The course focuses on the medical management as well some of the clinical skills required to deal with major incidents and disasters.
|Course Date(s):||15 – 19 April 2013|
|Course Duration:||5 days|
|Course Venue:||College of Emergency Care|
|Clinical Director(s):||Dr. Wayne Smith|
|Logistics Coordinator:||Janet Sirmongpong| email@example.com | 021 406 6348|
|Course Price in ZAR:||R 3 950 – Read our payment info|
|Certification Received:||University of Cape Town|
Brief Course Overview
The management of the medical effects of major incidents and disasters is one of the most difficult tasks to be performed by medical practitioners. The incidents of such events are increasing world wide and medical staff is often at the forefront of dealing with the effects. This course will provide an approach to dealing with such incidents in terms of both incident management and medical management. Table Top simulations as well as Case Studies and a live exercise will be used to prepare the students for dealing with such an eventuality.
Who should attend this course?
The course is intended for medical doctors and nursing practitioners and other health professionals that may be called upon to play leading roles in both the pre-hospital and hospital response. EMS staff at the intermediate and advanced level would also benefit from the course.
Why should someone attend this course?
The course will provide the skills to assist with dealing with the medical management of major incidents and disasters. It builds on the basics as taught in the MIMMS and HMIMMS courses and provides first responders as well as heath management with the insight and skills required to deal with major incidents.
Detailed Course Outline
- Introduction to Disaster Medicine
- MIMMS Principles
- Ethics in Disasters
- Incident Management
- Special Incidents
- Hospital Planning
- Mass Gathering Medicine
- Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
Please note that this course forms the starting point for the Disaster Medicine Module of the MPhil in Emergency Medicine, offered by the Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Cape Town. One can enroll for this course, or take it further and take part in the full module or even later have the full module (15 credits) accredited towards the MPhil (EM). Please Contact us should you want to enroll for the full module!
Clinical Director Profile
Dr Wayne Smith
Qualifications: BSc, MBChB, EMDM, FCEM(SA)
Completed: 1994, 1990, 2009
Current Position: Head of Disaster Medicine – Division of Emergency Medicine (UCT/ US)
Experience: 16 years of emergency medicine inclusive of the management of numerous major incidents. Coordinated the medical planning and implementation for the FIFA 2010 in the Western Cape.
Interest: Wildlife Photography