Orthopaedic Skills for Foundation Doctors (275YDH)

AvailabilityCourse has taken place
Provisional Programme

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SubjectF2 Regional Teaching
DescriptionA simulation day covering common trauma scenarios, principles of plastering and surgical skills.
Additional information

ue to the changing guidance on COVID, there is a possibility that the course can be cancelled at short notice. We hope for this to not happen but would like to caution all candidates of this in advance. If you have developed a new cough, fever or symptoms consistent with coronavirus you must not attend the course. Please inform the course organizers and they will ensure that you will be given first refusal for the next course.

Surgical scrubs will be provided for the plastering station with changing facilities.

Food will be provided for lunch, please email sam.thomas@ydh.nhs.uk if you have any specific dietary requirements.

VenueTaunton Racecourse and Conference Centre, Taunton - Somerset  View details
Date & timeThursday 5 May 2022, 09:00 to 16:00
LecturerDr Oliver Donaldson  View details
Target audienceMandatory: Foundation Year 2
Course styleHands-on
CateringRefreshments and Lunch
Core topicNot a core topic
CPD hours6:00
CostNo charge

Candidates will be divided into 3 groups, and faculty will be divided amongst the 3 stations. There will be a good ratio of faculty to delegates in all stations.

The morning lecture will aim to give a theoretical guide and an introduction to all of the topics being covered for the duration of the course.

There will also be opportunities to practice knee aspiration during the coffee and lunch breaks.


Trauma Scenario

The aim of this station is to recreate a common scenario or theme and put candidates through their paces. A debrief will accompany the end of the station along with key take home points. A brief summary of topics is listed below.

  • ATLS algorithm
  • Team Roles
  • Imaging
  • Resuscitation
  • Pelvic Binders
  • Secondary survey and temporary stabilisation
  • Open fractures

Principles of plastering

Station will consist of X-ray interpretation, fracture identification, reduction techniques and plaster application. A brief summary of topics is listed below.

  • Ankle fractures – Basic patterns and initial management
  • Wrist fracture –Basic patterns and initial management
  • Types of plaster/splint/sling to know
  • Principles of fracture manipulation.

Surgical Skills

Station will consistent of the 2 skills stations. The candidates will rotate and practice understanding principles and applying the skills as discussed. Brief summary of topics covered are listed below.

  • Sawbone workshop – Insertion of lag screw, application of compression plate
  • Suturing
Learning outcomes

This course links with the following Foundation Professional Capabilities (FPCs) in the 2021 Foundation Programme Curriculum:

2, 6, 8, 10