Issue 5: 19/02/21
Core Surgical Training (Stoma Course) – 01 April 2021
Core Surgical Trainees booked out the lab to run a STOMA course. Irshad Shaikh (Consultant in General Surgery) taught a group of 8 CSTs the procedures of suturing the bowel to the outside wall of the abdomen.
A pig’s belly and small intestines were used to simulate that of patients.
Stoma Surgery creates a small opening on the surface of the abdomen in order to divert the flow of faeces or urine from the bowel or bladder. The waste is then collected instead in a stoma bag, which is a pouch made from a soft, waterproof material.
University Technical College Norwich (UTCN) Visit
Following on from our drive to promote the skills lab and what NANIME has to offer, we hosted a group of students from Norwich’s UTCN (University Technical College Norwich) who will be working towards a new qualification (BTEC Applied Science Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science). A few manikins and the laparoscopic trainers were used to give them an insight into what we do at the Trust and the skills they can pick up if they decide to further their careers here.
Human Factors Course (Centrum Sim Suite) – 11 March 2021
The Human Factors hub event was attended by Foundation doctors from NNUH and the Eastern Anglian region.
The junior doctors participated in a mixture of interactive activities and discussions on how human factors is incorporated into the medical profession and the impact in the profession.
Eyesi Ophthalmology Simulator
The Eyesi Simulator was Installed in the Technical Skills Lab during the week. It is a high-fidelity virtual reality simulator for intraocular surgery training. The highly realistic simulation of cataract and vitreoretinal procedures increases the residents’ surgical experience without the risk of complications for the patients.
Stuart Malone Retires
Unfortunately we had to say farewell to Stuart Malone (Technical Skills Manager) who retired on the 17th March after 17 years of service with NANIME. Chris Bligh will be moving over from the Med School to take up a new role within the Technical Skills Department. Contact details below..
Chest Drain and Needle Decompression Trainer
1. Needle decompression of a tension pneumothorax (at both the 2nd and 5th intercostal space).
2. Open or cut-down chest drain insertion: recognition of correct position, surgical incision, blunt dissection through chest wall, perforations of pleura and finger sweep.
3. Suture of tube to chest wall.
4. Ultrasound-guided chest drain insertion (Seldinger-type), including insertion of needle under direct vision and ultrasonic recognition of chest structures.
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