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Major Incident Trauma

Major Incident Trauma at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 2 hours and 56 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Follows latest UK Resuscitation and ERC guidelines
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • 100% online or add a skill session with a certified instructor
£24.95 + VAT

Sample Video: Introduction to major incident trauma

Major incident trauma is something that anyone could need to deal with but this course is also aimed at the emergency services. Catastrophic injuries from multiple casualty incidents are something that unfortunately is a real situation that first responders and members of the public may have to deal with.

The course covers keeping yourself safe and triage of casualties. It also covers many different types of catastrophic injuries and how to treat them.

This video online course is also available as a classroom course nationally or as a blended course where you learn online and then complete a practise session with an approved ProTrainings instructors locally.

Learning Outcomes

LO1. Understand the hazards that pose a risk to personal safety when dealing with a major incident and performing a dynamic risk assessment. 

LO2. Explain the ways in which the responder can be harmed by injury and infection and selecting the correct personal protective equipment. 

LO3. Explain the DRCA(c)BCDE protocol in treating traumatic injuries. 

LO4. Explain how the emergency services integrate to offer effective care. 

LO5. Understand approved methods of triage and communication between responders and the emergency medical services. 

LO6. Explain the concerns and treatment for different types of catastrophic injury. 

LO7. Explain how to use a tourniquet in the treatment of a catastrophic extremity bleed. 

LO8. Explain how to treat a catastrophic bleed with haemostatic dressings and agents. 

 LO9. Explain how to continue to monitor a patient and treat for shock. 

 LO10. Explain how to hand over to the EMS.

 LO11. Understand the concerns of post-traumatic stress.

  • Fire services
  • Community First Responders
  • Police
  • Emergency services
  • Members of the public

This course comes with 3.0 hrs (5.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 2 hours and 56 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • The hazards that pose a risk to personal safety
  • Responsibilities of the First Responder
  • Dynamic risk assessing
  • PPE overview
  • Selecting the correct PPE in relation to the incident
  • Types of infection that may be encountered
  • Methods of spread or mode of transmission of infection
  • The Chain of infection
  • Using gloves
  • Face and eye protection Full body suit
  • Actions to withdraw from an incident Hazardous waste disposal
  • EMS integration
  • DRCA(c)BCDE
  • METHANE reporting for scene management
  • Mechanism of injury
  • Triage sieve
  • Prioritising casualty management and assessing the number of casualties
  • ASHICE
  • SBAR
  • Additional resources at the scene
  • Serious Bleeding 
  • Excessive bleeding control
  • Blood loss - a practical demonstration
  • Embedded objects
  • Knife Wounds
  • AmputationTreatment
  • Blast Injuries 
  • Chest injuries
  • Abdominal Injuries
  • Trauma dressings
  • Haemostatic dressing or tourniquet?
  • Tourniquets and where to use them
  • Tourniquets - CAT, SOFT-T and MAT
  • What damage can be done with tourniquets
  • When tourniquets don't work, and applying the second one
  • Haemostatic dressings
  • Packing a wound with Celox Z Fold haemostatic dressing
  • Celox A
  • Celox Granules
  • Monitoring a patient after tourniquet or haemostatic have been used
  • Catastrophic Bleeding Kits
  • Recovery position
  • Shock
  • Patient handover to EMS
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • First Aid Plus Student Manual Version V7.0 - 2015 guidelines with ERC first aid changes
  • Russian Student Manual V7.0
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • BOC Oxygen kit leaflet for industry
  • BOC Oxygen kit leaflet for medical
  • BTS Guideline for oxygen use in adults in healthcare and emergency settings
  • CAT Tourniquet instruction leaflet
  • Celox haemostatic leaflet
  • Celox leaflet on haeostatic dressings
  • First Responder Care Essentials Book on Amazon
  • FoxSeal Leaflet - chest seal
  • How to register to call EMS by text
  • How to use Celox A
  • How to use Celox Haemstatic gauze
  • How to use Celox gauze
  • How to use Celox granules
  • Personal Medical Information Sheet
  • Tourniquet Instructions leaflet
  • Triage Sieve & Triage Sort
  • UK Resus Council 2015 Guidelines updated 2015 Link

What People are Saying

“I enjoyed the training I found it very helpful and interesting.”

- James from London