Standardized Curriculum

Program Curriculum Example

DAY 1 - URETEROSCOPY

11:45 - 12:25 Registration and Lunch
12:25 - 12:30 Welcome and Overview

Ureteroscopy Didactics

12:30 - 12:45 Preoperative Considerations: Guideline Recommendations
12:25 - 12:30 Endoscopic Equipment and Disposable Devices
13:15 - 13:45 Endoscopic Techniques: Basic and Advanced
12:45 - 14:15 Complications and Post-op Care
14:15 - 14:45 Expert Panel: Case Presentations
   
14:45 - 15:00 Break

Ureteroscopy Hands-on

15:00 - 18:00 Ureteroscopy Hands-on: Students Rotate
(90 minutes)

Station 1: Semi-rigid URS

- Semi-rigid scope handling and care

- Access (wire, catheter, scope placement)

- Basketing technique

- Anti-retropulsion

- Laser lithotripsy in ureter

(90 minutes)

Station 2: Flexible URS

- Flexible scope handling and care

- Access (wire, catheter, scope placement, including access sheath use

- Laser lithotripsy in kidney

- Typical laser settings for fragmentation vs. dusting

  - Laser techniques for dusting

  - Addressing lower pole stones

- Stenting

18:00 Break for day
  

DAY 2 - PRECUTANEOUS NEPHROLITHOTOMY

PNL Didactics

09:00 - 09:45 Preoperative Considerations: Guideline Recommendations and Preoperative Planning
09:45 - 10:15 Endoscopic Equipment and Disposable Devices
10:15 - 11:15 How to Achieve Access
11:15 - 11:45 Complications and Post-op Care
11:45 - 12:15 Expert Panel: Case Presentations
   
12:15 - 13:00 Lunch

PNL Hands-on

13:00 - 16:00 PCNL Hands-on: Students Rotate
(60 minutes)

Station 3: PCNL Access (using C-arm training model)

- Orientation to the C-arm

- Identifying and selecting the posterior calyces

- Bulls-eye needle technique

- Determining if you have missed the calyx

(60 minutes)

Station 4: PCNL Lithotripsy (using model)

- Familiarization with the lithotripsy device

- Stone breakage techniques

(60 minutes)

Station 5: PCNL Dilation (using model)

- Dilation of tract using coaxial catheter

- Balloon and access sheath placement

   
16:00 Wrap Up and Closing
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