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The Procedures Course

Master resuscitative procedures in a hands-on workshop by Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre, National Trauma Research Institute, and Monash University.


Multiple dates




Two-day workshop

The Procedures Course is designed to enable emergency and critical care physicians develop the mastery necessary to confidently perform a wide range of basic and complex resuscitative procedures when the time comes.

Procedural teaching will be conducted by a group of renowned experts in trauma management from the Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre, Australasia’s largest trauma service. Teaching will be enhanced by the use of un-embalmed cadavers and low cadaver-to-participant ratio.


  • Surgical airway (cricothyroidotomy)

  • Orbital decompression (lateral canthotomy and cantholysis)

  • Pleural decompression (finger thoracostomy and pleural drainage)Vascular access (MAC line / RIC line / Intraosseous access)

  • Temporary trans-venous cardiac pacing

  • Pericardial decompression (including resuscitative thoracotomy)

  • Retrieval limb amputation

  • Escharotomy

  • Resuscitative hysterotomy


  • Retrievalists

  • Emergency/Intensive Care/Anaesthetic Consultants

  • Rural GPs/CMOs involved in retrievals/trauma resuscitation

  • Senior Critical Care Registrars (Emergency/Intensive Care/Anaesthetic/Retrieval)

2024 DATES

Wednesday 12 & Thursday 13 June - Brisbane - SOLD OUT

Thursday 18 & Friday 19 July - Sydney

Thursday 26 & Friday 27 September - Adelaide

Tuesday 29 & Wednesday 30 October - Melbourne


Professor Mark Fitzgerald ASM

Professor Mark Fitzgerald is Director of the National Trauma Research Institute and Director of Trauma Services at The Alfred and has led the establishment of trauma reception, resuscitation and management programs along with Trauma Systems development in Australia, China, India, Myanmar, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. He is co-chair of the Australian New Zealand Trauma Registry. Professor Fitzgerald’s research themes include trauma systems development, clinical care of the severely injured, error reduction and the standardisation of resuscitation care.

A/Prof Joseph Mathew

A/Prof Mathew has been successfully involved in Trauma systems development across Asia in countries like India, Sri Lanka, China and Saudi Arabia. He was the Australian lead of the successfully completed Australia- India Trauma System Collaboration which involved systems development, registry development and technology development. He is done work as a consultant in trauma systems development.

A/Prof Christopher Groombridge


Chris is an Emergency Physician and Trauma Specialist at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, and head of clinical research for the National Trauma Research Institute (NTRI). Chris has a particular interest in the prehospital management of trauma and has worked as a retrieval specialist with Sydney HEMS, CareFlight NSW, and Adult Retrieval Victoria, and internationally with London’s Air Ambulance and Essex & Hertfordshire Air Ambulance in the UK. He is a former director of emergency medicine training with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) and also a founder of The Procedures Course and The Airway Course, which are cadaver-based skills courses, teaching life-saving interventions to critical care clinicians.

Dr Amit Maini


Amit is a Trauma Consultant and Emergency Physician at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, and has a special interest in education especially as it relates to emergency airway management, and trauma reception within the ED. Amit is also a former director of Emergency Medicine training with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, and former Editor for EMRAP Australia - a global monthly emergency medicine audio program. He is a founder and co-creator of the Emergency Trauma Management Course based in Melbourne Australia, as well as The Procedures Course (Australia, and Europe) and The Airway Course (Australia), teaching life saving techniques to critical care physicians.

Dr Mike Noonan

Dr Mike Noonan has been working at The Alfred since 2014, having previously trained and worked in QLD, NSW and the United Kingdom. He completed a fellowship with the Alfred Trauma Service over this period. Mike has a strong interest in Medical Education, having competed a post-graduate qualification in Medical Education from the University of Dundee (UK) and being involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education through honorary roles with Bond and Griffith Universities (Gold Coast).

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