Medical Emergencies in Flight Course in Detail
For those who want to know more about dealing with ill and injured passengers on board commercial aircraft.
The Medical Emergencies in Flight course is designed for those who want to know more about dealing with sick passengers on board aircraft. The first course was run on 20th August 1999 in association with Virgin Atlantic in response to immense media interest in the subject since the British Medical Journal ran some controversial correspondence in November 1998. Hospital Doctor published an ongoing dialogue of correspondence on this issue, which resulted in a high level meeting at the House of Lords, a conference (Emergency Medical Care in the Air - Convener: Prof Angus Wallace / RCS Ed) held in Nottingham on 12-13th September 1999, and this Medical Emergencies in Flight (MEF) course which is a world first.
The programme consists of:
- Altitude physiology - the special aviation environment
- Epidemiology of medical emergencies in aircraft
- Medical equipment on board aircraft
- Oxygen systems and availability
- Cabin crew - their roles and first aid training
- Management of common emergencies in flight
- 'Is there a doctor on board?' - The medicolegal issues
- Safety on board
- Safety - aircraft escape and evacuation
- CPR / ALS in the passenger cabin
In addition to lectures, there are group discussions, video presentations and demonstrations of equipment and oxygen supplies. For those who register for the Aviation Practical Option, there is also a visit to the technical training site of a UK airline (for escape and evacuation drills and to practice CPR/ALS in the confines of the passenger cabin.)
Who by and Who for?
From the organisers of CCAT the Medical Emergencies in Flight (MEF) course is a response to intense professional interest in the subject. Participants come from a wide range of medical specialities. The two most popular reasons given for attendance are:
- I have been asked to volunteer on previous flight(s).
- I travel very frequently, and I am concerned that I may be asked to volunteer.
This course is 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).
Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th March 2013 (to be confirmed).
Circa £270.00 UK (GB) pounds
Please register for the MEF course by email to email@example.com