Copy of Definitive Surgical Trauma Skills (DSTS)
Provided by The Royal College of Surgeons of England
About the course
This practical two-day course teaches you how to make life-saving surgical decisions and perform under pressure in a trauma and emergency environment.
You will learn about decision-making, epidemiology and emerging technologies, as well as covering the essentials of the relevant surgical anatomy via demonstrations using unembalmed cadavers.
You will cover a variety of topics during this course, including:
- Closure and drains
- Pulmonary injuries
- Renal injury
- Subclavian injuries and axillary injuries
- The damage control philosophy
- Trauma laparotomy
- Vascular didactic