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What will you learn?
SST (Previously known as Safer Australian Surgical Team work-
SAST) is a combined workshop for surgeons, anaesthetists and
scrub practitioners. The workshop focuses on non-technical skills
which can enhance performance and teamwork in the operating theatre
thus improving patient safety.
It explores these skills using three frameworks developed by The
University of Aberdeen, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and
the National Health Service - Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons
(NOTSS), Anaesthetists Non-Technical Skills (ANTS) and Scrub
Practitioners' List of Intra-operative Non-Technical Skills
(SPLINTS). These frameworks can help participants develop the
knowledge and skills to improve their performance in the operating
theatre in relation to communication/teamwork, decision making,
task management/leadership and situational awareness. The program
looks at the relationship between human factors and safer surgical
practice and explores team dynamics. Workshops will be delivered in
four regional Australia centres in 2019. A faculty of four,
cross-College facilitators will lead you through a series of
interactive exercises to help you to reflect on your own
performance and that of the operative team you work with.
Key learning outcomes
- A better understanding of how human factors effect
- Development of a language (taxonomy) for discussing
- Use of an assessment tool for non-technical behaviours
- Reflection on your own non-technical skills
Target group - Fellows, International Medical
Graduates, Anaesthetists, Perioperative nurses
Location and date:
Wednesday 19 June 2019 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Friday 23 August 2019 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Saturday 16 November 2019 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Fee (all values incl GST):
A$470 or NZ$530 for members (Fellows, Trainees, or International
Medical Graduates within the College)
A$580 or NZ$655 for non-members of the College.
Please contact the SST Co-ordinator: Paz.Quiballo-Puyat@surgeons.org
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
This educational activity has been approved in the College's CPD
Program. Fellows who participate can claim 1 point per hour
(maximum of 8 points) in Category 3 - Maintenance of Knowledge
and Skills. For those with a RACS CPD requirement, this activity
will be automatically uploaded to your record.
Presenters: RACS, ANZCA, ACN, ACORN members
More information: Please view the Patient
Safety Board website or contact the Department of Professional Development.
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1122
Fax: +61 3 9276 7412