Surgical Training for Austere Environments (STAE)
This interactive five-day course teaches the essential surgical decision-making strategies and techniques for surgeons working in austere conditions.
You will use unembalmed cadavers to practice procedures commonly required in a humanitarian crisis, conflict zone or catastrophe aftermath.
The final day of the course (O&G) is typically held at a London venue.
Our expert faculty will share hands-on experience gained through their work in places such as Afghanistan, Darfur and Haiti.
Scholarships are available from the David Nott Foundation.
RCS membership entitles you to a 10% discount on this course at partner centres. Find out if you're eligible to join or transfer.
- 5 days
- 30.00 CPD Points
Following the course you should be able to:
- discuss and plan the requirements for providing emergency surgical care in a humanitarian crisis;
- make resource based triage decisions;
- describe issues and challenges facing surgeons and other medical specialties in austere settings;
- perform a wide range of surgical procedures in a resource constrained environment;
- know how to handle the normal range of abdominal emergencies affecting a civilian population in resource constrained settings;
- know how to manage paediatric emergencies in austere environments.
Following the course, you should have increased your knowledge of, and ability to perform, procedures relating to:
- penetrating and crush injuries;
- trauma of the limbs, head, thorax and torso;
- head and neck trauma;
- plastic surgery, including burns, flaps and skin grafts;
- orthopaedic trauma, including management of fractures and amputations;
- obstetric and gynaecological emergencies, including understanding when and how to safely perform a C Section.
You will cover a variety of topics during this course, including:
- cases associated with conflict and catastrophe, particularly penetrating and crush injuries as well as the management of trauma of the limbs, head, thorax and torso;
- post-disaster/conflict procedures including skin flaps and grafts, and the management of orthopaedic fractures using external fixation and traction;
- decision-making and management of obstetric emergencies including post-partum haemorrhage and caesarean section in austere environments.
Here is an overview of the programme
Full price: £2199.00
RCS England Members/Fellows: £1979.10
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BRIGHTON, United Kingdom
Location:Brighton & Sussex Medical School
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