High-quality e-learning for plastic surgery trainees is now available online through eIntegrity.

The e-Learning for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (e-LPRAS) programme covers all key training areas – including essential skills and knowledge, surgical principles, burns and modules focusing on individual parts of the body.

The programme, which has been developed by the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and NHS England, is mapped to the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum – the UK framework for training in this field. However, the content is relevant to plastic surgery trainees globally.

Sarah Pape, Clinical Lead for e-LPRAS, said: “We’re delighted that this resource is now available to clinical staff worldwide.

“e-LPRAS provides evidence-based material for self-directed learning. The high-quality clinical content has been written by an international panel of practising clinicians who understand the challenges of working in this field. “There are lots of interactive features, including self-assessment exercises, which help to reinforce learning on the complex principles involved and test your understanding. The material is available via the Internet – so you can study at your own place, around your busy schedule.”

e-LPRAS is designed to complement classroom and workplace-based learning. It can be used to help prepare for hands-on surgical training sessions and examinations.

Nigel Mercer, President, BAPRAS, said: “We are moving to a profile for plastic surgeons in which e-LPRAS provides core knowledge, followed by avatar-based learning of the essential surgical steps before a trainee enters the operating room. e-LPRAS is the first stepping stone in plastic surgical education.”