PoMIMM – Principles of Major Incident Medical Management
A major incident can be defined as any incident where the location, number, severity or type of live casualties requires extraordinary resources. PoMIMM is essential training for personnel who are involved or may be involved in major incident planning or providing a major incident response.
This three-day course is delivered by experienced pre-hospital emergency care practitioners and teaches a systematic approach to the medical management of major incidents in accordance with current principles. Personnel will develop an understanding of the structured response to an incident using systematic ‘all hazards’ approach, including learning about bronze, silver and gold levels of command and control, incident support, and the activities within the inner and outer cordons. PoMIMM training gives the rescuers a shared approach to managing major incident so that control is rapidly gained, a common plan is quickly developed, and patients are managed quickly, smoothly and efficiently.
The aim is to develop an understanding of the structured response to an incident using the systematic 'all hazards' approach of Command, Control, Safety, Communication, Assessment, Triage, Treatment and Transport, bronze, silver and gold levels of command and the activities within the inner and outer cordons.
The PoMIMM course is suitable for anyone with a role in major incident response. It is particularly relevant to:
- Medical Emergency Response Incident Teams (MERIT)
- Emergency Planning Officers
- Search and Rescue Emergency responders
- Crowd doctors and public event medical staff
- All emergency service personnel
- Private security and military personnel
- Health & Safety advisors
- Petro-chemical managers
This module is assessed through a series of knowledge and practical exercises.
Students who successfully complete the PoMIMM course will be awarded a Prometheus certificate.