Lecture Overview


There's no need to get up and change your position for this talk. In this short and informative session, Sue Querruel will discuss what areas of the body are most at risk in the standard operating theatre positions, and practical measures that you can take to ensure the skin integrity of the patient is maintained during surgery. A must-watch for all perioperative nurses.


Suzanne Querruel

Suzi Querruel has been working in the perioperative field for the past decade. Her passion lies in perianaesthesia nursing, and she has been seeking to advance the field over the past few years. She is a tutor and lecturer for Western Sydney University [WSU] in the Bachelor of Nursing program and WSU The College in their Academic Pathways Programs. She is the unit coordinator at WSU The College for the subjects "health communication" and "skills in health science". She was previously anaesthetic coordinator at Westmead Private Hospital and also has held sessional nurse educator positions at the Australian College of Nursing, Wesley Health Management, and the University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney University, and the University of Tasmania. She has been a nurse educator for Ausmed Education for the past three years and has collaborated on the program development for the perianaesthesia, perioperative, day surgery, and surgical nursing seminars. She has held the position of national vice president and NSW/ACT president of the Australian Society of Post Anaesthesia & Anaesthesia Nurses [ASPAAN] for two years and has recently seen the transition of ASPAAN to the Australian College of PeriAnaesthesia Nurses [ACPAN]. Suzi holds a bachelor of nursing, graduate diploma in nursing (anaesthetics & PACU), masters of nursing education), certificate IV in workplace training & assessment, and a neuro-linguistic programming [NLP] practitioner certificate.



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3 Total Rating(s)

Good to reinforce the importance of periop basics

Fleur Harlock
15 Feb 2018

Very informative

Natalie Lawrence
07 Jan 2018

Good update of existing knowledge

Kym Cunningham
22 Oct 2017