From the Cockpit to the Operating Theatre –
Applying Human Factors to Keep Patients Safe
Master Class Hosted by O&M Halyard
During the session, our speaker Menna Davies RN, MHlth Sc (Nsg), Grad Dip (Hlth Law), Grad Cert (Periop Nsg), Cert (Sterilising Tech), FACN, FACORN shared invaluable insights on essential aspects of human factors in perioperative practice.
- Discussed the concept of ‘human factors’ and will identify the components relevant to perioperative practice
- Covered the significance of human factors in enhancing patient safety and mitigating the occurrence of adverse events.
- Explored how human factors can positively influence team dynamics in perioperative environment.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Menna Davies is an independent Nurse Consultant. She works with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons to support Pacific perioperative nursing students pursuing postgraduate studies through the Australian College of Nursing. She co-developed the ‘Standards for Perioperative Nursing in Pacific Island Countries and Territories’ from 2016 to 2021. Menna also contributed to the 3rd edition of ‘Perioperative Nursing: An Introduction’ in 2022. With a rich history, she is a Life Member and former President of the NSW Operating Theatre Association (NSW OTA). She represented NSW on the ACORN Board and convened the ACORN National Conference in 1995. In 2004, Menna received the inaugural ACORN Excellence in Perioperative Nursing Award and is an Honorary Fellow of ACORN. In 2012, she presented the Judith Cornell Oration at the ACORN Conference in Darwin, NT.
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