The Learning Curve

Inject and Dissect courseOne of the key goals for LMEDAC is to ensure patients don’t bear the brunt of their surgeons’ learning curve. We offer cadaver training so that confidence and capability in surgical procedures can be built before they take place on a patient.

When did you last have cadaver training?
At a recent cadaver masterclass we spoke with Shahab Siddiqi, a Colorectal surgeon. Shahab told us that he has always appreciated the opportunity to learn, “My learning curve was always longer than others because for me to understand something it took a different level of knowledge, I’m not saying I’m better or worse… it just took longer.” We applaud his honesty and think more healthcare professionals could benefit from his attitude to learning. Shahab actively attends courses and specialist conferences to make sure his professional knowledge is as relevant as possible. Another delegate on the same course informed us that she hadn’t trained with a cadaver in ten years and so had found the course incredibly helpful. We believe that surgeons should be training with cadavers at least once a year – what do you think?

Our cadaver workshops are informal spaces where delegates are welcome to ask the faculty questions at any point for clarification and opinion sharing. The classes we hold are as much about improving patient outcomes as they are about building confidence.

The Live Patient Learning Curve (LPLC)
We want everyone to know what the learning curve is and how to avoid surgical errors. If you’re a surgeon – partake in cadaver training. If you’re a patient, be sure to ask your surgeon how many procedures they have performed in the last 12 months. Research shows that the majority of avoidable surgical errors occur during a surgeons first 12 procedures. Remember, there will be a learning curve with every new procedure and every new medical device. Join in the conversation on Twitter with #LPLC.

Book with us
If you are interested in joining us to enhance your career and to work towards safer surgery, then please view our course portfolio. Our classes are scheduled for various dates in different locations across the UK – if we don’t have something to suit your needs then get in contact and let us know.

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