Head Start National Training Program Introducing Sentinel Node Biopsy for the Management of Patients with Early Oral Cancer. Head Start National Training Program
Introducing Sentinel Node Biopsy for the Management of Patients with Early Oral Cancer
Approved by Royal College of Surgeons - 5 CPD POINTS
The training program complements the National Institute for Health Care and Excellence (NICE) recommendations that SNB is an alternative to elective neck dissection (END) and should be considered for patients with early (stage 1 & 2) mouth cancer.
The intention of this programme is to introduce SNB in a uniform way across the country with a well-structured and high quality course.
The objective is to have a uniform standard of SNB practice in the UK proven by low incidence of false negative results and validated through an online data base. With your collaboration, we think we can deliver on these objectives.
The accuracy of the SNB test depends on a team of people working together. Consequently, the training programme is designed for hospital teams attending together.
PHASE 1: SNB TRAINING DAY
**ATTENDED BY HOSPITAL TEAM (Surgery, Nuclear Medicine, Nursing & Pathology)
Workshops and Lectures on Legal & Regulatory Process
Take Away Pack for Phase 1 Training
Copy of lectures, access to database, access to training videos (filmed lecture on SNB. Filmed question and answer session on SNB. Videos on practical aspects of SNB provision, including one for Nuclear Medicine dealing with injection technique, a second describing lymphatic drainage pathways in the neck and sentinel node retrieval and finally the removal of the primary tumour).
PHASE 2: REGULATORY
Trust Approval & ARSAC Certification. Observe SNB Case. Scans, Injections & Surgery
PHASE 3: 10 TRAINING CASES
With Concurrent Neck Dissection & Mentorship
PHASE 4: SNB WITHOUT CONCURRENT NECK DISSECTION
Collection Of Data
** Please note that Registration as Hospital Team is preferable
A team consists
2 x Surgeons
1 x Nuclear Medic
1 x Pathologist
1 x Theatre Nurse