Basic Surgical Skills (Edinburgh) is organized by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and will be held on Nov 08, 2018 at Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Aims & Objectives
Junior trainees pursuing a career in surgery are expected to be able to perform a range of basic surgical skills prior to commencing specialty surgical training. These skills are not specifically covered by their foundation or core training placements. The Basic Surgical Skills courses have been running since 1994, with the involvement of all four UK and Ireland Colleges of Surgeons, and are designed to teach the essential basic technical skills required of a surgeon, instilling good practice at the early stages of training. Participants are introduced to the principles underpinning the various techniques being taught and practice these techniques with individual tuition and under the expert supervision of consultant surgeons. Participants are assessed throughout the course and issued with a certificate of successful completion.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, participants should be able to: 
• Explain the principles of good practice in theatre etiquette, knot tying, suturing, hemostasis, anastomosis, surgical diathermy and ergonomics for endoscopic surgery; 
• Describe correct handling and use of surgical instruments; 
• Demonstrate an appropriate procedure for 'gowning' and 'gloving' in accordance with recommended standards of practice; 
• Tie a variety of reliable knots, including surgical reef knots and the Aberdeen knot and tying at depth; 
• Suture a variety of tissues, including skin, bowel, vascular tissue and tendons effectively; 
• Perform abscess drainage and contaminated wound debridement in accordance with the basic principles of wound management; 
• Demonstrate basic techniques for the small bowel, vascular and tendon anastomoses; 
• Demonstrate an understanding of basic diathermic technique; 
• Demonstrate effective management of ergonomic tissue commonly encountered with endoscopic surgery.