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AUSMAT Surgical Team Course

June 1, 2021 8:00 am June 4, 2021 5:00 pm ACST

This four-day course provides training for disaster surgery and anaesthetics in the field. Developed to expose participants to a range of essential techniques and survival skills to manage successfully when deployed as part of an Australian Medical Assistance Team (AUSMAT).

This course is a combination of classroom-style lectures and field simulation that includes an overnight field deployment.

Course content includes:

  • Humanitarian systems/international frameworks
  • Ethical conduct of appropriate disaster surgery
  • Humanitarian systems/international frameworks
  • Health standards/health clusters/sphere principles
  • Disaster surgery/anaesthesia techniques
  • Limb salvage orthopaedics
  • Disaster general and neurosurgery techniques
  • Anaesthetics in the austere environment
  • The practical establishment of a field hospital Safety and security awareness
  • Hostile negotiation
  • Trip planning
  • Command and control principles
  • Equipment management/familiarisation

This course is for senior surgeons, anaesthetists and theatre nurses nominated by each state/territory.

Course location: Darwin

Upcoming course dates: TBA

Participant numbers: min 20 | max 30

Notes: registrations are restricted. Participants are selected by their state/territory disaster unit.


June 1, 2021 – 8:00 am ACST
June 4, 2021 – 5:00 pm ACST
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