EURIECA® Courses

EURIECA® - More than GWO Enhanced First Aid

As the renewable energy sector continues to grow, the distance from their locations to civilization also grows. This means that in a medical emergency, EMS response times are longer, and the need to be self-sufficient has never been greater.


Whilst basic first aid plays its part in the management of casualties in a remote environment, there is an absolute need for personnel who can immediately attend a casualty with the skills to assess, diagnose and treat life-threatening emergencies safely and effectively.


The EURIECA® advanced first aid course is the most advanced first aid course available to non-healthcare professionals. The course has been developed based on industry incident data, multiple renewable energy medical needs assessments, the GWO Enhanced First Aid (EFA) standard and the latest evidence based clinical practice.


Delivered over 3 days the course is underpinned with approx. 4 hrs of pre-course e:learning to support the theoretical understanding of advanced first aid. Completion of the pre-course E-Learning enables the course to be very practical in focus with the majority of sessions being hands on clinical skills and scenario based learning.


Upon successful completion of the EURIECA® course learners are issued with:



  • EURIECA® advanced first aid certificate

  • GWO basic first aid certificate

  • GWO enhanced first aid certificate.


Governed by the faculty of trauma & resuscitation, EURIECA® is based on guidelines produced by the following organizations:



  • American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI)

  • Global Wind Organisation (GWO)

  • American Red Cross

  • American Heart Association

  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).



Aim of this course

The Global Wind Organisation (GWO) has recognised the need for improved casualty care and, in October 2018, released version 1 of the GWO Enhanced First Aid (EFA) standard.

Following extensive work with a number of renewable energy organisations and the subsequent development of a list of credible injury scenarios Trauma Resus has identified a number of advanced skills that are required in addition to the GWO EFA syllabus. The EURIECA® program bridges the gap between basic first aid and professional medical help by empowering teams and organisations to deliver the right care, at the right time, with the right equipment every-time.

Key outcomes for students completing the EURIECA® course are :-

  • Able to assess, diagnose and treat life-threatening emergencies
  • Able to provide advanced first aid to casualties in remote environments
  • Able to prepare casualties for rescue and transfer to the emergency services
  • Able to administer analgesia (pain relief) to casualties

Course delivery

The EURIECA® course is delivered over 3 days by experts in pre-hospital care and can be delivered anywhere throughout Europe. The course is underpinned with 3 hours of online pre-course E-Learning which enables the face to face element of the training to focus on the practical elements of advanced first aid.

Upon completion of the course, students are awarded GWO basic first aid, GWO enhanced first aid and EURIECA® certificates. These certificates are valid for two years.

Summary of syllabus

The syllabus includes the following :-

  • Kinematics – How to perform a ‘SCENE’ approach and predict injuries based on the forces and motion involved.
  • Catastrophic bleeding control – Learn to manage catastrophic external bleeding with the use of advanced pressure dressings, tourniquets, wound packing techniques and haemostatic dressings.
  • Airway management – Develop skills in identifying and managing airway obstructions, including the use of suction devices and adjuncts such as oral, nasal and supraglottic airways
  • Breathing – Study serious chest injuries and their management, including the titration of Oxygen therapy and the use of chest seals.
  • Circulation – Examine how the circulatory system works and how to identify and treat shock
  • Disability – Identify and treat head injuries and learn how to prevent secondary brain injuries
  • Extremity Trauma – Identify and treat fractures and soft tissue injury using a wide range of splints and slings
  • Burns – Understand the different types, severity, and treatment of burns
  • Packaging and evacuation – Learn the different ways of packaging casualties for rapid evacuation and choose appropriate extrication and transport equipment for time-critical patients
  • Special Circumstances – Discuss adaptations for treatment for victims of drowning or poisoning
  • CPR and AEDs – Learn the Resuscitation Council 2015 guidelines and the safest and most effective way to use AEDs
  • Analgesia – Understand how to assess a casualty’s pain and then support the administration of analgesia

EURIECA® Maintenance Of Skills (MOS) Facilitator Training

To ensure that advanced first aiders are able to safely and effectively provide care when an emergency arises, it is essential that they receive ongoing Continuous Professional Development (CPD).


Trauma Resus has adopted the model of low-dose, high-frequency training to deliver ongoing continuous professional development via an innovative hybrid model of local EURIECA® Maintenance of Skills (MOS) facilitators, online webinars and the Laerdal Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) system.


We have developed a two-day MOS Facilitators course, which trains members of your organization to become local MOS facilitators. Once the MOS facilitators have completed the course, Trauma Resus provides the learning materials to enable them to effectively deliver ongoing CPD to EURIECA® trained personnel. Alternatively, Trauma Resus can directly deliver Maintenance Of Skills training in pre-arranged sessions.


