Objective:

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.

Topics include:

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.