Pan-London Trauma System Major Incident Symposium

'How should we manage contemporary Major Incidents/Mass Casualty Events?'

11th January 2022  

Free on-line training day for clinical staff and trainees 

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8.30am Session 1

  • Pan London & Network plans for MI/MCI 
  • Pre hospital LAS response
  • Pre hospital response
  • Panel discussion: 15 minutes (Chair: Anne Weaver)

 9.45am Session 2

  • Blast characteristics and soft tissue injuries
  • Clinical management of blast trauma
  • Burns
  • Panel discussion: 15 minutes (Chair: Shehan Hettiaratchy)

 11am  Session 3

  • Chemical MI - key principles of management 
  • Ballistic characteristics and clinical management
  • Trauma Imaging in a MI
  • Panel Discussion 15 minutes (Chair: Nicola Batrick)

 1pm  Session 4

  • Anaesthetic principles for managing major trauma in a MI
  • Damage Control Surgery in a MI/MCI
  • Transfusion principles – major incidents/MCI
  • Panel Discussion: 15 minutes (Chair:  Karim Brohi)

 2.15pm Session 5

  • Preparation for a paediatric MI
  • Lessons from a paediatric MCI 
  • Panel discussion: 15 minutes (Chair: Anthony Hudson)

 3.15 pm Lessons from a MI/MCI Experience

  • Major incident Leadership
  • Lead surgeon for a MI
  • Anaesthetic Lead for a MI
  • Collective Lessons from London MIs in 2017
  • Panel Discussion: 15 minutes

4.45 pm CLOSE

Pan-London Trauma System response to a Mass Casualty Event

The pan London mass casualty plan draws together principles of how our trauma networks will support each other in responding to a mass casualty incident

Download the Pan-London Major Trauma System Mass Casualty Event Plan here.

Coping with stress post trauma

No-one is immune to the emotional and psychological impact of traumatic events.  It is very common for patients, family members, and sometimes even witnesses to have strong emotional reactions to mass casualty events and a traumatic injury. Clinicians can also be impacted and may also need support processing their feelings and experiences.

NHS England has developed an advice sheet on how to recognise and cope with stress in the aftermath of a traumatic event, including a description of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms.  While this has been produced in reaction to recent terrorist attacks in the UK, it has broader relevance to all patients and staff in trauma networks.

Download the pamphlet 'Coping With Stress After A Major Incident'

There is more information about coping with post-trauma difficulties and stress, including organisations that can help, on the AfterTrauma website


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