The ETC is a 2.5 days “hands-on” course. The novel modular course concept is scenario based and provides state-of-the-art team training through workshops and skill stations, reflecting prevailing European practice.
The scenarios are simulations of typical major trauma admissions in an emergency department/shock-room environment. Up to twenty-four candidates, in teams of four (doctors from all specialties, nurses, and paramedics), are taken through 30 progressive trauma admission scenarios with a strong focus on teamwork, communication and non-technical skills.
The modules cover all major aspects of trauma resuscitation. Two interactive lectures and one faculty demonstration complete the course and keep didactic teaching to a minimum.
Candidate assessment is performed continuously as well as in a summative way at the end of the course.