TECC© | The Emergency Care Course

The Emergency Care Course (TECC©) is designed to enable Nurses, Clinical Officers and Doctors working in the Emergency Department/Casualty/OPD 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.


Public Emergency Departments (ED)

Trained in TECC
Emergency Health Care Providers Trained

About TECC©

  • Is your Emergency Department/Casualty/OPD prepared for a critically ill or injured patient?
  • Would you like your Emergency Department/Casualty/OPD to have a systematic approach to assessing the critically ill or injured patient and prioritising care?
  • Is your Emergency Department/Casualty/OPD required to stabilise a patient before transporting them?

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 (Nurses, Clinical Officers and Medical Officers) working together in an emergency care setting (Emergency Department/Casualty/OPD) 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 from the same facility.

Course Delivery

TECC© consists of the following components:

  • Self-administered Multiple-choice Quiz (MCQ) taken before, during and after the course until successful completion.
  • Attendance at five (5) day face to face workshop consisting of skill stations and practical-based scenarios in TRAUMA, ADULT, PAEDIATRIC & OBSTETRIC EMERGENCIES based on our Emergency Care Algorithms 
  • An individual scenario-based clinical skills assessment.

TECC© Graduates will:

  • 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.

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.

On successful completion, the participants will be awarded a TECC©  certificate (valid for two years)

Post Course Clinical Support

All course participants are included in a WhatsApp group with the faculty after the course for continuous mentorship and to ensure the participants have access to real-time clinical support when they get back to the emergency department.

Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation