Format: Pre-congress course, LIVES 2024 (Barcelona, Spain)
Dates: 5-6 October, 2024

The ESICM Art of Trauma Care Course aims to provide realistic and pragmatic trauma teaching based on most recent evidence. It focuses on recognizing and managing a severely injured patient in the resuscitation room and ICU over the first 48 hours, strategies for organ failure in trauma, non-technical skills, team-work, communication, decision-making under uncertainty, use of cognitive support, SOP, checklists, stress and cognitive load management

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  • Tobias GAUSS MD CHU Grenoble Alpes, Boulevard de la Chantourne, Grenoble, France

Endorsement: This Course is endorsed by the Neuro-Intensive Care Section, ESICM.

  • To review the principles of surgical and resuscitation damage control strategy (DCS)
  • To understand how to secure the airway in an unstable trauma patient
  • To learn the principles of early shock resuscitation and haemorrhage control
  • To recognise the immunologic response to severe trauma
  • To describe the management of penetrating trauma
  • To analyse the DCS principles in different traumatic injuries

  • Basic concepts including definition and principles of surgical and resuscitation DCS
  • Securing airways in unstable trauma patient
  • Early shock resuscitation: fluids, vasopressors and transfusion strategies
  • Haemorrhage control: operation room or angiography suite
  • Immunologic response to severe trauma
  • Management of penetrating trauma
  • Severe abdominal & pelvic trauma
  • Severe thoracic trauma
  • Severe traumatic brain injury

Junior & senior physicians and nurses with a special interest in trauma.

The The Art of Trauma Care, Barcelona, Spain 05/10/2024 – 06/10/2024, has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 10.0 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at https://edhub.ama-assn.org/pages/applications .
Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Highlights from previous editions

2022

We just concluded our e-Master Class on the Art of Trauma Care, with 11 experts & 67 participants from 23 countries. Special guests, our colleagues from Ukraine!

Among the sessions, we also focused on the treatment of war injury with the support of a military doctor.

Here is what our participants enjoyed most about the experience:

  • The online version really helps as I could not have travelled. I felt it was very interactive and useful. There were so many papers being put up in real-time that I could access and read. Really useful.
  • Thank you for this great organisation!
  • It was a very well-conducted course. Grateful to all colleagues for their valuable advice and for sharing their experiences.

2021

Despite the uncertain context, the third edition of The Art of Trauma Care Master Class has just wrapped up, this time virtually! A total of 10 experts and 69 participants from 22 countries engaged in interactive activities and case-based discussions.

Here are some of their comments on  what they liked best about their experience:

  • Great course! Totally worth it! Learned a lot! Many thanks to all!
  • Exceptional Master Class, great faculty, superb organisation!
  • Thank you very much for an excellent Master Class again. I learned a lot about trauma management with top experts!
  • Great course and grateful for the online platform as it would have been very hard to travel

2019

The 2nd edition of The Art of Trauma Care Master Class has just wrapped up. A total of 13 experts and 50 participants from 17 countries came together for 2 days at the ESICM Training Centre in Brussels. Here are some of their comments on what they liked best about their experience:

  • It was highly educational and fun at the same time. Experts were very enthusiastic.
  • Share knowledge and discuss very interesting topics with European experts – bring knowledge from a local to a international level
  • Workshops, very good feedback from experts and a friendly attitude
  • Friendly environment, hands-on workshops, not too much theoretical presentations
  • One of the few events I have been to where organizers were able to stick to the schedule very punctually.

2018

The 1st edition of The Art of Trauma Care Master Class has just wrapped up. A total of 13 experts and 51 participants from 17 countries came together for 2 days at the ESICM Training Centre in Brussels. Here are some of their comments on what they liked best about their experience:

  • Great pedagogic strategy! Thank you for breaking the rules 🙂 Clinical case scenarios where very useful, the brainstorming, teambuilding and decision-making training were the best of it.
  • We are already putting up some new organisation in my ER, applying some pieces of advice we got from the sessions.
  • Practical approach, well explained modules, very good scenarios.
  • No negative aspects. Maybe more time in the simulation