Providing you with award winning Trauma Care training

Our 5-day European Pre-hospital Trauma Care course caters to pre-hospital workers and was designed in collaboration with Fire, Police, Ambulance Services, and Clinicians to meet the UK’s needs. Additionally, the course is led by our nationwide ESTC faculty team who developed the course, possessing extensive knowledge and experience in the pre-hospital arena stemming from diverse backgrounds.

The European Pre-Hospital Trauma Care Course takes place at our purpose-built pre-hospital training centre, providing students with a state-of-the-art learning environment. Throughout the course, attendees will be challenged to push their limits, testing the capabilities of their services. Furthermore, students will acquire skills related to patient assessment, stabilization, and transfer, encompassing both trauma patients and those experiencing a medical emergency. Finally, upon successful completion of the course, graduates will receive a certificate valid for three years.

Ttraining suites witihin our facility are designed to provide a realistic and immersive training experience, enabling students to gain practical skills and experience that they can apply in the field. Our experienced instructors work closely with the students, providing guidance and support throughout the training process. With our cutting-edge facilities and expert instructors, students can be confident that they are receiving the highest quality training available.

Course Eligibility

The European Pre-hospital Trauma Care course is intended for personnel seeking an advanced education in pre-hospital medicine. All candidates must bring Personal Protective Equipment, including a suitable helmet (with visor or separate safety glasses worn during practical activity), protective clothing, footwear, and hand protection.

In order to be eligible for the EPTC Course you need to be :

• Emergency Medical Technician

• HCPC registered Paramedic

• Registered nurses involved in pre-hospital care

• Fully registered Medical Practitioners e.g. F2 or above involved in pre-hospital care

• Currently serving military personnel

• Emergency services personnel e.g. Fire, Police, Coastguard, where, as part of their duties, they are required to provide advanced emergency care in the Pre-Hospital arena.

• Other registered healthcare professionals involved in pre-hospital care.

• Candidates attending the EPTC course must ensure they are fit and healthy and free of any existing injuries. The course is mentally and physically demanding.

Course Content

Here is a list of just some of the subject covered during the course:

• Human Factors

• Scene Safety 

• JESIP Principals, National Decision Model and Joint Decision Model

• Patient Assessment

• Basic and Advanced Airway Management

• Breathing and Ventilation

• Control of Bleeding, Shock and Fluid Management

• Haemostatic Agents & Tourniquets

• Patient Assessment

• Surgical airway/chest decompression

• Spinal Trauma

• Spinal immobilisation

• Musculosketal Trauma

• Immobilisation and Helmet Removal

• Boards, Collars, Splintage and Pelvic Binders

• Extremes of Age

• Basic and Advanced Extrication Techniques 

• Abdominal Trauma

• Penetrating Trauma

• Blast and Ballistic Trauma

• Head Trauma

• Thermal Trauma

• Traumatic Cardiac Arrest (Pit Stop Management)

• Drugs and Pharmacology

• Emergency Service Command Structure

• Advanced Vehicle Extrication Techniques

• Major Incident Management

Course Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing the European pre-hospital Trauma Care course, delegates will be equipped with the following skills and knowledge:

• Recognise the seriousness of traumatic injury as a disease, globally, and within the local community

• Discuss the responder’s role and responsibilities in injury prevention

• Understand the use of baseline determinations

• Understand how to carry out a trauma scene assessment

• Manage a safe-scene environment from pre to post-incident

• Understand the need to maintain manual stabilisation of the patient’s head and spine at all times

The course is designed to prepare individuals to work effectively in a range of pre-hospital care scenarios throughout the UK, either as part of a team or independently.

After completing the EPTC course, students have the opportunity to take their knowledge and skills to the next level in Trauma Care or Incident Command. Through our partnership with Skills for Justice, we offer an innovative pathway for professionals in Fire, Police, and Ambulance Services to receive advanced education. This advanced training equips individuals with the skills to make a positive impact in their communities and further their careers. By choosing to train at our centre, students can expect to learn from experienced faculty and receive high-quality education from some of the top professionals in Pre-hospital Emergency Care.

At the Emergency Services Training Centre, we take great pride in our experienced and highly knowledgeable training faculty. Many students have already benefited from our comprehensive and top-notch training programs.

If you’re looking to enhance your skills and knowledge in pre-hospital emergency care, there’s no better place to train than at one of the best centres in the industry. Join us today and discover the difference our exceptional training can make in your professional development.

Course Dates and Information

2024 Dates:

9th – 13th July 2024 – Fully Booked

10th – 14th September 2024

3rd – 7th December 2024

All courses above have an optional pre-study session on the day before the course, this day which is normally a Monday is open to everyone who is booked onto that particular course.

Course Price:

£750 inclusive of VAT. Lunch and Refreshments also included

A course manual is included however can be obtained separately for £55

Students requiring PPE can be supplied equipment during the course. We hold a full range of PPE to suit the students needs/


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