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Pre-Hospital Emergency Department Resuscitative Thoracotomy (PERT)

Wednesday, 16 September 2020


Pre-Hospital Emergency Department Resuscitative Thoracotomy (PERT)

Course Information:

This one-day Royal College of Surgeons’ practical course will improve participants’ decision making about the role of resuscitative thoracotomy, and how to integrate this into the trauma resuscitation. It will be based on best current evidence and emphasise damage control principles.  Participants will have maximal surgical exposure on porcine models and learn all the skills needed to achieve optimal outcomes from resuscitative thoracotomy.  The day will be led by a mixed faculty of surgeons, ED and anaesthesia medical staff.

The course provides 6 CPD Points.

What topics will you cover?
By the end of the course, participants will be able to: Be able to manage the arrested patient; working with the trauma team pre- thoracotomy and during resuscitative thoracotomy. Demonstrate knowledge of the anatomy specific to resuscitative thoracotomy including cardiac anatomy and the anatomy of the Hilum and chest wall. Carry out treatment of injuries to the Heart, including opening the pericardium, control of bleeding, and internal massage. Understand the management of the post-operative patient including internal defibrillation, drainage and closing the chest.
How will you learn?


  • Didactic sessions.
  • Decision-making scenarios.
  • Interactive case discussions.
  • Basic Surgical Skills and practical work on porcine models in small groups.
What do people say about this course?

"Excellent course - just what I wanted for a thing i never want to do in anger but need to be prepared for"

Cancellation policy:

In the event you need to cancel your place on this course, the following terms and conditions apply:

  • If you have notified us at least 30 days prior to the commencement date of the course, your course fees will be returned minus a £10.00 administration fee. If you have received any course materials these must be returned prior to any refund.
  • Cancellation of your place within 30 days will result in a loss of all fees.


Wednesday, 16 September 2020


Leeds Clinical Practice Centre
Ashley Wing, St James’s University Hospital, Beckett Street
Leeds, LS9 7TF


Laura Brown


Out of stock!PERT 16.09.2020£400.00