E-BLUS course and Exam – MMISU

E-BLUS course and Exam

Saturday 20th Apri –9:00 am 3:00 pm – Bibliotheca

E-BLUS course and Exam (6 hours)

ESU/ESUT Hands-on training course

European Training in Basic Laparoscopic Urological Skills (E-BLUS)

Course Director: Evangelos Liatsikos
Course Coordinator: Mahmoud Shalaby – Akram Assem
Course Trainer: Aly Abdelkarim – Lutfi Tunc – Akram Assem – Al Serdar Gozen – Evangelos Liatsikos
Mahmoud Shalaby – Mahmoud Abdelhakim – Haytham Badawy – Tamer Abou Youssef
Course Format: 1- Introduction by course coordinator (15 minutes)
2- Hands-on-training at different EBLUS models (60 minutes)
3- Questions and answers, tips and tricks (15 minutes)
Aims and Objectives: Laparoscopic procedures are continuously evolving in urology based on the increasing expertise of
urologic surgeons. Since the number of centres with laparoscopic expertise is still limited in Europe,
laparoscopic training programmes have become very important. The goal of the laparoscopy is to produce
a surgeon who is highly competent and confident in performing laparoscopic procedures; and thereby
mitigate the risks of complications.Hands-on training courses at the pelvi-trainer represent one of the
main steps of basic laparoscopic training.ESU/ESUT training research board has development and validated a comprehensive program of
education and assessment of the basic fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery namely E-BLUS. This basic
laparoscopic training program is including a theoretical part in internet and practical exam which will be
certified by EAU.
The set of exercises offered in the box-training addresses bimanual dexterity, depth perception, suturing
and cutting skills. Clinical application is found in partial nephrectomy, total nephrectomy, pyeloplasty and
radical prostatectomy. Practical part includes four step basic laparoscopic exercises, namely peg transfer,
cutting a circle, needle guidance and single knot tying. For each exercise a time limit is defined, as well as
criteria for a successful completion of the exercise.
During the training session all questions can be answered and discussed with tutors including the demonstration
of tips and tricks.
Program (09:00 – 10:30) Course I
(11:00 – 12:30) Course II
(13:30 – 15:00) Course III
(15:30 – 17:30) EBLUS exam