This course teaches fundamental knowledge and technical skills to perform laparoscopic surgery. It includes didactic sessions and hands-on skills training. Cognitive topics range from safe peritoneal access, to the proper use of electrosurgical energy and troubleshooting laparoscopic equipment. Technical skills taught include two-handed manipulation of laparoscopic instruments, managing endoloops, and intra/extra corporeal suturing and knot tying. The course is intended to prepare surgeons to pass the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) exam.
Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to:
- Describe the instruments and equipment used in laparoscopic surgery.
- Identify important intraoperative considerations such as anesthesia and patient positioning.
- Discuss the physiology of the pneumoperitoneum.
- Outline the processes of access, trocar placement and abdominal examination.
- Demonstrate the technique of laparoscopic suturing.
- Provide an overview of biopsy techniques and hemostasis.
The course is a two days course and is conducted four times every year.
Number of instructors/trainees/capacity of the program:
The course maximum capacity is 20 candidates; they will be supervised by one course director and four instructors.
This simulation program combines evidence-based medicine with technologically advanced simulation education techniques and hands-on learning to provide advanced, hands-on, clinical education experiences for participants from a wide scope of practices, high-fidelity virtual simulators, Laparoscopy training boxes and actual medical devices to provide optimal learning opportunities. The course uses audiovisual tools to enhance presentations and record the events.
All the candidates who are participating in the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery exam, will be provided with online key for the material and prepare themselves for the online exam. Following that, a practical testing on a deferent shills will be performed.
The course targeted:
- Practicing General Surgeons.
- Residents and fellows in General Surgery, Urology and Gynecology