Primary Trauma Care Foundation (PTCF) App Launch


August 24, 2015

Trauma is an increasingly significant cause of death and disability throughout the world, with developing countries having the highest incidence; including injuries from road accidents, violent crime, civil and military conflicts and landmine injuries.

The Primary Trauma Care Foundation (PTCF) was started in 1997 and registered as a charity in 2006, with its manuals endorsed by the World Health organisation in Geneva. It promotes and enables the training of front-line medical professionals in the developing world in how to prevent death and disability in seriously injured patients, using the PTC training system.

The new Primary Trauma Care (PTC) App, which was launched on Monday 17 August 2015, will be an ideal resource for clinicians to quickly reference information from the PTC manual on how to manage all aspects of treating the severely injured patient, including the ABCDE of trauma, paediatric trauma and trauma in pregnancy. Costing just £2.29, all proceeds will go towards the maintenance and ongoing development of the App and the provision of future PTC courses across the world.

The PTC App is available on both android and iOS devices and can be downloaded from