Rescue Trauma & Casualty Care - Fire and Rescue

Rescue Trauma & Casualty Care – Fire and Rescue

RTACC offers a highly focused, well researched and totally current emergency care course for individuals who may potentially face casualties with life threatening trauma and medical conditions.

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Empowering Fire and Rescue to Save Lives.

RTACC is designed to meet the specific casualty care needs of the emergency services and high-risk industries, providing your organisation with tried and tested life-saving skills in a 3 day course.

RTACC is a Qualsafe accredited course that meets the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care (FPHC), Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) guidelines level E of The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.
Candidates will be empowered to manage serious medical and trauma emergencies in an immersive and engaging manner, developing knowledge, real-world skills and confidence.
RTACC guides the learner to identify and manage time critical injuries with appropriate interventions. Hands-on experience, live actors, casualty simulation and short highly focused lectures providing the perfect balance of theoretical and practical learning.

Course Information

Course Summary

RTACC is a Qualsafe accredited trauma and casualty care course, it is adapted and 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.

The QA Level 3 Award in Rescue Trauma and Casualty Care (RTACC) (RQF) is ideal for Prehospital care providers working in high-risk workplaces with a duty to respond. This qualification is ideal for Trainers who are looking to deliver Basic Trauma and Casualty Care (BTACC) and First Aid Trauma and Casualty Care (FTACC) courses.

The qualification is ideal for prehospital care providers working in the emergency services and workers in high-risk workplaces with a duty to respond. This includes Police Officers and Firefighters involved in Corresponding or Forced entry schemes and meets Level E of training, as defined by the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care for providers. It is also ideal for Trainers wishing to deliver Basic Trauma & Casualty care (BTACC) and First Aid Trauma & Casualty care (FTACC) courses.

This qualification is valid for a period of 3 years. The Learner needs to undertake annual refresher training and retake the qualification before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.

Rescue Trauma and Casualty Care (RTACC) is part of an Integrated Emergency Care Programme (IECP) developed by the ATACC Group to run seamlessly from basic to advanced medical and rescue training.

Course Requirements

Learners must be at least 18 years old on the first day of the training.

Learners must have an understanding of basic first aid and ideally have attended a 1 day First Aid Trauma and Casualty Care (FTACC), QA Level 3 Award in First Aid Trauma and Casualty Care (FTACC Emergency) or the QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF).

There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.

Course Aim

RTACC benefits the Learners by preparing them to deal with the most serious medical and trauma in a realistic and immersive way that develops skills and confidence.

The aim of RTACC is to prepare learners to deal with more serious medical and trauma incidents in an immersive and engaging manner while developing their knowledge, skills and confidence. The learner will extend their knowledge beyond basic trauma and this course has the added benefit of being bespoke to meet the individual requirements of your organisation.

Course content

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requires all organisations to complete a work-based risk assessment in order to identify the level of hazard associated with your work activity.
It includes the following:
– Safety
– Scene Management
– Enhanced kinematics and mechanism of injury
– Catastrophic bleed management using stepwise approach – Wound Packing, Hemostatics, Tourniquets and Junctional Bleed Management
– Airway assessment with enhanced management – adjuncts & supraglottic devices
– Spinal assessment, management and immobilisation
– Safe and effective Oxygen usage
– Respiratory assessment and management
– Recognition of Thorax trauma and complications
– Abdominal assessment
– Circulatory assessment, management, shock
– Head injury & disability assessment
– Effects of environment and exposure
– Cardiac arrest – pit crew resuscitation
– Paediatric BLS
– Paediatric Anatomy, normal physiology & common medical emergencies
– Care of common medical conditions i.e. stroke, diabetes
– Care or medical emergencies
– Thermal injury with ability to assess severity
– Musculoskeletal injury with use of analgesia & fracture reduction
– Drowning and immersion
– Excitation delirium and overdose
– Mass casualty management
– Triage
– Major civilian disasters
– Bombs, blasts, blades and ballistics
– CBRNE
– Transfer of the critically ill patient

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