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Learn appropriate use of surgical instruments, as well as developing the ability to handle them with dexterity. Plus safety practices of handling surgical instruments.
Learn how to recognise the common causes of the acute surgical abdomen in children and when children need urgent surgery.
This module will show you how to recognise an infected surgical wound, and manage surgical site infection.
This module describes the procedure of an appendicectomy, and patient management options both pre and postoperatively.
This module gives an overview of the surgical anatomy of the inguinal region, and shows how to perform open mesh repair of inguinal hernia, as well as recognising hernia types.
A practical guide to prescribing on the ward in your first surgical post as a junior doctor. This module covers a range of perioperative prescribing challenges, including management of hypoglycaemia, anticoagulation, and epidurals, plus some common emergencies such as opioid overdose.
This module describes safe and effective abdominal closure, and post-operative care for a post-laparotomy patient.
This module describes the features of carpal tunnel syndrome, an overview of its management, and how to perform an open carpal tunnel release.
This module describes the emergency midline laparotomy, as well as post-operative management.
This module shows how to recognise a sebaceous cyst, how to perform an excision biopsy, and details postoperative care after excision of a skin lesion.
This module describes the anatomy of the prepuce, and how to perform a paediatric circumcision.
This module outlines the development of the anal skin tag, describes its removal procedure, and details postoperative advice.
This module helps you understand the anatomical basis of testicular torsion and how to perform exploration of the scrotum. Additionally, listed are differential diagnosis for a painful scrotum.
This module shows how a perianal abscess may develop, and describes how to perform incision and drainage on one.
This module shows how a pilonidal abscess may develop, and describes how to perform incision and drainage on one.
This module helps you understand the anatomical basis of varicose veins, details varicose vein surgery, potential complications, and post-operative management.
Practical implications for GPs of NICE guideline NG59, including use of risk stratification, the role of imaging, advice on prescribing, and guidance on referral for manual therapy and surgical opinion.
This module uses patient scenarios and cases to guide you through the diagnosis and management of patients with glaucoma in primary care. It provides advice on eye drops, indications for laser or surgical management, and informs you about commonly prescribed drugs that may precipitate acute angle closure.
Acute appendicitis is the most common abdominal surgical emergency in the world, with around 50 000 and 300 000 acute appendicectomies performed annually in the UK and in the US respectively. However, its incidence is falling for unknown reasons. This clinical update provides information on how patients may present and what investigations and treatments are available. Read the article on this subject then take the multiple choice assessment.