Hospital Major Incident Medical Management and Support (HMIMMS)

The practical approach in the hospital setting

In 2016, the Disaster Preparedness and Management Unit is pleased to introduce the 2 day Hospital MIMMS (HMIMMS) course.

The course is aimed at hospital staff responsible for the planning, training and management aspects of a major incident from a hospital perspective.

Course objectives include:

  • understand the type and incidence of major incidents and therefore the need for proper response and management planning.
  • understand and implement the seven principles encapsulated in the CSCATTT approach to successfully manage 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.
  • deliver the medical support needed for major incidents in the hospital setting using the concept of ‘collapsible hierarchy’.

The course uses a combination of lectures, workshops and table top exercises to facilitate learning.

Assessment takes place on day two of the course. If you are successful, HMIMMS certification is valid for four years. All recertifying candidates must undertake the course again after four years.

Download the course application form.

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