This training curriculum has the goal to provide the clinician with proficiency skills in the treatment of urinary stones with endoscopic techniques. This protocol has been designed following a very strict process, in order to mitigate the risks of complications related to the learning curve process. Moving along the different tasks and training steps, the participant will learn how to use the different instruments and technologies that can be functional to stone fragmentation and extraction.
The EST s1 (Endoscopic Stone Treatment step 1) is the first step of this training and assessment curriculum. Its structure offers a unique opportunity to those who want to learn the basics of endoscopy, with focus on urinary stone treatment. The EST s1 includes:
• Basic Hands-on Training (HOT) courses carried out under the guidance of experienced tutors
• A set of four dry lab exercises developed and validated by the ESU training group in collaboration with ESUT and EULIS
• EST s1 examination and certification
• An online theoretical course