Core Skills: Intermediate Laparoscopic Skills Workshop

Workshop

As of Monday March 30, as part of The University of Western Australia’s wider commitment to the community effort to lessen the spread of COVID-19, CTEC has temporarily suspended workshop presentations. In agreement with Department of Health WA, CTEC’s 2020 Workshop Calendar has been substantially restructured. We are now offering as many workshops from our suspended calendar as possible between October and December. Please feel free to contact CTEC Senior Course Co-ordinator John Linehan directly with any queries: T 0406 488 697 or E john.linehan@uwa.edu.au Further COVID-19 Information for Workshop participants can found via the link below.

Suitable for: Service Registrars, Surgical Trainees and Consultants. Junior Doctors who have completed CTEC’s Core Skills or JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery are welcome.

Dates

Available (doctor)
Friday, 30 October 2020

Core Skills: Intermediate Laparoscopic Skills

This highly practical one day workshop covers the most efficient techniques for laparoscopic intra and extracorporeal knot tying and intracorporeal suturing. 

This workshop will increase technical skills in two handed operative techniques and the ability to tie intra and extracorporeal knots. Practical sessions feature a dedicated work station for each participant, with assistance provided by a medical student camera operator.

It is suitable for Service Registrars, Surgical Trainees and Consultants.  Junior Doctors who have completed CTEC’s JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery workshop are also encouraged to register.

Registrants are welcome to consolidate practical laparoscopic skills and procedural experience prior to this workshop by utilising CTEC's Research and Skills Practice Lab.  Please contact the Senior Course Co-ordinator for information.

Workshop Content

The workshop will focus on the following tasks:

  • Passing a ligature
  • Extracorporeal knot tying
  • Intracorporeal suturing – placing sutures
  • Intracorporeal knot tying
  • Formation and use of endoloop

 

Practical Animal Tissue Based Surgical Skill Stations

  • Laparoscopic suturing of enterotomies
  • Laparoscopic appendicectomy
  • Laparoscopic assisted gastrostomy

It utilises a range of animal tissue and synthetic models for the practical skill stations.

The workshop will also feature case scenarios and discussions, whilst also allowing sufficient time to practise skills.

 

Workshop Inclusions

  • Practical animal tissue based skill stations
  • Didactic sessions
  • All meals and refreshments

 

Fee

WA Participant: $840

Non-WA Participant: $1010

 

COVID-19 Information for Workshop Participants

CTEC Terms & Conditions

Workshop content, date and convenors may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.

Accreditations

This educational activity has been approved in the RACS CPD Program. Fellows who participate can claim 1 point per hour (to a maximum of 8 points) in Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills. Participation in this activity will be populated into participants' RACS CPD Online.

Testimonials

"There was an excellent ratio of faculty to participants. They were very encouraging and catered to different skill levels. "
"It was great to have exclusive use of the lap stacks and trainers, with a medical student assistant. "
"I learned new techniques which I had previously not had the opportunity to learn in hospital. "
- 2019 Workshop Participants

Venue

CTEC
The University of Western Australia
Entrance No.2
Hackett Drive, Crawley
Perth, Western Australia

For more information contact

John Linehan
Senior Course Co-ordinator
T +61 8 6488 8049
E john.linehan@uwa.edu.au
 

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