We return with the first AF of the 2019 year on the interesting topic of Head Injuries.
1) Prof. Mark Wilson, a consultant neurosurgeon and pre-hospital specialist working at Imperial College and as an Air Ambulance doctor. His main specialist area include acute brain injury and its early management and is the co-director of Imperial neurotrauma centre. In addition to this, has worked overseas and as an expedition doctor for expeditions to Arctic and Everest. He is also the co-founder of GoodSAM (https://www.goodsamapp.org/home) – an app that alerts doctors, nurses, paramedic and those trained in basic life support to emergencies around them.
2) Andrew Whitehouse, a Paramedic with the London Ambulance Service. He took us through a curveball of a case, to demonstrate all is not what it may seem.... The presentation was interactive and this brainteaser of a case is a great opportunity for all to practice their deductive skills.
3) Our student speaker was, Matthew Sibley, a 4th year medical student (3rd year PCP student), who took us through a case that he had attended in the last year. The case is based around the theme of head injuries. In particular, the pathophysiology of head injuries as well as the symptoms they may present with or mimic. An interesting presentation with a student's first hand perspective.