Basic Surgical Skills Course

Basic Surgical Skills Course

05 September - 06 September 2019

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

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  • Please Note

    Affiliate members of the College can take advantage of the £80 member discount. If you are not already an affiliate member of the College, further information can be found here.

    This is the new, fifth 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
    • Surgical Specialty Trainees
    • SAS Grade Surgeons
  • 05 September
    08:15-08:30

    Registration - Day 1

    05 September
    08:30-08:40

    Introduction and Statement of Course Objectives, Assessment Overview

    05 September
    08:40-09:00

    Gowning and Gloving

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    Gown and glove application and removal

    05 September
    09:00-09:30

    Handling Instruments

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    Scissors, haemostats, forceps and scalpel

    05 September
    09:30-10:30

    Knots

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    One-handed reef knot and surgeon’s knot

    05 September
    10:30-10:45

    Morning Break - Day 1

    05 September
    10:45-11:40

    Knots (continued)

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    Instrument tie and tying at depth

    05 September
    11:40-13:00

    Suturing Techniques

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

    05 September
    13:00-13:40

    Lunch - Day 1

    05 September
    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

    05 September
    14:30-15:10

    Ligation/Transfixion

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    Pedicle transfixion, continuity tie, pedicle tie

    05 September
    15:10-16:10

    Tissue Handling 1

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

    05 September
    16:10-16:25

    Afternoon Break - Day 1

    05 September
    16:25-17:15

    Tissue Handling 2

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    Debriding a traumatic wound

    05 September
    17:15-17:25

    Tissue Handling 3

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    Abscess drainage (no assistance)

    05 September
    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

    05 September
    17:45

    Close - Day 1

    06 September
    08:15-08:30

    Registration - Day 2

    06 September
    08:30-09:00

    Reprise of Knot Tying

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    Common faults

    06 September
    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

    06 September
    10:30-10:45

    Morning Break - Day 2

    06 September
    10:45-12:45

    Group A – Laparoscopic Skills/Group B – Vascular Anastomosis

    06 September
    12:45-13:30

    Lunch - Day 2

    06 September
    13:30-15:30

    Group A – Vascular Anastomosis/Group B – Laparoscopic Skills

    06 September
    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

    06 September
    15:45-16:30

    Tendon repair (assisted), OSATS

    06 September
    16:30-17:00

    Discussion & Feedback - Day 2

    06 September
    17:15

    Close - Day 2
  • Category Product Amount
    Member Registrations £505
    Non-Member Registrations £585
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Closing date: 04 September 2019


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