Damage Control Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery
This practical two day course teaches the strategies and skills needed to manage severely injured patients with life-threatening musculoskeletal injuries, often in challenging and time-critical circumstances. Using unembalmed cadavers, you will practice a range of techniques with an emphasis on rapid control of exsanguinating haemorrhage and resuscitation. Techniques include the use of external fixators, multiple limb fasciotomy and responses to ballistic injuries. Led by an experienced faculty, by the end of this course will be able to perform damage control with major polytrauma trauma. RCS membership entitles you to a 10% discount on this course.
This course is suitable for: ST6-8, consultants, SAS grades and anyone working in trauma and orthopaedic surgery, trauma centres or working with patients with polytrauma. This course centres on practical workshops using unembalmed cadavers. There will also be a range of interactive seminars. The Damage Control Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery (DCOTS) course provides broad coverage of the ISCP T&O curriculum. It also has strong links to the Orthopaedic Competence Assessment Project framework (OCAP).
Course Lead: Col Paul Parker and Prof Ian Pallister
Venue: Manchester Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre, M13 9PT
Further details can be found below.