WHO Basic Emergency Care Course

The WHO Basic Emergency Care (BEC) Course is designed for front-line physicians and nurses and focuses on life-saving interventions for acutely ill patients suffering trauma, difficulty in breathing, shock, and altered mental status.

Approach to the Acutely Ill and Injured

Developed by WHO and ICRC, in collaboration with the International Federation for Emergency Medicine, Basic Emergency Care (BEC): Approach to the acutely ill and injured is an open-access training course for frontline healthcare providers who manage acute illness and injury with limited resources.

BEC Resources: Access WHO/IRC BEC resources on the WHO website.