Programme

Day One

Time   

Content   

Faculty

08.15 - 08.30

Registration and Refreshments
Faculty meeting

 

08.30 - 08.40

Introduction and statement of course objective, assesment overview

 

08.40 - 09.00

Gowning and gloving
Double gloving and gown/glove removal.

 

09.00 - 09.50

Knots
One-handed Reef Knot, Surgeons Knot and Instrument Tie

 

09.50 - 10.50

Knots (continued)
Surgeon's knot and tying at depth

 

10.50 - 11.05

Refreshments

 

11.05 - 11.30

Handling Instruments
Scissors, Haemostats, forceps and scapel

 

11.30 - 13.00

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

 

13.00 - 13.45

Lunch

 

13.45 - 14.25

Skin Lesions and Local Anaesthetic Techniques
Techniques for tissue dissection
Application of local anaesthetic
Excising a skin lesion and sebaceous cyst

 

14.25 - 14.55

Ligation/Transfixtion
Pedicle transfixion, continuity tie, pedicle tie

 

14.55 - 15.55

Tissue handling 1
Bowel: End-to-End interrupted hand tied knots
(no assistance)

 

15.55 - 16.10

Refreshments

 

16.35 - 16.55

Tissue handling 2
Tendon repair (assisted)

 

16.55 - 17.10

Electro-surgery
General principles of Electro-surgery

 

17.10 - 17.30

Discussion and feedback

 

 

Day Two

Time

Content

Faculty

08.15 - 08.30

Refreshments

 

08.30 - 09.00

Reprise of knot tying
Common faults

 

09.00 - 10.30

Abdominal closure and drain insertion
Aberdeen Knot
The art of assisting

 

10.30 - 10.45

Refreshments

 

10.45 - 12.45

Tissue handling 3
Vascular surgery principles
Vein patch exercise (assisted)

 

12.45 - 13.30

Lunch

 

13.30 - 13.40

Wound Management 1                     
Abscess drainage (non assisted)    

 

13.40 - 13.55

Skin Suture OSAT

 

13.55 - 14.45

Wound Management 2
Debriding a traumatic wound

 

14.45 - 15.00

Refreshments

 

15.00 - 15.15

Introduction to Generic Endoscopic Surgery
Principles of camera technique,
depth cueing fulcrum effects

 

15.15 - 17.15

Box Trainers
Exercises: Placing peas in a pot, stacking sugar
cubes, cutting a glove, putting Polos on a string
and tying knots on a skin pad

 

17.15 - 17.30

Discussion and feedback

 

17.30

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