We are privileged and humbled by all the support that this years Extreme Medicine Conference is receiving. We are so honoured that the London HEMS Team is joining us to offer a two pre conference Pre-Hospital Care Courses – talk about learning from the best!!
About London’s Air Ambulance is the charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London. The service provides pre-hospital medical care at the scene of the incident and serves the 10 million people who live, work and commute within the M25.
Based at The Royal London Hospital and founded in 1989, the service operates 24/7, with the helicopter running in daylight hours and rapid response cars taking over at night and in adverse weather conditions.
The team, which at all times includes an advanced trauma doctor and paramedic, perform advanced medical interventions, normally only found in the hospital Emergency Department, in time critical, life threatening situations. Missions commonly involve serious road traffic collisions, falls from height, industrial accidents, assaults and injuries on the rail network.
London’s Air Ambulance has an international reputation for clinical excellence and delivers pioneering procedures that have been adopted across the world.
The Institute for Pre-Hospital Care. For twenty-five years, London’s Air Ambulance has been a leader in the development and practice of pre-hospital care. Through its research, innovation and education activities, as well as the professional affiliations and publications of its clinical leadership, it has influenced clinical guidelines, governance standards and the practice of numerous air ambulances, in the U.K. and abroad.
The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care at London’s Air Ambulance (www.IoPHC.co.uk) was founded in 2013 to build on and expand this influence. Its mission is to drive excellence in pre-hospital care standards and practice through research, innovation and education; and by fostering collaboration across medical disciplines and institutions dedicated to improving outcomes for people afflicted by critical injury and illness.
In 2014, The Institute created, and will deliver, the UK’s first undergraduate degree in pre-hospital medicine, in partnership with Queen Mary University of London.