Our January Academic Forum was on the topic of Catastrophic Injury. We had 3 speakers:
1. Dr. Jonny Scrimshaw, an Emergency Medicine and Prehospital Care doctor with London’s Air Ambulance and the Physician Response Unit. He spoke about traumatic cardiac arrest and catastrophic injury as a post-mortem diagnosis, highlighting why patients are worth fighting for.
2. Harry Mitchell, a fourth year MBBS student and a third-year student on the PCP programme. He spoke about a RTC he attended, the importance of reading the scene and the considerations around RTCs involving a motorcycle.
3. Dr. Gareth Grier, a consultant with London's Air Ambulance and Clinical Director and Education Lead at The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care. He is also the co-founder of the Pre-Hospital Care iBSc which runs at Barts and The London. He explored what catastrophic injury means, talking through cases and examples.