16-17 NOVEMBER 2023

Portfolio Events

The vet/nurse team: Why not? Complications in the OR – reflections from the surgical team

17 Nov 2022
RVC Clinical Theatre 1

Have I had a surgical complication or was it inevitable? Am I to blame, or did the system let me down? Complications are complex and all surgeons experience them. However, there are positive steps that can be made to minimise and mitigate them. This talk will discuss common complications and personal experiences of a surgical team and how we manage them, reduce them and deal with the stresses when operating.

  • Practical ways to reduce surgical complications
  • Tips to reduce surgeon anxiety when operating
  • Building systems to minimise the likelihood of a complication occurring