In the past 6 months we have held 2 webinars educating ICU, operating theatre and ward nurses, junior doctors and medical students on various forms of cardiothoracic surgery.
Aortic Surgery: 23 July 2021
Presenter: Professor Paul Bannon
This webinar was designed to give an insight into patients undergoing aortic surgery.
There were three focus areas as follows:
- Pre-operative Assessment: Including the classification of dissection, the types of aortic aneurysms, a case study of emergency vs elective (non-urgent/chronic) clinical presentation in ED/clinic.
- Intra-operative: Including brief knowledge on surgical techniques, demonstration of grafts and valves for replacement and bypass
- Post-operative: Including explanations for why chests are left open after procedure and postoperative complications (early signs and symptoms)