Basic Laparoscopic Surgery Course ( FLS ):
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.
This 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, Integrate a variety of task-trainers, low- and high-fidelity simulators, and actual medical devices to provide optimal learning opportunities.
The course uses audiovisual tools to enhance presentations and record the events. Simulated critically ill patient’s room (i.e. ICU) fully equipped with the needed equipment and high fidelity manikins.
Practicing General Surgeons, Residents and fellows in General Surgery, Urology and Gynecology.
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