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Rwanda Surgical Society Conducted a Basic surgical skills course at Mille Collines Hotel

Course objectives :

• To learn and be able to perform safe operating techniques

• To understand that careful and sound aspects of techniques are more important than simple manual dexterity or speed

• To understand the importance of and be able to practice the
universal precautions for safe theatre practice, especially in
emergency situations

• To understand and be able to demonstrate the principles of handling tissue and sound anastomotic techniques recognizing differing requirements for different sites, e.g. bowel and vascular tissue.

• To understand the principles of identifying and managing injury to
tendons and be able to perform tendon repair

• To understand the principles of and perform fracture assessment,
stabilization and plaster techniques


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