For our second Academic forum we heard from chief London air ambulance pilot Neil Jeffers as well as Barts medical students Sophie Schofield and Eva Phillips.
1. Sophie is a fourth year medical student with an interest in emergency medicine and obstetrics and 3 years experience on the Prehospital care programme. Sophie presented the case of a gentleman presenting with strange neurological symptoms and discussed the importance of teamwork when treating a patient.
2. Captain Neil Jeffers is chief pilot at London’s Air Ambulance with whom he has flown since 2005 as well as an experienced crew resource management instructor. He also volunteers as an emergency responder with the London Ambulance Service. Captain Jeffers discussed how to efficiently manage human factors in a prehospital environment.
3. Eva is a medical student currently intercalating in PHM with an interest in trauma surgery and emergency medicine in austere environments. Eva presented the case of a patient with low GCS from a head injury and discussed the complexities of team dynamics under pressure.