Experience life in the operating theatre at Bucks New University
Ever wondered what how anaesthetic works or what actually happens during an operation?
该 Operating Department Practitioners (ODP) at Bucks New University are throwing their simulation suite doors open for National ODP Day on Monday 14 May so visitors can find out everything they ever wanted to know about the world of operating theatres.
Shane Roadnight (pictured below), a Principal Lecturer who has more than 20 years’ experience as an ODP, said: “Every day, in every operating theatre there are thousands of Operating Department Practitioners that are delivering high quality care to patients.
“But very few people understand the role or are even aware that it exists, yet all trust that they will receive the care that they deserve. By raising awareness with a national day, the patients will recognise that there are group of highly trained professionals who have undertaken specialist training to care for patients when they are at their most vulnerable.”
The National ODP Day, run by 该 College of Operating Department Practitioners and UNISON, encourages practitioners to leave the theatre and speak to people about the profession.
该 open event, at the 海威科姆校园, will include drop-in sessions such as: What is 运营部门的做法?, Preparing for surgery, Recovery from an operation among others.
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Like nursing, there is a shortage of ODPs within the NHS and the national day hopes to make people consider the career.
“ODP is unique,” said Shane. “It can be the difference between a good and bad experience for the patient. Surgery is a scary time for everyone and we understand that. Training to work specifically within this area ensures that every ODP is prepared for any eventuality.”
If you would like to attend the open day, which runs between 2-4pm, please go to the main reception and you will be collected by a member of the team.