The MIMMS course is a major incident training course for any pre-hospital or hospital based emergency service that may be involved in a major incident.
The course includes didactic lectures but the primary focus will be on tabletops and the reinforcement of key skills in workshops including radio communication and triage.
|Course Date(s):||On request for an organisation or group only in 2013.
Please e-mail the logistics coordinator with enquiries
|Course Duration:||2 days – 8am to 5 pm|
|Course Venue:||College of Emergency Care|
|Clinical Director(s):||Wayne Smith|
|Logistics Coordinator:||Emma Vaughan | email@example.com | 021 4066407|
|Course Price in ZAR:||R 2 450 – pp. Read our payment info (CT courses)|
|Certification Received:||Stellenbosch University|
Brief Course Overview
The MIMMS course teaches an “all hazards” approach to the principles of major incident management.
The course includes didactic lectures but the primary focus will be on tabletops and the reinforcement of key skills in workshops including radio communication and triage. There will also be a PEWC (Practical exercise without casualties) where candidates will undertake a field exercise in small groups putting everything they have learnt into practice.
Please note: For successful completion of the table top exercises, the course requires a minimum attendance of 24. Should this number not be reached, the course will be rescheduled for a later date.
There is a manual to accompany the course and testing will be done – an online pretest prior to the course, and an MCQ test with radio and triage testing at the end of the course.
Who should attend this course?
- Prehospital staff involved in Major incident management including EMS, Fire, Police, Traffic, Disaster management.
- Also hospital staff with an interest in prehospital medicine, Security companies, ACSA and anyone involved in major incident preparedness for mass gatherings or large corporations.
Why should someone attend this course?
The MIMMS course teaches major incident skills not generally taught in training programs. It teaches common terminology and principles, forming a common language between different emergency services, useful knowledge and skills for everyone involved in emergency services for major events.
Detailed Course Outline
- Preparation and planning
- Radio procedures workshop
- Command and Control
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