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Surgical Skills in Trauma (DQT)

Description: Theoretical and practical courses are divided into 2 phases. One theoretical course will be held in the morning where various surgical techniques in trauma are shown and discussed and another practical course will be held, where these techniques are applied on live animal models. For the first phase (theoretical) medical students or pre-graduate interns may register. For the 2nd phase of practice on live animal models, only surgical residents and trained surgeons will be allowed guaranteed by proper documentation.

General Objective: Discuss and practice the diverse surgical techniques in trauma through lectures guided by experts and surgical interventions on live animal models.

Specific Objectives: 

  1. Reaffirm the technical concepts of trauma surgery
  2. Discuss the techniques used in trauma surgery
  3. Reaffirm each surgeon skills on a live animal model monitored by an expert
  4. Practice surgical techniques according to the needs of each surgeon

Target Audience (who should attend): Trauma Surgeons, General Surgeons, Residents of General Surgery & Students (for the 1st phase).

Course Agenda:

HOUR                          ACTIVITY                                                                                                                                                  8:00 am–12:00 pm | Didactic lectures

1:00 pm–5:00 pm | Animal laboratory (Actual times are subject to change)

Manual available in the following languages: English & Spanish (In production).

Pre-Test & Post-Test: Onsite Administration.

Evaluation Form: Onsite Administration.

Certificate: Onsite Administration (if paid pre-course) or E-mail Administration (if paid post-course).

Course Duration: 1 day (could vary to 2 days).

Course Director & Faculty:

Directors: Drs. Pablo  Ottolino                                                                                                                                          Faculty: Drs. K. Mattox, E. Moore, D. Feliciano, T. Scalea, A. Rodriguez, R. Ivatury, N. Mendez, R. Herrera, G. Machain, &           A. Gonzalez

Local Coordinator: Each course will be assigned a coordinator. The course coordinator can be local or international.

Number of Participants: Ratio of instructors to students 1:6

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