STOP Series


Program Goals

The Supervised Training in Operative Procedure Series (STOP Series), is a collection of individual and grouped modules dedicated to providing supervised and standardized training in basic surgical skills This standard is achieved through careful research, regular updates and adopting a “one safe approach” towards all the relevant basic surgical skills.

Course Objectives

Participants will be introduced to one safe method to perform surgical skills, build their confidence by providing training and practice to all through supervision of experienced surgeons.


Each component of the STOP Series contains its own objectives; If each component is conducted, a participant should be able to:

  1. Perform the basics of patient preparation for/in the OR
  2. Handle and manipulate various surgical instruments
  3. Understand the rationale behind sterilization, disinfection and safety
  4. Perform different knots and sutures
  5. Understand the principles behind operative bleeding control which include:
    • Vascular Control
    • Dressings
    • Drain Insertion
  6. Perform small surgical procedures
  7. Understand the basics behind Electro-surgery and Laparoscopic surgery

Description and STOP Series Educational Format

Each component is centered on a hands-on approach, taught in a module format that includes both interactive discussions and skill stations taught and supervised by experienced surgeons.


Course materials include a student manual and link to pre-course assessment website. Within each module, specific equipment will be issued to the candidate that allows standardized practice and expected to be collected by the end of the course. Some of these equipment may be purchased by the provider.


There are 8 modules overall within the series divided into lectures, videos, demonstrations and skill practice.

STOP Series modules:

  • Surgical preparation
  • Equipment and instruments
  • Knots
  • Sutures
  • Operative bleeding control
  • The Operation
  • Surgical Procedures
  • More Advanced Surgical Principles

Target Audience/Requirements

Each component of the series has a list of specific target audience eligible to conduct the course. Please click on the links for each component to know more.


It is important that participants come well prepared and studied the relevant material to be familiar with all subjects of the course. Successful completion of the course involves receiving a minimum grade of 70% on the pre-course assessment (depending on the course registered), attending the entire course, and passing all the skill stations.


Operating Room Nurses can attend the course as auditors and if interested can pursue an appointment as a coordinator.


Upon completion of the course, the provider will receive a certificate of completion as well as CME hours.

A doctor, (with surgical experience) who successfully underwent the provider course, maybe chosen as an “Instructor Potential”; further training would be provided if interested.

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