Basic Surgical Skills (Intercollegiate BSS)

This highly practical and interactive 2 day course has been designed to introduce surgical trainees to safe surgical practice within a controlled workshop environment.

BSS is strongly recommended for all trainees who are about to embark on their first surgical position.

Suitable for: FY1, FY2, CT1, CT2, ST1, ST2, SAS.

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BSS is a practical, workshop-led course. Each skill is introduced with a step-by-step demonstration, before participants practice the technique.

You’ll receive continual feedback and assessment throughout the two days.

Before the course, you will be sent the BSS handbook and a link to the online learning platform, where you can view the BSS videos and do the MCQs. This essential pre-course material will ensure you get the most out of every session.

AIM

To teach, assess and certify the ability of trainees to use safe and sound surgical techniques that are common to all forms of surgery.

OBJECTIVES

  • Outline gowning and gloving before surgery.
  • Discuss the correct handling of instruments.
  • Identify correct technique for knot tying and discuss types of knots and tying at depth.
  • Outline various suturing techniques and forms of suturing.
  • Discuss tissue handling and dissection including local anaesthetic technique.
  • Outline treatment of a traumatic wound including abscess drainage and abdominal close and drain insertion.
  • Outline the basic principles of electrosurgery.
  • Outline the basic principles of endoscopic surgery.

Accredited through

https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/education-and-exams/courses/search/basic-surgical-skills-intercollegiate-bss/

Open surgery

At the end of the course delegates should be able to:

  • Understand and practice safe operating techniques in a safe environment for the patient, themselves and the team.
  • Understand the characteristics and safe handling of surgical instruments and sharps.
  • Understand that careful and sound aspects of technique are more important than simple manual dexterity or speed.
  • Understand and practice the techniques of gowning and gloving.
  • Understand and practice the correct techniques for laying safe surgical knots and placing sutures.
  • Understand the principles of handling tissues and recognise differing requirements for differing sites e.g. skin, bowel, abdominal wall, vessels and tendons.
  • Understand and practice safe local anaesthetic techniques.
  • Understand the principles of assessment and primary surgical management of infected and contaminated soft tissues.

Electrosurgery

At the end of the course delegates should be able to:

  • Understand the principles behind the practical and safe use of electrosurgery devices.

Endoscopic surgery

At the end of the course delegates should be able to:

  • Understand the differences between open and endoscopic surgery, including the manipulation of instruments in a three-dimensional surgical environment while viewing a remote two-dimensional image.
  • Practice visuospatial awareness involved in depth cueing and the “fulcrum” effect of instrument manipulation.

 

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5

Nov

Intercollegiate Basic Surgical Skills

Belfast

£600.00

Thursday, 5 November 2020 - Friday, 6 November 2020

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (2 days)

  • Belfast
  • £600.00 incl. VAT

Thu 5 Nov 2020 - Fri 6 Nov 2020

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (2 days)

This highly practical, two-day course is suitable for all trainees hoping to pursue a career in surgery. Trainees will be introduced to safe surgical practices within a controlled workshop-led environment, where each skill is introduced with a step-by-step demonstration, before participants practice the technique in small groups.

Cost

£600 (Early Bird Price)/ £675.00 (Standard Price)

Time

8:30am – 5:30pm each day

Accredited by

12 CPD Hours