The European Trauma Course (ETC) is a joint venture of the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (ESAIC), the European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ESTES), the European Society for Emergency Medicine (EuSEM) and the European Resuscitation Council (ERC).
The ETC is an innovative 2.5 days Life Support Course for doctors and non-medical health care professionals that are involved in acute care of major trauma patients. ETC provides simulation-based state-of-the-art trauma training with a strong focus on teamwork and non-technical skills.
The ETC is a hands-on course and candidates spend 85% of their time working practically in scenario-based workshops. Candidates are trained in small groups resembling trauma teams working in a shock room environment. The course is certified by all partner societies.