“This practical two-day course teaches you how to make life-saving surgical decisions and perform under pressure in a trauma and emergency environment.

You will learn about decision-making, epidemiology and emerging technologies, as well as covering the essentials of the relevant surgical anatomy via demonstrations using unembalmed cadavers.

2 days
12.00 CPD Points
After attending this course, you should be able to:

Work under pressure in a trauma and emergency environment, making life-saving decisions
Demonstrate knowledge in the different surgical exposures for thoracic, abdominal and vascular injuries and their repair
Review the Damage Control Philosophy
Make informed decisions involving endovascular stenting in thoracic trauma
Review cardiothoracic and thoracic trauma scenarios
Discuss the effect of ballistics
Carry out a range of procedures, including:
Left anterolateral thoracotomy and clamshell thoracotomy
Repair of atrial and ventricular injuries
Damage Control vascular techniques
Subclavian injury repairs
Splenectomy, Pringle manoeuvre, liver mobilisation/packing, Kocherisation, pancreatic injury repairs
L to R visceral medial rotation, renal repair and nephrectomy
Repairs to small and large bowel
Temporary abdominal closure

Course content
You will cover a variety of topics during this course, including:

Closure and drains
Pulmonary injuries
Renal injury
Subclavian injuries and axillary injuries
The damage control philosophy
Trauma laparotomy
Vascular didactic
Take a look at a sample Definitive Surgical Trauma Skills (DSTS) programme.

10% discount on this course for RCS members
Members, Fellows and Associates benefit from a 10% discount on this course when held at our Education Centre in London.

Your discount will be applied automatically when booking.

Find out more about joining today.”