Basic Surgical Skills Course

Basic Surgical Skills Course

14 January - 15 January 2021

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

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  • This is the new sixth edition of the Intercollegiate course that runs over two days. It is for trainees anticipating a career in Surgery and preparing for basic surgical examinations. The course aims to teach safe operating techniques and stresses the importance of precautions for safe theatre practice.

    This programme covers:

    • Gowning and gloving
    • Handling instruments
    • Knots
    • Suturing techniques
    • Haemostasis
    • Handling bowel
    • Abdominal closure and drain insertion
    • Skin lesion and LA techniques
    • Cytology techniques and biopsy
    • Fine tissue handling
    • Electro-surgery
    • Wound management
    • Endoscopic surgery

    Suitable for:

    • Medical Student
    • Surgeons Outside the UK
    • Surgical Foundation Trainees
    • Surgical Core Trainees
  • 14 January
    08:15-08:30

    Registration - Day 1

    14 January
    08:30-08:40

    Introduction and Statement of Course Objectives, Assessment Overview

    14 January
    08:40-09:00

    Gowning and Gloving

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    Gown and glove application and removal

    14 January
    09:00-09:30

    Handling Instruments

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    Scissors, haemostats, forceps and scalpel

    14 January
    09:30-10:30

    Knots

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    One-handed reef knot and surgeon’s knot

    14 January
    10:30-10:45

    Morning Break - Day 1

    14 January
    10:45-11:40

    Knots (continued)

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    Instrument tie and tying at depth

    14 January
    11:40-13:00

    Suturing Techniques

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    Needles and incisions, Interrupted sutures, simple and mattress sutures; Continuous sutures, sub-cuticular suture

    14 January
    13:00-13:40

    Lunch - Day 1

    14 January
    13:40-14:30

    Skin Lesions and Local Anaesthetic Techniques

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    Techniques for tissue dissection, Application of local anaesthetic, Excising a skin lesion and sebaceous cyst

    14 January
    14:30-15:10

    Ligation/Transfixion

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    Pedicle transfixion, continuity tie, pedicle tie

    14 January
    15:10-16:10

    Tissue Handling 1

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    Bowel: end-to-end interrupted anastomosis (hand tied knots, no assistance)

    14 January
    16:10-16:25

    Afternoon Break - Day 1

    14 January
    16:25-17:15

    Tissue Handling 2

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    Debriding a traumatic wound

    14 January
    17:15-17:25

    Tissue Handling 3

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    Abscess drainage (no assistance)

    14 January
    17:25-17:45

    Discussion & Feedback - Day 1

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    During the last 20 minutes, assessment and feedback sheets should be completed with individual participants

    14 January
    17:45

    Close - Day 1

    15 January
    08:15-08:30

    Registration - Day 2

    15 January
    08:30-09:00

    Reprise of Knot Tying

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    Common faults

    15 January
    09:00-10:30

    Tissue Handling 4 - Abdominal Closure and Drain Insertion (assisted)

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    Aberdeen Knot, drain insertion, continuous suture, The art of assisting

    15 January
    10:30-10:45

    Morning Break - Day 2

    15 January
    10:45-12:45

    Group A – Laparoscopic Skills/Group B – Vascular Anastomosis

    15 January
    12:45-13:30

    Lunch - Day 2

    15 January
    13:30-15:30

    Group A – Vascular Anastomosis/Group B – Laparoscopic Skills

    15 January
    15:30-15:45

    Afternoon Break - Day 2

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    Ensure you have completed the entire assessment and feedback form including a development plan

    15 January
    15:45-16:30

    Tendon repair (assisted), OSATS

    15 January
    16:30-17:00

    Discussion & Feedback - Day 2

    15 January
    17:15

    Close - Day 2
  • Category Product Amount
    Member Registrations £505
    Non-Member Registrations £585

    You could save £80 on this event by becoming a member! Read more about becoming a member here.

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

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Waiting list

In preparation for the installation of new and improved software, booking on our events will be temporarily affected from 17:00 (GMT) on Thursday 26th November. Please contact events@rcpsg.ac.uk for assistance during this period.

Closing date: 13 January 2021


Other dates

08 - 09 December 2020
24 - 25 February 2021
25 - 26 March 2021

Coordinator

Donna Johnston
+44 (0) 141 465 7270

Email Coordinator

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