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ASiT Core Neurosurgical Skills - ASiT 2018 Pre-Conference Course

ASIT CORE NEUROSURGICAL SKILLS

VENUE: Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Friday 6th April 2018

This course can be booked through the on-line conference registration system when registering for the conference

Course conveners: Edward Dyson, Nish Srikandarajah

Target audience: F1-CT2/ST2 with an interest in neurosurgery.

 

Programme A rotation around 4 stations, comprising

The unstable cervical spine: Small group teaching on the biomechanics and classification of cervical spine fractures. Practical: Application of Halo traction and Vest sponsored by 

 

Intracranial Pressure: Small group teaching on the pathophysiology of raised ICP, monitoring, waveforms and management thereof. Practical: Insertion of ICP monitor sponsored by 

 

Neuronavigation: Small group teaching on the principles and benefits of Neuronavigation. Practical: Setting-up a neuronavigation system, EVD placement sponsored by 

 

Safe use of surgical drills: Small group teaching on the principles of the burr systems and the various attachments. Practical: Tuition on the use of burrs, the craniotome and perforators sponsored by 

 

Learning Outcomes

This full-day pre-conference course, aligned with the ISCP curriculum, aims to equip Foundation Doctors and CT/ST trainees with some of the introductory theoretical knowledge, and practical skills, that are specific to the management of Neurosurgical patients.  In particular, we try to focus on those practical aspects that are difficult to gain exposure to in allied specialties.

Topics include the basic management of the unstable cervical spine injury, traumatic head injury and raised intra-cranial pressure, neuronavigation and the safe use of operative drills and craniotomes.

Whilst attention will be paid to sound theoretic principles, the course is heavily practical, and there is ample opportunity to become familiar with a diverse array of equipment used in modern neurosurgical practice.

The hope is that those who have undertaken this course will be better equipped to manage the neurosurgical patient, to make most use of their time in future placements  and to provide weight to their National selection application form, should they be interested in Neurosurgery as a career.

Programme

09.30 – 09.50 Registration and coffee All
09.50 – 10.00 Introduction and welcome All
10.00 – 11.00 Station 1 Groups A-D Rotate
11.00 – 11.15 Break All
11.15 – 12.15 Station 2 Groups A-D Rotate
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch All
13.30 – 14.30 Station 3 Groups A-D Rotate
14.30 – 14.45 Break All
14.45 – 15.30 Station 4 Groups A-D Rotate
15.30 – 15.45 Break  
15.45 - 16.30 Non-Technical Skills for Neurosurgeons All
16.30 - 17.00 Portfolio Advice, Feedback and Close All
 

For further information please contact info@asit.org

The course will conclude with a free evening drinks reception and canapés from 1800.

Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Morrison Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
£90
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