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Major Incident Trauma - 6 hours

Major incident trauma is something that anyone could need to deal with but this course is also aimed at the emergency services.  Catastrophic injuries from multiple casualty incidents are something that unfortunately is a real situation that first responders and members of the public may have to deal with.

The course covers keeping yourself safe and triage of casualties. It also covers many different types of catastrophic injuries and how to treat them.


  • Understand the hazards that pose a risk to personal safety when dealing with a major incident and performing a dynamic risk assessment. 

  • Explain the ways in which the responder can be harmed by injury and infection and selecting the correct personal protective equipment. 

  • Explain the DRCA(c)BCDE protocol in treating traumatic injuries. 

  • Explain how the emergency services integrate to offer effective care. 

  • Understand approved methods of triage and communication between responders and the emergency medical services. 

  • Explain the concerns and treatment of different types of catastrophic injury. 

  • Explain how to use a tourniquet in the treatment of a catastrophic extremity bleed. 

  • Explain how to treat a catastrophic bleed with haemostatic dressings and agents. 

  • Explain how to continue to monitor a patient and treat for shock. 

  • Explain how to hand over to the EMS.

  • Understand the concerns of post-traumatic stress. 

Course Curriculum

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