PRe-Hospital and Emergency Skills in Surgery and REsuscitation for Teams (PRESSURE) A multi-professional team training day, focusing on the management of patients with severe and or multiple injuries requiring emergent surgical procedures and resuscitation. There is specific training on team-working, leadership, followership and decision-making in the high-stakes environment.
Who is the course suitable for? Team based, 8 teams per course, 6 people per team Each team should have at least
2 ED consultants/ 1 Cons + 1 final year ED trainee
2 ED nurses/ODP
There is also room for two optional members of the team which can include further nursing staff/intensivist/anaesthetist/surgeons/orthopaedics
Teams from pre-hospital providers are also welcome
Course aims and learning outcomes This course aims to allow multi-disciplinary teams to develop skills in decision making in the resuscitation of severely injured patients including those with thoracic trauma and the obstetric patient with trauma and practical skills through demonstration and practice on human cadavers, animal models, and hybrid simulation models and to learn about post-resuscitation care. The first day focuses on skill acquisition and practice including in emergency thoracotomy, emergency hysterotomy, front of neck access in the difficult airway and major haemorrhage management. The second day is simulation based and offers teams an opportunity to practice team and practical skills in a safe and realistic environment with the assistance of embedded facilitators and plenty of time for meaningful debrief of the group, by the group.
By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:
Perform or assist in the performance of emergency surgical procedures for the management of thoracic trauma and traumatic cardiac arrest, including in pregnancy.
Have a model of team-working which assists in the management of seriously injured patients
Have had an opportunity for practising these practical and team-working skills, and reflect on them.
PRESSURE has received CPD accreditation from the RCS and the RCOA.