1919NG – New Graduate Abdominal Surgery Techniques (November 2023)

£547.00 (+VAT)

13th November 2023, Studley Warwickshire

This course is now full. Please check below for future dates or contact us

This course is now fully booked. The next ‘New Graduate Abdominal Surgery Techniques’ will take place in May, 2024. Please click here for more information.

The need to perform abdominal surgery is very likely to occur early in your career as a new graduate veterinary surgeon and relevant undergraduate lectures or experiences can feel like a distant memory when these situations arise.

This course is designed to help build your confidence and proficiency in the commonly performed abdominal surgical techniques that are considered ‘day 1’ skills in small animal practice. Lecture notes and videos provide you with a step-by-step ‘how to’ guide for each of the procedures covered. The essential theory is complemented by a full day of practical sessions at the training centre where you will have the opportunity to perform all of the techniques and to ask any questions or discuss specific problems that you may have encountered in practice when performing abdominal surgery. Your lecture notes will provide a useful resource: refer back to them whenever you have a relevant patient.

Ultimately, this course aims to increase your confidence and remove the potential for anxiety that you may experience when you need to perform abdominal surgery in the early stages of your career. Abdominal surgical techniques covered include how to perform an exploratory laparotomy including intrabdominal biopsy techniques, cystotomy, enterotomy, enterectomy and incisional gastropexy. By the end of the course, we aim to have you eagerly awaiting your next abdominal surgery.

What you will learn :-

  • Exploratory laparotomy, abdominal biopsy techniques and cystotomy
  • Gastrointestinal biopsy, enterotomy, enterectomy
  • GDV (incisional gastropexy) and oesophagostomy tube placement
  • Complete your learning and get your CPD Certificate for 15 Hours of CPD.

Tutor :  Faye Swinbourne BVM&S MVetMed DipECVS MRCVS

You’ll need to complete the online learning for this course before the practical session. This is so that you are familiar with the theory and the techniques that you’ll be carrying out in the practical sessions. We’ve found that delegates get much more from the practical sessions with this format, and you will also have more time for hands-on practice.  We’ll email you access details for your online resources several weeks prior to your attendance session date.

This course is kindly sponsored by Veterinary Instrumentation

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