Primary Emergency Care

All front-liner emergency healthcare service providers should be able to assess and recognize life-threatening signs in acutely ill patients, provide primary emergency care and refer such patients in a timely manner to higher level care whenever required. The Primary Emergency Care (PEC) course is designed to train healthcare personnel directly involved in the acute emergency care of patients in District Hospitals and Primary Health Centers.

The training is off-site clinical training which means participants will not practice with the real patient. However, participants will get enough practice on models and scenarios for competency development for emergency case management in their work station.


National Health Training Center in collaboration with NSI has developed this training package for healthcare providers working in emergency department (ED) of hospitals and Primary Health Centers. This is an off-site, in-service and group based, clinical course. The training comprises basic life support, management of common medical emergencies, primary trauma care, common orthopedic emergencies and mass casualty incident management.


After completion of this Primary Emergency Care (PEC) course, the participant will be able to provide basic life support, primary trauma care, manage orthopedic and medical emergencies, and prepare for mass casualty.


The time period of course will be of 6 days of total 42 instructional hours. The competency is gained through practicing in model with clinical scenarios. This training is designed to be delivered through classroom teaching, small group discussion, hands on skill practice and simulation with real case-based scenarios.