The MIRA course has been developed to provide students who already have experience in Pre-Hospital Care with the added skills and knowledge to be able to deal with casualties in a remote environment. The course focuses on stabilisation of the injured through to the knowledge and skills required for prolonged field care.
- To train personnel in the theoretical and practical
- Hands-on skills of pre hospital care in remote locations.
The course structure is primarily based on providing the student with the fundamental skills required to manage a casualty in a remote/challenging environment. During the 5 days the students will learn the following topics:
– Management of injuries from road traffic collisions, ballistics and violent assaults
– Oxygen therapy
– Intermediate and advanced airway management including surgical airways
– Life threatening chest injuries and management including needle decompression
– Circulatory system and Haemorrhage control
– Shock and fluid replacement (I.V & I.O)
– Head injuries
– Medical emergencies
– Fractures, dislocations and burns
– Environmental illnesses
– Remote area and prolonged patient care
Prerequisites: Good physical and mental health together with a basic first aid training. Any delegate not in possession of a valid medical certificate of fitness, will be asked to complete a student medical screening form as provided by ISTC.