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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.

  • £1,165.50
  • 2 days
  • 12.00 CPD Points
£1,165.50
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

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:
  1. Left anterolateral thoracotomy and clamshell thoracotomy
  2. Repair of atrial and ventricular injuries
  3. Damage Control vascular techniques
  4. Subclavian injury repairs
  5. Splenectomy, Pringle manoeuvre, liver mobilisation/packing, Kocherisation, pancreatic injury repairs
  6. L to R visceral medial rotation, renal repair and nephrectomy
  7. Repairs to small and large bowel
  8. Temporary abdominal closure
 

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

Partner Centres

Thu
06
Dec
2018
-
Fri
07
Dec
2018
from £1165.50
LONDON, United Kingdom

06 Dec 2018
-
07 Dec 2018

Here is an overview of the programme

DSTS Programme.pdf

from £1165.50

Pricing notes:

Full price:

Course Fees:

Please note, for courses held at the College, we require full payment upon booking. Take a look at our cancellation policy first.

For regional and international course payments and terms & conditions, please contact the relevant centre.

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
14
Feb
2019
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Fri
15
Feb
2019
from £1165.50
MANCHESTER, United Kingdom

14 Feb 2019
-
15 Feb 2019

Here is an overview of the programme

DSTS Programme.pdf

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Pricing notes:

Full price:

Course Fees:

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For regional and international course payments and terms & conditions, please contact the relevant centre.

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom

Location:

Manchester Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre
University Of Manchester
MANCHESTER
M13 9PT
United Kingdom
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Wed
05
Jun
2019
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Thu
06
Jun
2019
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LONDON, United Kingdom

05 Jun 2019
-
06 Jun 2019

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DSTS Programme.pdf

from £1165.50

Pricing notes:

Full price:

Course Fees:

Please note, for courses held at the College, we require full payment upon booking. Take a look at our cancellation policy first.

For regional and international course payments and terms & conditions, please contact the relevant centre.

LONDON, United Kingdom

Location:

St George's University of London
St Georges Hospital Medical School
LONDON
SW17 0RE
United Kingdom
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