AO International and AOSAP have conducted a pilot test of Hospital Based Course (HBC) in Sapporo, Japan in 2017. HBC aims to provide a hands-on practice in a safe environment with simulators in Hospital, imitating the real situation for participants.
Date: 2 Dec 2017
Venue: National Hospital Organization Hokkaido Medical Center, Sapporo, Japan
Participants will train microscopic decompression, interbody fusion and dural repair using simulators.
Includes mandatory pre-course online learning: The online learning activities commence one month prior to face-to-face practical training and consist of self-directed learning complemented with virtual tutorial and case-based discussion.
During the face-to-face practical training, participants will be divided into groups of two with different start and end times. The grouping of participants and the specific start/end times for each group nvolved close communication after registration. They will be also invited to participate on site course assessment.
The course has a mandatory online pre- and post-course assessment for participants
At the end of this course, participants will be better able to:
Plan appropriate MISS operative treatment
Apply strategies to avoid complications in MISS of the lumbar spine
Recognize the importance of adequate handling of soft tissue and muscle dissection
Perform safe neural manipulation and retraction
Recognize the impact of inadequate or partial decompression of lumbar spinal canal and nerve roots
Perform a durotomy repair
Evaluate the potential risk factors for postoperative lumbar spine instability
Perform the key operative steps in TLIF, including insertion of an interbody fusion device
Practical simulation training
There will be two simulator stations in the OR
2 participants per group and simulator (1 operating surgeon, 1 assisting)