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Computer/Internet Requirements

  • Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X,
  • The latest version of your web browser
  • The latest version of Flash
  • Speakers for sound
  • Broadband internet access

FLS Online

Online access is now available to all new program participants.  The online system allows program coordinators to administer and closely track the progress of their individual users.

If you program is currently enrolled in the online systems please download the following instruction manuals:

FLS Online Instruction Guide – Viewing Online Content; for all general users

FLS Online Instruction Guide – Program Administration; for program directors/coordinators only

Module I – Preoperative Considerations

  • Laparoscopic Equipment
  • Energy Sources
  • OR Set Up
  • Patient Selection / Preoperative Assessment
  • Preoperative Assessment

Module II – Intraoperative Considerations

  • Anesthesia & Patient Positioning
  • Pneumoperitoneum Establishment & Trocar Placement
  • Physiology of Pneumoperitoneum
  • Exiting the Abdomen

Module III – Basic Laparoscopic Procedures

  • Current laparoscopic procedures
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Suturing
  • Hemorrhage & Hemostasis

Module IV – Postoperative Care and Complications

  • Postoperative Care
  • Postoperative Complications

Module V – Manual Skills Training

  • Manual Skills Practice
  • Manual Skills Training: FLS trainer assembly
  • Peg Transfer
  • Precision Cutting
  • Ligating Loop
  • Suture with Extracorporeal Knot
  • Suture with Intracorporeal Knot