With the support of UCC’s Anatomy Department ASSERTs Surgical Skills Lab is providing a series of 5 to 8 short labs to facilitate Surgical Trainees from across Corks University Hospitals in Otological Surgical drilling techniques of the Temporal bone. The complex anatomy has always posed a steep learning curve for new surgeons and in particular […]

ASSERT and An Garda Síochána recently joined forces to collaborate on a Serious Incident Escalation Simulation Project. The simulation exercise took place here in ASSERT with the setting of a busy simulated Emergency Department, where members of An Garda Síochána had to maintain order and safety of patients and staff in a rapidly escalating situation.  […]

ASSERT staff facilitated a learning session, for 23 postgrad student midwives, from UCC’s SONM in the Simulation Lab here in UCC.   It was a terrific teaching session and great fun had by everyone.  The students and faculty certainly enjoyed the three obstetric scenarios, which included, shoulder dystocia, pre-eclampsia and Post-Partum Hemorrhage.  All scenarios were run […]

The ASSERT Centre, UCC, hosted the inaugural cadaveric masterclass in Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (TaTME) in the surgical management of rectal cancer on the 2nd of March 2019. The masterclass was convened by Mr. Shane Killeen and was aimed at fellows and senior trainees in colorectal surgery, and was facilitated by a team of expert […]

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