Spine Boot Camp, Kochi, April 2018

Spine Boot Camp, Kochi, April 2018

The second SPINE BOOT CAMP was conducted at Bolgatty Palace and Island resorts in Kochi, Kerala on 30th March to 1st April 2018 .Although we as surgeons aim for precision and safety while performing spine surgery, significant adverse events and complications do happen, some of which are preventable. The spine boot camp focuses on providing a controlled platform where they can learn how to avoid mistakes and have an alternative option when tools or equipment fail. The boot camp added value by filling in the “gaps” that may exist in knowledge that is not always attained during meetings, conferences, CME programs and cadaver or live surgery courses.

29 Ortho and Neuro surgeons attended the course. We had an addition half day course for 35 nursing staff and the paramedical theatre technicians who were taught how to maintain equipment, how to setup the theatre and how to communicate and interact with doctors.
This course was really unique and we had excellent feedback on the second time as well

Faculty


Dr. Balamurali G, Chennai 
Dr. Dilip Panikar, Kochi
Dr. Gururaj sangondimath, Delhi
Dr. Jacob Eapen Mathew, Kochi
Dr. Krishna Kumar, Kochi
Dr. Meno K V, Bengaluru
Dr. Ranjit Unnikrishnan, Trivandrum
Dr. Sajesh Menon, Kochi
Dr. Umesh Srikantha, Bengaluru


Program

Day 1 - Friday 30 March

Time Minutes Topics Speakers
12.30 -13.30 60 Lunch and Introduction
13.30 -16.00 150 Medronic drill spine workshop Medtronics
16.00 - 16.30 30 Tea
16.30 - 19.00 150 Dural repair under microscope Meril
9.3 10 Dinner at Resort

Day 2 - Saturday 31 March

Time Minutes Topics Speakers
07.00 - 08.00 60 Breakfast
08.00 - 08.30 30 Faculty and Industry meeting All Faculty and Industry
08.30 - 8.45 15 Inaugral Function Dr Jacob E Mathew
08.45 - 08.52 7 Welcome, Why boot camp and objectives Dr G Balamurali
08.52 - 09.00 5 Modules and work flow, Introduction of faculty Dr Jacob E Mathew
09.00 - 09.05 5 Case based Discussion-Selecting the right tools Dr K V Menon
09.05 - 09.10 5 Case based discussion-Plan B Dr Ranjith Unnikrishnan
09.10 - 09.15 5 Case based discussion-Minimizing human error Dr Dilip Panikar
09.30 - 12.20
(Rotate)
40
40
10
40
40
 G1                        Microscope    |    Zeiss
 G2                        C arm             |    Skanray
  -                          Tea
 G3                        Navigation     |    Medtronic
 G4                        Pediguard      |    Bombay Surgicals
Dr Dilip Panikar
Dr Sajesh Menon
 -
Dr Umesh Srikantha
Dr Jacob E Mathew / Dr Gururaj S
12.30 -13.30 60 Communication Scenarios
13.30 -14.00 30 Lunch
14.00 - 16.00
(Rotate)
30
30
30
30
 G1                        SCS / Baclofen pump    |    Medtronic
 G2                        Positioning patient       |    N/A
 G3                        Ultrasonic cutter           |    Stryker
 G4                        Neuromonitoring         |    Medtronic
Dr G Balamurali
Dr K V Menon
Dr Krishnakumar
Dr K Sridhar
16.00 - 16.15 15 Tea
16.15 - 17.15 60 Innovation & technology symposium with Industry
17.30 - 19.30 120 Sunset boat cruise and cocktails
19.30 - 22.00 Communication Skills

