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Pre-hospital and Emergency Department Resuscitative Thoracotomy

This intensive one-day course focuses on the resuscitative thoracotomy and how to apply this technique in trauma resuscitation.

You will be able to practice surgical skills using animal tissue as well as learning approaches to decision-making and damage control, with an emphasis on working as part of the trauma team.

This course is led by a highly skilled faculty of surgeons and emergency medicine physicians, all highly experienced in performing and managing resuscitative thoracotomy.

RCS membership entitles you to a 10% discount on this course at partner centres. Find out if you're eligible to join or transfer

To see a list of our current Pre-Hospital and Emergency Department Resuscitative Thoracotomy course centres please follow this link (correct as of May 2020)

  • £699.00
  • 1 day
  • 6.00 CPD Points
£699.00
1 day
6.00 CPD Points

Suitability

Learning Outcomes

After attending this course, you should be able to:

  • Manage the arrested patient, working with the trauma team pre-thoracotomy and during resuscitative thoracotomy
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the anatomy specific to resuscitative thoracotomy including cardiac anatomy and the anatomy of the hilum and chest wall
  • Carry out treatment of injuries to the heart including opening the pericardium, control of bleeding and internal massage
  • Understand the management of the post-operative patient, including internal defibrillation, drainage and closing the chest

Format

This course combines practical skills workshops using animal (porcine) tissue with lectures, decision-making scenarios and case based discussions.

Additional Information

Course content

You will cover a variety of topics during this course, including:

  • Resuscitative thoracotomy
  • Closing up and managing post-operative patients
  • Internal defibrillation
  • Repairing a hole including:
    • Suturing inside the chest
    • Pledgeted sutures
    • Skin staples
  • Non-cardiac injury including:
    • Mobilising a lung
    • Lung twist
  • Injuries to the heart:
    • Basic tissue handling techniques
    • Improving access

Take a look at a sample Pre-Hospital and Emergency Department Resuscitative Thoracotomy 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
16
Sep
2020
£400
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

16 Sep 2020

£400

Pricing notes:

Full price: £400

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.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Location:

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Beckett Street
LEEDS
LS9 7TF
United Kingdom
laura.brown61@nhs.net
0113 2065854 65854

Instructions:

Miss L Brown, laura.brown61@nhs.net, 0113 2065854 65854
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Pricing notes:

Full price: £400

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Fri
16
Oct
2020
£525
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

16 Oct 2020

£525

Pricing notes:

Full price: £525

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Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Location:

Broadgreen Hospital
Thomas Drive
LIVERPOOL
L14 3LB
United Kingdom
surgical.simulation@liverpoolft.nhs.uk
0151 7063576

Instructions:

Ms R Page, surgical.simulation@liverpoolft.nhs.uk, 0151 7063576, Please contact the centre directly to apply
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Partner Centres

Tue
13
Oct
2020
£699.00
MANCHESTER, United Kingdom

13 Oct 2020

£699.00

Pricing notes:

Full price: £699.00
RCS England Members/Fellows: £629.10

Course Fees:

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MANCHESTER, United Kingdom

Location:

Manchester Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre
University Of Manchester
MANCHESTER
M13 9PT
United Kingdom
education@rcseng.ac.uk
020 7869 6300
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