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Specialty Skills in Emergency Surgery and Trauma (SSET)

This two-day course will provide you with knowledge and techniques to manage a wide variety of emergency on-call trauma situations.

Led by expert faculty and with a high faculty: participant ratio, the course is taught through a mix of lectures and practical skills workshops.

Using animal tissue you will be able to practise a range of vascular, abdominal and thoracic operative procedures including thoracotomy and DCS bowel resection.

The course is mapped to the ISCP syllabus.

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

  • £999.00
  • 2 days
  • 12.00 CPD Points
£999.00
2 days
12.00 CPD Points

Suitability

This course is suitable for: FY2, CT1-2 and SAS grades.

We strongly recommended completing the Basic Surgical Skills (BSS) course before taking this course.

Learning Outcomes

Following the course, you will be able to:

1.   describe and apply a standard initial approach (Recognition, Resuscitation, Investigation and Management (RRIM)) to the emergency surgery patient;

2.   outline the principles of damage control resuscitation in the trauma setting;

3.   discuss the role of teamwork, communication and the importance of professionalism in the care and treatment of emergency surgery and trauma patients.

4.   apply surgical skills in the management of:

            a. common emergency conditions within the abdomen;

            b. vascular emergencies relevant to the general surgeon;

            c. trauma to the thorax and abdomen.

Format

Specialty Skills in Emergency Surgery and Trauma combines practical skills station workshops using animal (porcine) models with lectures and case based discussions.

Additional Information

Course content

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

  • Emergency surgery resuscitation
  • Peritonitis 
  • Vascular 
  • Damage control surgery 
  • Pancreatitis
  • Damage control resuscitation
  • Upper GI bleed
  • Lower GI bleed
  • Wound infection

 Take a look at a sample Specialty Skills in Emergency Surgery and Trauma (SSET) programme.

10% discount on this course for RCS member

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

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£999.00

Pricing notes:

Full price: £999.00
RCS England Members/Fellows: £899.10

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:

Royal College of Surgeons
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
LONDON
WC2A 3PE
United Kingdom
education@rcseng.ac.uk
020 7869 6300
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