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.RCS membership entitles you to a 10% discount on this course at partner centres. Find out if you’re eligible to join or transfer. Following the course, you will be able to:• Organise and plan how to manage life-saving decisions in a trauma and emergency environment.• Describe the philosophy of damage control and apply it to a variety of scenarios, in particular exsanguinating haemorrhage.• Discuss the epidemiology and physics of wound ballistics and blast injury.• Recognise and appropriately manage the exsanguinating patient.• Recognise the patient in need of immediate surgery for haemorrhage control. • Undertake operative damage control procedures, in cadaveric simulation, relating to: • Thoracic trauma – Antero-lateral and clamshell thoracotomies – Cardiac injuries – Lung injuries (hilar and peripheral) • Vascular trauma • Penetrating neck injuries • Thoracic outlet and upper limb trauma • Lower limb trauma • Pelvic trauma (incl. extraperitoneal pelvic paking) • Abdominal trauma – Spleen – Liver – Pancreatico-duodenal – Renal – Retroperitoneal (IVC and aortic) – Bowel.