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Definitive Surgical Trauma Skills (DSTS)

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

  • £1,399.00
  • 2 days
  • 12.00 CPD Points
£1,399.00
2 days
12.00 CPD Points

Suitability

This course is suitable for: ST5-8, consultants and SAS grades.

Participants should have a good understanding of ATLS and critical care principles and experience of managing trauma both frequently and infrequently.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Format

This course is based around practical workshops using unembalmed cadavers.

Additional Information

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.

Booking Options

Approved Regional Courses

Mon
30
Mar
2020
-
Tue
31
Mar
2020
£1250
Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust

30 Mar 2020
-
31 Mar 2020

Here is an overview of the programme

DSTS Programme.pdf

£1250

Pricing notes:

Full price: £1250

Course Fees:

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Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust

Location:

Nottingham City Hospital Campus
Nottingham City Hospital Campus
NOTTINGHAM
NG5 1PB
United Kingdom
natalie.fletcher@nuh.nhs.uk
0115 9627683

Instructions:

Miss N Fletcher, natalie.fletcher@nuh.nhs.uk, 0115 9627683
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Full price: £1250

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Mon
11
May
2020
-
Tue
12
May
2020
£1260-1400
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

11 May 2020
-
12 May 2020

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DSTS Programme.pdf

£1260-1400

Pricing notes:

Full price: £1260-1400

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Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Location:

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Nicolson Street
EDINBURGH
EH8 9DW
United Kingdom
l.spence@rcsed.ac.uk
0131 5271687

Instructions:

Ms L Spence, l.spence@rcsed.ac.uk, 0131 5271687
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Partner Centres

Thu
03
Oct
2019
-
Fri
04
Oct
2019
£1399.00
MANCHESTER, United Kingdom

03 Oct 2019
-
04 Oct 2019

Here is an overview of the programme

DSTS Programme.pdf

£1399.00

Pricing notes:

Full price: £1399.00
RCS England Members/Fellows: £1259.10

Course Fees:

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MANCHESTER, United Kingdom

Location:

Manchester Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre
University Of Manchester
MANCHESTER
M13 9PT
United Kingdom
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Thu
05
Dec
2019
-
Fri
06
Dec
2019
£1399.00
LONDON, United Kingdom

05 Dec 2019
-
06 Dec 2019

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DSTS Programme.pdf

£1399.00

Pricing notes:

Full price: £1399.00
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LONDON, United Kingdom

Location:

St George's University of London
St Georges Hospital Medical School
LONDON
SW17 0RE
United Kingdom
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Thu
06
Feb
2020
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Fri
07
Feb
2020
£1399.00
MANCHESTER, United Kingdom

06 Feb 2020
-
07 Feb 2020

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DSTS Programme.pdf

£1399.00

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MANCHESTER, United Kingdom

Location:

Manchester Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre
University Of Manchester
MANCHESTER
M13 9PT
United Kingdom
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International Courses

Thu
07
Nov
2019
-
Fri
08
Nov
2019
1200.00 USD
Tulane University School Of Medicine

07 Nov 2019
-
08 Nov 2019

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DSTS Programme.pdf

1200.00 USD

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Full price: 1200.00 USD

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Tulane University School Of Medicine

Location:

Tulane University School of Medicine
1430 Tuane Avenue
NEW ORLEANS
LA 70112
United States of America
sbassett1@tulane.edu
+15049885111

Instructions:

Ms S Bassett, sbassett1@tulane.edu, +15049885111
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