Contact the Administration Team on: 0151 638 3897 | Mon - Fri 0900 - 1700


In order to be eligible for a EPTC Course you need to be :


        • IHCD qualified Technician
        • HCPC registered Paramedic
        • Registered nurses involved in pre-hospital care
        • Fully registered Medical Practitioners e.g. F2 or above involved in pre-hospital care
        • Currently serving military personnel
        • Emergency services personnel e.g. Fire, Police, Coastguard, where, as part of their duties, they are required to provide advanced emergency care
        • Other registered healthcare professionals involved in pre-hospital care.

Candidates attending the PHTLS course must ensure they are fit and healthy and free of any existing injuries. The course can be quite arduous and is mentally and physically demanding.


EPTC Course content :


          • Scene Safety and Assessment
          • Airway management
          • Rapid Assessment and Extrication
          • Surgical airway/chest decompression
          • Spinal immobilisation
          • The Phases of Trauma Care
          • Critical Thinking
          • Physiology of Shock
          • Anatomy and Pathophysiology of Shock
          • Types of Shock
          • Complications of Shock
          • Blunt Trauma
          • Penetrating Trauma
          • Blast Injury
          • Head Trauma

This list is not exhaustive and is for guidance only.


Successful EPTC course delegates will be able to :



                  • Recognise the seriousness of traumatic injury as a disease, globally, and within the local community
                  • Discuss the responder’s role and responsibilities in injury prevention
                  • Understand the use of baseline determinations
                  • Understand how to carry out a trauma scene assessment
                  • Manage a safe-scene environment from pre to post-incident
                  • Understand the need to maintain manual stabilisation of the patient’s head and spine at all times

EPTC Dates to be advised

European Pre Hospital Trauma Care Course

Please be advised PHTLS is to be replaced with the new European Pre Hospital Trauma Care Course on the  26th – 29th October 2017. This course will fall inline with all UK disciplines and has a faculty from most of the UK agencies. The new trauma course covers all the necessary skills required to work along side the UK Emergency Services. People are welcome to attend the launch and observe the new course content being delivered at the Emergency Services Training Centre over the four day period. The course is supported by the College of Paramedics, Royal College of Surgeons, National Ambulance Service Medical Directors and the National Ambulance Resilience Unit. Delegates who attend  the launch will gain an insight into the world of the pre hospital arena and the new evidence based medicine that accompanies the course content. Working along side the Police, Fire and Ambulance Service on the course will give the student that much needed boost of confidence and knowledge to support them in their role in the pre hospital arena.

Wanting to attend the Launch and be part of an exciting pathway? Please contact the team on 0151 638 3897.

£15.00 Per day including tea and coffee. We look forward to seeing you.

Please be quick as we have a limited number of spaces



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The new European Pre Hospital Trauma Care Course price is to be advicsed

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