Basic Trauma & Casualty Care - BTACC

BTACC delivers advanced first aid, trauma and casualty care training to the Fire & Rescue services.

BTACC is a Qualsafe accredited course that meets the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care (FPHC), Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) guidelines level D of The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.

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Empowering Fire & Rescue to Save Lives.

BTACC has been saving lives for more than two decades and is well proven in emergency services and commercial industry within the UK and abroad.

For many years organisations have relied on the attendance of the ambulance service in the event of a serious accident or major illness at work.

BTACC is a two-day course and meets all of the standards of IEC (Immediate Emergency care) as well as traditional Emergency First Aid at work.

BTACC includes all aspects of major trauma care, life support, oxygen administration and common medical/first aid emergencies. The key focus of the course is life-saving skills to manage the casualty in the time before the next level of care arrives.

Course Information

Course Summary

BTACC is an engaging and focused trauma course delivered with the specific needs of your organisation in mind.

Candidates will be exposed to real-life scenarios, greatly enhanced by live actors and casualty simulation.

BTACC has been developed by leading pre-hospital doctors and immerses the learner in their own working environment, delivering the skills and knowledge to identify and treat a wide range of traumatic injuries, thus ensuring better patient outcomes.

BTACC is the second step on our Integrated Emergency Care Programme (IECP) which progresses candidates from basic through to the advanced levels. IECP is a progressive and systematic pathway to enhancing skills and empowering people to save lives.

BTACC is a Qualsafe accredited course that meets the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care (FPHC), Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) guidelines level D of The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.

Duration
2 days initial
1 day annual refresher

Course Requirements

Candidates must be at least 16 years of age

Course Aim

BTACC is suitable for organisations who require a higher level of training in order to manage potential injuries and sustain life until the arrival of the emergency services.

Course content

1. Safety
2. Scene Management
3. Basic Kinematics and mechanism of injury
4. Catastrophic bleed management
5. Airway assessment – management with basic adjuncts
6. Spinal assessment & Cx spine management immobilisation
7. Safe and effective use of Oxygen
8. Respiratory assessment and support
9. Circulatory assessment, management & recognition of shock
10. Head injury and disability assessment
11. Effects of environment and exposure
12. Effective casualty handling techniques
13. Cardiac arrest – pit crew resuscitation
14. Paediatric BLS
15. Care of acute medical conditions e.g. stroke, diabetes
16. Common medical emergencies
17. Mental health – consent to treat
18. Thermal injury
19. Musculoskeletal injury
20. Drowning and immersion
21. Excitation delirium and overdose

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