Major Incident
Surgical and Trauma Teams

The MISTT Trauma Course

The definitive Major Incident and Emergency preparedness course – incorporating two days of lectures, debate and discussions, a NEW one day cadaveric trauma skills course for pre-hospital, emergency department and critical care medics and a two day mass casualty, damage control cadaveric skills course.

10th - 14th November 2018

LECTURE DAYS: 10th & 11th November 
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

CADAVERIC DAYS: 12th-14th November 
Keele Anatomy & Surgical Training Centre (KASTC) (limited to 24 places)

David Weatherall Building, KASTC
Ambulance and casulaties 

The course is aimed at Consultants, post exam or post CCT Trainees who have a specific interest in major trauma or are involved in delivering frontline care in the event of a Major Incident. Delegates will benefit from a three day cadaveric course, focusing on damage control of all cavities and extremities in Trauma, together with two days of discussion, lively debate and case studies.

This course will be split over two sites: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, B15 2GW and the Keele Anatomy and Surgical Training Centre (KASTC), Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG.

Saturday 10th November 2018

LECTURE DAY A – QEHB: Major Incident and Mass Casualty events: Pre-event planning

Aftermath of war

Sunday 11th November 2018

LECTURE DAY B – QEHB: Major Incident and Mass Casualty events: The Aftermath

Aftermath of war

Monday 12th November 2018

CAD LAB DAY 1 – KASTC: Pre-Hospital, ED Reception and Critical Care

Bus crash

Tuesday 13th November 2018

CAD LAB DAY 2 – KASTC: Damage Control and Surgical techniques for Mass Casualty events

Trauma room

Wednesday 14th November 2018

CAD LAB DAY 3 – KASTC: Damage Control and Surgical techniques for Mass Casualty events

Trauma room


See the May 2018 meeting overview:

Key Cadaveric procedures for damage control include:

  • Resuscitative Thoracotomy (Left anterolateral thoracotomy and clamshell thoracotomy) & Midline sternotomy
  • Repair of atrial and ventricular injuries
  • Proximal vascular control manoeuvres in the neck, chest, abdo and groin
  • Splenectomy, Pringle manoeuvre, liver mobilisation/packing, Kocherisation, pancreatic injury repairs
  • Repairs to small and large bowel
  • Temporary abdominal closure
  • Open fractures principles Debride and Stabilise – Ex-Fix application
  • Compartment fasciotomy – LL & UL + Ex-Fix and considerations
  • Head wounds and open cranial fractures
  • Facial & Eye injuries – Immediate management

Key discussion topics:

  • Major Incident Planning and current concepts
  • The New National Major Incident Clinical Guidelines - HOT OFF THE PRESS!
  • Team scenarios in mass casualty major trauma and human factor considerations
  • Transfusion considerations – NHSBT
  • After the first 24 hours? – How to manage the Aftermath
  • Subsequent planning and management of ongoing care at hospitals, implications for staff in theatre, ward, ICU & Radiology
  • MRI scanning guidelines for Shrapnel injuries
  • Ongoing care of ballistic trauma – lessons of war


Course fee: Lecture Days

Clinicians £100 per day

10th & 11th November 2018

AHPs, Non-medics and EPRR staff £50 per day

10th & 11th November 2018

Course fee: Cad Lab Days

Pre-Hospital/ED/Critical Care £300

12th November 2018

Two Cad Days: £900

13th & 14th November 2018

Course fee: Full course

Full course £995

10th-14th November 2018


Flexible course structure.
Book the Cad Lab days and attend the lecture days of any of our future courses.


You can also book now by phone 0121 371 4852


Course convenors

Ansar Mahmood

Mr Ansar Mahmood

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon
Research Lead for Orthopaedic Trauma & The Major Trauma Service - UHB
Co-ordinating Trauma Consultant - Major Trauma Service


Justine Lee

Miss Justine Lee

Speciality Doctor in Major Trauma
Major Trauma Service Research Fellow
RCDM - Military Trauma Registrar

Inside KASTC