Basic Surgical Skills course

Basic Surgical Skills course

25 March - 26 March 2021

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

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  • Please Note

    Before booking and/or travelling into the area, please remind yourself of the most up to date guidance surrounding Coronavirus in Scotland here.

    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:

    • Surgeons Outside the UK
    • Surgical Foundation Trainees
    • Surgical Core Trainees
    • Surgical Specialty Trainees
  • 25 March
    08:15-08:30

    Registration - Day 1

    25 March
    08:30-08:40

    Introduction and Statement of Course Objectives, Assessment Overview

    25 March
    08:40-09:00

    Gowning and Gloving

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    Gown and glove application and removal

    25 March
    09:00-09:30

    Handling Instruments

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    Scissors, haemostats, forceps and scalpel

    25 March
    09:30-10:30

    Knots

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    One-handed reef knot and surgeon’s knot

    25 March
    10:30-10:45

    Morning Break - Day 1

    25 March
    10:45-11:40

    Knots (continued)

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    Instrument tie and tying at depth

    25 March
    11:40-13:00

    Suturing Techniques

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

    25 March
    13:00-13:40

    Lunch - Day 1

    25 March
    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

    25 March
    14:30-15:10

    Ligation/Transfixion

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    Pedicle transfixion, continuity tie, pedicle tie

    25 March
    15:10-16:10

    Tissue Handling 1

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

    25 March
    16:10-16:25

    Afternoon Break - Day 1

    25 March
    16:25-17:15

    Tissue Handling 2

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    Debriding a traumatic wound

    25 March
    17:15-17:25

    Tissue Handling 3

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    Abscess drainage (no assistance)

    25 March
    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

    25 March
    17:45

    Close - Day 1

    26 March
    08:15-08:30

    Registration - Day 2

    26 March
    08:30-09:00

    Reprise of Knot Tying

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    Common faults

    26 March
    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

    26 March
    10:30-10:45

    Morning Break - Day 2

    26 March
    10:45-12:45

    Group A – Laparoscopic Skills/Group B – Vascular Anastomosis

    26 March
    12:45-13:30

    Lunch - Day 2

    26 March
    13:30-15:30

    Group A – Vascular Anastomosis/Group B – Laparoscopic Skills

    26 March
    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

    26 March
    15:45-16:30

    Tendon repair (assisted), OSATS

    26 March
    16:30-17:00

    Discussion & Feedback - Day 2

    26 March
    17:15

    Close - Day 2
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    Member Registrations £505
    Non-Member Registrations £585

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  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

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Closing date: 25 March 2021


Other dates

22 - 23 April 2021
06 - 07 May 2021

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Wilma Paterson
+44 (0) 141 465 7274

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