Core Skills: Introduction to Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

Workshop

Core Skills: Introduction to Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery is a highly practical workshop aimed at providing RMOs, Registrars and junior trainees with a greater understanding and improved level of competence in the basic techniques required for laparoscopic colorectal surgery.

Suitable for: Resident Medical Officers, Service Registrars, Registrars, Junior Trainees in General Surgery.

Dates

Thursday, 27 August 2020

About

This CTEC workshop aims to provide participants the opportunity to gain knowledge of dissection techniques and vessel control, consolidated by practical sessions in laparoscopic colorectal surgical set up, techniques and dissection.  It will provide hands-on familiarisation with equipment participants may have received little exposure to in the clinical setting.

It is beneficial for participants to have laparoscopic and suturing experience.  Those wishing to increase their experience prior to the workshop are welcome to contact CTEC's Course Co-ordinator to organise free practical sessions in CTEC's Research and Skills Practice Lab.

 

WORKSHOP CONTENT
Practical Sessions Including Use of Animal Tissue and Simulation Models

  • Bench top stapling: principles of stapling devices (including linear / open linear and circular staplers) and end to end anastomosis
  • Small bowel anastomosis
  • Laparoscopic suturing
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy exercise
  • Laparoscopic right hemi mobilisation
  • Laparoscopic loop ileostomy formation

Demonstrations and Practical Set up for Laparoscopic Exercises

  • Trocar placement
  • Instrument choice and placement
  • Dissection
  • Manipulation
  • Clips / stapling

 

Presentations

  • Ergonomics
  • Entry techniques
  • Role of the assistant
  • Sealing vessels: staplers, clips and energised sealers
  • Dissection techniques and vessel control. Includes:
  • Blunt and sharp dissection
  • Energised dissection
  • Sealing vessels: staplers, clips and energised sealers
  • Patient preparation    

Case discussion: Critical points during surgery

 

WORKSHOP INCLUSIONS

  • Practical sessions utilising specialised colorectal laparoscopic models with tissue inserts, animal tissue models and laparoscopic simulators
  • Didactic sessions
  • All meals and refreshments
  • Limited places to maximise practical learning time

 

Fee

WA Participant: $750
Non-WA Participant:  $790
 

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 your RACS CPD Online.

Testimonials

"(The faculty were).... very approachable, knowledgeable, practical. What a great resource to have a team of active consultants on hand to help training."
"Nothing like hands on practical experience to reinforce technique. "
"Thoroughly enjoyed the breadth of opportunities in the course and the efforts clearly made by course organisers....."
- 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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