The Procedures Course

This two-day cadaveric workshop 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 and will be held in Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin and Sydney.

ūüďÖ Multiple 2022 dates

The Procedures Course

The Procedures Course is designed to enable emergency and critical care physicians develop the mastery necessary to confidently perform a wide range of basic and complex resuscitative procedures when the time comes.

Procedural teaching will be conducted by a group of renowned experts in trauma management from the Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre, Australasia’s largest trauma service. Teaching will be enhanced by the use of un-embalmed cadavers and low cadaver-to-participant ratio.

The 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 (including resuscitative thoracotomy)
– Retrieval limb amputation
– Escharotomy
– Resuscitative hysterotomy

– Retrievalists
– Emergency/Intensive Care/Anaesthetic Consultants
– Rural GPs/CMOs involved in retrievals/trauma resuscitation
– Senior Critical Care Registrars (Emergency/Intensive Care/Anaesthetic/Retrieval)

AUD $5500 (excluding GST)
Registration fees include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

2022 DATES
Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 September – Darwin SOLD OUT
Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 October – Sydney SOLD OUT
Thursday 10 & Friday 11 November 2022 ‚Äď Melbourne SOLD OUT
Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14 December РLeuven, Belgium  SOLD OUT

The Procedures Course

Day 1

0730 Р0745   Registration / Coffee
0745 Р0815   Course introduction
0815 Р0900   Lateral Canthotomy and Cantholysis
                         Coffee available
0900 Р1000   Burr Hole Craniotomy
1000 ‚Äď 1030¬† ¬†Morning Tea (provided)
1030 Р1130   Emergency Surgical Airway (Cricothyroidotomy)
                        Coffee available
1130 Р1230   Resuscitative Vascular Access (MAC line / RIC line / Interosseous access)
1230 Р1330   Lunch (provided)
1330 Р1430   Temporary Transvenous Cardiac Pacing
1430 Р1500   Afternoon Tea (provided)
1500 Р1630   Thoracostomy and Chest Tube Insertion(Surgical skills: hand ties/vertical mattress suture)
1630 Р1700   Day 1 summary and questions

Day 2

0730 Р0800   Registration / Coffee
0800 Р1000   Resuscitative Thoracotomy 1 (pericardial decompression & cardiac access)
Resuscitative Thoracotomy 2 (haemorrhage control) (Surgical skills: tissue staples)
1000 Р1030   Morning Tea (provided)
1030 Р1115   Escharotomy
                        Coffee available
1115 Р1200   Pre-Hospital Limb Amputation (Surgical skills: haemostatic sutures)
1200 Р1300   Lunch (provided)
1300 Р1430   Resuscitative Hysterotomy(Surgical skills: continuous locking sutures)
1430 Р1500   Participant Practical Revision (optional)
1500 Р1530   Day 2 summary, questions and feedback


The Procedures Course

The Procedures Course
AUD $5500 (excluding GST).
Registration fees include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.



Substitution: If, after booking an event you are unable to attend, you are welcome to nominate someone else to attend in your place. Please advise substitutions via email so a correct name tag will be available at the registration desk. CPD hours will be allocated to the substitute delegate.

Cancellation more than 30 days before the event: 70% refund.
Cancellation less than 30 days: no refund Cancellation must be in writing

Please note, when you register, you will be agreeing to the following:

Disclaimer: The content of this course is directed at appropriately licensed and trained practitioners. It represents current information about the provision of emergency medical care. It is not intended to replace, and should not be construed as medical advice. Any concerns regarding a medical diagnosis or treatment should not be directed to a medical practitioner.

Course cancellation: In very rare cases, due to clinical demand or other unforeseen, unavoidable reasons, courses may need to be cancelled. In this instance registrants will be advised urgently and will receive a full refund for registration fees.


A/Prof Joseph Mathew
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Dr Chris Groombridge
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Dr Amit Mani
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Dr Mike Noonan
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The Procedures Course

For more information about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator.

James Cameron
Alfred Health
Telephone: 03 9903 0803

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