ETCA Intensive laparoscopic suturing courses v3

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Thursday

  • 08.30: welcome
  • 09.00: Suturing and stitching usable in laparoscopic surgery and practical examples. Needles and threads (which ones and when to use)
  • 09.30: introduction and removal of needles and sutures in abdominal cavity: analysis of different techniques.
    • Loading the needle.
    • Adjusting the needle.
  • 10.00: Practical Training
  • 12.00: Lunch
  • 14.00: Stitching techniques depending on different suture line orientation (by using right and left hand, median and lateral trocars).
  • 15.00: Practical Training
  • 17.00: End of the course

Friday

  • 09.00: Extracorporeal knot tying.
  • 09.30: Pre-knotted loops and their practical applications.
  • 10.00: Practical training
  • 12.00: Lunch
  • 14.00: Intracorporeal knot tying (with or without needle)
    • Wrapping on right, left, median instrument
    • Recuperation techniques: smiley and knot for free
    • Twist technique (“spaghetti”)
    • Intracorporeal slipknot
  • 15.00: Practical training
  • 17.00: End of the course

Saturday

  • 09.00: Continuous suturing with or without starter knot;
    • Different techniques of performing the terminal knot.
    • Introduction to the use of self-retaining sutures
  • 10.00: Practical Training
  • 11.30: Question an answering session
  • 12.00: End of the course

Where

ETCA (Endoscopic Training Centre Antwerp)
ZNA Campus Stuivenberg
Lange Beeldekensstraat 267
B- 2060 Antwerpen – Belgium – Europe

Course fee: Complementary

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