Flight Nurse Study Day
For flight nurses who want to keep current and update their aeromedical skills
The aim of the Flight Nurse Study Day (FNSD) is to update and expand on existing knowledge in retrieval and transport medicine. Delegates should ideally have previous flight nursing experience and be interested in debate and discussion of current hot topics. However, nurses wanting to work in this exciting subspecialty are also welcome to attend.
The CCAT Flight Nurse study days take place 2 or 3 times a year and were originally as a replacement for the Royal College of Nurses courses which were cancelled in 2010. The current educational package is a concept which has evolved since the success of the first two CCAT Flight Nurse training days held in April and September 2011.
Using a mix of didactic lectures, small group tutorials and discussion groups, the programme offers a lively and broad range of relevant subjects in a well-proven adult learning environment. Every study day has a different programme, but there is a constant theme.
- Updates from the Royal College of Nursing and the aeromedical transport industry
- Revision of a basic physiology topic
- Advanced physiology topic
- The ‘Great Debate’ - a dilemma discussion - with a proposer and an opposer – current hot topic
- An operations or management topic
- Medicolegal, ethics or standards topic
- An in-depth look at a clinical condition commonly seen in aeromedical transport
- Case study workshop to discuss clinical issues
- Case study workshop to discuss logistic issues
- Dilemma discussion
- Guest speaker - wide range of topics, for instance: - eg HEMS, Education in aeromedicine, Air ambulance, Simulation, Equipment, Disaster Management, Ships nurses, Military medevac
The programme also offers time to explore the historic and luxurious Cumberland Lodge and its surrounds.
Please contact Rita Mody at firstname.lastname@example.org for precise details of the next Flight Nurse study day.
What previous participants said about the course
The following list is the complete set of feedback comments made by every single participant on the September 2011 FNSD. No comments have been removed.
CCAT uses both the negative and positive comments to continually evolve its courses so that the FNSD, like all the other CCAT courses, grows, develops and improves with time.
- Great catch up, networking and updating. Thank you for all the organising.
- Great day! Thank you.
- Brilliant course, even for a newcomer to the world of flight nursing. Thank you.
- Very interesting but need longer on subjects.
- Content very relevant to flight nurses, plenty to expand on for future courses.
- All in all a very good day indeed. Good to catch up with friends. Overall top day. Thanks.
- Very good. Nice to revise some things, much needed even after 2 1/2 months. Now looking forward to getting some work.
- Informative, interesting. Varied topics, well presented.
- Another great day.
- Interesting topics - good to catch up/network.
- Enjoyable day and food for thought! Thanks for organising.
- Excellent. Can't wait for the next one!
- As before excellent - I'm always learning.
- Very well organised.
- A very good day.
- Better than last. Good atmosphere. Networking ++
- Excellent, useful days - very helpful regarding decision making.
- Very well set up and organised.
- Great. I appreciate the fact that as flight nurses, we can still get some updates.
- Group work and networking useful.
- As a 'non flight nurse' I found the informal networking to be very valuable in helping me into the industry.
- When is the next study day?
- Working in groups was a good opportunity to meet others. Food and venue outstanding.
- Wonderful venue, wonderful company, well planned programme, great food. Thanks for the whole day to all who did the hard work to plan it, and carry it out.
- Thank you to you both, for all the hard work you do. Please can these continue.
- Excellent. May be less subjects and more time? Lots of interesting subjects but not enough time to talk about some of them. Thought clinical dilemmas lecture was very useful. Possibility of handouts?
- Good day - lovely to finish with Robin
- Good overall content and presentations.
- Good day. Nice to see familiar faces and some new ones. Good networking opportunities. Handouts to cover general presentations.
- Really good day.
- Very good. Enjoyed meeting civilian AE nurses and hear about their different roles and jobs. Most of the lectures seemed to be quite rushed due to time constraints. Maybe include a military slant on aeromed i.e. the RAF's aeromed role and CCAST role, and the different environment and conditions the military nurses work in.
- Overall the content was excellent. My only issue was it was all rushed. Friday not a good day for motorway journeys.
- Varied topics. May be a matter of less being more. Not enough time for all the programmes.
- This is my first introduction to civilian Aeromed, meeting others in this industry has been positive and an informative experience. All lessons relevant and informative. Venue very nice. This conference is clearly a follow up from the previous courses which some people have been on which makes some aspects difficult to follow.
- A good insight into civilian A&E transfers, may be more relevant to RAF CCAST teams. As general nurse, a lot of info was too in-depth and rushed.
- Enjoyed the course, unfortunately missed the morning. Speakers were all interesting with lots to think about. It was good to have a speaker from a different area - F1.
When asked if they considered the course was good value, the following responses were given:
- (16 participants simply said) ‘Yes’
- Yes, definitely - I'd do another here.
- Very good value.
- Excellent value especially when you consider the quality of the venue, food and variety/expertise of the speakers.
- Self funded. Value ++++ for money. Excellent venue.
- Very good value, facilities excellent, food high qality.
- YES! Worth every penny.
- Yes, very.
- Excellent facilities, lunch and tour. Thank you for picking up the nursing forum to support continuing education.
- Excellent value.
Delegates should ideally have previous flight nursing experience but those who are expressing an interest to start work in aeromedical transportation are also welcome.
Despite the course title, paramedics and doctors have also attended in the past.
The meeting will be held in the unique and fabulous backdrop of one of the Royal lodges of Windsor Great Park, recently made famous as a venue in the ‘Kings Speech’. It is adjacent to the Queen’s home at Windsor Castle near London’s Heathrow Airport. The beautiful Cumberland Lodge, built in 1652 and steeped in history is a luxurious venue set in splendid parkland, 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).
Tuesday 26 March 2013
CCAT is aware that many flight nurses work independently and it strives to keep the costs of this event low. We are very pleased to offer a discount over the original fee price.
FNSD 2012 cost £89.00 UK (GB) pounds
Please register for the FNSD by email to email@example.com