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Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine and Trauma Teaching & Simulation

22nd October, 2018., 6:00pm - 8:30pm


NSACC are proud to present an evening of Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine and Trauma, delivered by Great North Run Hero, Dr Chris Johnson, a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at the RVI, Consultant in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine with the Great North Air Ambulance Service, and a member of the Defence Medical Service – who stopped mid-run to help a runner in cardiac arrest, transport him to the Freeman, and then resume his place in the run!

Chris will be delivering a talk on his experiences of managing trauma, with the Great North Air Ambulance Service, the Defence Medical Service, and from an anaesthetics/intensive care point of view! Following his talk, he’s organised a 4 station practical circuit for you to get involved with – including a SimMan Simulation Session!!

This is a members only event, sign up from 5:30pm on Wednesday 17th October on the NUSU website! The event can be attended by anyone – first or final year, we’ll cater all of our stations to your needs and experience!

1. Combat Application Tourniquets (CAT) – CAT is an effective tool to help control severe blood loss from body’s extremities. If used correctly, the CAT has the ability to save lives. We’ll be teaching you how and when you would want to use these, and putting your skills to the test, timing how quickly you are able to stop the bleeding in an injured patient!

2. Pelvic Fractures and Pelvic Binders – a device used to compress the pelvis in those with a pelvic fracture in an effort to stop bleeding. They are specifically recommended for open book pelvic fractures. Will you be able to apply a binder an anxious patient who’s in a lot of pain?

3. IV/IO Access – in a patient with a traumatic injury, who’s bleeding out, you need to get access quickly to administer fluid and blood products – but will you be able to get a cannula in? OR will you have to use an IO gun? Here we’ll put your cannulation skills to the test (or teach you how to cannulate!) and teach you how to use in IO gun, to insert a needle into a patient’s bones.

4. SimMan Simulation Station – we’ve created an exciting scenario for you to manage, with the help of SimMan! Will you able to stabilise a patient with a traumatic injury? Put your assessment and immediate management skills to the test, and see SimMan react in real time to your interventions!


22nd October, 2018.
6:00pm - 8:30pm
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Simulation and Imaging Lab, The Medical School
Framlington Place
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE2 4HH United Kingdom
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