This workshop is designed for endoscopists and trainees who have demonstrated experience in diagnostic endoscopy and wish to become skilled in the endoscopic management of GI bleeding.
The endoscopic control of bleeding requires a team approach and endoscopy nurses looking to provide assistance for therapeutic endoscopy are encouraged to attend.
The comprehensive program teaches the procedures required for endoscopic haemostasis and reviews the background knowledge necessary to manage these problems effectively. Participants will gain knowledge and familiarity with the procedural skills needed to manage patients with a range of gastrointestinal bleeding lesions.
- Practice-orientated lecture program
- Techniques demonstrated by experts in therapeutic endoscopy
- Extensive simulator-based teaching of endoscopic skills using animal parts, mechanical simulators
- Exposure to a wide range of lesions and control techniques: upper and lower GI bleeding; ulcers, varices, superficial bleeding, lesions, diverticular disease and post-polypectomy bleeding; sclerotherapy, bipolar coagulation, endoscopic clipping, variceal gluing, looping, balloon tamponade
Novel approaches to teaching these skills and to the overall management of the bleeding patient have been developed.
Participants will use animal (porcine) tissue* models (Koken model, EASIE, Endo-trainer) and the computerised EndoscopyVR simulator. The EndoscopyVR simulator offers superior force feedback sensation and physiological and anatomically correct simulation for the Trainee.
Limited sponsorship is available to WA participants from the WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network. Upon completion of this workshop, WA participants may apply to CTEC for a 50% rebate of the workshop fee.
The acquisition of the EndoscopyVR Simulator was made possible due to part funding provided by HealthWorkforce Australia, an Australian Government Initiative.
- Porcine tissue* and computerised simulation models
- Didactic sessions
- All meals and refreshments
- Limited places to maximise practical learning time
Non-WA Consultants: $2300
WA Consultants: $1780
Non-WA Trainees: $1995
WA Trainees: $1665
Workshop content, date and convenors may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances. *Use of porcine simulators is not compulsory
The University of Western Australia
Hackett Drive, Crawley
Perth, Western Australia