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2023 Paediatric Advanced Cadaveric Trauma Surgery (PACTS) Course for Surgeons

23 Nov

Newcastle Surgical Training Centre

23rd November 2023 - 24th November 2023

This course is aimed at consultants and ST8 and above in paediatric surgery, orthopaedics, plastics and neurosurgery or trauma surgeons with an adult practice who may treat
children in an emergency, as well as paediatric anaesthetists and theatre nurses. We encourage entire theatre trauma teams to attend together. The course includes fresh frozen cadavers.


  • Damage control resuscitation & surgery
  • Managing exanguinating haemorrhage
  • Traumatic cardiac arrest
  • Penetrating trauma
  • Clamshell thoracotomy
  • Pericardial tamponade and penetrating cardiac injuries
  • Management of zone 1 to 3 neck injuries especially with regard to vascular injuries
  • Trauma laparotomy and abdominal packing
  • Management of liver injury
  • Laparostomy
  • Damage control approach to vascular injuries
  • Fasciotomies
  • Paediatric major trauma case scenarios
  • Human Factors lectures & decision making under pressure
  • Lessons from the Ariana Grande concert bombing

Flyer surgical PACTS 2023(601kB)

604kb pdf

To register or for more information, Ppease speak to Suren Arul for more information ([email protected]) or to book places please call
(0191 2231 264) or e mail the Newcastle Surgical training centre ([email protected])