Course Details - Basic Surgical Skills



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Basic Surgical Skills

This two-day course, aimed at FY1 and above, is designed to instil core surgical skills at the very start of a surgeon's training by teaching the correct basic techniques. You will be taught instrument handling, knot tying, suturing techniques, fine tissue handling, wound management and diathermy.

These courses are delivered by experienced surgeons with a wide range of knowledge and experience in teaching. They are delivered both in the UK and internationally. (Attendance at this course, will give you the opportunity to apply for a one year FREE Affiliate Membership with the College)

Suitability

FY1 (BSS is strongly recommended for all trainees who are about to embark on their first surgical position), FY2, ST1/CT1 and ST2/CT2 and SCPs.

Relevant Grades

FY1, FY2, CT1, CT2, ST1, ST2

Course Format

Course participants have access to pre-course material online giving them the opportunity to view the basic concepts covered by the course. The course is held over two days with a series of demonstrations and extensive hands on sessions. Techniques are practiced using a combination of prepared animal tissue, synthetic models and simulation.

Course Objectives

Junior trainees pursuing a career in surgery are expected to be able to perform a range of basic surgical skills prior to commencing specialty surgical training. These skills are not specifically covered during their foundation or core training placements. The Basic Surgical Skills courses have been running since 1994, with the involvement of all four UK and Ireland Colleges of Surgeons, and are designed to teach the essential basic technical skills required of a surgeon, instilling good practice at the early stages of training.

Participants are introduced to the principles underpinning the various techniques being taught and practice these techniques with individual tuition and under the expert supervision of consultant surgeons. Participants are assessed throughout the course and issued with a certificate upon successful completion.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the principles of good practice in theatre etiquette, knot tying, suturing, haemostasis, anastomosis, surgical diathermy and ergonomics for minimal access surgery.
  • Describe correct handling and use of surgical instruments.
  • Demonstrate an appropriate procedure for 'gowning' and 'gloving' in accordance with recommended standards of practice.
  • Tie a variety of reliable knots, including surgical reef knots and the Aberdeen knot and tying at depth.
  • Suture a variety of tissues, including skin, bowel, vascular tissue and tendons effectively.
  • Perform abscess drainage and contaminated wound debridement in accordance with the basic principles of wound management.
  • Demonstrate basic techniques for small bowel, vascular and tendon anastomoses.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic diathermic technique.
  • Demonstrate effective management of ergonomic tissue commonly encountered with minimal access surgery.

Costs

Course Fee: £585.00

Course Fee for RCSEd Members/Affiliates: £527.00

Course Director

Mr David Smith, Consultant General Surgeon, Dundee 

Location Specific Details

Arrowe Park Hospital Wirral

To book a place on this course please contact Doctors Academy (Wirral Basic Surgical Skills)

Email: courses@doctorsacademy.org.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 2920 616 765

Website: doctorsacademy.org.uk

 

Birmingham - Other

To book a place on this course please contact:

Email: clinicalskillsteam@uhb.nhs.uk

Buckingham

To book a place on this course please contact us at:

E-maileducation@rcsed.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 0131 527 1562

 

Manchester

To book a place on this course please contact:

 

Email: courses@doctorsacademy.org.uk

Phone: 02920 616 765

 

Thailand

To book a place on this course please contact Professor Uttaravichien:

Email: tuttaravichien@yahoo.com

Hong Kong

To book a place on this course please contact Gabriel Lo:

Email: gabriello@cshk.org

Phone: (852) 28718798

Indonesia

To book a place on this course please contact Gembong Wibisono:

Email: gembong.wibisono@bbraun.com 

Isle of Man

To book a place on this course contact Professor Partha Vaiude, Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon & MD Surgical Art Ltd at:

Email: info@surgical-art.com

Eindhoven

To enquire about booking a place in this location please contact:

Gert de Vroom
INFOSURGICALSKILLS@catharinaziekenhuis.nl

Manipal, India

To book a place on this course please contact Stanley Mathew

stanley.mathew@manipal.edu

+91 9844409900 / +91 820 2922724

https://manipal.edu/mu/university-faculty-landing/health-sciences.html

Cardiff

To book a place on this course please contact;

Email: courses@doctorsacademy.org.uk

Phone: 02920 616 765

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact the Education Section?

