Description

“START Surgery is an inclusive course designed for foundation doctors and medical students to advance their skills in managing acutely unwell surgical patients.

You will benefit from a blend of practical workshops, data analysis, interactive lectures and eLearning. START Surgery is suitable for those with very little existing surgical knowledge.

£139.50
1 day
6.00 CPD Points
After attending this course, you should be able to:

Begin to identify and manage critically ill surgical patients effectively
Be able to demonstrate a systematic approach to assessing surgical patients
Discuss the pathophysiology of critical illnesses following surgery
Benefit from improved teamwork skills when managing a critically ill patient

Course content
You will participate in a variety of practical training sessions during the START Surgery course, including:

Introduction to a system of patient assessment to facilitate data collection and planning
The pathophysiology and recognition of clinical abnormalities in patients with respiratory, renal, circulatory and septic problems
Case-based discussion and analysis of real clinical situations
General considerations of the professional responsibilities and roles of the foundation trainee within the surgical team
Advice on the mindset and skills needed to be a strong foundation trainee and for a future career in surgery
At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance, which helps to demonstrate your commitment to, and interest in, a career in surgery.

Take a look at a sample START Surgery programme

10% discount for RCS Affiliates
All RCS Affiliates benefit from 10% off the price of attending this course at the RCS Education Centre in London.

Our membership is made up of over 20,000 medical and dental surgeons at all stages of their careers. The usual route to becoming a Member or a Fellow is by taking the MRCS or FCRS exam. Find out more about becoming an RCS member.

If you are a student or trainee who hasn’t yet taken your MRCS or MJDF/MFDS, you can become an Affiliate for just £15 per year.

How this course benefits your foundation portfolio
START Surgery is mapped to the foundation curriculum.

Attending a course can support entries in your foundation portfolio for coverage of domain 3 (Recognition and management of acutely ill patients) and domain 14 (Working with colleagues) of the curriculum. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance, which helps to demonstrate your commitment to, and interest in, a career in surgery.”