SPECIALIZED TRAINING FOR OPERATING ROOM NURSES IN HEPATOBILIARY SURGERY
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery (including Hepatic Transplantation) is increasingly considered to be a surgical specialty. With surgeons employing ever more specialized gestures and techniques, it is becoming even more necessary for nurses to have specialized operating room training : from patient positioning to preparation of the appropriate surgical instruments and activation of the machines required for Hepatic Surgery such as the surgical microscope, the extracorpereal by-pass - CEC and the different appliances used for the hemostasis section of the hepatic paranchyme.
For several years, a training course for operating room nurses in Hepatobiliary Surgery has been organized by the Hepatobiliary Center at the Paul Brousse Hospital.
The training is open to operating room nurses who already have experience in Digestive Surgery.
Two to four months full-time training with possible extension to cover the specialization objectives (Hepatic Transplantation) .
The training will take place in a European Center (see Tutors) that has a considerable volume of activity in the relevant specialty, with a high volume of Hepatobilio-Pancreatic procedures.
Training locations will depend on the language spoken and on the financial conditions for the traineeship.
Training objectives booklet defining the procedures and gestures taught.
All the operations which the Trainee took part in must be registered in the Trainee booklet. The level of involvement must be specified :
- Main/Secondary Assistant
Trainee assessment by the Tutor : Head Nurse – Nurse Tutor.
The final examination is supervised by the Training Manager and the Tutor.
FINANCING THE TRAINING :
The Trainee can obtain a scholarship from his or her hospital or in the framework of profesional education agreements.
Depending on the training center, the Trainee may receive a salary.