ASiT Foundation Skills in Surgery

Category: Foundation - General

Date: July 10th 2012

Location: Postgraduate Medical Education Centre, Royal United Hospital, Bath BA1 3NG

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Aimed at Foundation Trainees and Final Year Medical Students

This popular one-day course will equip junior doctors with many of the fundamental techniques required for success in the early years of surgery.

Topics include sterile technique and gloving, suturing, wound closure, knot-tying, local anaesthetic infiltration, excision of simple subcutaneous lesions, abscess drainage and basic fracture management including Plaster of Paris application.

Using sound educational principles, this course will address the Knowledge, Clinical Skills, Technical Skills, and Professional Skills required in the early years of Surgical Specialist Training (as linked to the ISCP curriculum).

This course is essential for trainees wishing to set themselves apart from the crowd, and will provide an ideal talking point for future selection into surgery.

Venue: Postgraduate Medical Education Centre, Royal United Hospital Bath, Combe Park, Bath, BA1 3NG
Date: Tuesday 10th July, 2012
Cost: Free to ASiT Members. £50 for non-members (£50 refundable cheque required to secure place, returned upon attendance)

Izzy Dash: (for course application)
Laura Andrews: (for ASiT membership enquiries)

Course Outline
0830-0900 - Registration
0900-0915 - Introduction and welcome
0915-1045 - Medical record keeping
0945-1015 - Sutures, drains and instrument handling
1015-1030 - Coffee
1030-1300 - Practical 1 (2 groups - 1 x general, 1 x T&O)
1300-1345 - Lunch
1345-1615 - Practical 2 (reverse of 2 groups)
1615-1700 - Career building and surgical CVs
1700-1715 - Feedback and certificates