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Courses of Interest

This page lists events, short courses, conferences and study days of particular interest to emergency physicians run by external organisations. If you wish to have your course displayed, please contact the College Events team for further information: events@rcem.ac.uk.

Other areas of the website also contain information about emergency courses:
RCEM Study Days and Courses- College study days, conferences and workshops are listed under the 'Conferences and Events' tab.
Courses for Trainees - These can be found listed in the EMTA section, including details of the MRCEM preparation courses.
Simulation Training - These can be found under the Exams and Training Tab.

Helicopter Medical Careers
Date: Saturday 23 March 2019
Venue: University of Glasgow
How to book: Please click here  for more details and to purchase tickets.

Are you interested in working in pre-hospital trauma care or helicopter critical care retrieval medicine? Helicopter Medical Careers will provide you with the information and inspiration you need to plan your future career. 
 
The conference is open to paramedics, doctors, nurses and students. 

Organised by Stephen Hearns, lead consultant for Scotland’s Emergency Medical Retrieval Service, the event has speakers who are experts in pre-hospital and retrieval medicine. During the conference these doctors, paramedics and nurses will share their experiences of practising in this exciting and rapidly expanding medical speciality. They will let you know how they trained for the role, how they made helicopter medicine into a career and how it feels to work with the world’s leading helicopter services. The day aims to inspire those with a passion for helicopter medicine and guide them towards achieving a career in the speciality. 

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Regular Courses


RCEM Simulation courses

See Simulation Training

Children’s Advanced Trauma (CAT) courses
The Children’s Advanced Trauma (CAT) course is aimed at clinicians who have a first line role in managing major paediatric trauma in a trauma centre. The course is delivered via written material, lectures and practical skills teaching including several hi-fidelity trauma simulations. These simulations use realistic numbers of clinicians from all the appropriate specialties in scenarios that run in real time for about 20-25 minutes followed by debrief and discussion. The course manual is a 70 page in-depth guide to all aspects of major paediatric trauma. The written material, lectures and simulation are delivered by experts in trauma and resuscitation, intensive care, anaesthetics, transport medicine, paediatric surgery and neurosurgery.

On average there are two CAT courses every year in Sheffield. The places on these courses are intended for candidates from all over the UK to come together and learn about the latest and best management of major paediatric trauma. A local one day course is provided in Sheffield for candidates who require more basic knowledge and to gain experience of paediatric trauma. Candidates who apply for the CAT course but are not short-listed may be offered a place on the Children's Intermediate Trauma (one-day) course. For more information email alison.kimber@sch.nhs.uk or visit our website.

Connecting with People: Emotional Resilience and Suicide Awareness training
The training comprises a series of peer reviewed and independently evaluated 2 hour modules, ideally suited to CPD and in-house training sessions. Participants will be able to develop a compassionate approach suitable for a demanding and time-pressured environment. At the end of the modules participants will be able to use the clinical resources to enhance their assessment and response to a suicidal patient. They will be able to undertake a safe triage and referral if appropriate, reduce their patients’ distress, and collaboratively create a safety plan to increase their patients’ resilience to suicidal thoughts. Visit the website here

Critical Appraisal Lowdown Course
An online critical appraisal course, delivered via online podcasts, supported with over 100 online MCQs to consolidate learning and a certificate of completion. Based on the RCEM critical appraisal syllabus the course provides the user with a sound understanding of critical appraisal and an ability to deliver evidence based medicine. Visit the website here, to subscribe to a course simply head to the website and click 'start a course'. 

Expedition & Wilderness Medicine

Expedition & Wilderness Medicine is the leading provider of expedition, wilderness and remote medicine training courses for medical professionals, both here in the UK and also in a number of carefully selected overseas locations. The Expedition & Wilderness Medicine training faculty aims to prepare both medical professionals and expedition members for the rigours of providing medical care and leadership in wilderness areas far from advanced medical facilities. The courses aim to provide expedition medics with the skills and practical knowledge to become valuable members of an expedition or remote medical team. Visit our website for more information.

EMSB: Emergency Management of Severe Burn Course

2019 Course Dates

 Date Location
15 February 2019 Manchester
18 February - 1 March 2019 Military, Strensall, Yorks 
2 March 2019 Birmingham
12 March 2019 East Grinstead, London
30 March 2019 Belfast 
28 June 2019 Nottingham
6 July 2019 Chelmsford
29 - 30 August 2019 Military, Strensall, Yorks  
7 September 2019 Bristol
13 September 2019 Chelsea & Westminster, London 
14 October 2019 Newcaste
14 - 15 October 2019 Military, Strensall, Yorks  
22 November 2019 Liverpool


The Emergency Management of Severe Burns (EMSB) course provides burn specific trauma management guidelines, which are additive and complimentary to those taught on other trauma courses eg ATLS. EMSB is a “stand alone” one-day course that covers the principles of the emergency management of severe burns in the British Isles including practical exercises in burn size assessment, fluid resuscitation, airway and wound management, paediatric burn care, electrical and chemical injuries and simulated cases. 
The course is appropriate for medical and nursing practitioners who may be required to provide initial management to patients with severe burn injuries e.g. those working anywhere in the field of burn care, anaesthesia, trauma, pre-hospital and emergency medicine. The EMSB course has been awarded 8 consultant CPD credits. 

Course fee:  £295 to include lunch and refreshments
To book online:  www.britishburnassociation.org/emsb-courses
Further information from:  emsb@britishburnassociation.org