Short Course Description
Health systems, institutions, and staff are key elements in providing an effective response to diverse emergency events. Rescuing victims, mitigating damages, and reducing preventable disabilities require a synchronized response of health and medical bodies. The course will expose the students to the complexities of managing MCIs and the principles of response at various levels (national, regional, local, and community levels), taking into account pre-hospital and hospital entities as well as post-emergency rehabilitation bodies. The course will focus on the medical aspect of managing mass casualty events and disasters, emphasizing the varied medical entities that are involved in responding to emerging needs. The course will examine the three phases of management ? pre-event (preparedness), during the event (management and organization), and post-event (after action review, learning lessons, implementation, and rehabilitation). The key tools that are used from triage, through emergency medical services, and up to recovery and return to routine function will be presented.
During the course, a simulation of a mass casualty incident will be conducted, in which the students will represent the varied stakeholders.
To expose the students to the principles of preparedness, response, and recovery of the healthcare systems in diverse emergencies. The students will learn the main doctrines for providing medical services during emergencies, the varied tools that are regularly utilized, and the relations between the different medical entities as well as between them and other interface bodies. The students will have the opportunity to simulate the theories, principles, and tools available for the healthcare systems in responding to the unique needs of the community and the population in times of emergency.