What will you learn?
The NOTSS workshop focuses on the non- technical skills which
underpin safer operative surgery. It explores a behaviour rating
system developed by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
which can help you develop the knowledge and skills to improve your
performance in the operating theatre in relation to situational
awareness, communication, decision making and leadership/teamwork.
Each of these categories is broken down into elements or
behavioural markers that can be used to identify a superior or
substandard performance. A faculty of four RACS Fellows will lead
you through a series of interactive exercises to help you better
understand how these markers can be used to reflect on your own
performance and that of the surgeons you work with.
Key learning outcomes
- A better understanding of how non-technical skills underpin
safer operative performance
- Be able to use structured observation and a rating scale to
assess non-technical skills.
Target group - Fellows, International Medical
Graduates and senior SET trainees.
Rural practitioners may also be interested in attending the Safer Australian
Surgical Teamwork (SAST) workshop.
Sponsorship - This activity is proudly
supported by Avant
Location and date:
18 March 2016 - Sydney, NSW,
2 May 2016 - Brisbane (ASC), Australia (Register via
the ASC registration
22 July 2016 - Perth, WA,
9 September 2016 - Auckland, New
25 November 2016 - Melbourne, VIC,
Fee (all values include GST):
A$440 or NZ$515 for members (Fellows, Trainees or International
Medical Graduates within the College)
A$550 or NZ$645 for non-members of the College
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
points: This educational activity has been approved
in the College's CPD Program. Fellows who participate can claim 1
point per hour (maximum of 5 points) in Category 4 -
Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills. For those with a RACS CPD
requirement this activity will be automatically uploaded to your
Presenters: RACS Fellows
Registrations are now closed. Please contact the Department of Professional Development.
More information: Please view the Patient
Safety Board website or contact
the Department of Professional
Department of Professional Development
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1106
Fax: +61 3 9276 7412