Course Details - Basic Microsurgical Skills Course (BMS)
Basic Microsurgical Skills Course (BMS)
This one-day practical course provides delegates with an introduction to skills in microsurgery and its applications, including practical skills in basic microsurgical technique and arterial and venous anastomosis. Candidates are formally assessed throughout the course with a competition and prizes in the final session.
Core trainees, foundation doctors. Could also act as a refresher course for specialist trainees
Relevant Grades: Foundation doctors, CT1, CT2, core trainees, ST grade - All
Practical workshops and exercises.
By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
- Perform basic microsurgical skills, including a thorough pre-operative microscope check, correct handling of microsurgical equipment, suturing and knot tying using correct microsurgical technique on supported latex sheets, then progressing onto unsupported latex strips.
- Perform end-to-end arterial and venous anastomosis on a chicken leg artery and vein using correct microsurgical technique with attention to correct placement, spacing and coaptation of sutures.
This course has been supported by: Mercian; ASiT; BAPRAS; Digital Surgical and National University Hospital (NUH) Singapore.
Costs begin from £220. Contact the Education Department for more details.
Mr Wee Lam, MBChB, MRCS, MPhil, FRCS (Plast), Mr Dan Widdowson, MBBS, MSc, FRCS (Plast) and Miss Jenny Reid