ESU Hands-on Training Course in Non-technical skills
At the upcoming 32nd Annual EAU Congress (EAU17) in London, the European School of Urology (ESU) will offer the Hands-on Training course “Non-Technical Skills in Urology” from 25 to 27 March at 10:00 to 12:00, and again at 14:00 to 16:00. The ESU aims to raise awareness of the many benefits of non-technical skills in operating-room practice. The course is the first of its kind.
The operating room is a complex and highly stressful environment that requires interaction between a large team to achieve successful outcomes for the patient. This requires not only effective procedure-speciﬁc technical skills, but also additionally a range of non-technical skills. The importance of non-technical skills is often overlooked but they are unfortunately a major cause of surgical error. Like technical skills, which are acquired over many years of practice and training, non-technical skills are not innate traits and must also be developed through training and experience.
This course will serve to introduce practicing urologists to the concept of non-technical skills using an interactive full immersion simulation environment, developed by Kneebone et al. (Imperial College London), whilst undertaking common scenarios in urolithiasis. Participants will be evaluated by experts in surgical education and provided individual feedback with view for further self-improvement.
Aims and objectives
This course aims to introduce the concept of non-technical skills and provide an interactive “hands-on” environment to practicing urologists and residents-in-training, in the hope of improving and raising self-awareness for everyday operating room practice.