Life saving training in the developing 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 the developing world. 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.