1.5 Introduction to Operating Theatre Protocols (30 October 2018) Brisbane

8:30am Tuesday, 30 October 2018
3:30pm Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Queensland Health Skills and Development Centre
Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, Level 4, Block 6, Fig Tree Drive, Herston
Brisbane, Queensland 4006

Module 1.5 Introduction to Operating Theatre Protocols forms part of the 1.0 Accessing Healthcare Facilities course.

What topics are covered in this module? 

This introductory assessed module familiarises MCRs with relevant 2016-2017 ACORN Standards by providing theoretical and practical training in the perioperative environment.

Learning outcomes

  • Examines the 2016-2017 ACORN Standards for Perioperative Nursing relevant to medical company representatives (MCRs)
  • Understands the role of the MCR in the perioperative environment
  • Examines patient privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • Considers WH&S issues
  • Understands the importance of managing accountable items including the Surgical Count and Time Out procedures
  • Recognises and applies the principles of infection prevention.

Participants should wear comfortable shoes appropriate for the perioperative environment, as they will be required to change into perioperative attire before entering the operating theatre.

Places are limited. Following full registration, participants will be emailed a program of learning one week prior to the training. Following successful completion of the training, participants will receive a Certificate of Participation and photo ID card valid until 31 October 2018.

Are CPD points available for registered nurses?

This module has been accredited by ACORN and is worth six CPD points if you are a registered nurse. Once the module is completed, to gain CPD recognition please print your MTAA Certificate of Participation that includes the ACORN accreditation logo. This should be provided to the NMBA as part of your portfolio of CPD evidence, if requested for your annual nurse registration accreditation. This module forms part of the MTAA Operating Theatre Protocols Training ACORN approved curriculum.

Who should participate? 

MCRs new to the perioperative environment should attend this Level 1 training. Modules 1.1 Healthcare Facility Protocols, 1.2 Professional Conduct, 1.3 Patient Privacy and Confidentiality, 1.4 Infection Prevention, 1.7 WHS Fundamentals and 2.1 Introduction to the Code of Practice are also recommended for MCRs visiting HCFs.

How much does it cost?

The fee of this one-day face-to-face module is $1599 for non-members and $959.40 for members (including GST).

How do I register?

To register, please click on the Register button below. You must be logged into your My MTAA Account, or you can create your own account if you don’t already have one. Payment must be made by Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) at the time of booking. Credit card payments are processed via our secure registration provider, Securepay. There are no additional fees for payment by credit card.

Changes & cancellations

Cancellations for all face-to-face training and events will be accepted up to five business days prior to the training and are subject to a cancellation fee of $50. Attendees from the same organisation may be swapped up to two working days prior to the training if MTAA is advised and agrees in writing. No refunds are issued for cancellations after this time. Please note, cancellations where payments were made online by credit card will be refunded less credit card fee(s).

If a cancellation is made less than five days prior to an event, without prior notice or substitution, there will be no refund. Should MTAA cancel an event, a full refund will be made.

To make a cancellation or swap and attendee, please contact reception by P: +612 9900 0600 or E: pd@mtaa.org.au

Tax invoice

You will be emailed a paid tax invoice once payment is complete. A copy of all your transactions are also available in your Transaction History tab on your My MTAA Account and can be viewed here anytime.

For further information please E: pd@mtaa.org.au

$1,599.00 *
$1,599.00 *
* Price includes GST where applicable

Contact Information

Professional Development Manager

Additional Information


Nicole Nash-Arnold is a nurse educator sharing her 20 years of experience in clinical perioperative settings, senior and executive health leadership roles to germinate great patient care and advocacy. Clinically, Nicole has over ten years’ perioperative experience before moving into her perioperative nurse educator and management roles. She has post-graduate qualifications in perioperative nursing and currently completing a Masters in Nursing. Nicole is a qualified executive coach and member of the International Coaches Federation, as well as holding membership with the Australasian College of Health Services Managers and the Nursing Professional Association of Queensland.