CCAT Advanced Seminar
This three day advanced seminar, in a unique and fabulous setting, is designed for those who want to revise and update their knowledge and build upon the skills acquired during previous aeromedical training. It is open to all former CCAT graduates, and to others who have similar training or who have worked for at least two years in the area of patient transport and retrieval. However, only 15 places are available on the next course so early booking is essential.
Our aim is to provoke discussion and free-thinking, as well as to present some didactic teaching. Topics on the programme are likely to include:
- Where aeromedical retrieval and transport is now - an international update
- Disaster response: mass casualty evacuation
- The future of education in aeromedical retrieval and transport
- What's new in clinical guidelines
- International Repatriation Forum: Tackling the problems of overseas clinics
- Helicopter Air Ambulance Forum: The JAA views on helicopter air ambulances and their crew
Revision of important and basic concepts will also feature:
- Revision and update of transport physiology
- Another look at oxygen carriage - in molecules and in cylinders
- Medicolegal issues of current interest
We intend to revisit some popular and important topics for in-depth study:
- Clinical and logistic case studies
- Equipment update - The new, the neat, the small and the reliable
We also hope to provide a guest presentation from an international aeromedical organisation, a forum for discussion of the delegate's views on the future of tertiary and quaternary aeromedical practice.
The final day often provides an optional programme for those who would like a choice of external visits. These may include, depending on the wishes of the delegates who register:
- A fixed wing air ambulance organisation
- A helicopter emergency air ambulance organisation
- A search and rescue unit
Participants should note that operational difficulties beyond the control of the CCAT course may lead to cancellations or changes in the visits programme.
Application for the course to be recognised for CPD/CME credit points has been made. It will be accredited and recognised towards completion of the nascent Diploma of Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport.
13 - 15 May 2013
This is a residential course, based at the beautiful Royal Cumberland Lodge, built in 1652 and steeped in history. In addition to being a Royal residence, it is a luxurious venue set in the splendid Windsor Great Park, in sight and walking distance of Windsor Castle. This is a unique opportunity to study and socialise in superb accommodation centred in an amazing rural setting, yet so close to London. Food at the Lodge has an exceptionally high reputation, and the chefs have won awards at national level. Dining is an elegant affair! The Lodge website is highly recommended (www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk).
The total cost remains at the 2010 price of £750.00 GBP which will pay for all course fees and materials, CPD/CME accreditation (if awarded by the Royal Colleges), the visit(s), accommodation in Cumberland Lodge for two nights, and all meals (including mid-morning and afternoon refreshments), use of Cumberland Lodge recreational facilities and access to the gardens and walks of the Windsor Great Park.
How to register
Please register for the Advanced Course by email to email@example.com
You will be contacted with payment details and information on an inclusive pre-course study package.