Getting started with flexible endoscopyDAY: FridayTIME: 10.40 - 11.25
For the budding enthusiast getting started with flexible endoscopy can seem quite daunting. Practical training in a wet lab environment is essential in order to understand your own capabilities and the potential value of the equipment for your practice. Endoscopy is a very practical skill that cannot be learned from textbooks or lectures alone.
Selecting the correct equipment at an affordable cost is the next most important factor. This lecture will provide guidance on equipment selection for gastro-intestinal (GI) endoscopy and bronchoscopy as well as tips and tricks for successful upper GI endoscopy.
Getting started with rigid endoscopyDAY: FridayTIME: 11.35 - 12.20
Many people start out with rigid endoscopy in order to perform laparoscopic bitch spays. This procedure has many advantages over traditional open spays and also provides excellent training in laparoscopic techniques that can be applied to many other abdominal procedures. Furthermore, with minimal additional outlay, many other procedures can be added to the minimally invasive spectrum offered by the general practitioner including urethrocystoscopy, rhinoscopy, sinusoscopy, otoscopy, tracheoscopy, fistuloscopy, arthroscopy and thoracoscopy.
This lecture will provide guidance on equipment selection for many routine rigid endoscopic procedures and an overview of the procedures that can be performed in general practice. Expanding the range of procedures offered enables the practice to maximise the use of the equipment and in some cases, retain cases in house rather than referring them externally.
RhinoscopyDAY: FridayTIME: 16.10 - 16.55
The nose is a difficult place to access surgically without significant trauma to the patient. Diagnosis of nasal disease can be greatly aided by advanced imaging techniques such as CT and MRI, but in most cases direct visualisation of the lesions and physical biopsies will be needed for definitive diagnosis. Rhinoscopy is a relatively simple procedure that can be carried out in general practice and greatly assists in the diagnosis and management of nasal disease.
This lecture will provide guidance on equipment selection for rhinoscopy, practical tips on carrying out a safe rhinoscopy and an overview of the procedures that can be performed in general practice.