* * * Urgent need for protection of health workers * * *
The PTC Foundation stands with all health workers in situations of violence and danger. Our aim is to prevent death and disability from trauma and as such we call for all parties in conflict to respect and uphold the Geneva convention on medical neutrality, and the UN Security Council Resolution 2286 that protects the sick and injured, health and humanitarian workers in their duties to provide care, and all health facilities.
Life saving training everywhere in the world
Primary Trauma Care (PTC) is a system of training for front-line staff in trauma management, aimed at preventing death and disability in seriously injured patients.
PTC is aimed specifically at the needs and logistics of health practitioners in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs). It is based on straightforward clinical practice and does not require access to high-tech facilities.
We encourage empowerment – enabling these local practitioners to adapt and replicate the PTC courses in areas where a comprehensive approach to trauma management was not previously available because of inadequate resources or training.
“Every injured individual should have access to – and has a right to – adequate, timely and effective trauma care that is life or limb saving.” Dr Lin Aung, World Health Organisation Representative to Nepal.