|ESU/ESUT Hands-on Training Laparoscopy course (basic-EBLUS and Intermediate)|
|Date:||27 October 2021|
|Venue:||Alexandria Library Convention Center|
|HALL||(Hall C )|
|Course Director:||Aly M.Abdel-Karim(EG)|
|Course Coordinator:||Akram Assem (EG)|
|Aims and Objectives|
|Laparoscopic procedures are continuously evolving in urology based on the increasing expertise of urologic surgeons. This includes ablative procedures, such as radical nephrectomy as well as reconstructive techniques, such as pyeloplasty. Since more centres and urologists are interested in minimal invasive surgery and offers advanced laparoscopic and robot-assisted procedures the number of laparoscopic cases are increasing.
In this context laparoscopic training programmes have become more important than before. Basic laparoscopy training represents the milestone in learning laparoscopy. Hands-on training courses at the pelvi-trainer are one of the main steps of basic laparoscopic training.
ESU/ESUT training research board has developed and validated a comprehensive program of education and assessment of the basic fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery namely European Training in Basic Laparoscopic Urological Skills (E-BLUS). This basic laparoscopic training program is including a theoretical online part beside the four steps practical box training. E-BLUS is offered to urologists and surgical residents who want to master the basic skills in laparoscopy required for operation theatre. The attendees can also make a theoretical and practical E-BLUS exam which will be certified by EAU and get a E-BLUS certificate beside the certificate of attendance. Even more experienced laparoscopists may need to practice certain exercises to be able to demonstrate their skills level in the practical exam.
European School of Urology (ESU) and the EAU Section of Uro-Technology (ESUT) aims to share knowledge and expertise and to harmonize the European standards of laparoscopic training in MMISU2019.
|With surgical training, the goal is to produce a surgeon who is highly competent and confident in performing laparoscopic procedures; and thereby mitigate the risks of complications. Because of the specific risks, visuo-spatial relationships, and the steep learning curve that are unique to laparoscopy, hands-on training on a box or visual simulator is the recommended way to start learning laparoscopic skills.|
|The E-BLUS program includes:|
The set of exercises offered in this module for box-training addresses bimanual dexterity, depth perception, suturing, clipping and cutting skills. Clinical application is found in such procedures as partial nephrectomy, total nephrectomy, pyeloplasty and radical prostatectomy.
The set includes the following exercises:
For each exercise a time limit is defined, as well as criteria for a successful completion of the exercise.
|1||Introduction by course coordinator
|2||Hands-on-training at different EBLUS models
|3||Questions and answers, tips and tricks