Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Emergency Medicine Trauma Skills Course and Airway Management


This one-day course will provide participants an opportunity to further enhance their initial management of the severely injured trauma patient.

Current concepts in modern trauma management will be discussed.

Upcoming course dates

  • Wednesday, 8 November 2017 (9.30am - 5pm)
  • Thursday, 8 March 2018 (9.30am - 5pm)
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Learning objectives

  • Participants will be able to understand and apply modern thinking in trauma Management beyond ATLS
  • Understand principles of modern trauma management
  • Recognise, anticipate and manage potential airway problems
  • Perform critical life saving procedures in difficult airway
  • Perform chest tube thoracostomy
  • Manage the suspected spinal injured patient
  • Obtain vascular access in difficult circumstances
  • Interpret trauma X-rays and imaging
  • Operate as a trauma team in a simulated trauma setting
Who is this course suitable for? SHOs and registrars involved in emergency medicine and critical care
Fee Free for eligible NCHDs on the CPDSS programme or €300 for others.
Faculty Dr Darragh Shields
CPD points 7.5
Location RCSI, 5th floor, No. 26 York Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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Student testimonials

  • Excellent Faculty. Good revision of essential ED skills"
  • Provided a systematic approach to dealing with different trauma scenarios"