RACS has officially launched Edition 10 of the Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) course across Australia and New Zealand. The EMST Committee were actively involved in the development of the latest version of Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) - resulting in an engaging new program that is highly reflective of current Australian and New Zealand clinical practice and standards in management of injured patients.

All Provider and Refresher courses are now open for enrolment.

Key Changes

  • EMST has been significantly revised, with lectures and didactic teaching removed in favour of interactive discussions and scenario-based teaching.
  • Participants have more time at new skill stations and are able to apply their knowledge in a hands-on setting.
  • 2018 course fees have been reduced, as fit-for-purpose manikins have replaced the use of live tissue with the cost savings passed on to participants.
  • eLearning module including pre-course test and course materials available to course participants upon enrolment.

View the Edition 10 course program (PDF 50.48KB)


By completing EMST, participants will have access to the following:

  • Networking with peers and local leaders in trauma
  • High teacher student ratio (1:2), with a volunteer faculty of experts in trauma
  • A mentor system where course participants connect with faculty prior to and throughout the course
  • Opportunity to be considered a potential instructor (nominated at course by the faculty)

The RACS EMST program is internationally recognised as the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course and is delivered under a Memorandum of Understanding between RACS and the American College of Surgeons. EMST / ATLS is a mandated component of SET training across all surgical specialty boards.

EMST receives ongoing commendation for its high quality, provision of unique instructor training, and support programs to faculty.

View the 2018 Course schedule

Enrol now, or find out more about the EMST course

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