Programme

09:00-09:30 Registration + Intro lecture
09:30-11:00 Module 1 – Positioning

  • Use of 3-point headrest, pin positions, pressure etc.
  • Head positions (pterional, bifrontal, posterior fossa etc.)
11:00-11:30 Coffee break 1
11:30-13:00 Module 2 – Burr holes

  • Incisions/Positions/rationale
  • Raney clips
  • Standard burr holes
  • Methods of burr hole drilling (Hudson brace, Pneumatic drill, craniotome safety and use)
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Module 3 – Ventricular access

  • Access positions
  • EVD insertion and tunneling
  • ICP measurement methods
  • Twist drill holes and bolts
15:30-16:00 Coffee break 2
16:00-17:30 Module 4 – Flaps

  • Principles of size and shape/ incisions
  • Trauma (flap from burr, scalp flap only etc.)
  • Methods of cutting flaps
  • Simple dural closure

** Advanced flaps and fixation (for advanced delegates)

17:30-18:00 Feedback and certificates

 

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