The Education Section is open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.  If you wish to contact a member of the team please see contact details below:

Education mailbox:  education@rcsed.ac.uk

Phone number:  0131 527 1600

Will I receive CPD?

All RCSEd educational activity is awarded CPD hours. Please see individual course for specific award.

Will I receive a Certificate?

Yes, RCSEd Certificates of Attendance are awarded for all educational courses and are handed out at the end of the course (however, please note that where an event has a PASS or FAIL this will be posted to you after the event). 

What is RCSEd’s course cancellation policy?

Q. What happens if RCSEd cancels a course I am booked on?

A. On the odd occasion, RCSEd may need to cancel a course, for example if we are affected by an event out with our control or if it is not financially viable for us to deliver the course. If we do need to cancel, we will let you know as soon as possible and provide you with a full refund of course fees paid.

RCSEd shall incur no further liability (e.g. travel or accommodation costs). You may wish to consider taking out appropriate travel insurance for any non-refundable costs you may incur when arranging to attend the course

 

Q. What happens if I need to cancel my place on a course I am booked?

A. If you cancel your place more than four weeks before the event date, you will incur an administration fee of 10% (or £50, whichever is greater) of the total course fee.

If you cancel your place less than four weeks before the start of a course, once the course has started or your do not notify us, the total course fee will be charged and you will not receive any refund.

 

Q. Can I cancel a course booking online?

A. NO, cancellations must be made directly with the education team via phone or email (Email:  education@rcsed.ac.uk or phone 0131 527 1600).

 

Q. Can I transfer to another date for the same course?

A. YES, you can transfer to another date by contacting the Education section directly (education@rcsed.ac.uk). Please note that you can transfer only once and transfers can only be made if more than 4 weeks prior to the start of the course, without incurring additional costs.  

How do I book a place on an RCSEd course?

You can book a place for all our courses by visiting the RCSEd website, and selecting the course you wish to book.  Please note that you will need to register with the website in order to book.

For some regional and international courses you will need to book directly with the centre.  Please check individual courses for details.

You can also contact the Education Section by phone to book (0131 527 1600).

What payment methods do RCSEd accept?

Visa and MasterCard are accepted on the RCSEd website and over the phone to the education team.

All course bookings will receive a booking confirmation email:  this email acts as your receipt.

Request an Invoice:  If your course fees will be paid by a third party (eg trust, hospital, charitable fund) and they wish to be invoiced then they must provide us with an official purchase order.  We are unable to process applications without this.

The purchase order should be submitted with the application form and can be emailed to education@rcsed.ac.uk.  Please note that we can only invoice organisations and not individuals.  Please check with your hospital or trust, as some may require you to pay yourself and then claim the money back.

Do I receive a discount if I am a Member of RCSEd?

A 10% discount is applied to all educational courses and events organised directly through RCSEd, for Members, Fellows, Associates and Affiliates.

Are you able to help me with my VISA application?

YES, RCSEd can provide you with a Visa support letter confirming the course details and fees paid by you.  This is only possible once you have booked your place on a course and RCSEd have received the full course fee.

If a course is fully booked what can I do? Is there a waiting list?

If a course appears full and you wish to be placed on a waiting list then please contact the education team directly by email education@rcsed.ac.uk or phone 0131 527 1600.

Do you provide lunch or refreshments?

YES, for all educational courses, refreshments are served throughout the day and lunch is provided if the duration is one day or more.

 


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Get in touch

If you have any questions about this course, please contact us and a member of our Education team will be happy to help you.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Education Section

Phone: 0131 527 1562
Fax: +44 (0)131 557 6406

Email: education@rcsed.ac.uk