Essential Emergency Healthcare Course (EEHC)

In 2017 UK-Med will be piloting an Essential Emergency Healthcare Course (EEHC) developed in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

The EEHC is designed to cover aspects of hospital care and clinical training requirements. Simultaneously this will support an EMT’s role in ensuring essential emergency healthcare remains in place following a sudden-onset disaster. This pilot course will be run in collaboration with, and be accredited by, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Passing the course is required to progress to the next stage of training.

The three day course will cover the following content:

  • Day One: Pre-departure briefing (check kit, briefing, illness within team on deployment), arrival in country (what will happen, allocation of task, actions on immediate arrival at site), UN priorities, health clusters, numbers of personnel(health and support), immediate treatment of population, setting up your centre, kit (personal and team), information gathering, communications, set-up (roster, record keeping, patient flow, team meetings, epidemiology, safe systems of work, surveillance), common problems (fire, power cuts, exit strategy), safeguarding, working through interpreters and cultural issues, paediatric treatment, obstetrics and changing pattern of presentation. Exit strategy.
  • Day Two: Mass Casualty Management, sieve and sort mass casualty, ethical decision making, triage, use of exemplars such as asthma, novel conditions e.g. snake bites, trauma, non-communicable diseases, protection of women and children
  • Day Three: Discharge and referral procedures. Assessment of candidates.