Practical Techniques Big Weekend

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Aims

Day One - Emergency Procedures Dealing with emergency patients can be very rewarding, but can also be very stressful! Often procedures that the clinician may be unfamiliar with (or has only performed a few times), need to be carried out rapidly and under pressure if the patient is to be saved. By discussing the rationale of these techniques, and offering a chance to practise ‘hands on’ in a wet lab situation, the course aims to provide you with the necessary skills to confidently carry out these procedures back at your own practice. Day Two - Emergency Surgical Procedures This day will cover all of the major emergency surgical abdominal procedures which may be required in practice. In addition to the timetabled procedures, the lecturer is happy to cover additional procedures (e.g. pericardectomy) if desired by more advanced delegates where appropriate.  The price of this course includes overnight accommodation on the Saturday, breakfast Sunday morning and dinner on the Saturday evening. You are also more than welcome to use the leisure facilities here at Alexandra House.

Objectives

By the end of day one you should have an understanding of:

  • Placing a tracheostomy tube
  • Thoracocentesis
  • Chest drain placement and appropriate management
  • When and how to place feeding tubes
  • Placing central lines and their indications
  • Intra-osseus needle placement

By the end of day two you should be happy to perform:

  • Gastropexy
  • Cystotomy and urethrostomy/urethrotomy
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Splenectomy

Summary

Comprehensive course notes, lunches, course dinner, all refreshments and bed and breakfast on the Saturday night.

 

Speakers: Paul Aldridge & Kelly Blacklock

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Start date Location / delivery
28 Jul 2018 Swindon, Alexandra House Book now

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