World Society of Emergency Surgery Pre-congress course, Campinas, Brazil 2017

World Society of Emergency Surgery Pre-congress course, Campinas, Brazil 2017

Management of Mass Casualty Incident – Medical, Logistical and Organizational Implications

Program director

Yoram Kluger MD, FACS

Faculty

Hany Bahous MD, Offir Ben- Ishay MD, Gila Hyams RN, MSc, Michele Mitaritonno MD, Miklosh Bala MD, Yoram Kluger MD

Course objectives

To familiarize course participants with mass casualty incident definitions To describe common injury patterns in MCI
To present essentials for MCI proper medical management
To present essentials for MCI proper logistical managing

To provide tools for establishing preparedness campaigns& plans for MCI management

Course outline

  1. Basic terminology- MCI, surge capacity, triage officer, medical command
  2. Medical director& triage officer- principle and function
  3. Principles of triage
  4. Building up a team for MCI management
  5. Activation scheme for MCI
  6. Multidimensional injury pattern
  7. Prioritizing patients in MCI / ED
  8. Prioritizing patients in MCI / OR
  9. The importance of repeated drills and education for appropriate MCI management
  10. Ethical concerns
  11. Hands on triage
  12. Hands on medical command
  13. Hands on administration, public relations issues and injured family managing
  14. Quality improvement, debriefing process for perfection
  15. Technology in the management of MCI

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