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2nd Semi-Rigid Thoracoscopy Course

2nd Semi-Rigid Thoracoscopy Course for Clinicians and Nurses
Date:          Wednesday 12th November 2014

Venue:        Phillip Farrant Medical Education Centre
                  Darent Valley Hospital
                  Darenth Wood Road
                  Dartford, Kent 
                  DA2 8DA, UK


                  Includes workbook, refreshments and lunch
                  Interactive sessions with audience response devices
Email:         burhan.khan@dvh.nhs.uk
This is a one day interactive course, designed for the entire endoscopy team, to facilitate the smooth introduction and continued running of a high quality, efficient and cost effective patient service.

The course will focus on all aspects of semi-rigid thoracoscopy and will include:


Lectures on pleural anatomy, the basics of pleural imaging, the clinical role of semi-rigid
thoracoscopy, step-by-step guide on how the procedure is performed from a clinicians and nurses perspective, as well as practical and business case tips for setting up a new service.

Workstations offering hands-on experience of all aspects of semi-rigid thoracoscopy, including setting up for a procedure, blunt dissection, biopsy and pleurodesis techniques, equipment handling and reprocessing


Clinical case examples demonstrating the use of semi-rigid thoracoscopy



Target Audience

This interactive course has been tailored to be of interest and benefit to Respiratory Physicians, Senior SpRs and Respiratory Endoscopy Nurses.