Our penultimate academic forum of the 2018/2019, which we have to admit has arrived very quickly. The April forum was based on the topic of Fundamentals of Prehospital Care. We had four speakers including:
Speaker 1: Natalie Jones, a LAS paramedic, who discussed a case that she had attended with a theme of assessing difficult patient groups. One of her key discussions will focus on the assessments of individuals with learning difficulties and/or ASD and some of the challenges that may present.
Speaker 2: Captain Neil Jeffers, the Chief Pilot with LAA, will be discussed his own experiences flying with HEMS and handling of human factors
Speaker 3 and 4: The final speakers were our fellow colleagues from the Prehospital Medicine iBSc, Zoe Leadbetter and Ashleigh Pittams. They discussed two arrest cases with a focus on the clinical details of both. In particular they discussed the primary survey of both and reflect on the cases by telling us what they learnt from these cases.