Urology Simulation Course

Category: Training - Core Surgery

Date: April 13th 2016 5:30pm until 8:00pm

Location: Academy, Musgrove Park Hospital, Parkfield Drive, Taunton TA1 5DA

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For FY1s, FYIs, GP trainees, Core trainees (medical and surgical). Trainees preparing for application to ST3 Urology.



Interested in a career in Urology? Ever had a catheter problem while on call? This course can help!

Course Aims:

  • Catheters: Tips and tricks when it’s not straightforward – Types of catheters, changing SPCs and how to do a good bladder washout
  • Procedural skills to manage difficult catheter insertion (Flexi/Guidewire catheter insertion, Suprapubic catheters – Practical model)
  • Introduction to the scope of core urological practice: Opportunity to practise or trial Cystoscopy, Stent insertion, Ureteroscopy, TURP, TURBTs on simulation models provided by Olympus



5.30pm – 5.45pm. Arrivals, Introduction, Welcome & Pizza (Free! Eat during lecture.)

5.45pm – 6.30pm. Lecture (with different types of catheters for demonstration). ‘Catheters: Tips and tricks when it’s not straightforward.’

6.30pm – 7.30pm. ( 2 Groups, 2 x 30 minute sessions) – Try to split groups into abilities

Group A (30 mins) Procedural skills to manage difficult catheter insertion.

  • Demonstration of flexible cystoscope and guidewire for catheter insertion, delegates have a go
  • Indications, contraindications and demonstration SPC insertion, delegates practise

Group B (30 mins) Introduction to the scope of urological practice

For more experienced delegates:

  • Opportunity for more experienced trainees to familiarise themselves with equipment and practise assembling cystoscope, cystoscopy and stent insertion prior to ST3 Interview
  • Practise TURP, TURBT, Ureteroscopy on Olympus models

For less experienced delegates:

  • Opportunity for less experienced delegates to appreciate scope of core urological practice. Try Assembling Cystoscope, Cystoscopy, TURP, TURBT, Ureteroscopy, Stent insertion

7.30pm – 8pm Extra time for practice on models if desired



Additional Information/Registration

Please contact Emma Papworth (CT2 Surgery) at emma.papworth@tst.nhs.uk or e.papworth@nhs.net