Introduction to Surgery online course

Needle holders with needle

Introduction to surgery

Starting a surgical placement? Already started but want to know how to stand out and excel? Then this is the course for you!

About this surgery course

We know that starting out in surgery can be a daunting task, with lots of new skills to learn in a new environment. That’s why we developed this course, which gets you ready for surgery in bite size tutorials and demonstrations that you can practice at home.

The course is delivered by Mr Hamid Tehrani, a world-renowned surgeon and our principal instructor, with numerous surgical skills demonstrations that can be practiced at home. 

We want as many people as possible to gain quality surgical skills, no matter what your background. And so, by keeping our production costs low, we are pleased to be able to offer this course for just £59.

The course has also been through the rigorous assessment process of BAPRAS (the British Association of Plastic, Reconstruction & Aesthetic Surgeons), and has been both badged by them and awarded CME points.

Surgery course badged by BAPRAS

Who should do this course?

This course is aimed at helping as many people as possible, from medical students to trainee surgeons, physicians, general practitioners, nurses, emergency doctors, and anyone else who wants to know the basics of surgery and surgical techniques.

We have designed this course with a view to help as many people as possible to gain the require skills that will improve their patient care and help them through their careers.

Course contents

Our course covers a wide range of topics to get your skills and confidence raised, including:

Before your list – includes how to interact with the surgical team, seeing & clerking patients, and preparing yourself for the list

One handed reef knot – one of the best known hand-tied knots, we show how to easily master this surgery technique

Going to the operating theatre – step by step run through of how to get the best from your day

One handed reef knot (thread) – having practiced this knot on cord, we now take it to the next level

Tying at depth – learn to apply your surgical knots in real-life situations, & impress the boss with your skills

Basic instruments – what are all these new instruments you’re seeing? We go through the common ones

The instrument tie – you’ve mastered the hand-tied knot, now let’s learn how to tie with surgical instruments

The instrument tie in practice – having learnt the instrument tie, we show how it is used in real life

Introduction to suture techniques – an overview of the most-used suture techniques that you’ll see

Feeling unwell – it happens to the best of us, but what do you do if you feel unwell during surgery?

Opening sterile packets – there’s a special technique to this, which we go through for different scenarios

Suture types – 6/0 nylon or 2/0 silk? We explain the different needles & suture threads

End of the list – you made it through the list, but how can you best use this knowledge to make sure you develop & excel?

PLUS you get

Course manual – a full accompanying course manual with colour photos and detailed descriptions, written to perfectly enhance the course and maximise your experience and progress

Certificate of Completion – add this to your portfolio to prove you have taken our course

Why should I do this course?

It’s a fast-track learning process – everything taught on this course can be found in a combination of books, by going to theatre lists, and from being taught by surgeons. After a number of months, you will likely have picked up many of the techniques and tips taught in this course. Or you can take this course in the comfort of your own home, and gain all this information in a friendly, no pressure way, and be up to speed in just a couple of days.

Stand out from your peers – surgery is a competitive field with many driven people trying to climb to the top. Be the one to have useful skills and knowledge from day 1, and stand out from the crowd.

Impress the boss – practice your skills at home, know what to say on your first day, and how to stay out of trouble in theatre. First impressions count, and you can impress your seniors with the knowledge from this course.

Learn life-long skills – the skills taught on this course are the basic principles which will be used throughout your career. Our world-renowned tutors are highly sought after for their skills, and they can now pass these on to you in a friendly, well-paced way. This will set you up with the foundations towards becoming able to help many patients in a safe and optimal way.

Why is this course so cheap?

We realise that the price probably looks too good to be true. Many online courses on this subject are literally 5 times the price, and deliver less than we offer. So why are we underselling ourselves?

To put it very simply and honestly, we have kept production in-house and avoided the high-budget costs of some courses. Also Mr Tehrani, our course trainer and SurgerySkills director, has given his time and expertise completely free for this course. We don’t, therefore, have to pass on any such costs onto you. 

We still have to charge a small fee as this will cover what costs we do have (running the website etc), and allow us to develop more low-cost courses for you, whilst letting us continue to provide our courses for free to parts of the world less fortunate than ourselves.

Ultimately, our mission is to improve training and learning across the world, and make this accessible to as many people as possible regardless of income or background. We know this approach won’t make us rich, but hopefully it will make the world a slightly healthier and safer place!

What equipment will I need for this course?

You could gain a lot of knowledge from just watching this course, but to get the most out of it you will need:

– A hard-back book, bull-dog clip, and some string (we’re not kidding, trust us on this!)

– Suture thread (we suggest 3/0 silk training sutures, available pretty cheaply from well-known internet sites such as Ebay, Amazon, etc. Don’t get the sterile sutures, these cost much more and aren’t needed for this course)

– A needle holder (again, disposable ones are very cheap from the internet)

– An empty paper coffee cup and sticky tape

And that’s it! In total this should cost no more than around £10-15

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