ATACC

Far more than simply a course, ATACC is a high level medical education,
leadership and team building experience that trains candidates in the
management of the trauma patient from the roadside to critical care.

Far more than simply a course, ATACC is a high level education leadership and team building experience that trains candidates in the management of the trauma patient from the roadside to critical care.

OVERVIEW

ATACC is the advanced level course in TAG’s Integrated Emergency Care Programme (IECP). The IECP is a seamless series of courses which range from basic first aid and trauma care, intermediate and advanced trauma care through to advanced trauma and critical care. IECP is a systematic pathway to enhancing skills, knowledge and empowering people to save lives.

Duration:
● 3 days
● 4-year validity

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COURSE SUMMARY

ATACC is an advanced prehospital and in-hospital, care provider level focused trauma and critical care course. Candidates will be exposed to realistic scenarios and environments which are greatly enhanced by live actors and cutting edge simulation.

The course has been developed by a team of leading doctors and health care professionals from disciplines ranging from pre-hospital care and emergency medicine to anaesthesia and critical care, with specialist input from fire and rescue and technical rescue specialists. It aims to immerse the learner in their own working environment, enabling them to deliver interventions and treat a wide range of time critical and potentially life changing features of trauma.

ATACC is an advanced prehospital and in-hospital care provider level focused trauma and critical care course. Candidates will be exposed to real life scenarios environments which are greatly enhanced by live actors and simulation.

It has been developed by leading pre-hospital doctors and healthcare professionals and immerses the learner in their own working environment, delivering interventions and knowledge to assess, treat and prioritise a wide range of time critical and life changing features of trauma.

COURSE FAQ

ATACC aims to provide candidates with a wide range of training and skills necessary to manage major traumatic injuries, from roadside to critical care, applying the latest evidence and current best practice.

Due to the language of the assessment, it is recommended that candidates have sufficient command of the English language in order to understand the assessment and to undertake the recommended assessment methods.

Due to the nature of this qualification, candidates should be physically capable of undertaking practical assessments in a range of environments. There are no other pre-requisites for this qualification; however, candidates should be in a role that deals with trauma.

To successfully complete the course, each candidate is required to pass a summative theory multiple-choice-question paper, a series of skill stations and scenario-based practical assessments.

The course is designed to be delivered through high fidelity simulation and training in a unique and motivational style that is easy to follow and understand. We have been involved in emergency care training for almost 25 years and feel it is important to truly immerse candidates into a scenario. Using live actors helps bring a scenario to life and applies pressure to partly replicate the reality of dealing with critically injured casualties.

Please view our availability for course dates above. If these courses are fully booked, you can sign up to our waiting list if you wish to hear about new course dates and / or any cancellations!

ATACC is more comprehensive and advanced than ATLS, but it is recognised as an alternative by various trauma networks and organisations. ATACC is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. RCS who advise that this course is worth up to a maximum of 23.5 CPD points.

The ATACC course is £1,041.67 + VAT. (£1,250 Total).

The ATACC Course is currently held at Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Training site (LN5 9FG).

Yes, there is parking available on site.

Public transport can be difficult to use for the times you will need it to get to the course. We also recommend that if you need a taxi to and from site that you arrange these in advance as getting taxis in Lincoln can be quite difficult at short notice!

We recommend the Best Western Plus Bentley Hotel and Spa, Newark Road, South Hykeham, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 9NH. Alternatively there are a couple of other reputable hotels like the Travelodge or Premier Inns nearby depending on your travel arrangements.

Yes, we provide pastries for candidate’s mid-morning and a hot lunch. Tea and coffee making facilities are also available. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements ahead of the course so that we make the required adjustments for you. We also have water coolers across the site for you to refill your re-useable bottles and take to scenarios.

We host the ATACC Course Dinner on the first evening of the course. It offers an excellent chance to relax and unwind with your new teammates and faculty alike. The menu and location will be emailed out to all candidates in your joining instructions so that you can select your meal choices in advance.

Expert Advice from our international ATACC Faculty member Mike Abernethy who travels from the USA:

ATACC is held just outside of Lincoln UK which is about 120 miles north of London. Despite closer airports such as Manchester in Birmingham I have found that travel without a car is much easier from London. There are two major airports in London Heathrow and Gatwick. The key is that once in London, navigate to Kings Cross/St. Pancras station (KC/SP). All trains between London and Lincoln run from here. They are quite frequent.

From Gatwick – Gatwick express to Victoria. There are alternate busses and trains to Victoria Station. Take the Underground, take the Victoria line north to KC/SP.
From Heathrow – Take the Heathrow express to Paddington. Then take the Underground (Hammersmith and City) to KC/SP.
Travel time from either airport to KC/SP is a little over 1 hour. The train between KC/SP and Lincoln can take anywhere between 2 and 2hrs 45 mins depending on route. There is a direct train almost every hour (0 changes) and also frequent trains with one change in either Newark Northgate or Peterborough.

All train tickets can be purchased at traineline.com. Underground fares can be paid with any touchless credit/debit card. Heathrow Express can be purchased at Heathrowexpress.com.

Alternatively:

Fly into Birmingham, Stanstead, East Midlands, or Manchester if hiring a car and able to drive to the site in Lincoln.

ATACC HIGHLIGHTS

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ATACC COURSE DIRECTORS

Dr Mark Forest

Dr Mark Forrest

Dr Mark Forrest BSc Hons MB ChB FRCA FICM FFSEM is our Medical Director. He is an NHS Associate Medical Director and a Consultant in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Prehospital Care.

Mark is also the Founder of ATACC and has spent more than 25 years tirelessly delivering world-renowned teaching, innovating, simulating and making the impossible seem to happen.

Dr Jason Van der Velde

Dr. Jason van der Velde is a Prehospital Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Retrieval Physician working as the Clinical Lead for the Irish Health Service Executive’s National 24 hour Emergency Telemedical Support Unit, MEDICO Cork.

Based in the Emergency Department in Cork University Hospital, he has a Masters Degree in Disaster Medicine and over 25 years experience providing Prehospital Critical Care around the world. He is the Medical Director of West Cork Rapid Response and Assistant Medical Director of ATACC. He is the Vice Chair of the Prehospital Emergency Care Council of Ireland.

Dr Jason Van der Velde

Dr. Jason van der Velde is a Prehospital Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Retrieval Physician working as the Clinical Lead for the Irish Health Service Executive’s National 24 hour Emergency Telemedical Support Unit, MEDICO Cork.

Based in the Emergency Department in Cork University Hospital, he has a Masters Degree in Disaster Medicine and over 25 years experience providing Prehospital Critical Care around the world. He’s the Medical Director of West Cork Rapid Response and Assistant Medical Director of ATACC. He is the Vice Chair of the Prehospital Emergency Care Council of Ireland.

Halden Hutchinson-Bazely at The ATACC Group

Dr Halden Hutchinson-Bazely

Halden is a registrar in Intensive Care Medicine and Pre Hospital Emergency Medicine. He has been active in pre-hospital care for over 15 years and has military and civilian experience in a wide range of roles starting initially as a CFR, and subsequently ambulance service, SAR, BASICS and HEMS.

He is an assistant medical director of ATACC, a university associate lecturer in pre hospital critical care, and an instructor on international level courses in pre hospital endovascular resuscitation.

Meet our ATACC Course Faculty

Our ATACC Faculty come from all across the world and bring a wealth of experience!

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