ADVANCED FIRST AID
The MIRA course is certified by the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, it is designed for medics working in the oil/gas industry, the media industry, expedition and exploration personnel, medical support for disaster relief and humanitarian organisations, mountain rescue, and search and rescue personnel. The MIRA course is accredited through the Wilderness Medical Society for earning credits towards the fellowship for the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM).
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.