Especially for us time has flown since we had our first AF in September 2018 and now its is our final AF of the 2018-2019 year. For our final AF, we come full circle from the topic we originally began this year, which was on Knife Crime and Trauma. For this AF, we had three great speakers including:
1) Dr Ben Singer, discussed penetrating traumas and also on the use of REBOA and its future developments.
2) Jon Haigh, a Tactical Response Unit Paramedic, spoke about the Do's and dont's of responding alone to a penetrating poly-trauma patient, providing a Paramedic's perspective of a case.
3) Joe Berry, 3rd year PCP student. Joe spoke about a case he had attended with HEMS. In particular, he discussed the management of the patient with multiple penetrating injuries and hypovolemic shock.
Thank you to all the speakers that have given up their time to speak to us at these AFs and those that attended them! Massive thank you to our AF officer, Sruthi for all her hard work organising speakers and booking the lecture theatre. Now she hands the reigns of academic forums to the new AF officers, Omar and Eliot.