The Procedures Course


The Procedures Course is a 2 day course that will teach you how to confidently perform a wide range of basic and complex resuscitative procedures. It is a collaboration between The Alfred Trauma Unit, Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre, National Trauma Research Institute and Monash University.

Event date

10 September 2019 — 11 September 2019

Event location

University of Technology, Ultimo, Sydney.

About the course

The course comprises phase 1 of the Alfred Shock, Trauma & Resuscitation Program (A-S.T.A.R) which focuses primarily on procedural skills.

Sessions will have a heavy emphasis on acquiring hands-on skills for the management of the multiply injured complex trauma patient.

Procedures will include:  

  • Surgical airway (cricothyroidotomy)
  • Orbital decompression (lateral canthotomy and cantholysis)
  • Pleural decompression (finger thoracostomy and pleural drainage)
  • Vascular access (MAC line / RIC line / Intraosseous access)
  • Temporary trans-venous cardiac pacing
  • Pericardial decompression (including resuscitative thoracotomy)
  • Retrieval limb amputation
  • Escharotomy
  • Resuscitative hysterotomy

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