ANZAST is excited to announce that registrations are now open for the 2nd Anatomically-Based Surgical Exposure in Trauma (ABSET) course, to be held on the 3rd October 2019 at the University of Technology – Sydney.
Trauma is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the Australian and New Zealand populations up to the age of 45. Uncontrolled haemorrhage is the most common cause of potentially preventable death, including patients who sustain their injuries from either blunt or penetrating mechanisms. While exsanguination from blunt trauma most commonly occurs in the setting of severe chest or abdominal and pelvic injury, penetrating trauma can result in injuries to any region. Penetrating vascular trauma to the junctional areas of the neck, subclavian-axillary and groin areas is particularly challenging to access.
ABSET is known as ASSET- Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma, outside Australia and New Zealand. It was developed by the American College of Surgeons and is considered one of the core trauma edcation skills courses administered by their Committee on Trauma.