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Intercollegiate Basic Surgical Skills Course (BSSC)

Christie NHS Foundation Trust Wilmslow Road | manchester, UK
From 527 to 585 GBP
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Title: Intercollegiate Basic Surgical Skills Course (BSSC)
Specialty: General Surgery
Dates: From Jan, 13, 2018 to Jan, 14, 2018
Location: manchester, UK
Type: Course
Registration Cost: From 527 to 585 GBP
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Christie NHS Foundation Trust Wilmslow Road

Manchester, UK Visit the Venue to read more


FY1 (6 months in a surgical training post is a pre-requisite), FY2, ST1/CT1 & ST2/CT2
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Event Overview
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The ethos of this Intercollegiate Basic Surgical Skills Course (BSSC) is to install core surgical skills at the very start of a surgeon's training by teaching the correct basic technique. 

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.

Aims & Objectives:

The Basic Surgical Skills course has been running since 1994, with the involvement of all four UK and Ireland Colleges of Surgeons, and is 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 with individual tuition and under the expert supervision of consultant surgeons. Participants are assessed throughout the course and issues with a certificate upon successful completion.

Learning Style:

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.

Learning Outcomes:

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

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.

Describe correct handling and use of surgical instruments.

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 safe fine tissue handling utilising small bowel, vascular and tendon models for basic anastomoses technique.

Demonstrate an understanding of basic diathermic technique.

Demonstrate effective management of ergonomic issues commonly encountered in endoscopic surgery.

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