Clinical placements

Clinical placement in theatres: what can I expect?

The perioperative setting is a dynamic environment where you will deepen your knowledge of acute care, multiple specialities and core clinical skills

The perioperative setting is a dynamic environment where you will deepen your knowledge of acute care, multiple specialities and core clinical skills

What is theatres?

Theatres is the hospital department where surgical procedures are conducted. Also known as the perioperative environment, it has three principal areas – anaesthetics, surgery (scrub), and recovery.

A clinical placement in theatres offers a range of experiences, from learning about airway management and the importance of aseptic techniques, to advocating for patients and ensuring they are stable once in recovery.

You will see patients of all ages in theatres, both adults and children, and have the opportunity to follow the patient from surgery to recovery then discharge to the ward.

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