Clinical Skills in Emergency Surgery

Category: Training - School of Surgery

Date: June 15th 2016 until June 17th 2016

Location: WIMAT (The Welsh Institute for Minimal Access Therapy), Cardiff Medicentre, Cardiff CF14 4UJ

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For CT1s/2s, ST1-3s, SAS grades



This course is suitable for trainees who have completed their period of basic surgical training and are now ready to expand their surgical skills and to tackle more advanced surgical techniques particularly within an emergency setting.

Course content includes:

  • Review of knot tying
  • Abdominal closure and principles of suturing
  • Bowel anastomosis – including size discrepancies, open access and use of clamps
  • Moderately difficult access - Anterior/submucosal
  • Side to side and transverse anastomosis using stapling
  • Assessment: bowel anastomosis
  • Principles and safe use of energy sources
  • Laparoscopic: Appendix simulations skills practice


Of note: This course does not seek to impose or promote the techniques demonstrated as being the only safe and sound method for performing a surgical procedure but does endeavour to teach ‘one safe way’ that trainees may utilise.


Course Directors

Mr Jegadish Mathias (Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon)

Mr Tim Brown (Consultant General and Pancreaticobiliary Surgeon)


£750 (Full course fee)


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