Major Incident
Surgical Training & Teams

The MISTT Trauma Course

The definitive Major Incident & Emergency Preparedness Course - incorporating two days of lectures, debate & discussions and a two day damage control cadaveric course.

WMSTC & QEHB  |  21st - 24th November 2017

The course is aimed at Consultants, post exam or post CCT Trainees who have a specific interest in major trauma or are involved in delivering frontline care in the event of a Major Incident. Delegates will benefit from a two day cadaveric course at The West Midlands Surgical Training Centre at University Hospitals, Coventry & Warwick focusing on damage control of all cavities and extremities in Trauma, together with two days of discussion, lively debate and case studies at the Education Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (21st and 24th November).

Ambulance and casulaties 

Key Cadaveric procedures for damage control include:

  • Resuscitative Thoracotomy (Left anterolateral thoracotomy and clamshell thoracotomy) & Midline sternotomy
  • Repair of atrial and ventricular injuries
  • Proximal vascular control manoeuvres in the neck, chest, abdo and groin
  • Splenectomy, Pringle manoeuvre, liver mobilisation/packing, Kocherisation, pancreatic injury repairs
  • Repairs to small and large bowel
  • Temporary abdominal closure
  • Open fractures principles Debride and Stabilise – Ex-Fix application
  • Compartment fasciotomy – LL & UL + Ex-Fix and considerations
  • Head wounds and open cranial fractures
  • Facial & Eye injuries – Immediate management

Key discussion topics:

  • Major Incident Planning and current concepts
  • The New National Major Incident Clinical Guidelines - HOT OFF THE PRESS!
  • Team scenarios in mass casualty major trauma and human factor considerations
  • Transfusion considerations – NHSBT
  • After the first 24 hours? – How to manage the Aftermath
  • Subsequent planning and management of ongoing care at hospitals, implications for staff in theatre, ward, ICU & Radiology
  • MRI scanning guidelines for Shrapnel injuries
  • Ongoing care of ballistic trauma – lessons of war

Course agenda

Day 1 - Major Incident

Bus crash

Days 2 & 3 - Cadaveric (24 places)

Trauma room

Day 4 - Aftermath

Aftermath of war

Course fee

Full meeting £750

Tues 21st - Fri 24th November inclusive

Cadaveric Lab only £650

Weds 22nd & Thur 23rd November

Classroom day one only £100

Tues 21st November

Classroom day four only £100

Fri 24th November

Classroom day one only £50

AHP's & Non Medic rate

Tues 21st November

Classroom day four only £50

AHP's & Non Medic rate

Fri 24th November