January 23, 2019

Description of request

Optimal neurosurgical outcome is premised on a good knowledge and skill-base, so acquisition of new skillsets is paramount to be well-rounded, meaning observership or further training in certain pertinent areas like pediatric neurosurgery, neurotrauma is important. To actualize this, availability of essential operating room equipment for safe neurosurgery is invaluable.

  1. Operating Room Equipment: Operating microscope, endoscope, functional high-speed drills, bipolar electrocautery, intraoperative ultrasound, radiolucent operating bed, head support systems e.g Mayfield, are lacking
  2. Surgical Instruments: Microinstruments, transphenoidal instrument sets, Rhoton set, basic laminectomy set, microdiscectomy set, anterior cervical discectomy set, pediatric neurosurgery sets, ICP monitors and insertion sets, are abscent.
  3. Disposables: Dura substitutes, fibrin glue, gelfoam, neuropatties are difficult to source.
  4. Research trainings in the areas of essential and appropriate data collection, audit and outcome measurement will be useful. Collaborative research partnership will help with training.
  5. Training: from being well grounded in neurotrauma life-saving skills to handling pediatric neurosurgical challenges like hydrocephalus, skillsets have to be mastered, and new ones like neurocritical care and endoscopy learnt.

This Request is open to:

  • Adult neurosurgeon
  • Trained paediatric neurosurgeon

This Request relates to the following areas of expertise:

  • Endoscopy for hydrocephalus
  • Neurocritical care
  • Spinal dysraphism surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Trauma neurosurgery
  • Tumor neurosurgery

Duration of request

Short-term (1 visit or up to 1 year)
Last updated: May 12, 2020
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