“Our training aims to provide senior doctors and paramedics with the skills that expertly and safely meet the needs of the critically ill patients, wherever they may be. By giving patients the initial treatment they need on-scene, often using skills more commonly found in emergency departments, the medical team can reduce suffering, limit further damage, and ultimately we can help to improve patient outcome.”
“The Magpas Air Ambulance training programme is based upon the fundamental principal of professional training for professional people. The course is designed to build on and support learning and training needs in the sub-specialty of PHEM. Currently, it lasts for 8 days and involves interactive lectures and simulated training with our full body human simulators. The faculty consists of Consultants, senior doctors and paramedics with people acting in the role of ambulance crews and bystanders. The idea is to help our team members really immerse themselves in the scenario and the operating environment within which we are expecting them to work. All of our simulator based cases are based on real cases, real equipment, with real pathology and real clinical challenges.
“After completing the Magpas Air Ambulance PHEM training course, every member of our enhanced medical team must go through a process of supervision shifts before they are allowed to form the doctor-paramedic team on their own. This is to make sure that not only do our patients receive the best possible level of care, but our clinicians are completely comfortable in the role.”
Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving charity, funded entirely by players of People's Postcode Lottery. Our Hearts Matter project received £20,000 from the Trust.