Basic Surgical Skills Course

Basic Surgical Skills Course

06 May - 07 May 2021

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons

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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:

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

    Registration - Day 1

    06 May
    08:30-08:40

    Introduction and Statement of Course Objectives, Assessment Overview

    06 May
    08:40-09:00

    Gowning and Gloving

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    Gown and glove application and removal

    06 May
    09:00-09:30

    Handling Instruments

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    Scissors, haemostats, forceps and scalpel

    06 May
    09:30-10:30

    Knots

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    One-handed reef knot and surgeon’s knot

    06 May
    10:30-10:45

    Morning Break - Day 1

    06 May
    10:45-11:40

    Knots (continued)

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    Instrument tie and tying at depth

    06 May
    11:40-13:00

    Suturing Techniques

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

    06 May
    13:00-13:40

    Lunch - Day 1

    06 May
    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

    06 May
    14:30-15:10

    Ligation/Transfixion

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    Pedicle transfixion, continuity tie, pedicle tie

    06 May
    15:10-16:10

    Tissue Handling 1

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

    06 May
    16:10-16:25

    Afternoon Break - Day 1

    06 May
    16:25-17:15

    Tissue Handling 2

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    Debriding a traumatic wound

    06 May
    17:15-17:25

    Tissue Handling 3

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    Abscess drainage (no assistance)

    06 May
    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

    06 May
    17:45

    Close - Day 1

    07 May
    08:15-08:30

    Registration - Day 2

    07 May
    08:30-09:00

    Reprise of Knot Tying

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    Common faults

    07 May
    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

    07 May
    10:30-10:45

    Morning Break - Day 2

    07 May
    10:45-12:45

    Group A – Laparoscopic Skills/Group B – Vascular Anastomosis

    07 May
    12:45-13:30

    Lunch - Day 2

    07 May
    13:30-15:30

    Group A – Vascular Anastomosis/Group B – Laparoscopic Skills

    07 May
    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

    07 May
    15:45-16:30

    Tendon repair (assisted), OSATS

    07 May
    16:30-17:00

    Discussion & Feedback - Day 2

    07 May
    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

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Closing date: 05 May 2021


Other dates

25 - 26 March 2021
22 - 23 April 2021

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Laura McNally
+44 (0) 141 241 6225

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