Knowledge gain of the non-vascular surgeons after attending a course on traumatic vascular emergencies

Zia Ur Rehman, Muhammad Asad Moosa, Qamar Riaz

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Objective: To measure the effectiveness of the workshop in enhancing the knowledge and skills of the non-vascular surgeons in dealing with traumatic vascular emergencies. Methodology: It was a Quasi-experimental pre-post design study conducted at Section of Vascular Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi (Pakistan) in February 2019. One-day workshop was conducted to enhance the knowledge and operative skills of the non-vascular surgeons in managing traumatic vascular emergencies. A written test and course evaluation survey were used to evaluate the effectiveness of the course in achieving the desired objectives. Results: Total of 21 participants attended the workshop with mean age of 29 ± 6.06 years. Majority of participants 15 (71%) were surgery residents from different subspecialties. Only 3 (14%) had prior exposure in Vascular Surgery. Mean pretest score was 11.9 ± 4.27 (59.52% ± 21.3) which improved to 16.14 ± 3.69 (81.6% ± 16.6). Gain in knowledge was measured using paired t-test and there was 21% of gain in knowledge of the participants compared between the pretest and posttest score. Overall participants found this workshop to be very useful in refining their skills and learning innovative techniques in managing vascular emergencies. Conclusion: Carefully designed workshop improves the knowledge of non-vascular surgeons in dealing with common vascular emergencies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S6-S9
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020


  • Non-vascular surgeons
  • Surgical skills
  • Trauma
  • Vascular emergencies
  • Workshop


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