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Intercollegiate Basic Surgical Skills Course - May and October 2016


Course programme
 
 
Day 1:
 
0800 – 0830
 
Registration and Morning refreshments (light breakfast)
Faculty Meeting
 
0830 - 0840
 
Introduction and Statement of Course Objectives, Assessment Overview
 
 
0840 - 0900
 
Gowning and gloving
Double gloving and gown/glove removal
 
0900 - 0950
 
Knots
One-handed reef knot and instrument tie
 
0950 – 1050
 
Knots (continued)
Surgeon’s knot and tying at depth
 
 
 
1050 - 1105
 
Refreshments
 
 
 
 
1105 - 1130
 
Handling Instruments
Scissors, haemostats, forceps and scapel
 
 
 
1130 - 1300*
 
Suturing Techniques
Needles and incisions
Interrupted sutures, simple and mattress sutures; Continuous sutures,
sub-cuticular suture
 
 
 
1300 – 1345
 
Lunch
 
 
 
 
1345 – 1425
 
Skin Lesions and Local Anaesthetic Techniques
Techniques for tissue dissection.
Application of local anaesthetic
Excising a skin lesion and sebaceous cyst.
 
 
 
1425 – 1455
 
Ligation/Transfixion
Pedicle transfixion, continuity tie, pedicle tie
 
 
 
 
1455 - 1555
 
 
Tissue Handling 1
Bowel: End-to-end interrupted (hand tied knots, no assistance)
 
 
 
1555 – 1610
 
Refreshments/ Electro-surgery (DVD)
General principles of electro-surgery
 
 
 
1610 - 1620
 
Wound Management 1
Abscess drainage (no assistance)
 
 
 
1620 - 1710*
 
Wound Management 2
Debriding a traumatic wound
 
 
 
1710 – 1730
 
Discussion and feedback
 
 Day 2:
 

0815 - 0830
 
Morning refreshments
Faculty Meeting
 
 
 
0830 - 0900
 
Reprise of knot tying
Common faults
 
 
 
0900 - 1030
 
Abdominal Closure and Drain Insertion (assisted)
Aberdeen Knot
The art of assisting
 
 
 
1030 - 1045
 
Refreshments
 
 
 
 
1045 - 1245
 
Tissue-handling 2
Vascular surgery principles
Vein patch exercise (assisted)
 
 
 
1245 - 1330*
 
Tissue Handling 3
Tendon repair (assisted
 
 
 
1330 - 1345
 
Skin Suture OSAT
 
 
 
 
1345 - 1415
 
Lunch
 
 
 
 
1415 - 1430
 
Introduction to generic endoscopic surgery
Principles of camera technique, depth cueing, fulcrum effect
 
 
 
 
1430 - 1630
 
 
Box Trainers
Exercises: Placing peas in a pot, stacking sugar cubes, cutting a glove, putting mints on a string and tying knots on a skin pad
 
 
 
 
1630 - 1645
 
 
Discussion and feedback - REFRESHMENTS
 
 
 
 
1645
 
 
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