The Procedures Course is a 2 day course designed to teach the critical care specialist how to confidently perform a wide range of basic and complex resuscitative procedures. It is a collaboration between The Alfred Emergency Department, National Trauma Research Institute and Monash University.

Sessions will have a heavy emphasis on acquiring hands-on skills for the management of the multiply injured complex trauma patient.

Procedures will 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
    • Pericardiocentesis
    • Resuscitative thoracotomy
    • Pericardotomy
  • Cranial decompression (burr hole)
  • Scene limb amputation
  • Escharotomy
  • Resuscitative hysterotomy 

Main Partner Orgnaisations(s) National Trauma Research Institute, Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre, Monash University

Geographic Location(s) The Alfred Hospital

Program Director(s) Professor Mark Fitzgerald

Core Faculty Dr Joseph Mathew, Dr Fran O'Keeffe, Dr Mike Noonan, Dr Chris Groombridge, Dr Amit Maini

Main Contact Jessica Hocking

Year Commenced 2016

Expected Completion Ongoing