AGPT registrar training handbook

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Surgery term

        1. Surgery term

Surgery term

Requirements of the post

  • The completion of a full term (10–12 weeks) in a surgical discipline with a satisfactory level of performance confirmed by your supervisor.
  • Rotations must offer a broad surgical experience and may include general surgery, plastic surgery, paediatric surgery, orthopaedics, gynaecology, otolaryngology (ENT) and urology.
  • Clinical experience, including:
    • using sterile techniques
    • management of intravenous fluids
    • perioperative care
    • exposure to common features of surgical illness, including the metabolic response to trauma, shock, infection and neoplasia
    • caring for patients with a broad range of acute and elective surgical conditions.

Specific competencies to be covered

  • Diagnosis and management of a range of common surgical conditions including, but not limited to:
    • post-surgical complications (eg infections, post-operative bleeding)
    • perioperative blood management
    • blood product/transfusion protocols
    • surgical prophylaxis
    • recognition and management of acute surgical illness, including the deteriorating patient
    • common and important surgical conditions at all stages of life.
  • Patient-centred communication.
  • Informed and shared decision-making.
  • Identifying and managing sick patients.
  • Effective interactions with other health professionals to provide high quality care for patients.
  • Effective communication in teams.
  • Working with emergency and critical care teams.
  • Management of perioperative risks.
  • Critical thinking and incident prevention.