About the Course
Recent national disasters like earthquake in Gujarat, cyclone in Orissa and international events of terrorism have underlined the need for prompt medical response and sound preparedness plans on the part of hospitals against such disasters. Not many hospitals and public medical establishments in India have set plans to deal with such unforeseen situations.
In developed countries all hospitals and health care delivery units have set plans to deal with emergency situations. These include external disasters like earthquake, cyclone, flood, major accident, air crash, war, riots etc. and internal disasters like fire, bomb blast, terrorist attacks etc. A comprehensive plan is drawn out to deal with such situation with role and accountability of various departments and individuals identified. Co-ordination with internal units and external agencies like rescue teams, police, transport and communication support systems, media, Government and other hospitals is ensured for smooth management of disaster victims.
The course will be led by Colonel Timothy J. Hodgetts, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Trauma at the University of Birmingham, UK.
This course is designed to help the following professionals:
The course will be a two day programme with Day 1 (Pre-hospital phase) and Day 2 (Hospital Phase) earmarked for various areas. The conference is structured in a manner in which participants will be able to interact with faculty. The methodology will include instructional lectures, interactive sessions, video demonstrations, scenario exercise and evaluation. The general sessions that are interspersed throughout the program, are designed to encourage networking and the building groups sharing common interests.