Basic Surgical Skills 1st & 2nd November 2016 (BSS_004)

£575.00

This Royal College of Surgeons approved course has been designed to introduce surgical trainees to safe surgical practice within a controlled workshop environment. It aims to teach, assess and certify the ability of trainees to use safe and sound surgical techniques that are common to all forms of surgery.  Full course details are available here.

 

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Description

Course: Basic Surgical Skills
Date: 01/11/2016 – 02/11/2016
Duration: 2 Days – 8.15am – 5.30pm
Venue: LIMIT Suite, 3rd Floor, Chancellor’s Wing, St James’s University Hospital, Leeds
Synopsis: This Royal College of Surgeons approved course has been designed to introduce surgical trainees to safe surgical practice within a controlled workshop environment. It aims to teach, assess and certify the ability of trainees to use safe and sound surgical techniques that are common to all forms of surgery

CONTENT – the course covers three main areas:

  • Open Surgery
  • Electrosurgery
  • Endoscopic Surgery
Target Audience: FY1-CT2
Key Benefits, Format &  Learning Outcomes

 

KEY BENEFITS
Basic Surgical Skills (BSS) course is strongly recommended for all surgical trainees who take up their first surgical appointment and is open to foundation doctors intending a surgical career or surgically related career.The course has been agreed on an intercollegiate basis and trainees who complete the course will be issued with certification that will be reciprocally recognised by all four Royal Surgical Colleges
FORMAT

  • Pre-course reading and DVD to prepare for the course and get the most out of the intensive two days
  • Short introductory presentations for each topic including step by step demonstrations (DVD or live) with an emphasis on the “4 stage” technique of teaching a practical skill
  • Small group work stations to focus on basic skills and techniques
  • Hands-on practice with review sessions to consolidate skills
  • Continuous formative feedback and close work with faculty

LEARNING OUTCOMES
Open Surgery – by the end of the course, participants will:

  • Understand and practice safe operating techniques, gowning & gloving
  • Understand and practice the correct techniques for laying safe surgical knots
  • Understand the characteristics and handling of surgical instruments
  • Understand that careful and sound aspects of technique are more important than simple manual dexterity or speed
  • Understand the principles of handling tissues and recognise differing requirements for differing sites (e.g. skin, bowel, abdominal wall, vessels and tendons)
  • Understand and practice local anaesthetic techniques
  • Understand the principles of assessment and primary surgical management of infected and contaminated soft tissues

Electrosurgery – by the end of the course, participants will:

  • Understand the principles behind the practical and safe use of electrosurgery devices

Endoscopic Surgery – by the end of the course, participants will:

  • Understand the differences between open and endoscopic surgery including the manipulation of instruments in a three-dimensional surgical environment while viewing a remote two-dimensional image
  • Practice visuo-spatial awareness involved in depth cueing and the “fulcrum” effect of instrument manipulation
What’s Included:
  • Course Handbook
  • Course DVD
  • Certificate of Completion (if successful)
  • Lunches & Refreshments
Additional Information Require Accommodation?

Please visit www.visitleeds.co.uk for accommodation listings.  The two nearest hotels to the hospital are located in the Waterfront Area and are a 5-10 minute drive from the hospital depending upon traffic, they are:

Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre Armouries, Armouries Drive, Clarence Dock, Leeds, LS10 1LE

www.hiexleeds.co.uk

Ibis Budget (formerly Etap), 2 The Gateway North, Crown Point, Leeds, LS9 8BZ

www.accor.com  Please note, as the name suggests, the Ibis Budget offers low-cost, no frills accommodation

Hospital Accommodation is no longer available

 

Cancellation Policy IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Cancellation Policy

In the event 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 receive any course materials these must be returned prior to any refund

Cancellation within 30 days will result in a loss of fees

If there is another course available, you may be able to transfer but a £50.00 administration fee will be charged to your card 

Course Administrator: Further Information – please contact Mandy Sedler

Tel:    0113 206 7286

Email:  mandy.sedler@nhs.net 

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