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 20th of February, 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).

Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic across Australia and New Zealand, all remaining courses for 2021 have been postponed. Dates have been confirmed for Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland and Melbourne for 2022. Dates for Perth will be confirmed shortly.
We acknowledge the disruption that this has caused for all of our participants and dedicated faculty. Our priority is to deliver 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 2022:

DSTC Course for surgeons – $3950 (3950 NZ)

DATC Course for anaesthetists – $3950 (3950 NZ)

DPNTC Course for nurses – $890 (825 NZ)

Military Module – $500

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

COURSEPROGRAM

SYDNEY 23-25 February 2022
REGISTRATION OPEN
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BRISBANE (ADF Only) 7-9 March 2022
DSTC, DATC, DPNTC + MILMOD
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BRISBANE 7-9 March 2022
DSTC, DATC, DPNTC + MILMOD
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PERTH Dates TBA
Registration opening soon
 
MELBOURNE 7-9 November 2022
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AUCKLAND 8-10 August 2022
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