Helicopter Medical Flight Crew (HMFC) course in detail
for those who want to know more about dealing with ill and injured passengers on board helicopter air ambulances and about being part of the flight crew team
This is a supplement to the CCAT course which follows on immediately after CCAT 2013. It has been designed to introduce medical, nursing and paramedical personnel to the practical aeronautical aspects of working in the helicopter air ambulance environment.
As a stand alone three day course, the syllabus covers elementary aspects of:
- Principles of helicopter flight
- Safety in and around helicopters
- Landing site selection and marshalling
- Radio communications
The training to evacuate a ditched helicopter from underwater takes place in the safety of a controlled pool with experienced diver/instructors at Andark’s facility on the picturesque Hamble river on the south coast of England. During this optional (voluntary) training session, participants will also have the opportunity for training with life jackets and survival dinghies.
In addition, every effort will be made to ensure that delegates have an opportunity to fly and put their navigation and other new skills to the test. However, CCAT can not guarantee this phase of the course if, for operational, weather, or technical reasons, flying would be unsafe or unavailable. In the event of cancellation of the flying experience, a partial refund of the course fee will be made.
When taken as a supplement to the CCAT course, successful students will be prepared to the standard recognised by the European Joint Aviation Authority (now EUR Ops) in its published recommendations for helicopter air ambulance medical crew. The CCAT course, in addition to covering the general aspects of aeromedical care, has six hours specifically covering some aspects of HEMS (helicopter emergency medical services) operations. This may include:
- Capabilities and operations of the helicopter
- Aeromedical helicopters - Do the results justify the means?
- The London Helicopter Emergency Medical Services
- Search and Rescue
- Helicopter demonstration
- Airborne equipment demonstration
- Lifting and loading
- Patient safety and security
- Case studies
Where and When
University of Surrey, Guildford. 09:00 Saturday 20th July to approximately 16:00 on Monday 22nd July 2013
Please register for the HMFC course by email to email@example.com
You will be contacted with payment details and information on an inclusive pre-course study package.
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