Advanced Trauma Course

This is a multidisciplinary course enabling a standardised language of trauma care across the specialties. The aim of This course is to teach a simple systematic approach to the management of trauma patients through interactive tutorials, skills teaching and simulated patient management scenarios. Attendance at the course also exposes the candidate to a network of motivated colleagues with an enthusiasm for trauma management. The course was developed by the American College of Surgeons and has now been adopted in over 60 countries worldwide.

 

Content

This course teaches a safe reliable method for immediate management of the injured trauma patient. 

The course covers a range of procedures and topics including:

Initial assessment and management

Airway and ventilatory management

Abdominal and pelvic shock

Thoracic trauma

Trauma – head, spine, musculoskeletal

Spinal Immobilisation

Secondary survey, head to toe exam, patient transfer

Spinal assessment/x-rays

Primary survey x-rays

Cricothyroidotomy/chest decompression/pericardiocentesis

Application of pelvic binder

 

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

Demonstrate the concepts and principles of the primary and secondary patient assessments.

Establish management priorities in a trauma situation.

Initiate primary and secondary management necessary within the golden hour for the emergency management of acute life threatening conditions.

In a given simulated clinical and surgical skills practicum, demonstrate a range of skills, which are often required in the initial assessment and treatment of patients with multiple injuries

 

Additional Information

Attendance at the course also exposes the candidate to a network of motivated colleagues with an enthusiasm for trauma management.