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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

Approved Regional Courses

Wed
03
Apr
2019
-
Thu
04
Apr
2019
£1400
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

03 Apr 2019
-
04 Apr 2019

Here is an overview of the programme

DSTS Programme.pdf

£1400

Pricing notes:

Full price: £1400

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.

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Location:

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

Instructions:

Ms L Spence, l.spence@rcsed.ac.uk, Discounted rate of £1,260 for RCS Edinburgh members/fellows.
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Booking details

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Pricing notes:

Full price: £1400

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Wed
05
Jun
2019
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Thu
06
Jun
2019
from £1165.50
LONDON, United Kingdom

05 Jun 2019
-
06 Jun 2019

Here is an overview of the programme

DSTS Programme.pdf

from £1165.50

Pricing notes:

Full price: £1295.00
RCS England Members/Fellows: £1165.50

Course Fees:

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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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