This practical two day course teaches the strategies and skills needed to manage severely injured patients with life-threatening musculoskeletal injuries, often in challenging and time-critical circumstances.Using unembalmed cadavers, you will practice a range of techniques with an emphasis on rapid control of exsanguinating haemorrhage and resuscitation. Techniques include the use of external fixators, multiple limb fasciotomy and responses to ballistic injuries.Led by an experienced faculty, by the end of this course will be able to perform damage control with major polytrauma trauma.RCS membership entitles you to a 10% discount on this course at partner centres. Find out if you’re eligible to join or transfer. After attending this course, you should be able to:Manage severely injured patients in difficult and time-critical circumstancesDemonstrate knowledge in the resuscitation of the severely injured patientSafely practice state of the art techniques to establish haemostasis and perform damage controlPerform primary surgical stabilisation of complex open fractures in cadaveric simulationGain rapid vascular control in the actively bleeding patient in cadaveric simulation, both in terms of first aid and in actively assisting other members of the teamWork effectively and efficiently in the trauma team with other specialists, such as general and vascular surgeons and anaesthetists