We work with each client organization to develop a MOS schedule that operates in line with its operational plans, and usually takes around half a day per quarter. This time can used flexibly, particularly through the summer months, when operational pressures are at their greatest. During these periods we can make use of our Learning Portal for delivery of online educational sessions directly to your technicians.


MOS facilitators undertake an annual 1 day requalification course, and receive an updated MOS package, which includes any changes to clinical practice.



Aim of this course

The aim of the programme is to ensure that EURIECA® trained personal  maintain their knowledge, skills, competence and confidence following their initial training.

Course delivery

Trained providers should undertake the following :-

  • Complete a series of online modules
  • Attend a minimum of 2 hours of face-to-face practical training sessions per month, delivered by an ‘in-house’ trained MOS facilitator
  • Complete the RQI training as directed
  • Month 1 should commence as soon as practicable after the end of the initial course
  • MOS training may be combined into a ½ day or full day programme, but must be completed on a quarterly basis.

Summary of syllabus

MOS training sessions should be run using the skill station lesson plans (LPs) and scenario plans as provided by Trauma Resus.

EURIECA™ Awareness Course (EAC)

It is widely recognised that shore-based teams involved in site coordination & control are the lynchpin for communication, especially during an active emergency response, resulting in high pressure and testing of individuals’ knowledge.


Considering this, the EAC is focused upon providing participants an improved understanding of the EURIECA® program, to enable effective operational planning and preparation, leading to a high performing team which improves outcomes when responding to any emergency situations that may occur.


In addition to improving their understanding of the operational constraints that working in the remote and austere environment brings, medical related terminology employed, and inter-agency working, individuals will also conduct emergency first aid skills, including management of bleeding, and basic life support using an Automated External Defibrillators (AED).



Aim of this course

The EURIECA® Advanced First Aid program incorporates training, equipment, telemedicine, and clinical governance, and is a component of Emergency Response Planning in a substantial proportion of Offshore Wind Organisation around the UK.

It is widely recognised that shore-based teams involved in site coordination & control are the lynchpin for communication, especially during an active emergency response, resulting in high pressure and testing of individuals’ knowledge.

Considering this, the EAC is focused upon providing participants an improved understanding of the EURIECA® program, to enable effective operational planning and preparation, leading to a high performing team which improves outcomes when responding to any emergency situations that may occur.

Course delivery

The course is delivered over 1 day with emphasis on skills development, and with sound theory knowledge delivered by experts who really know their subject.

Upon completion of the course, students will be awarded both EURIECA® Awareness Course (EAC) and Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificates, both of which are valid for 3 years.

Summary of syllabus

The course syllabus includes EFAW elements such as :-

  • Accident Management
  • DRSABCD
  • CPR
  • AED
  • Secondary Survey
  • Unconscious Casualty
  • Seizures
  • Choking
  • Bleeding Control
  • Shock
  • Burns & Scalds
  • Heart Attacks

It also covers includes :-

  • An introduction to the EURIECA® algorithm, equipment & terminology
  • Understanding telemedicine consultation process
  • Scenario based training
  • Tabletop exercises

GWO Enhanced First Aid

This course enables individuals in the wind turbine industry  to support and care for others working in the industry by possessing the knowledge, skills, and ability of enhanced first aid. The course is delivered via theoretical and practical training, in accordance with Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Enhanced First Aid (EFA) Training.


Upon completion, participants will be able to administer safe, effective, and immediate lifesaving and enhanced first aid measures to save lives and give assistance in remote areas using advanced emergency equipment and medical teleconsultation.


Aim of this course

The aim of the module is to enable the participants to support and care for others working in the industry and to provide ongoing care to an ill or injured casualty over a short period of time while waiting for professional emergency rescue teams to arrive.

Overall learning objectives for the EFA course are :-

  • Participants can take responsibility for administering safe, effective, and immediate lifesaving and enhanced first aid measures in an emergency in a Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) environment (ability, intermediate level)
  • Participants can act independently in giving assistance in remote areas using advanced emergency equipment and medical teleconsultation (ability, intermediate level).

Course delivery

GWO Enhanced First Aid (EFA) training is delivered over 3 days, and refresher training is delivered over 2 days.

Upon completion of the course, students are awarded GWO Enhanced First Aid certificate, which remains valid for two years from assessment date.

Summary of syllabus

The content of the GWO Enhanced First Aid (EFA) module is :-

  • Introduction
  • Risks, Hazards & Legislation
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Management of an incident / Emergency response / Medical teleconsultation
  • Lifesaving / EFA using Primary & Secondary survey
  • Pain management & Further medication
  • EFA exercises / Scenario based training
  • Review & feedback session.

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