ROWENA QMC Craniotomy Simulator Course
Dates: 11th-12th Feb 2021 (usually runs bianually)
Location: Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham
Target Audience: neurosurgical trainees (ST1-ST3), aspiring neurosurgical trainees (FY/CTs), neurosurgical nurses
This a modular taught course ran over two days with brief talks prior to hands-on practice for each module on a ROWENA simulator head. Its is aimed at primarily junior neurosurgical trainees although also caters for aspiring neurosurgical trainees and neurosurgical nurses with an interest in the practical aspects of surgery. The course structure is highlighted below. The course is limited to 8 candidates. Places are allocated on a “first come – first served basis”. Catering (including an evening meal after the first day) is provided.
Module 1. 3-point headrest and burr holes.
Module 2. Ventricular access and ICP bolts
Module 3. Basic flaps and fixation.
Module 4. Complex flaps and fixation
Module 5. Stealth station setup/Axiem use
Module 6. Intracranial Ultrasound.