Small Bowel Resection and Anastomosis

Interactive eBook for surgical resident training



CapaCare is a medical humanitarian organisation working to build capacity and training in areas lacking health workers.

In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, we have developed a Post Graduate Surgical Training Programme for medical doctors and community health officers, which aims to increase the number of surgically skilled staff in district hospitals. The goal is to train 30 officers to a level where they can handle the most common surgical and obstetric emergencies which, without treatment, would lead to disability and death.

About the iBook

This iBook is intended to be used as a manual to support face-to-face training. 

The book demonstrates the different steps during surgery required to resect and reconnect parts of the small bowel. Illustrative drawings, photographs, and videos support the explanations.

Step by step explanations of the procedure

  • Q&A to improve information retention
  • Links to additional information
  • Common pitfalls

From the Malanga Hospital, Sierra Leone

  • Step-by-step videos of the procedure integrated and downloadable

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