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AUSMAT Team Member Course
August 1, 2021 – 8:00 am – August 4, 2021 – 5:00 pm ACST
This four-day course is designed as the first module of preparation for deployment as an Australian Medical Assistance Team (AUSMAT) member. Developed to expose participants to a range of essential techniques and survival skills to manage successfully when deployed into the field after a disaster.
This course is particularly focussed on testing the participants’ capacity to survive in an austere and hostile environment as a valued team member. Involves classroom and practical exercises including an overnight field deployment.
Course content includes:
- Survival in austere environments
- Equipment familiarisation/management
- Hostile negotiation
- Trip planning
- Cultural awareness
- Medical management of multi casualties in the field
- Humanitarian operations
- Crowd management
- Water purification
This course is for: Medical and nursing clinicians, Allied health workers, Emergency services workers, Environmental health officers who have completed a MIMMS team member course or MIMMS Advanced course and are registered on the volunteer disaster database.
Course location: Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland
Upcoming course dates: TBA
Participant numbers: min 12 | max 24