With increasing membership numbers it is now likely an education event will be feasible for November 2016.
Enthusiastic new committee members are always hard to come by, and requests have consistently fallen on deaf ears, however without new input and interest the writing is on the wall for the AOTP. Carrying on with our commitment to ongoing education, our immediate short term focus has now turned to strengthening educational resources on our website specifically for “members only” access.
Companies have been approached for material pertaining to anaesthesia equipment and techniques, in particular to help meet the student technicians learning objectives.
June is traditionally a quiet month for the AOTP, consolidating for the coming year’s events.
The local ANZCA have recently had their annual change of committee, and we have managed to make contact with two consultants willing to join our association, in a liaison capacity between the two groups. Dr Scott Douglas and Dr John Martyr (WA ANZCA Chairperson) have accepted our offer of honorary membership 2016/2017. Our many thanks to outgoing liaison consultants, Dr Ian Maddox and Dr Richard Riley.
The Association of Operating Theatre Practitioners is currently looking for enthusiastic members interested in assisting the executive in the running of the association.
In particular we are looking for someone to assist the Treasurer and Secretary with their workload, with a view that one day they may be interested in taking over these substantive position.
Taking a position on the executive can appear an onerous task, and this assisting role will enable those interested parties the chance to ease into the position without fear of failure in the future.
Happy Christmas in July.
Review of our Annual Education Evening, St. John of God Hospital Murdoch, 2nd June 2016.
This is our annual AOTP evening meeting, and surprisingly on a wet blustery winter night, when most people have had a busy day at work, it was extremely well attended. It was also an early opportunity for members to renew their memberships and therefore gain free entry into the event.
A light supper was provided and we are fortunate enough to always have a variety of trade displays to 'wet' our appetite for new technology and equipment. This year we were supported by Parker Healthcare, GE Healthcare, Meditech Systems, Edward Life Sciences and Teleflex. AOTP would like to take this opportunity to thank these companies for their continuing help and support in making evenings/events such as these so successful.