Theatre Nursing Masterclass logo

Date to be confirmed

The Newcastle Surgical Training Centre at the Freeman Hospital and The Hilton Gateshead

An interactive, laboratory and workshop-based course for scrub nurses, surgical care practitioners and physician assistants. World class teaching around surgical techniques including suturing and safe tissue handling.


Day one

0730 Registration  
0800 Welcome Matt Dawson
0815 Course housekeeping David Elson
0825 Planning for osteotomy surgery Ronald van Heerwaarden
0850 Dedicated scrub team transport to NSTC Lucy Bell
0850 Why legs are shaped the way they are Bob Teitge
0920 Indications for OAK  
0945 Discussion  
1000 Personalised planning for OAK 3D Etienne Belzile
1030 COFFEE  
1100 Osteotomy devices Kirsty Robinson
1130 OAK/UKR/TKR Kirsty Robinson
1200 LUNCH Groups: Yellow, Red & Blue
1245 Transportation to NSTC Groups: Yellow, Red & Blue
1315 History of osteotomy around the knee Martha Knapman
1330 The role of the scrub nurse Martha Knapman
1345 The osteotomy patient Lucy Bell
1400 Introduction tissue handling & suturing Q-Close
1415 Indications for use  
1445 Dry lab suturing  
1545 COFFEE  
1615 Wet lab suturing  
1715 Transport back  
1745 End of day one  
1930 Course Dinner  

Timetable subject to change.

• Timetable – Day two