05/02/15 – 06/02/15 Basic Surgical Skills Course


Basic Surgical Skills Course

Date: 05/02/15 – 06/02/15

Duration: 2 days

Venue: LIMIT, St. James’s Hospital, Leeds

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Product Description


The course covers three main areas:

•Open surgery
•Endoscopic surgery

Learning outcomes
Open surgery

By the end of the course, participants will:

•understand and practice safe operating techniques, gowning and 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 (eg 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.

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;
•practise visuospatial awareness involved in depth cueing and the ‘fulcrum’ effect of instrument manipulation.

Target Audience / Suitability

•Pre-course reading and DVD to prepare for the course and get the most out of the intensive 2 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 workstations to focus on basic skills and techniques
•Hands-on practice with review sessions to consolidate skills
•Continuous formative feedback and close work with faculty

Additional Information
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.

What you get
•Course handbook
•Course DVD
•Certificate of completion (if successful)

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