Duration: Half Day 8.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m
Venue: LIMIT, St. James’s University Hospital, Leeds.
This half-day (8.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.) course is designed to teach the theoretical and practical skills necessary for the safe insertion of seldinger type chest drains. It also covers the management of common pleural diseases. The course is aimed at all junior doctors who may be required to insert chest drains.
The course includes a lecture and video demonstration of correct drain insertion before candidates are allowed to practice the complete procedure including full asepsis, drain insertion and drain fixation. The emphasis of the course is placed around the small group practical sessions in which animal models are used to accurately represent human tissue.
Candidates are supplied with all relevant pre-course material and will receive personal feedback during the course. There will be a short MCQ assessment based on the pre-course reading material and the course lecture. These will relate to issues regarding indications for and technical aspects of drain insertion.
Successful candidates will be issued with a certificate confirming attendance and completion of the theory and practical aspects of the course. In addition there will be a specific DOPS (Direct Observation of Procedural Skill) form completed relating to drain insertion into an animal model under full asepsis.
Lectures, practical and simulated procedures
Background The National Patient Safety Agency issued an alert in May 2008 that required chest drains to be inserted only by staff with relevant competencies and adequate supervision. Chest drain insertion remains a core competency for junior doctors yet training opportunities are limited.
In the event that you need to cancel this course, the following terms and conditions apply.
- Cancellation of course 30 Days prior to commencement date, course fees will be returned minus £50.00 administration fee. If you received any course materials these must be returned prior to any refund.
- If there is an alternate date available for this course you may transfer your registration, but an administrative fee of £50.00 will be charged to your card.
- Cancellation within 30 Days will result in a loss of fees. If there is another course available, you may transfer but a £50.00 administrative fee will be charged to your card.