When I first started ATACC in 1998 as an anaesthetic biased, UK trauma course,
I never could have imagined that that the whole thing was going to get so big.

Dr. Mark Forrest Medical Director

The course is now 10 years old and is accredited by two Royal Colleges, numerous emergency services and runs frequently throughout the year for candidates drawn from all areas of medicine and trauma care. ATACC is now an international organisation with both faculty members and candidates being drawn from various countries around the world. Everyone involved gives a tremendous amount of time and effort to maintain the high standards of both trauma and pre-hospital care that we have set. The aims and ethos of the ATACC organisation are to develop, educate and perform the Gold Standard of trauma and pre-hospital clinical care.

The ATACC Faculty consists of clinicians from each medical speciality and senior members of the various emergency services. For this reason, the ATACC course is no longer an anaesthetic biased course but is instead a multi-disciplinary course for all specialties and is ideal for all candidates working within anaesthesia, surgery, emergency medicine, critical care and pre-hospital medicine. It is also appropriate for any individual in a profession allied to medicine who may encounter trauma patients as part of their daily duties (whether they be nurses, ODPs or members of the emergency services.)
Due to its advanced teachings beyond that of Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), it is desirable for candidates to already have obtained ATLS certification (but not essential.)

The course teaches trauma management from the roadside through to the critical care unit and as such includes both pre-hospital and in-hospital care.

Numerous other courses have now been developed from ATACC including Rescue-trauma training (RTACC), scene safety and assessment (ISAC), critical care transport (BATT), human simulation critical incident training (CISTR) and each one continues to evolve and develop to stay as up to date as possible.

Available Courses

DATE
VENUE
    (link to info)
    COURSE  
APPLICATION
  COST       STATUS
       21st to 23rd March 2014
ATACC COURSE
  Winsford, Cheshire 
£695
Booking
    20th to 22nd June 2014
ATACC COURSE


Winsford, Cheshire 

£695
Booking
3rd to 5th October 2014
ATACC COURSE
Winsford, Cheshire 
£695
Booking
    

All the income generated from the courses are re-invested in equipment and development of the courses, conferences, Medical Rescue Team and Disaster Response Team. The teams operate to the highest and very latest pre-hospital clinical standards and we operate as part of the national emergency services, throughout the whole of the United Kingdom and abroad (Disaster Response Team.)

After 6 years of clinical operations, we already have an impressive CV including the M2002 Commonwealth Games, the Fire Brigade action emergency cover, national major incident cover, Thelwall Viaduct, the national Medical Rescue Team and international Disaster Response Team. We have also hosted two International Trauma Conferences; “Trauma 2004 : Roadside to Critical Care” and “Trauma 2006 : What’s New?”. Our next International Trauma Conference is due to be held in 2008 “Trauma 2008 : The Gold Standard of Trauma and Critical Care.”

RTACC is becoming increasingly popular and has been produced as a course which can be adapted for the needs of non-medical groups who may be faced with serious trauma. This has included the Fire service, Police, Military, Specialist construction workers, Mountain rescue and contact sport medics.

The ‘Roadside to critical care’ ATACC philosophy aims to deliver the highest clinical standards of care as soon after the incident as possible, but without delaying definitive care. We aim to reduce trauma related deaths, by working with the Emergency Services and also educational and accident prevention groups such as the Cheshire Road Safety Partnership.

The latest ATACC venture aims to address a problem highlighted by these groups and involves a multi-agency, cross-trained team in a specialist rescue vehicle (Rescue-1). This will provide rapid response to serious accidents on the heavily congested M6 motorway corridor.

In summary, ATACC started as a new approach to trauma education but has now developed into a spectrum of courses and a highly skilled trauma and rescue team providing critical care at the roadside and other difficult environments. Every member of the team is committed to operating to the highest clinical standards, to keeping our courses as up to date as we can and to improving trauma care in the UK.

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