Day 3 - Sunday 1 April

Time Minutes Topics Speakers
08.30 - 08.40 10 Previous days overview Dr Jacob E Mathew
08.40 - 08.45 5 Poor communications = Complaints Dr G Balamurali
08.45 - 08.50 5 Poor communications in theatre = disaster Dr Krishna Kumar
08.50 - 08.55 5 Its your complication - deal with it Dr Gururaj S
09.00 - 12.15
(Rotate)
45
45
15
45
45
 G1                 Haemostasis / Sealants | J&J
 G2                 Standard open instruments | Jayon
  -                          Tea
 G3                 MIS instruments | Medtronic
 G4                 CSF leak management and Dural substitutes  | Bombay Surgicals
Dr Gururaj S
Dr K V Menon
 -
Dr Umesh Srikantha
Dr Sajesh Menon
12.20 -13.35 75 Setting up operation theatre workshop (Common - Doctors and Nurses)
13.35 -14.05 30 Lunch
14.05 -16.05
(Rotate)
30
30
30
30
 G1                        Bone substitutes      |    Medtronic
 G2                        Bone cement           |    Medtronic
 G3                        Orthotics in Spine    |    Sai Rehab
 G4                        Communication       |    Scenarios and recording
Dr Jacob E Mathew / DrRanjith Unnikrishnan
Dr Jacob E Mathew / DrRanjith Unnikrishnan
Dr Krishnakumar
Dr G Balamurali
16.05 - 16.20 15 Tea / Final remarks and End

NURSING PROGRAM SCHEDULE | 8.30 am to 2.00 pm | 28 April 2019

Time Minutes Topics Speakers
08.30 - 08.40 10 Previous days overview Dr Jacob E Mathew
08.40 - 08.45 5 Poor communications = Complaints Dr G Balamurali
08.45 - 08.50 5 Poor communications in theatre = disaster Dr Krishna Kumar
08.50 - 08.55 5 Its your complication - deal with it Dr Gururaj S
 
Time Minutes Program Products Company Faculty
09.00 - 10.00 10 Equipment Microscope Carl Zeis Dr Jacob / Dr Ranjith
10 C-arm Skanray Dr Jacob / Dr Ranjith
10 CUSA Stryker Dr Jacob / Dr Ranjith
10 Drill Medtronic Dr Jacob / Dr Ranjith
10 Navigation Medtronic Dr Jacob / Dr Ranjith
10.00 - 10.30 15 Maintenance Drill Medtronic Dr Jacob / Dr Ranjith
15 Instruments Medtronic Dr Jacob / Dr Ranjith
10.30 - 10.45 15 Tea Break
10.45 - 11.15 15 Use products Haemostats, Sealants J & J Dr Jacob / Dr Ranjith
15 Bone cement Medtronic Dr Jacob / Dr Ranjith
11.15 - 11.45 30 Communication Scenarios Dr Balamurali / Dr Ranjith
11.45 - 12.00 15 Radiation protection Dr Ranjith
12.00 - 12.15 15 Setting up tray for spine surgery Dr Ranjith
12.20 - 13.30 75 Setting up operation theatre workshop (Common - Doctors and Nurses)
13.30 - 14.00 Lunch & End

Reviews

"Great experience."
- Dr Suhasis Ray, Kolkata
"It was an amazing experience..."
- Dr Naveenkumar Kuppan, Kochi
"It was a great learning experience."
- Dr Zahirabbas merchant, Mumbai
"Wonderful learning experience."
- Dr Arnab Sinha, Patna
"A different experience. I will be more confident in doing Spine surgery after learning methods to solve complications and how to prevent complications."
- Dr Srihari N, Kochi
" Exceptionally wonderful clinically oriented training session. Every module was a new learning experience."
- Dr Azad Sait, Kerala
" It was a wonderfully organised programme with a difference. Really worth in Gold. Hands on with all the medtronics drill and other dual tear repair were really excellent. Hats off to the organising team and the entire faculty. 💐💐💐💐."
- Dr Sekhar . K, Tirunelveli
"The camp was wonderful and kind of ‘sterilized me from unsterile field 😊👍’ . It was so much educative. Really a regrettable experience for those who have missed it."
- Dr Juma Magogo Mzimbiri, Tanzania

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