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ASiT 2020 Preconference Course: Major Trauma CRASH Course

asit preconference course 2020: major trauma crash course 

Date and Time: 06/03/2020

Venue: ICC Birmingham

Course Convenors: Delivered by ASiT and the Centre for Trauma Sciences, Queen Mary University of London.  Mr Anthony Thaventhiran, Mr Oliver Burdall, Dr John McKenna, Dr Barry Schyma, Dr Adeel Akhtar, Dr Kate Hancorn (TBC), Mr Ross Davenport, Prof Susan Brundage. 

Target audience: SpR/ SHO/ Core - In surgery/ EM/ Anaesthesia/ ITU

Overview: Death from trauma remains one of the major causes of death in the early decades of life. Uncontrolled haemorrhage is the leading cause of preventable death in the trauma setting and is a significant burden on healthcare internationally.  The landscape of trauma care and trauma surgery has evolved significantly over the past decade. This course aims to empower the delegates to be able to deal with the major trauma patient as if this is the first day in a job at a major trauma centre.  Then push them further to start to think about planning for a mass casualty incident. 

Learning outcomes: 

  1. How to identify the major trauma patientLearn the initial steps for Major Trauma Resuscitation - including Permissive Hypotension and Damage Control Resuscitation (DCR)

  2. Understand the evolution of the Belfast and Northern Ireland trauma system

  3. Understand the modern ‘London Trauma System’ and the impact it has made on patient care and outcomes

  4. Participate in a ‘Stop The Bleed’ Course

  5. Understand and practice the triage systems used in a Mass Casualty Incidents (MCI)

  6. Further learning and research opportunities

Programme (please note this is currently provisional and subject to change). 

9:00 Coffee and Registration

10:00 Introduction 

10:15 Major Trauma Resuscitation – including Permissive Hypotension and Damage Control Resuscitation 

11:15 Coffee

11:30 Stop the Bleed 

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Northern Ireland (Belfast) Trauma System 

14:00 London Trauma System

14:30 Coffee

14:45 Mass Casualty Incident (MCI)/ Triage

15:15 Triage Practical- Breakout Session

15:45 Summary - Further opportunities & Research 


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Please note all programmes are currently provisional and subject to change. All delegates on preconference courses must also be registered to attend the ASiT 2020 Conference. For more information please email 

ICC Birmingham
Birmingham, UK
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