Pre-Hospital Trauma in conflict zones

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SKU: PREHOSPCONF Categories: ,
Course type: Online; Self-Paced
Duration: Available for 2 months
Modules: 5
Time required: Up to 1 hour per module
Target Audience: Health Care professionals
Specialty: Trauma
Level: Intermediate
Language: English
Certificate: Yes

About the Pre-Hospital Trauma in conflict zones

The Pre-Hospital approach linked to high-risk operations in conflict zones aims to rescue the injured. The challenges for the professionals acting in these environments are unique and many times not related to the previous experiences and training opportunities they had. Doctors, Nurses, and First Responders need to act at the level of identification and immediate treatment of life-threatening conditions.

The Pre-Hospital Trauma in conflict zones course provides the opportunity for frontline professionals to practice with 5 different virtual patients, with similar clinical conditions to those they will be exposed to in the real field.

This course is based on the acronym MARCH (M-massive hemorrhage, A-airway, R-respiratory, C-circulation, and H-hypothermia) and presents clinical scenarios from the trauma area. Created by Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), MARCH is used to identify and treat the leading causes of preventable death.

Target Audience

Recommended for health professionals working in conflict zones

Course Overview

  • 5 Modules
    The course consists of 5 modules with virtual patient cases, with an intermediate level of complexity.
  • Online, Self-paced
    You have up to 2 months to complete the 5 modules at your own pace. 
  • Certificate of Completion
    After completing the course, you will be given a Certificate of Completion that can be added to your CV or Resume.

What you will learn:

By undertaking this course, you will be prepared to:

  • Improve the quality of care and patient safety in conflict zones
  • Manage trauma patients, from minor to major injury emergencies
  • Perform adequate treatment to traumatic injuries
  • Assess, diagnose and treat injuries with active bleeding, pelvis fracture, closed head wound, hypertensive pneumothorax, fractured femur, and open chest wound.
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Body Interact has developed this course utilizing advanced medical simulation technology with virtual patients

Course Outline

Module 1 - M: Massive hemorrhage

Context: The most frequent cause of life or death risk in the combat environment is bleeding. Control bleeding with the use of tourniquet and hemostatics can increase the survival of victims.

Virtual Scenario: Candace was helping her father with the tractor. While she was trying to show him that she was able to drive it, she suddenly fell off and the tractor continued forwards and ran over her.

Module 2 - A: Airway

Context: Airway injuries typically occur due to maxillofacial trauma or inhalation burns. An unconscious victim who is breathing may benefit from a basic (oropharyngeal) airway since in a combat scenario, an advanced airway is highly difficult, if not impossible.

Virtual Scenario: Jack was cleaning the roof of his house in the middle of the winter and 20 feet above the street. The neighbor said that someone called him and when he looked he lost his balance because he was standing at the top of a ladder.

Module 3 - R: Respiration

Context: The third potentially reversible cause of death on the battlefield is the development of tension pneumothorax. Air trapped in the chest cavity begins to displace functional lung tissue and puts pressure on the heart, resulting in cardiac arrest.

Virtual Scenario: Liz was made redundant about 5 months ago. Since that date she has run out of money to pay her bills and the house she was living in. Today she lives on the street and last night she was assaulted by a group of young people.

Module 4 - C: Circulation

Context: Control of bleeding takes precedence over fluid infusion. Individuals in shock or those requiring intravenous medications need to have an IV access established. Adequate analgesia in trauma is also a central aspect of emergency medical care before and after hospital admission.

Virtual Scenario: Stella climbed a tree to try to save her cat, but because of dizziness, she ended up falling.

Module 5 - H: Hypothermia

Context: Hypothermia, acidosis, and coagulopathy constitute the lethal triad in trauma patients. Hypothermia is identified when the body temperature is less than 95º F / 35º C and can occur due to blood loss, regardless of ambient temperature.

Virtual Scenario: Wesley was in his garden watering the plants when he was caught by a stray bullet from a gang fight. His wife heard the shot and called for an ambulance

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