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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.

  • £445.50
  • 1 day
  • 6.00 CPD Points
£445.50
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. 

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Booking Options

Approved Regional Courses

Wed
25
Sep
2019
£400
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

25 Sep 2019

£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.

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Location:

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Beckett Street
LEEDS
LS9 7TF
United Kingdom
jodie.fowler1@nhs.net
0113 2067286

Instructions:

Ms J Fowler, jodie.fowler1@nhs.net, 0113 2067286
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Booking details

Pricing notes:

Full price: £400

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Contact details:

Please contact the coordinator:
Ms J Fowler
jodie.fowler1@nhs.net
https://www.medicaleducationleeds.com/event/pre-hospital-emergency-department-resuscitative-thoracotomy-pert-2/

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Partner Centres

Thu
16
May
2019
from £445.50
LONDON, United Kingdom

16 May 2019

from £445.50

Pricing notes:

Full price: £495.00
RCS England Members/Fellows: £445.50

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
education@rcseng.ac.uk
020 7869 6300
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