Definitive Surgical Trauma Skills (DSTS)

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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

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