For our first forum of the academic year we had three speakers:
1. Jess Froggatt is a 5th year medical student, former PCP Lead Student and alumni of the Pre-hospital care iBsc who presented the case of a critically ill patient that she attended with LAS following a fall on to a busy road. She provided insight into how to assess a patient in such challenging environments, how the London Air Ambulance added to patient care and the human factors surrounding this case.
2. Dr Nabeel Jemah is an emergency medicine consultant at the Royal London Hospital and formerly a PRU fellow with London's air ambulance.
He discussed the mechanisms of injury found in falls from height as well as the possible interventions and insights in the prehospital environment.
3. Benji Watkins is a 3rd year medical student and Co-president of the Pre-Hospital emergency medicine society at Imperial where he has had two years of experience on the ambulance observer programme and over 1100 hours as a volunteer emergency responder for LAS.
Benji discussed the non-clinical aspects of a fall from height he attended including how to optimise space and work more effectively as a team.