Welcome to the international website of the ETC 

  • The ETC is an innovative 2.5 days Life Support Course for doctors and other medical health care professionals that are involved in the acute care of major trauma patients.
  • ETC provides state-of-the-art trauma training with a strong focus on team work 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 ETC is a joint programme of the ERCESTES,
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  • The ETC is certified by all partner societies.


 ETCO goes live!

The four ETC partner societies ERC, ESTES, EuSEM and ESA have recently formalised their cooperation and founded the European Trauma Course Organisation (ETCO) to facilitate the international implementation and further development of the programme.

The ETCO is a non-profit organisation registered in Belgium and located with the ERC Office