PHEM ESS- 21.05.20

21st May 2020 8:30 am
21st May 2020 5:30 pm
West Midlands Surgical Training Centre   View map
024 76967309


The clinical scenario for each of the procedures is as follows:

· Surgical airway: can’t intubate, can’t ventilate after RSI

· Emergency Thoracotomy: traumatic cardiac arrest five minutes ago following penetrating chest wound

· Emergency Amputation: Patient trapped by limb, peri-arrest, all efforts to release patient have failed. Fire & Rescue Service are on scene with cutting equipment.

· Humeral EZ-IO access: shocked polytrauma patient, unable to obtain IV access for emergency resuscitation.



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Event Details

This one-day course provides candidates with the knowledge and practical experience (using human cadavers) to perform emergency surgical procedures in the pre-hospital setting. The course covers the emergency surgical skills of surgical cricothyroidotomy; emergency thoracotomy; upper and lower limb amputation; and intra-osseous vascular access.

The course has been awarded 6 CPD points by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

For each procedure the relevant anatomy will be presented by a Professor of Anatomy using human surface anatomy, plastinate models, and cadaveric specimens.

The theory including the indications, complications, post-procedural care and tips for trouble-shooting will be covered in lecture format.

There will then be a demonstration in real time followed by practical experience using whole human cadaveric specimens, under instructor supervision. Finally real cases will be discussed to put the theory and practical difficulties into context.

Additional information

Job Role

Doctor, Nurse/Paramedics


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