Emergency Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery for the General Surgeon

Provided by Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

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About the course

This intensive, 2-day, hands on course emphasises the surgical anatomy of the abdomen and thorax, safe practice of surgery and pitfalls. The course covers abdominal and thoracic emergency surgery as applied to general surgeons. It is delivered through a series of carefully selected talks given by consultant experts and cadaveric surgical dissection performed by the participants under close supervision. There is a high tutor to participant ratio, full access to cadavers (one for every 2 participants) this course is aimed at ST3 level trainees and above. (Please note that this course has selection criteria).

Target Audience

ST3 and above. Please note this course has selection criteria which must be met.

Learning Style

It is delivered through a series of carefully selected talks given by consultant experts and cadaveric surgical dissection performed by the participants under close supervision. There is a high tutor to participant ratio, full access to cadavers (one for every 2 participants), staplers and energy devices.

Aims & Objectives

This intensive 2 days hands on course emphasises the surgical anatomy of abdomen and thorax, safe practice of surgery and pitfalls. The course covers abdominal and thoracic emrgency surgery as applied to general surgeons.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants should be able to: 1. Perform the following procedures under supervision: exploratory laparotomy; exposure of inferior vena cava and abdominal aorta; splenectomy; distal pancreatectomy; distal gastrectomy; open cholecystectomy; exposure of common bile duct; mobilisation and packing of liver; surgical control of bleeding duodenal ulcer; colectomy; thoracotomy (left, right, clamshell, thoraco-abdominal); exposure of oesophagus and repair of stabbed heart and lung.

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Start date Venue
26 Oct 2017 Cuschieri Skills Centre, Dundee Book now

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