Aussie wants to go to Wales - page 2

Hi All, Like many Aussie nurses I want to spread my scrubs and head for the UK. But I thought I would try something different, like Wales! Is there anyone out there who could tell me about... Read More

  1. by   Ferret
    G'day All,

    Sounds really interesting. Does anyone know how different Australian and UK Perioperative nursing is (scrub/scout) and if there are any particularly good places in Wales to look for theatre work?
  2. by   fergus51
    Can I add a question? Well, I guess if that counts as a question I will be adding two... Anyways, are there many training opportunities in Wales? I was thinking of moving to the UK but wanted to start in a new specialty area (maybe OR, maybe midwifery, I dunno).
  3. by   MsHB
    Quote from Ferret
    G'day All,

    Sounds really interesting. Does anyone know how different Australian and UK Perioperative nursing is (scrub/scout) and if there are any particularly good places in Wales to look for theatre work?
    G'day Ferret
    Is a bit different over here. They have the operating department practitioner role which I never saw in Aust. Apparently two year diploma studying scrub, recovery, and anaesthetics. I have only seen them do anaesthetics however. Best not to get me started on how I feel about these ODPs taking the nurse role away! Particularly when I have had the ODP call me in to do basic patient care instead of doing it himself. Apparently they don't "do" that kind of thing.

    The theatre assistant does more as a scout then in Aust. Will open and check trays, and even do count with the scrub. Can't say I like that either.

    But their standards are very high, and they all work well together and pitch in as needed.

    When all is said and done, Can't wait to get back home:chuckle

    MsHB
  4. by   Ferret
    Ahhh,

    whether you call them ODP's, TA's, technicians, the non-regulated and non-nursing personnell wolves nip at our heels worldwide. Fight them!

    Ferret
  5. by   celticqueen
    Quote from MsHB
    [font=Book Antiqua]Hi All,

    [font=Book Antiqua]Like many Aussie nurses I want to spread my scrubs and head for the UK. But I thought I would try something different, like Wales!

    [font=Book Antiqua]Is there anyone out there who could tell me about nursing in Wales, and how an Aussie should assimilate!?

    [font=Book Antiqua]Ta
    I'm Welsh too, although I haven't nursed there. What I can tell you is that it is a beautiful country and generally cheaper than to live than southern England.

    Emma :hatparty:
  6. by   ayndim
    Quote from Ferret
    Ahhh,

    whether you call them ODP's, TA's, technicians, the non-regulated and non-nursing personnell wolves nip at our heels worldwide. Fight them!

    Ferret
    Is there any talk of having Nurse anesthetists in the UK?

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