Webinar 2 : Surgical Humidification – Clinical Benefits & Application in open surgery
In the second webinar of this series, about open surgery, Ms Leanne Plush will explore the anatomy and physiology of the peritoneum, discuss current open surgical practice in regard to evaporative cooling, cellular desiccation and the potential risks for the patient. Leanne will expand on the concept of surgical humidification. This will be followed by our clinical expert, Dr Nicholas Lutton, sharing his surgical expertise in the application of surgical humidification in open colorectal surgery.
Senior Clinical Educator – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
Leanne Plush has been employed full time with Fisher & Paykel Healthcare since November 2007. She has been working in the National Education Team for 12 years where she provides education and staff support within all the clinical divisions of the company. Leanne has a nursing and midwifery background and has worked in senior clinical education roles in midwifery prior to working for Fisher & Paykel Healthcare. Her qualifications include RN, RM, BN, Graduate Diploma in Industry Education and Training and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
Dr Nicholas Lutton
Colorectal Surgeon – Princess Alexandra Hospital
Dr Nick Lutton is a colorectal surgeon interested in both cancer and non-cancer colorectal surgery with a particular interest in functional bowel problems (incontinence, constipation and defaecatory disorders). He completed his training in General Surgery at Princess Alexandra Hospital and then began three years of sub-specialist training in colorectal surgery. He had 12-month appointments in Basingstoke, UK, under the father of modern rectal cancer surgery and then completed the post-fellowship training program of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand. This involved year-long appointments at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, and St George Hospital, Sydney. He is a member of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Chairman of Colorectal Surgery at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba.
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