MIMMS Major Incident, Medical Management and Support: The practical approach at the scene
MIMMS exists to teach the nature and management of the major incident and how to deliver the medical support needed. We currently run two versions of the MIMMS course; the standard 3-day face-to-face course and a 1-day face to face course for junior providers. 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 Paramedics, medical officers in the emergency setting and Officer/Team Leader.
MIMMS presents the nature and management of a major incident, focusing on how to deliver the medical support needed to multiple casualties.
As the only international standard in major incident medical management, the course is taught and the principles are practiced throughout the world, being integrated into civilian and military medical practice.
The Course Objectives
- Understanding the organisations, structures and roles in managing major incidents and how they work together.
- Able to prepare for and implement a structured approach when responding to major incidents (CSCATTT).
- Able to deliver the medical support needed at major incidents, through triage, treatment and transport.
– Health and emergency services
– Command and control
– Chemical, biological, radiation and other hazards
Workshops and Skill Stations
– Personal and medical equipment
– Introduction to incident command
– Major incident debriefing
– Radio procedures
– Table top exercises on scene management, command and control, safety, communication, assessment, triage, treatment and transport
– Practical exercises without casualties (PEWCS) utilising skills
Assessment and Certification
Assessment takes place on day two of the course. If you are successful, MIMMS certification is valid for four years, issued by the ALSG group from the UK and recognised internationally. Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Accredited for 21-points through the University of Stellenbosch.