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Training

The Doctors over the years have undertaken many hours of training by further reading and attending a variety of courses.

They both hold the Diploma in Immediate Medical Care, form the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and have attended a variety of courses run by BASICS including the PHEC, advanced PHEC, Referesher and National Conference. They have also attended the MIMMS cours at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, a safety at scene course at the Lancashire Fire and Rescue headquarters. And regularly update their ALS skills.

Advanced and Emergency Response Driving is another aspect of Training and both Doctors have benefited from the input of Alun Jones, Dyfed Powys Police and West Mercia Constabulary in achieving this.

MEDs are involved in joint training with other Emergency Services personal such as extrication work with the local retained Fire crews or Paediatric clinical skills with the Ambulance service.


Dr Milne and Llanfair Caereinion Retained Firecrew in joint training exercise cutting up Dr Milneís old car

Equipment

The Doctor carry a variety of equipment in their vehicles, including standard emergency kit that complements that carried by land and air ambulances. They also carry further items of kit including traction splints, vacuum matresses, propaq monitors, nasopharyngeal airways and advanced airway equipment including Proseal lMAs, combitubes and surgical airway kits. For advanced circulatory management the Doctors carry the CAT and EZ-IOs.

They also carry personal protective equipment including high visibility suits, reflective jackets, gloves, helmets with eye protection and safety boots.

The vehicles, provided by MEDs and supplied by Willie Robinson of Robinsonís Autos in Welshpool are equipped with Emergency Response lights, sirens, ambulance radios and are marked up for high visibility.


Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT)

Sager Emergency Traction Splint
(Splinting of femoral shaft fractures)

Pelvic Splint


Dr Russell with vacuum mattress
(indicated instead of long boards for patient transport)

EZ-IO
(Intraosseous system for rapid vascular access)


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