a CPD audit.

Operating Theatre Nursing

A Powerpoint Presentation.

Operating Department Practitioner

Student Sean Duffy talks about his experiences on the DipHE Course Operating Department Practice at Birmingham City University.

Obstacles to Patient Safety

Video from Patient Safe.

NHS Wales e-library for health

The NHS Wales e-library for health is an online facility established for all NHS staff working within Wales. The service provides access to over 330 ejournals, electronic textbooks & handbooks, bibliographic databases and a variety of other information services.

NHS Evidence

Surgery, anaesthesia, perioperative and critical care formerly a Specialist Library of the National Library for Health.

NHS Careers Website

The information service for careers in the NHS in England.

Medical Videos

US Medical/Nursing Videos.


HealthStream Online Store.

Digitalis App

The Digitalis App is designed to bring simplicity and efficiency to the process of continuing professional development (CPD) for doctors and other healthcare professionals. We bring you a smartphone application that can help you quickly and easily log your learning, be it typed, dictated, photographed or captured directly from the in-app news, journals or guideline resources. However, we believe that learning shouldn’t just be logged but also easily revisited and shared. The Digitalis App makes this all possible, and more!

Cuschieri Skills Centre – University of Dundee

The Cuschieri Skills centre (CSC) is located in Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, and this State-of-the-art surgical skills teaching facility was opened in 1992 by Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri to provide a safe environment for teaching and training in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery.

CPD Portfolio for HCPC Professionals or Post Grad Students

YouTube Video. This simple but easy to use CPDme Portfolio building level will allow you to record your CPD standards, KSF Portfolio framework and upload your supporting evicence to create a perfectly formatted CPDme Portfolio.

Centre for Reviews & Dissemination

The Centre for Reviews and Dissemination is a department of the University of York and is part of the National Institute for Health Research.
CRD undertakes high quality systematic reviews that evaluate the effects of health and social care interventions and the delivery and organisation of health care.

Cardiff University School of Medicine

The School is now one of the largest in the United Kingdom, home to over 3000 students and staff.
We are a major international centre for teaching and research, and a vibrant community of medical endeavour.
As well as our world-class contribution to medicine, we play an important part in the life of Wales. The School is based at University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, and at other sites within Wales. We make a positive difference to the way medicine is practised across the country.

Bill Mapleson Centre

State-of the-art centre for clinical training, medical equipment development and innovation: all under one roof.

Becoming an Operating Department Practitioner – Birmingham City University

4.5 minute video clip.

AO Foundation

Comprehensive online reference in daily clinical life.


AnaesthesiaUK is an educational site with training resources for anaesthetic professionals. It provides interactive practice questions, journal abstracts and reference articles for the Primary FRCA, Final FRCA, Irish FCARCSI, European Diploma of Anaesthesiology, American Board examinations, and currently receives over 30,000 page views daily.

Airway Devices

Difficult Airway Management & Airway Devices

ACLS Certification Institute

Certify On Your Schedule
Online training gives you the flexibility to study when it works for you. You’ll have 24/7 access to the study guides and unlimited exam retakes.

Acacia Training

“All our courses are delivered specifically to clients in the care and childcare sectors – ranging from nurseries and childcare settings, to care homes for vulnerable adults, young people, or the elderly. We also provide high quality work-based training and short courses to hospices, schools and private hospitals.”

World Community Grid

World Community Grid

World Community Grid brings people together from across the globe to create the largest non-profit computing grid benefiting humanity. It does this by pooling surplus computer processing power. We believe that innovation combined with visionary scientific research and large-scale volunteerism can help make the planet smarter. Our success depends on like-minded individuals – like you.

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