RTACC is a highly immersive 3 day emergency care course for individuals who may face casualties with life-threatening trauma & medical conditions.


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About this event

Developed in the UK, RTACC is designed to meet the specific casualty care needs of emergency services and high-risk industries, providing both individuals and organisations with tried and tested life-saving skills in an immersive 3 day course.

The Rescue Trauma and Casualty Care (RTACC) 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.

This course is ideal for prehospital care providers working in the emergency services and workers in high-risk workplaces with a duty to respond.

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 nationally accredited First Aid Course such as HLTAID011.
  • 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 Content:

  • 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
  • Transfer of the critically ill patient

3 days of immersive scenarios and hands on learning.


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