Primary Trauma Care Courses (PTC)
The Indian Head Injury Foundationconducts Primary Trauma Care courses and disaster drillsacross the country to train first responders,doctors, nurses and paramedics in emergency medical procedures and evacuation in case of mass casualties or even smaller incidents. Courses are streamlined according to the training of participants, e.g. two days course for doctors, one day for nurses and paramedics and 4 to 6 hours course for first responders. An extra 4 hours is required on another day, if a Disaster Drill is to be conducted as well.
The Primary Trauma Care Course is an innovative CPR, and First Aid training course that teaches participants how to provide emergency care for the injured following trauma. It is an interactive learning environment that includes practice on mannequins and decision-making in a stressful situation. This is extremely important when emergency medical services are either delayed or inadequate.
The skills taught at the course include:
• Airway Management
• Rescue Breathing
• Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
• Serious Bleeding and Bandaging
• Head and Spinal Injury Management
• Medical Emergency Triaging and Disaster Management