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 Emergency Department, The Alfred Trauma Unit, The National Trauma Research Institute, and Monash University.
Sessions will have a heavy emphasis on acquiring hands-on skills for the management of the multiply injured complex trauma patient.
Procedures covered 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
- Resuscitative thoracotomy
- Scene limb amputation
- Resuscitative hysterotomy
The faculty will include specialists in emergency & trauma resuscitation as well as visiting surgical and obstetric specialists.
Visit the Faculty Page to get more information on individual faculty members
Located in the heart of Melbourne, the course will be held at the Melbourne University Anatomy Lab . It offers a state of the art lab and classrooms for procedural teaching on fresh, un-embalmed, donor cadavers.
Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience
Level 4, Medical Building
University of Melbourne
Cnr of Grattan Street & Royal Parade
Ray Last Laboratories
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Medical School South, 3 34a
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005 AUSTRALIA