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Top Gun Level 2:
Skills and Suturing Program
The ultimate test of a surgeonís laparoscopic skill, the
purpose of the Masterís Course is to allow those with
superior skill in intracorporeal suturing to take the
next step: becoming fully ambidextrous while achieving
proficiency in troubleshooting algorithms. The final product
of this course is a master of Rosserís tenets of laparoscopic
suturing who is able to effectively educate and train
others. Not only will your skill and talents be pushed
to their very limits, but also you will walk away from
the course with the ability and motivation to transfer
what you have learned to others.
Prior to beginning the course, a surgeon must demonstrate
superior skill and capability in laparoscopic suturing.
They must be able to achieve a score in Level 1 Top Gun
skills and suturing with their dominant hand that ranks
in the 90th percentile or above. The surgeon must also
be able to achieve a score in the 70th percentile or above
in Level 1 Top Gun skills and suturing using his or her
The next step in the process test the surgeonís ability
to maneuver within an extremely limited space while adhering
to the Rosser method of intracorporeal suturing. The surgeon
must execute as many knots as possible using a 4-inch
suture. The final test of skill involves recovery of the
suture from the four quadrants of the suturing area, which
much then be placed the position of function and tied
using both the dominant and non-dominant hands.
In order to effectively pass their knowledge along to
others, the surgeon must become proficient in error identification
and countermeasure deployment. Once participants have
been deemed proficient in Level 3 skills and suturing,
they must then diagnose errors in ten separate video clips.
They must then provide the appropriate countermeasure
to correct the error.
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