For our second AF of the year we had two speakers:
1) Vaneesa Keeley, a 3rd PCP Student, who spoke about a case she attended last year. The talk consisted of a description of a case where there was a difficult extrication due to the nature of the environment that the crew on scene were in. There was also a discussion on prehospital resuscitation and the guidelines that are in place for these events.
2) Dr Sameer Mal, who is a London Air Ambulance HEMS doctor, spoke about his work in Australia and the major difference in prehospital medicine there and in the UK. With a major difference on distance from rural locations to major trauma centres. In addition, Dr Mal spoke about the various terrains that they would need to work in, in Australia - with this the extensive training that they would need to go through continously.