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Education and Training on Emergency Management

The Emergency Management Unit education and training programs include:

HMIMMS

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

The one day Team Provider course is aimed at all hospital staff who may find themselves involved with an incident in a hospital setting.

It consists of:

  • One day face-to-face learning program
  • Workshops
  • Lectures
  • Table top exercises

HMIMMS is an accredited course with Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) United Kingdom, and is widely accepted internationally. The program was introduced to Australia in 2015, and is now being rolled out nationwide. It is a new addition to the education and training packages available through the SA Health Emergency Management Unit.

For more information please refer to the HMIMMS Team Member Fact Sheet (PDF 51KB).

To enrol, please save and complete the HMIMMS application form (DOC 52KB), and submit to your relative LHN representative, as detailed in the fact sheet.

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EmergoTrain

The EmergoTrain system was developed by the Centre for Research and Education in Disaster Medicine (KMC) at the University of Linkoping, Sweden. The system is a real-time educational tool for training and testing preparedness for major accidents and disasters, using the principle of ‘learning by doing’. It involves magnetic symbols representing patients, staff and resources, movable markers indicating priority and treatment and a large patient bank with various injuries.

A protocol has been developed to identify time taken for various clinical interventions and likely outcomes. Real-time management of the incident is a major focus of the EmergoTrain System, which is used extensively in Australia and worldwide.

Scenarios available include mechanical injuries, such as aeroplane, bus and train accidents, building collapse, explosion, terrorist attacks, riot and armed conflicts, burns, hypothermia, shipping accidents, hazardous materials, irradiation, bio-terrorism or combinations of these.

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MIMMS

The Major Incident Medical Management and Support (MIMMS) course teaches a systematic and practical approach to field medical management at disasters. The approach can be applied to any major incident.

MIMMS Australia has been developed from the United Kingdom MIMMS Course and adapted to suit the needs of the Australian disaster management approach.

The emphasis is on scene management and pre-hospital care, learned through:

  • structured lectures
  • table-top exercises
  • practical radio communication exercises
  • casualty triage exercises.

The course is open to all medical practitioners, nurses, paramedics, ambulance officers, emergency managers and emergency first responders.

The course runs over three consecutive days. It is an accredited course with Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) United Kingdom, and is widely accepted internationally. The course is competency-based and participants are tested in the practical application of the skills taught.

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Seasonal Preparedness

SA Health recognises the importance of providing up to date, local and relevant education and information for staff working in Country Health SA Local Health Network (CHSALHN) hospitals at risk of bushfire.

Whilst planning and preparedness measures are implemented in all CHSALHN sites each year, it’s important for staff to be familiar with their own plans and facilities as well as having an understanding of the arrangements of local emergency services who may be working with them or providing assistance during emergencies. In order to enable these sessions strong local relationships between the LHN Executive & staff and regional emergency services commanders, including Metropolitan Fire Service (where relevant) Country Fire Service, South Australian Police, State Emergency Service and SA Ambulance Service are required.

With local emergency services leaders providing input on their own organisations preparedness and response activities, it is hoped to develop broader understanding of each agencies responsibilities and capabilities and to reinforce local preparedness and resilience.

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Contact

For further information, please contact the Emergency Management Unit:

Email: health.emergencymanagement@sa.gov.au 

Telephone: (08) 8226 7115

Training dates

Training Location Date
Seasonal Preparedness Training Murray Bridge Murray Bridge 12 August 2016
HMIMMS Yorke and Northern Port Pirie 17 August 2016
IMT Yorke and Northern Port Pirie 18 August 2016
Emergo Train Exercise Yorke and Northern Port Pirie 18 August 2016
Seasonal Preparedness Eyre and Far North Cleve 24 August 2016
HMIMMS Eyre and Far North  Port Lincoln 25 August 2016
IMT Eyre and Far North Port Lincoln 26 August 2016
Emergo Train Exercise Eyre and Far North Port Lincoln 26 August 2016
HMIMMS Flinders and Upper North Port Augusta 6 September 2016
IMT Flinders and Upper North Port Augusta 7 September 2016
Emergo Train Exercise Flinders and Upper North  Port Augusta 7 September 2016
Seasonal Preparedness Training  Quorn 8 September 2016
HMIMMS South East  Mt Gambier 10 October 2016
IMT South East  Mt Gambier 11 October 2016
Emergo Train Exercise South East  Mt Gambier 11 October 2016
HMIMMS CALHN/NALHN Lyell McEwin Hospital 20 October 2016
Emergo Train Exercise NALHN  Lyell McEwin Hospital 21 October 2016
HMIMMS Riverland Mallee Coorong  Murray Bridge 10 November 2016
IMT Riverland Mallee Coorong  Murray Bridge 11 November 2016
Emergo Train Exercise Riverland Mallee Coorong  Murray Bridge 11 November 2016
HMIMMS SALHN/WCHN Flinders Medical Centre 24 November 2016

 

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