Surgery performed in operational settings may range from definitive major surgery, to stabilizing for transport surgery, to minor surgery, depending on the local resources, available skills, and tactical situation.

These medical education videos illustrate techniques that are sometimes employed in operational settings.


Basic Suturing in the Emergency Room

How to Suture a Wound

Prepartion and Handling of Sutures and Needles

Suturing: An In-Service Training for Hospital Corpsmen

Wound Debridement

Venous Cutdown

Needle Decompression (Thoracentesis)

Tube Thoracotomy (Chest Tube)

Knot Tying

Scrubbing In


Two Person Surgical Gowning


Closing the Abdomen

Solo Surgical Gowning

Episiotomy and Childbirth Laceration Repair

Bartholin Cyst


Continuous Lumbar Epidural Anesthetic

Spinal Anesthetic

Education and Training