Regional disaster training opportunities

The Disaster Preparedness and Management Unit (DPMU) are proud to offer a choice of 3 Regional disaster training opportunities to each WACHS region.

These training opportunities are aimed at providing participants with an understanding of how health can prepare for, respond to, and assist in recovery from a disaster.

Regional EmergoTrain System Exercise

This exercise provides regions with an opportunity to assess or practice the regional or hospital disaster plans, or elements thereof.  It also allows EmergoTrain System instructors based in the region to practice their instructor skills.

Exercises can address elements such as:

  • pre-hospital response, including interaction with other emergency services preparing the hospital
  • decanting
  • discharging
  • staffing
  • resourcing
  • patient flow
  • triage
  • command, control and communication.

Participation in these exercises is determined at the regional level.

Regional executive training / Incident Management Team (IMT) course

The regional executive training occurs over 2 days and targets executive, management and admin support who would be required to work within an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC). Other agency personnel are also suitable that may be required to perform a liaison role during an incident. Learning outcomes include:

  • Understand regulations and policy related to disaster and major incident requirements
  • Clarify the response change between a health facility incident and a multi-agency major incident
  • Learn the importance of prevention, planning, response & recovery stages of disaster management
  • Become aware of the tools and guides that can assist in the development of incident action & response plans
  • Ensure understanding of the Incident Command Structure (ICS), how it is used within an EOC and interactions between other agencies. EOC’s
  • Improve knowledge of other emergency response services and their involvement in major incidents
  • Consolidate awareness around business continuity
  • Comprehensive understanding of the recovery processes within Health facilities and the local community following a major incident

Regional MIMMS training

Read about the MIMMS 1 day Team member course.

Burns Management Program

In conjunction with the Disaster Preparedness and Management Unit regional disaster preparedness training, the Fiona Stanley Hospital Burns Unit provide education and empowerment to rural clinicians in paediatric and adult burns.

This program is designed for all health workers who may come into contact with a burn injured person.  It includes practical sessions to enhance your learning.

Each course is a 6 hour event aimed at skilling participants in burn management topics such as:

  • Pre-transfer management and stabilisation
  • Minor burn managed locally with burns telehealth support
  • Surgical management of burns 
  • Post discharge rehabilitation and wound management at regional centres

Content of the course includes:

  • Burns prevention & first aid
  • Airway & inhalation injury
  • Circulation & fluid resuscitation
  • Burns wound assessment, management & dressings
  • Major burns
  • Chemical & electrical burns
  • Burn scarring & scar management
  • Pain & itch in burn patients
  • Psychosocial aspects of burn care 

More information

Disaster Preparedness and Management Unit (DPMU)
Training and Development team
Phone: 9222 4090

Last reviewed: 29-05-2023
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