Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Minor Operations and Suturing Skills


This course offers participants the opportunity to master knot tying and suturing skills from first principals; receive formative feedback on instrument handling, tissue manipulation and wound closure techniques from experienced consultant surgeons; and perform minor operating procedures on low and high fidelity models.

Upcoming course dates

  • Friday, 17 November 2017 (9.30am - 5pm) 
  • Monday, 19 February 2018 (9.30am - 5pm)
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Learning objectives

  • Understand safe and aseptic theatre etiquette
  • Practice closed gowning and patient draping methods
  • Know surgical instrument names, uses and correct handling
  • Perform one handed knots and instrument ties
  • Perform five different suturing techniques for wound closure
  • Understand the principles of dissection and closure technics used in the minor operating theatre

Who is this course suitable for? SHOs in all surgical specialties, emergency medicine doctors.
Fee Free for eligible NCHDs on the CPDSS programme or €300 for others.
Faculty Leonie Heskin
CPD points 7.5
Location RCSI, 5th floor, No. 26 York Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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Student testimonials

  • Great practice, clear instruction"
  • Improved technique, more confident"