Taught over two days by skilled and knowledgeable faculty, you will learn how to make life-saving surgical decisions and perform damage control under pressure in a trauma and emergency environment. Through practical workshops on unembalmed cadavers, you will learn surgical procedures to manage a broad range of trauma situations, as well as covering decision-making, epidemiology and emerging technologies.After attending this course, you should be able to:Work under pressure in a trauma and emergency environment, making life-saving decisionsDemonstrate knowledge in the different surgical exposures for thoracic, abdominal and vascular injuries and their repairReview the Damage Control PhilosophyMake informed decisions involving endovascular stenting in thoracic traumaReview cardiothoracic and thoracic trauma scenariosDiscuss the effect of ballisticsCarry out a range of procedures, including:Left anterolateral thoracotomy and clamshell thoracotomyRepair of atrial and ventricular injuriesDamage Control vascular techniquesSubclavian injury repairsSplenectomy, Pringle manoeuvre, liver mobilisation/packing, Kocherisation, pancreatic injury repairsL to R visceral medial rotation, renal repair and nephrectomyRepairs to small and large bowelTemporary abdominal closure Course contentYou will cover a variety of topics during this course, including:Closure and drainsPulmonary injuriesRenal injurySubclavian injuries and axillary injuriesThe damage control philosophyTrauma laparotomyVascular didactic