Other Courses

Primer Course for Clinical Skills in Disasters
Features: "The Primer Course for Clinical Skills in Disaster" is a one-day course delivered by a team of physicians, health-care professionals and experts from the Emergency Medicine Unit and the Accident & Emergency Training Centre of Hospital Authority. It is funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Since its first launch in August 2015, this course has already trained hundreds of medical and nursing students from both HKU and CUHK. Primer Course for Clinical Skills in Disasters
Contents:
  • Basic concepts of disaster medicine
  • Principles of managing a disastrous incident and disaster triage procedures
  • Basics of responding to a CBRN incident, and disaster medical care.

Ultrasound-Assisted Clinical Skills in Disasters
Features: Disasters often involve large number of victims with various degree of trauma and injuries. Rapid assessment and treatment at the field can help maximize the chance of survival of victims while optimizing the utilization of the limited resources in the field. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is emerging in different clinical settings as a useful diagnostic tool and guidance for life-saving skills and procedures. With the advance in technology and portability of modern ultrasound devices, field application of POCUS is proven to be practical and useful in disasters. This Course focuses on the integration of POCUS with life-saving clinical skills in disasters. Teaching will be conducted with a combination of online study modules, didactic lectures, hands-on practice sessions and simulation training. Ultrasound-Assisted Clinical Skills in Disasters
Contents:
  • Basic knobology
  • Overview of application of USG in the field
  • USG protocols in disaster settings
  • Systematic review of USG application
  • Basic knobology
  • Overview of application of USG in the field
  • USG protocols in disaster settings
  • Systematic review of USG application
  • Basic knobology
  • Overview of application of USG in the field
  • USG protocols in disaster settings
  • Systematic review of USG application

Ultrasound-Assisted Triage in Disasters
Features: In a disastrous event that results in a large number of casualties, how to efficiently and effectively allocate medical resources in a timely manner is critical. Triage assisted by point of care ultrasound is a proven skill that can improve allocation of medical resources and maximize the benefits to the injured. This course is specifically designed for paramedics with emphasis on USG application in the prehospital setting.
Contents:
  • Basic knobology
  • Integrating the concept of triage with ultrasonography
  • FAST and E-FAST protocols

E-learning modules
The Emergency Medicine Unit has produced a trilogy of e-learning modules on Radiation emergencies, Biological disasters and Chemical disasters. The module of Radiation emergencies aims to teach first responders to radiation emergencies and interested general public on the basic sciences of radiation, health effects of exposure and assessment of needs to manage such emergencies. The Biological disaster module covers the essentials of the biological aspects of disasters. The third module on Chemical disasters focuses on disasters caused by various dangerous chemicals. It aims at educating general public and first responders to prepare, recognize and respond to chemical disasters. These e-learning modules are produced with the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute.