COURSE OVERVIEW

THE DSTC COURSE IS THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO FOCUS ON:

  • Surgical decision-making in complex scenarios
  • Operative technique in critically ill trauma patients
  • Hands on practical experience with experienced instructors (both national and international)
  • Insight into difficult trauma situations with learned techniques of haemorrhage control and the ability to handle major thoracic, cardiac and abdominal injuries

The Definitive Surgical Trauma Care (DSTC) course is recommended by The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for all Consultant Surgeons and final year trainees.

The Definitive Anaesthetic Trauma Care (DATC) course will provide multidisciplinary training to consultant anaesthetists and anaesthetic fellows (post-exam) involved in trauma.

The Definitive Perioperative Nurses Trauma Care (DPNTC) course is held in conjunction with the DSTC course. It is aimed at instrument and anaesthetic nurses who have a minimum of two years’ recent clinical experience in a perioperative setting and allows them to develop their knowledge and skills in a multidisciplinary environment. For perioperative nurses, the DPNTC course provides equivalent hours towards annual continuing professional development (CPD) as outlined by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

The Military Module is open to surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses, and to both civilians and military personnel. It is a one day program relevant to those interested in humanitarian surgery. The module is a combination of lectures, case studies and practical stations led a faculty of top military surgeons and anaesthetists. It is scheduled for the 8th of June, following the Brisbane course and can be attended by anyone who has completed a DSTC, DATC or DPNTC course (either Brisbane or a previous course).

DSTC remains committed to delivering an educationally sound, COVID safe and enjoyable program for all. As registrations open we will communicate this through the DSTC website and your local contacts.

Course costs 2024:

DSTC Course for surgeons – $4350

DATC Course for anaesthetists – $4350

DPNTC Course for nurses – $980

Military Module – $550

Written cancellation will be accepted up to 8 weeks prior to the course with 80% of the fee being reimbursed.

 

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COURSEPROGRAM

SYDNEY 26, 27, 28 February 2024
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BRISBANE 3, 4, 5 June 2024 - DSTC/DATC/DPNTC
 
BRISBANE (MILMOD) 6 June 2024
 
PERTH 18, 19, 20 June 2024
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MELBOURNE 11, 12, 13 November 2024
Registration enquiries: dstcmelbourne@mh.org.au
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AUCKLAND 5, 6, 7 August 2024
Please email Aktrauma@adhb.govt.nz for registration information
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