“Fire-fighting” for Orthopaedic Teams: Damage Control

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“Fire-fighting” for Orthopaedic Teams: Damage Control

Two-day, multi-disciplinary simulation and cadaveric skills course on major trauma

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Manchester Stopford Building University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL United Kingdom

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A two-day multi-disciplinary simulation and cadaveric skills course open to Consultant or final year registrars in Orthopaedics, anaesthetics, Emergency Medicine, as well as ODPs, EAPs and scrub staff.

Day 1 (4th Jan): Orthopaedic Surgeons, ODPs, EAPs, Anaesthetists, Emergency Medicine Drs

Focus on key decision-making skills to manage major poly-trauma patients in the first 24 hours. Predominantly team-based simulation training with lectures on key points, including mass casualty scenarios.

Venue: Simulation suite, University of Salford

Day 2 (5th Jan): Orthopaedic Surgeons, ODPs, EAPs, Anaesthetists, Scrub Staff

Orthopaedic cadaveric skills training based on damage control principles.

Anaesthetic decision-making and practical skills including surgical airway, thoracostomy, thoracotomy, splinting and circulatory access.

Specimens are fresh-frozen cadavers.

Venue: Manchester Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre, University of Manchester

Nurses and AHPs will be immersed in training with the rest of the team. However, our trainers are a diverse range of healthcare professionals and we ensure mentorship is provided by a healthcare professional from the same group.


Surgeons £400

Anaesthetists £400

Emergency Medicine Doctors £200 (attend Day 1 only)

ODPs, EAPs, Scrub Staff – free (must commit to attending course)

CPD points applied for (have previously been awarded at 11 for 2 days)

Queries: trauma.course@mft.nhs.uk

Course Directors:

Mr Amer Shoaib

Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, MFT

Dr Ian Tyrrell-Marsh

Consultant Anaesthetist MFT and HEMS doctor NWAA

Mr Ananthan Ebinesan

Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon and Clinical Director Orthopaedics, MFT

Prof Simon Carley

Consultant Emergency Medicine, MFT

Ms Jay Harrison

Quality Improvement Lead, Greater Manchester Major Trauma Network

Ms Stella Smith

Consultant Colorectal and Trauma Surgeon, MFT