UK HEMS Course
Specialist training for doctors, paramedics and flight nurses who wish to work within a helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) to provide advanced medical care in the pre-hospital arena.
The UK HEMS Helicopter Crew Course provides the clinician with the skills and knowledge to practice within a physician led medical team providing the highest level of clinical care to the seriously ill and injured patients in the challenging pre-hospital environment. The Instructors are all doctors and paramedics currently serving within a HEMS system with vast knowledge and expertise in pre-hospital care. The course consists of lectures and realistic moulages concluding with written and practical assessments.
The aim of the course is to educate the student to practice as part of a doctor paramedic team delivering the highest level of care to seriously ill and injured patients in the challenging pre-hospital environment.
Doctors, state registered paramedics and flight nurses who are working, or who have been selected to work, in a HEMS role. Doctors must be able to provide evidence of at least 6 months of anaesthesia practice.
Topics cover all aspects of major trauma recognition and management including:
Serious head injury
Chest injury – skills include thoracostomy / thoracotomy
Penetrating and blunt trauma injuries
Rapid Sequence Induction (RSI)
Sedation and Analgesia
Management of life threatening illness
UK HEMS approved course
At Prometheus' residential training facility in Hereford, Herefordshire. Bespoke courses also available at a requested venue convenient to you.