The next meeting will cover two varied incidents – and offers a great insight into the difficult and challenging decision-making required in the prehospital environment… and a chance to learn from each others’ perspectives.
John Pritchard, Lead Paramedic at Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance will chair this session.
‘Do you want the trauma team, doc?’
The first item will offer some focussed discussion on the role of the trauma team. We’ll reflect on a case that David Hogg had… with ambulance control helpfully prompting over the radio, ‘do you want the trauma team’. It got him thinking about whether he really knew what they had to offer. As well as the case presentation, we’ll have some expert input and some general discussion about what a trauma team can bring to the trauma patient.
Duncan Tripp – winchman with the new SAR helicopter service in Inverness (ex – Sea King at Lossiemouth) – will present a recent case that he was involved with.
Chris Moultrie will be updating us with incidents logged into the SPHERE system, and Richard Price will review the use of oxygen during myocardial infarction.
We’ll also take a look at the new BASICS Scotland appraisal toolkit – and will be keen for comments and suggestions!
This is a service for members of BASICS Scotland, and you can join by contacting the BASICS Scotland office in advance. All you need is a functioning webcam & microphone/speaker – and the BASICS office will provide details on how to join the meeting by Adobe Connect (a form of videoconferencing).
We hope to see you there – either to listen in the background, or in contributing your views! Don’t forget that you can listen to previous BASICS Scotland clinical governance meetings by logging into the website and looking under member benefits.
Recommended reading includes the RRHEAL Checklist for VC participation.