Major Incident (H-MIMMS)

Course Information:

Price: R950


The Practical Approach in the Hospital Setting Hospital

HMIMMS exists to give hospital staff the knowledge to plan and train for major incidents. A two-day face-to-face course open to anyone within the hospital, who is involved in managing a major incident. The course is run throughout the UK and overseas, and the cost varies across course centres. One day course is available for junior practitioners. The course is presented by Crisis Medicine Training Network in South Africa under an agreement with the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) from the United Kingdom and recognised internationally.

Candidates include Consultants, Emergency Planning Officers and Medical Officers in emergency setting, Emergency Centre Unit Managers, Nursing Tutors and nursing staff.

MIMMS presents the nature and management of a major incident, focusing on how to deliver the medical support needed to multiple casualties.

HMIMMS Major Incident, Medical Management and Support: The practical approach in the hospital setting Hospital MIMMS (HMIMMS) is the leading course for hospital staff responsible for planning, training and managing aspects of a major incident from a hospital perspective.

The Course Objectives

  • The type and incidence of major incidents and therefore the need for proper response and management planning.
  • Understand and able to implement and follow the seven principles encapsulated in the CSCATTT approach to successfully managing a major incident.
  • Understand the need for major incident training—focusing on those aspects of the plan which do not occur in day-to-day practice, i.e., command, control, communication and triage.
  • Able to deliver the medical support needed for major incidents in the hospital setting using the concept of ‘collapsible hierarchy’


  • Health and emergency services
  • Introduction – incidents in context
  • Structured approach to the hospital response to major incidents
  • Planning for major incidents
  • MIMMS: The practical approach at the scene
  • Reception phase
  • Definitive care phase
  • Recovery


  • Communication
  • Triage
  • Specialist Services regional response
  • Public Health incidents
  • Protracted large geographical incidents
  • CBRN

Table Top Exercises

  • The incident, the approach at the scene and the impact on the hospital, applying the concepts of CSCATT – command and control, safety, communication, assessment, triage, treatment and transport (referral).
  • Reception phase
  • Definitive care phase
  • Recovery Assessment

Assessment and Certification

Assessment takes place on day two of the course. If you are successful, HMIMMS certification is valid for four years, issued by the ALSG group from the UK and recognised internationally. Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Accredited for 14-points through the University of Stellenbosch.

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