Areas of Expertise: Operating department practice
Trained as a nurse in the 1970s, Susan has worked in a variety of clinical environments as a theatre practitioner, and non-medically qualified surgical assistant (Surgical Care Practitioner). She undertook her MSc at Leicester Medical School (part of the University of Leicester) where she studied beside pre-clinical medical students.
Susan is a volunteer for the Association for Perioperative Practice's Advancing Surgical Roles Special Interest Group and member of a Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh's project group working to develop a faculty of perioperative practice.
The ongoing assessment of surgical skills in non-medically qualified surgical assistants.
Surgical Care Practice involves non-medically qualified practitioners (usually nurses or Operating Department Practitioners) being educated to a standard that allows them to substitute for junior hospital doctors.
Hall, S., Quick, J., Hall, A. & Jones, A., 2014. Surgical Assistance: who can help?. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (Suppl), July, Volume 96, pp. 244 - 246.
Quick, J., Hall, S., 2014. Surgical Care Practitioners: regulation and revalidation: a discussion. Journal of Perioperative Practice, 24(10), pp. 225 - 227.
Quick, J., Hall, S., 2014. The Surgical First Assistant: are you compliant?. Journal of Perioperative Practice, September, 24(9), pp. 195 - 198.
Quick, J., Hall, S., Jones, A., 2015. Are you prepared to take the risk: extending governance for perioperative roles. Journal of Perioperative Practice, September, 25(9), pp. 169 - 172.
Proactive planning can facilitate same day discharge for patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy - AfPP annual residential weekend - York 2015
The presence of a Surgical Care Practitioner in the perioperative team facilitates same day discharge after laparoscopic cholecystectomy - European Operating Room Nurses Association - Rome 2015