Last Update: 22/09/2014 16:14
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 indicate 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 2014 - Adelaide, SA, Australia
15 April 2014 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
5 May 2014 - Singapore (ASC) (closed)
5 August 2014 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
23 September 2014 - Auckland, New Zealand
24 October 2014 - Launceston, TAS, Australia
28 October 2014 - Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
21 November 2014 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Fee (all values include GST):
A$485 or NZ$645 for members (Fellows, Trainees or International
Medical Graduates within the College)
A$605 or NZ$805 for non-members of the College
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
This educational activity has been approved in the College's CPD
Program. Fellows who participate can claim 1 point per hour
(maximum of 6 points) in Category 4 - Maintenance of Knowledge
and Skills. For those with a RACS CPD requirement this activity
will be automatically uploaded to your record.
Presenters: RACS Fellows
Registration: Please download the Auckland
(PDF 457 KB), Gold Coast registration
form (PDF 184 KB) and submit it by post, fax or email to the
Department of Professional
More information: Please view the Patient
Safety Board website or contact
the Department of Professional
In the unlikely event that insufficient registrations are
received to make the activity viable, or the date or location of a
Professional Development activity is changed, the College takes no
responsibility for additional individual costs incurred as a
result. Please note that registrations are not confirmed until
payment has been processed.
If a participant cancels their place in a workshop the following
- For cancellations between two and four weeks before the
workshop, participants are eligible for a 50% refund.
- There are no refunds for cancellations less than two weeks
before the workshop.
- However, at the discretion of the Professional Development
Manager, registrants may be offered a refund or given the
opportunity to transfer to another relevant Professional
- Consideration will be given to circumstances of a medical or
Privacy: Professional Development events may be
photographed for promotional purposes. If you do not wish for your
image to be published, please contact the Department of
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