Rescue, Trauma And Casualty Care

QNUK Level 3 Award in Rescue Trauma and Casualty Care (RTACC) (RQF)

RTACC is an alternative to courses such as FREC3, FPOS, MIRA and First Responder courses. RTACC is a trauma and casualty course designed to take you from first aider to having the skills and confidence to manage significant trauma. Candidates will be exposed to real life scenarios and environments which are greatly enhanced by live actors and simulation.
RTACC has been developed by leading pre-hospital doctors and immerses the learner in their own workplace environment, delivering the skills and knowledge to identify and treat a wide range of traumatic injuries, thus ensuring better patient outcomes.

RTACC is an 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.

The course consists of elements of theory, hands on demonstrations, practical skill stations and realistic scenarios.

The course syllabus includes:

– Safety
– Scene Management
– Enhanced kinematics and mechanism of injury
– Catastrophic bleed management using step wise 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

l Transfer of the critically ill patient

– Cardiac arrest – pit crew resuscitation
– Paediatric BLS
– Paediatric Anatomy, normal physiology & common medical emergencies
– Care of common medical conditions i.e. stroke, diabetes l 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

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