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 2018 NSW OTA Conference

16th-17th March 2018 – Masonic Centre, Sydney

Future in Perioperative Nursing

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Presenters name                



Abstract and Biography



Kathy Flanigan


Past President ACORN Queensland

Abstract and Biography

Michelle Skrivanic                          

Nurse Manager - Perioperative Services | Concord Repatriation General Hospital

The future of Sustainable Recycling in the Perioperative setting: Is it possible?                                                             


Deb McGillicuddy

 Project Coordinator, NSW Patient Survey Program

“Experience ”guiding my future

Abstract and Biography

Mark Aitken

 Stakeholder Manager for Nurse & Midwife Support

Nurse & Midwife support - Your Health Matters

Abstract and Biography

Monique Gilbert

Perioperative Nurse Educator, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney 

Medical Company Representatives and Technology
in the Perioperative Environment

Abstract and Biography

Penny Smalley

Independent nurse consultant in the field of energy based technologies, safety, compliance, and education

Australian Laser Safety Standards The Future is here!!



Helen Persano

 Market Development Manager for Pall Corporation

Management of water borne pathogens in the clinical setting

Abstract and Biography


Judith Smith  Faculty of Health 

Is advancing technology becoming a barrier between perioperative nurses and their patients?

Abstract and Biography
Lilian Blair CNC Perioperative Services, Gosford and Wyong hospitals. Current NSW OTA Executrive committee member  Managing Schedule drugs in Theatres Abstract and Biography
Allanah Hazelgrove NUM Perioperative Services at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital and current nSW OTA President Flow of Emergency Theatre Cases at Hornsby (FETCH) Abstract and Biography
Lynn Rapley  Nursing Unit Manager, Wyong Hospital Endoscopy Unit Microbiological issues affecting endoscopic processing Abstract and Biography
Jennifer Austin Nurse Educator (Perioperative) at the Tweed and Murwillumbah hospitals in Northern NSW Writing for publication? Who me? A novice experience Abstract and Biography
Brian Julien Westmead hospital Root Cause Analysis: improving & informing future practice Abstract and Biography
Libby Brooks  Maurice & Blackburn Lawyers

The duty of care of nurses in the Operating Suite and keeping good medical records

Abstract and Biography






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Become a Member

Benefits of NSW OTA membership:

  • Discounts for perioperative conferences and professional education days
  • Financial assistance for education and other perioperative nursing activities
  • Automatic membership to ACORN – our national perioperative nursing body
  • Networking with Perioperative nurses at state and national levels
  • Access to the 'members only" areas of NSW OTA and ACORN websites
  • Professional recognition

NB: please check the NSW OTA Membership page for further application information and conditions.

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