Operating Department Practice

These web pages are designed to provide all mentors of operating department practice students with additional avenues of support, especially with regard to student assessment in practice.

They include all the information that is needed to help you support and advise students in the placement setting.

If there is any information that you think would be useful to add, please contact Lisa Wakeman, Course Leader. Email lisa.wakeman@anglia.ac.uk.

Reporting sickness and absence

It is your responsibility as a mentor to inform Anglia Ruskin University of a student's sickness or absence and to make sure this is recorded and signed on the student's timesheet.

We have a duty to inform the professional body of the exact hours a student has experienced in the clinical area; therefore it's important that accurate records are kept.

Please inform the University of a student's absence by emailing practiceteam@anglia.ac.uk stating: the student's name, SID number, clinical site, and reason for absence.

Information to support practice document

Cause for concern flowchart(PDF download)
Action plans supporting the underachieving student (PDF download)
Action plans to support students who are progressing well (PDF download)

Module guides

Post-Anaesthetic and Acute Care module guide (PDF download)
Contemporary Issues in Operating Room Care module guide (Word document)
Care of the Patient in the Surgical Environment module guide (Word document)
Care of the Patient Undergoing Anaesthesia module guide (Word document)
The Principles and Practices of Anaesthesia module guide (Word document)

Practice documents

Principles and Practices of Anaesthesia - YEAR 1 Practice Assessment Record (Word document)
Care of the Patient Undergoing Anaesthesia - YEAR 2 Practice Assessment Record (Word document)
Introduction to Perioperative Practice - YEAR 1 Practice Assessment Record (Word document)
Post Anaesthetic and Acute Care - YEAR 2 Practice Assessment Record (Word document)
Care of the Patient in the Surgical Environment - YEAR 1 Practice Assessment Record (Word document)
Contemporary Issues in Operating Room Care - YEAR 2 Practice Assessment Record (Word document)