EUREP 2014

E-BLUS exam

European training programme in Basic Laparoscopic Urological Skills

For the fourth year, the ESU is offering the standardised and validated practical examination of the European training programme in Basic Laparoscopic Urological Skills (E-BLUS) during EUREP, kindly hosted by Olympus.

In this exam your psychomotor skills such as depth perception and bimanual dexterity will be tested and your mastery of basic laparoscopy skills such as instrument handling, pattern cutting and intracorporal suturing will be assessed by experienced laparoscopist-examiners.

The exam is aimed at candidates with intermediate and advanced laparoscopy experience who have sufficiently trained to meet the exercises time and quality criteria.

The E-BLUS training programme, including instructional videos of the exercises can be found at Before attending the practical exam, the theoretical module should be successfully completed (associated test must be passed). Moreover, it is strongly advised to practice the exercises until you can meet the time and quality criteria repeatedly and with confidence.

Passing the E-BLUS exam will be rewarded with a certificate that serves as a recommendation to continue your laparoscopy training by assisting laparoscopic procedures in the OR.

If you register your interest for this exam through the Post-registration website you will receive an application form where you can indicate your experience level in laparoscopy in general and your training efforts in the E-BLUS exercises in particular. There is a limited number of places available, the selection will be made in part on a first come-first served basis and in part on your level of training using the E-BLUS exercises.

The registration fee for the exam is €50.

The exam sessions will be held in the early morning, during lunch break or in the evening; they will not interfere with the lecturing courses or hands-on training sessions.
If you are also registered for a Laparoscopy HOT session, you will have the opportunity to practice the E-BLUS exercises before the exam. However, substantially more training is needed to be able to pass the exam!

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