HOT Courses for Nurses

The European School of Urology (ESU) has developed innovate and effective Hands-on-Training (HOT) courses, in partnership with the EAU Sections and the EAUN, which offer practice and development of individual skills.

The following 3 Hands-on Training Courses (HOTs) are recommended for nurses:

  • ESU/ERUS – EAUN Hands-on Training in Robotic simulation and communication: Monday 19 March, 13:00 – 16:00 hrs, Yellow Area, Room 5 (HOT 55)
  • ESU/ESFFU Hands-on Training in Sacral neuromodulation procedure standardisation, Sunday 18 March, 9:00 – 10:30 hrs, Yellow Area, Room 3 (HOT 17); Sunday, 18 March, 11:00 – 12:30 hrs (HOT 18)
  • ESU/ESFFU Hands-on Training in Urodynamics: Sunday, 18 March, 13.00 – 16.00, Yellow Area, Room 3 (HOT 46)
  • ESU/ESFFU Hands-on Training in Urodynamics, Saturday, 17 March, 09.30 – 12.30 and 13.00 – 16.00, Yellow Area, Room 2 (HOT 01 & 02)

Registration

Registration for the HOTs in Copenhagen is available in the  Registration system. If you have already registered for EAUN18 and would like to register for a HOT course later, simply send an e-mail to the Registration Department.

It is also possible to register for EAU HOT Courses not targetting nurses specifically. For course descriptions of EAU HOTs please visit the EAU18 Congress website.

 

ESU/ERUS-EAUN Hands-on Training in Robotic simulation and communication

Get a glimpse of what it is like being a console surgeon or a first assistant in robotic surgery and the importance of adequate communication in the operating room. This robotics simulator hands-on training course will provide training using simulators and communication exercises adjusted for high risk environment. Performing efficient robot-assisted surgery requires psychomotor skills, where cognitive functions and physical skills such as coordination and fine and precise movements of the robotic instruments are vital for a safe surgical procedure. This course will offer an opportunity to discover the challenges and difficulties encountered both in the console performing robotic surgery, and for the first assistant by creating an imitative environment. The main aims of this 3-hour course are testing and improving your psychomotor skills in robotic surgery by using simulators, gaining an understanding of the requirements of a remote console surgeon and the assistant using the simulator for team training working in pairs and the importance of adequate communicating.

Aims and objectives

  • Obtain an understanding of the role of the console surgeon and the first assistant
  • Test and improve your psychomotor skills required in the console by performing various exercises and experience parts of a surgical procedure in the simulator

Target audience
Novice and experienced nurses and operating room nurses curious to learn more of the fundamentals of robotic surgery

Monday, 19 March
HOT 55, 13.00 – 16.00 Room 5

 

ESU/ESFFU Hands-on Training in Sacral neuromodulation procedure standardisation (HOT 17 & 18)

A practical Hands-on Training course that will allow the participants to practice on models the different steps of performing sacral neuromodulation including primary percutaneous nerve evaluation, tined lead and battery implantation and programming and also troubleshooting.

Aims and objectives

  • Understand the indications for SNM
  • Be able to perform the different steps of the procedure in a standardized format
  • Be able to troubleshoot problems with SNM

Target audience
Doctors, Nurses, technicians and clinical scientists who have little or no knowledge of sacral neuromodulation.

Sunday, 18 March
HOT 17, 09.00 – 10.30 Room 3
HOT 18, 11.00 – 12.30 Room 3

 

ESU/ESFFU Hands-on Training in Urodynamics (HOT 46)

This course aims to provide a practical course offering an interactive “hands-on” environment for doctors, nurses and technicians to improve their skills in urodynamics, with an emphasis on practical aspects including equipment used, interpretation of traces, quality control and trouble-shooting. The use of recorded tests, access to equipment and small groups means that individual problems can be addressed. All the speakers are involved in similar “hands-on” courses, which have ran successfully in the  nited Kingdom and abroad in major international conferences. The small group format has been shown to work well in addressing individual needs. Access to teaching aids and equipment will simulate the clinical scenario as much as possible within the constraints of the conference setting.

Aims and objectives

The aim is to teach and emphasise Good Urodynamics Practice using accepted international standards.
At the end of the workshop delegates should feel more confident in their practice of urodynamics.

Target audience
For all participants with an interest in Urodynamics.

Sunday, 18 March
HOT 46, 13.00 – 16.00 Room 3

 

ESU/ESFFU Hands-on Training in Urodynamics (HOT 01 & 02)

Plenary session how to perform CMG, VCMG, AmbCMG, UPP and RLPP

  • Station 1 Urodynamics: The principles of pressure and flow measurements. The limitation and advantages of each approach, potential artefacts and their mitigations will also be discussed.
  • Station 2 Male case studies: characteristic traces of filling, voiding and voiding phase traces as well as fluoroscopy images of outlet obstruction.
  • Station 3 Female case studies: Characteristic filling, voiding and voiding phase traces as well as fluoroscopy images of outlet obstruction and with emphasis on the assessment of stress urinary incontinence.
  • Station 4 Neuropathic case studies: special considerations of performing Urodynamics in this cohort as well as characteristic traces and images will be discussed.

Aims and objectives

The aim is to teach and emphasise Good Urodynamics Practice using accepted international standards.
At the end of the workshop delegates should feel more confident in their practice of urodynamics.

Target audience
For all participants with an interest in Urodynamics

Saturday, 17 March
HOT 01, 09.30 – 12.30 Room 2
HOT 02 , 13.00 – 16.00 Room 2