CUH 2nd Perioperative Study Day 2016

16 June 2016

Cork University Hospital (CUH) hosted its 2nd Perioperative Study Day on Saturday the 11th June, 2016. The theme of the conference was “Quality - The Cornerstone of Progressive Perioperative Practice”, and this was represented throughout the day in the diverse topics presented.  Presentations now available below.

Organising Committee

ORGANISING COMMITTEE: Ms. Joanne Connolly (A/CNM2), Ms Anna-Marie McCarthy (Staff Nurse), Ms. Susan Leahy (Staff Nurse), Ms Teresa Wall (CNM3), Ms. Kathy Healy (A/Clinical Facilitator), Ms. Toni Howard (A/CNM2)

The conference attracted a large attendance this year, from nurses and allied health professionals working in the Perioperative Environment from all regions of the country.

Ms. Mary Owens, Director of Nursing in CUH, provided the welcome address followed by the key note speaker Ms. Maureen Flynn Quality Improvement Division Lead Governance and Engagement for Quality), who introduced the Framework for Improving Quality in the HSE to a captive audience.

Enhanced recovery, acute head injury, obesity in pregnancy and endovascular surgery were issues covered by Anaesthetic and Surgical colleagues in CUH. The Perioperative nursing presentations put a focus on robotic surgery, electro-surgical safety, obstructed airway management in children & the journey in the development of the Hybrid theatre suite in CUH.

Ms. Katrina Sugrue (HIQA) presented the Operating Theatre healthcare associated infection findings for 2015; with Ms. Anne Power (Wellness at Work) outlining a strategy to manage stress in our lives at the close of the study day.

Group 2

Ms. Noreen O’Leary (Theatre Operations Manager), Mr. Michael G.J. O’Sullivan (Cons Neurosurgeon), Ms. Lisa O Brien (Staff Nurse), Ms. Lavinia McCarthy (Staff Nurse), Ms. Katrina Sugrue (HIQA), Ms. Teresa Wall (CNM 3)

The closing address was given by Ms. Kathy Healy (Acting Clinical Facilitator) who commended the success of the study day and its positive impact on Perioperative nursing.

The organising committee would like to thank all involved in helping to make the day such a success, especially the presenters, Chairpersons and the Sponsors for funding the Study Day. 

For Further Information Contact:

Ms. Kathy Healy, Acting Clinical Facilitator, Operating Theatre Department, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork.

Presentations Now Available To Download

Acrobat Reader logo  Our Role in Improving Quality

Ms. Maureen Flynn, Director of Nursing; HSE Quality Improvement Division, Lead Governance & Engagement  for Quality

Acrobat Reader logo  Enhanced Recovery

Dr. Declan F. O'Brien, Consultant Anaesthetist, CUHG

Acrobat Reader logo  Robotic Surgery – Optimising Patient Safety Through Teamwork

Ms. Jane Shanahan, CNM1, CUMH

Acrobat Reader logo  Role of the Perioperative Nurse in Electro-Surgical Safety

Ms. Anna-Marie McCarthy, RN, CUHG

Acrobat Reader logo  HIQA’s monitoring programme - National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections: Operating theatre findings 2015

Ms Katrina Sugrue,  Inspection regulation (Healthcare), HIQA


Acrobat Reader logo  Acute Head Injury & Extra Ventricular Drainage

Mr. Michael O'Sullivan, Consultant Neurosurgeon 

Acrobat Reader logo  Obstructed Airway in the Paediatric Patient

Ms. Lavinia McCarthy, RN< RCN & Ms. Lisa O'Brien, RN, RCN 

Acrobat Reader logo  Obesity in pregnancy, considerations for the anaesthesia team

 Dr. Fergus Walsh, Consultant Anaesthetist, CUHG

Acrobat Reader logo  Hybrid Theatre

 Ms. Joanne Connolly, CNM, CUHG

 Acrobat Reader logo  Endovascular Surgery

 Mr. Brian Manning, Consultant General & Vascular Surgery, CUHG

Acrobat Reader logo  Stress & Resilience

 Ms. Anne Power, Wellness At Work, Equality Officer