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Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

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Military Clinical Readiness Curriculum

Preparing general and trauma surgeons for limb- and life-saving surgical care in a battlefield setting

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Military Clinical Readiness Curriculum

The Military Clinical Readiness Curriculum is designed for a general surgeon deployed to a relatively far forward battlefield base who must be capable of providing initial trauma resuscitation and life- and limb-saving surgical procedures for those injured in combat. It is also relevant to all deployed surgeons no matter their location as well as all trauma/general surgeons caring for the injured no matter their location. The curriculum can be utilized to correct an identified knowledge deficit or for just-in-time learning.

The curriculum is broken down into seven domains of knowledge, including:

  • Airway and Breathing
  • Critical Care and Prevention
  • Expeditionary Unique
  • Head and Spine Injury
  • Torso Trauma
  • Transfusion and Resuscitation
  • Wounds, Amputations, and Fractures

Modules Available

Wounds, Amputations, and Fractures

  • Management of War Wounds
  • Compartment Syndrome and Fasciotomy
  • Amputation
  • Burn Care

Torso Trauma

  • Pelvic Fracture Care
  • Blunt Abdominal Trauma
  • Damage Control Surgery
  • Thoracic Trauma
  • Wartime Vascular Injury

Expeditionary Unique

  • Pediatric Trauma

Transfusion and Resuscitation

  • Damage Control Resuscitation
  • Emergency Resuscitation Thoracotomy

More modules coming soon.

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