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About TECC©

  • Are you prepared for a critically ill or injured patient?
  • Would you like to develop a systematic approach to assessing the critically ill or injured patient and prioritising care?
  • Are you required to stabilise a patient before transporting them?

The Emergency Care Course (TECC©) is designed to enable the health workforce to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to respond with confidence to emergency situations and to deliver safe, evidence-based quality emergency care in any setting.

TECC© encourages candidates to apply the knowledge and skills learnt within the context of the policies of the employing health service and within each individual’s own scope of practice.

Who is TECC© for?

TECC© is designed to meet the learning needs of health workforce working together in an emergency care settings (Nurses, Clinical Officers and Medical Officers) who may be required to provide emergency care to the critically ill or injured patient. The course is taught specifically to teams of healthcare providers in the same facility.

Course Delivery

TECC© consists of the following components:

  • Pretest multiple-choice quiz (MCQ).
  • Attendance at five (5) day face to face workshop consisting of skill stations and practical based scenarios.
  • A Basic Life Support (BLS) clinical skills assessment.
  • An individual scenario-based clinical skills assessment.
  • Multiple-choice TECC test (MCQ).

Workshop format

TECC© 5-day face to face workshop is conducted at the participants’ facility/county. It consists of short focused discussions with real-time practical demonstrations followed by hands-on-practice sessions under the guidance of experienced emergency care specialists. Participants will change between stations until they complete all the stations.

Ratio = 6 participants per 2 faculty, maximum – 12 participants. This is a 5-full day workshop.

Graduates of TECC© will be able to

  • Demonstrate principles of management of the acutely ill and injured patient/s

  • Describe and implement a systematic patient assessment approach to the acutely ill or injured patient

  • Explain the different requirements of ill or injured patients through the lifespan including the unique differences in managing paediatric and obstetric patients

  • Demonstrate competence in skills required to support the findings of the systematic assessment

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the management of airway, breathing, circulation and spinal immobilisation

  • Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as per International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) guidelines.

On successful completion participants will be awarded

  • A TECC©  certificate (valid for two years)

Contact us

If you have any queries about the course or its relevance to your practice or facility, please contact the TECC© Team at emkf@emergencymedicinekenya.org.

The Team