Injury has become one of the major cause of death and disability. Recently, the European section of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified trauma as the major health care challenge of our century. Worldwide, trauma claims more productive life years than any other disease. The WHO estimates that the mortality of major trauma in Europe could be decreased up to 30% by improving the chain of care for major trauma patients and providing high-quality trauma care.
ETC goal is to teach a simplified and standardised approach to trauma patient management. ETC programme was developed to improve outcome of major trauma by offering state of the art trauma training, with a focus on the multi-specialty, multi-professional team approach, and on developing non-technical skills as a team-leader and a team-member.