European Trauma Course

The only internationally accredited trauma course that trains doctors and other healthcare professionals side-by-side in multi-specialty teams.

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The ETC is an innovative 2.5 day life support course for doctors and other healthcare professionals who are involved in the acute care of major trauma patients. It is a joint programme of the ERC, the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA), the European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ESTES) and the European Society for Emergency Medicine (EuSEM). The course provides state-of-the-art trauma training with a strong focus on teamwork and non-technical skills. It is a hands-on course where candidates spend 85% of their time practising in scenario-based workshops. The scenarios are simulations of typical major trauma admissions in a shock-room environment. Up to 24 candidates, in teams of 4 (doctors from all specialties, nurses, and paramedics), are taken through 30 progressive trauma admission scenarios.


The ETC is targeted at doctors from all specialties and other highly qualified healthcare professionals (e.g. advanced nurse practitioners, critical care paramedics etc.) whose practice includes treatment of major trauma patients.

This is an advanced course and candidates must have experience in treating major trauma patients before they attend a course.

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