Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Surgical Emergencies in Clinical Practice


This course will provide an overview of common and less common surgical emergency presentations.

A case-based format with interactive discussion will allow participants to make an accurate diagnosis and have a treatment plan for a wide spectrum of surgical emergencies.

Upcoming course dates

  • Wednesday, 30 November 2017 (9.30am - 5pm)
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Learning objectives

  • Apply the essential steps in the initial management of surgical emergencies that can be used on a day-to-day basis for clinical management
  • Improved understanding of investigations that can narrow the differential diagnosis
  • Learn how to detect important pathologies on X-ray, ultrasound and CT imaging in abdominal emergencies
  • Learn bedside imaging to rule in vascular emergencies
  • Review the common general surgery, vascular, urology, endocrine and T&O emergency presentations and management
Who is this course suitable for? SHOs and registrars involved in emergency medicine and critical care
Fee Free for eligible NCHDs on the CPDSS programme or €300 for others.
Faculty Dr Darragh Shields
CPD points 7.5
Location RCSI, 5th floor, No. 26 York Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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