European Trauma Course – ETC Finland

European Trauma Course (ETC) is organized by Finnish Trauma Association in co-operation with European Resuscitation Council.   

ETC is an innovative course which emphasizes the team approach in the management of the seriously injured.  It is aimed at doctors who are expected to lead and be members of trauma teams in their work set-up.

The course is mainly ‘hands on’ and runs over 2½ days.  During the first 2 days various topics related to Trauma Resuscitation will be taught.  Throughout the course candidates will actively participate in skill stations, workshops and scenario based teaching – all of which reflect current European practice.  During these scenarios candidates will have the opportunity to participate both as team leaders and team members on many occasions.  Participants are expected to be familiar with Basic and Advanced Life Support and to have read the pre-course manual.  On the third day there will be final practice workshops and assessments in the form of scenarios where the candidates are expected to show solid team leadership skills.  Only successful candidates will be given certificates.

Most of the faculty is Finnish and consists of experienced doctors from various subspecialities (traumasurgery, anesthesiology, neurosurgery, emergency medicine). Course language is English.

In 2020 two ETC-courses will be organized in Finland:

  • 26.-28.8.2020 in Rovaniemi. Registration will open on 4.5.2020, when more information can be found on this website.
  • 28.-30.10.2020 in Kuopio. Registration will open on 4.5.2020, when more information can be found on this website.

Two courses in Vierumäki (1.-3.6.2020 and 4.-6.6.2020) had to be cancelled because of the coronavirus epidemy.