As a surgeon, you always need to perfect the basics, before you can begin to learn the specialist skills.
In this section, we cover the basic steps to handwashing and how to correctly gown up in theatre. Knowing the key steps to assisting in theatre and how to write an operation note are skills not to be overlooked either.
Theatre etiquette should constantly be maintained, allowing the best outcomes for your patients and ensuring good relationships with your colleagues. We also look at some key elements of surgical safety, including covering WHO guidelines for surgical care.
Make sure you also review the article on diathermy. An instrument that is used a lot in many operations, however has numerous pitfalls and contra-indications that you must be aware of.