This course runs on request only to a surgical unit or country regional hospital.
The Safer Surgical Teamwork (SST) course is a combined course for surgeons, anaesthetists and scrub practitioners. The course incorporates the use of three non-technical skill assessment frameworks developed by The University of Aberdeen, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the National Health Service; Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS), Anaesthetists' Non-Technical Skills (ANTS) and Scrub Practitioners' List of Intra-operative Non-Technical Skills (SPLINTS). It focuses on the relationship between human factors and safer surgical practice, discusses the non-technical skills identified in each craft group’s framework and explores team dynamics. The course is built around the concept of interdisciplinary teams and recognises the complete theatre team and the sub-teams: surgical, anaesthesia, and scrub teams.
COVID-19 update from Professional Development
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is committed to ensuring that participants health and safety is the top priority of running any event, which includes adhering to any local, state and federal laws, policies and restrictions, both in Australia and New Zealand. Due to the complex evolving nature of these laws and restrictions, RACS may be required to cancel a course at any time leading up to event, please wait for advice from the College with information on the status of your course. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.