TECC© | The
Emergency Care Course
- 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?
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.
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.
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 in TRAUMA, ADULT, PAEDIATRIC & OBSTETRIC EMERGENCIES based on our Emergency Care Algorithms
- A Basic Life Support (BLS) clinical skills assessment.
- An individual scenario-based clinical skills assessment.
- Multiple-choice TECC test (MCQ).
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.
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.
On successful completion, the participants will be awarded
A TECC© certificate (valid for two years)