Emergency Management System

Rambam's course on Emergency Management Systems covers the full range of topics critical to the management of an emergncy system in medical institutions. Topics include:

  • The Israeli Healthcare System
    • Organization of hospitals for different scenarios
    • Transfer of patients between hospitals – Secondary regulation
  • Developing an Emergency Risk-management Plan
  • Principles of Emergency Staff Management and Emergency Staff Structure
  • Training Methods for Emergencies and Different Target Populations
  • Organization of a Trauma Center and Trauma Systems
  • Hospital Preparedness for Earthquakes
  • Hospital Transport: Routine and for MCS
  • Emergency Department (ED): Protocols/Operations/Management
    • Exceptional clinical conditions and management
    • Principles and access for ED patients
    • Non-disaster and disaster triage
    • Monitoring program and service of medical equipment in ICUS and ED
    • Non-disaster operations, staffing, etc.
    • Teamwork in the ED, trauma, and other hospital emergencies
    • Disaster equipment: purpose, inventory, maintenance
    • Urgent cardiac nursing
    • Resuscitation, including ECPR and ROSC
    • Advanced trauma life support (ATLS)
    • Emergency storeroom management
    • Preparing the ED for a MCS and ED disaster operations
    • Obstetric emergences, including postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)
    • Pediatrics
      • Neonatal ECMO
      • Principles for initial stabilization of injured children
  • Mass Casualty Situation (MCS)
    • Definition of MCS
    • Lessons Learned from the 2006 Second Lebanon War
    • The role of media in a MCS
    • Biological, Chemical, and Radiological Warfare
    • Underground hospitals: From vision to reality
    • The operational significance of establishing a protected hospital
    • Combining operations, medical, and nursing forces for MCS, including transfer to a protected complex
    • Triage
    • Mega casualty events
    • Role of Public Information Center in providing information to the public and family members about victims
    • Rambam’s proprietary Emergency Management Computer Software

Related Activities

  • Tour of the Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital: World’s largest underground hospital of its kind, with focus on hospital layout, organization of the hospital’s outpatient department, logistics, organization, and infrastructure
  • Tour of MCS sites
  • Tour of Injured Patient Path; Routine and Disaster
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) workshop
  • Visit Mogen David Adom (MDA) — Israel’s equivalent to the Red Cross
    • Routing medical activity
    • Activities during a MDS
    • Training medical personnel
    • MCS preparedness, debriefing, and lessons learned

Advanced Medical Training Programs: Details

What to Expect

> All attendees receive a certificate at the end of the course,
     including the number of hours of training provided
> If taken for observations of patients, you will be accompanied
    by an attending physician, fellow, resident, healthcare staff,
    or supervisor at all times.
> You will not be able to perform or be involved in any direct patient
    care or research.
> You will not have access to patient records or have email privileges.

NOTE: Participation in an international advanced medical training program at Rambam does not have any bearing on pending or future residency or fellowship applications. Furthermore, Rambam Health Care Campus Health is unable to provide any recommendation letters regarding your participation in a medical training course.


Medical Training Courses typically range from 3 days to 2 weeks.


Education: Completion of the appropriate degree and a license to practice the related medical profession in your own country. Examples: M.D., license to practice medicine; R.N., license to practice nursing; etc.
Spoken and Written English Proficiency:  To provide you with a productive educational and learning experience, you must be proficient in spoken and written English. Of course, knowlege of Hebrew is helpful as well.

Required Documentation

> Copy of passport
> CV
> Personal statement/letter of intent
> Certified English translation of your medical school diploma
> Certified English translation of your medical license
> Proof of no criminal record (usually issued by a governmental body
    in your country)
> Full vaccination documentation

Sample Daily Agenda

07:30-08:30 - Morning departmental meeting

08:30-10:00 - Doctor's rounds (where applicable, otherwise, frontal classroom lectures)

10:00-13:00 - Attend lectures and/or participate in clinics with departmental
   directors or senior physician | rounds with senior
   physician | individual collaborative work with
   department physicians

13:00-14:00 - Lunch/Break
14:00-15:30 - Continue as from 10:00-13:00

After 15:30 - Day Summary | Departmental Lecutres |

Contact Us

Contact us for an estimate to a attend one of our medical training courses.

A number of different courses are available. All courses can be customized for your group's specific needs. When writing to us, please advise the following information:

Desired medical training course
Number of people participating
Desired time period for the course if
    more or less than listed in the course description
Special requests

We look forward to hearing from you!