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
Below are the key changes to the EMST program:
- EMST has been significantly revised, with lectures and didactic
teaching removed in favour of interactive discussions and
- 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 52KB)
By completing EMST, participants will have access to the
- 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
2018 Course schedule (PDF 92KB)
Enrol now, or find out more about the EMST course