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The Medicine in Remote Areas Course (TM) 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.
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.
At Exmed we aim to provide the essential underpinning knowledge and skills with an emphasis of understanding the "why" as well as the "how". Therefore, when circumstances occur outside of the norm, MIRA trained personnel can adapt for the benefit of their injured colleagues.
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
This course is underpinned with the Medicine in Remote Areas certificate, endorsed by the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. It can be provided internationally and is open to students who have successfully completed a CEER/FPOS Intermediate qualification or equivalent.
Students also receive a certified 6 educational credits at Level three from OCN Credit4Learning and copies of the Exmed MIRA manual and Exmed MIRA Pocket Field Guide.
The course is valid for three years.
A 3 DAY REFRESHER COURSE IS BEING OFFERED FOR THOSE WITH AN IN DATE EXMED MIRA CERTIFICATE. THIS INCLUDES 12 MONTHS ACCESS TO OUR ONLINE CPD SYSTEM (WORTH £120!) TO ALLOW THE THEORY SESSIONS TO BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE 3 DAY PRACTICAL AND ASSESSMENT PHASE. SEE REFRESHER PAGE FOR DATES AND PRICES.
THE MIRA COURSE AND THE REFRESHER COURSE MAY BE FUNDED VIA ELC FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS.
For further information about our courses:
Please contact Exmed UK's Education Coordinator
Office: +44 (0) 1432 355964
We also offer accommodation at Pengethley Manor Hotel where the course is located, the price shown is for the course only, the booking page contains all information about various accommodation arrangements and prices.
27th-31st October 2014 - MIRA COURSE - DOREST UK See booking page for more info.Book this Course