From healthcare assistant to student operating department practitioner—are you ready for the ODP challenge?

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Rodger, D and Mahoney, C (2017). From healthcare assistant to student operating department practitioner—are you ready for the ODP challenge? British Journal of Healthcare Assistants. 11 (5), pp. 248-251.
AuthorsRodger, D and Mahoney, C
Abstract

This article will explore some of the barriers and challenges that a healthcare assistant (HCA) may encounter while on their journey to becoming a student operating department practitioner (ODP). Working as an HCA is often assumed to give individuals an advantage when considering a move up the healthcare career ladder; however, this may not always be the case. There are a number of unique challenges that prospective students must consider and overcome in order to successfully negotiate the transition to theatre healthcare professional.

KeywordsSocialisation; Operating Department Practice; Surgery; Challenges; Student; Education
Year2017
JournalBritish Journal of Healthcare Assistants
Journal citation11 (5), pp. 248-251
PublisherLondon South Bank University
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.12968/bjha.2017.11.5.248
Publication dates
Print16 May 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited13 Jul 2017
Accepted09 Apr 2017
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
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