Spinal trauma and spinal cord injury can have a life-changing impact for patients following trauma. One cannot reverse prior spinal cord damage, but with even limited training, one can prevent further damage from occurring, which can often be of great benefit for the patient.
For people suffering psychological trauma, often the hardest part is overcoming the fear of accessing help. Even though it has been shown that there are effective treatments, even for PTSD, the ‘pink and fluffy counsellor’ or the drug-dispensing medical “shrink” stereotypes will prevent many people from ever getting advice and treatment for PTSD.
You are on a ski trip with a VIP, a 45 year old male, when he falls and breaks his leg. He is unable to walk, let alone ski. He is diabetic and not particularly fit. You have been skiing in the backcountry all day and are tired and hungry. The weather is poor […]
In your role as a protection specialist, you may be under chronic stress and the danger is that your nervous system gets stuck in a chronic state of sympathetic arousal. There is then a need to regularly use strategies that trigger a parasympathetic state. When it comes to high-stress environments, clinical research has consistently shown that mindfulness improves mental performance, focus and the ability to sustain attention when multi-tasking.
Course Review: Medipro Training Ltd. PHMT ( Pre-Hospital-Medical-technician ) Having previously completed FPOS (I) MIRA and Remote Team Medic Courses I was looking for a training course which had both industry recognition and would take my knowledge and skills to the next level both academically and practically whilst also fitting into my rotation […]
The Exmed TCCC course is fully compliant with the Department of Defence’s Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) guidelines and it is the only TCCC course endorsed by the American College of Surgeons. Having received FPOSi with my CP course, I then completed MIRA with Exmed, so the next step in the first aid world is a acquire a PHTLS qualification.
Mental Body Armour – have you got your kit on? You wouldn’t dream of going on a job without appropriate physical protection and risk assessment – but how well do you protect yourself mentally? You may think that you are constitutionally stronger than most people and so you don’t need to think about […]
As a bodyguard, your background, training and experience mean that generally you are more resilient and for you, what the man in the street would view as traumatic, is all in a day’s work. However, like Dave, this does not mean that you are invulnerable to post-traumatic stress!
How to become more employable by specialising in pre hospital care Many close protection operators (CPO’s) are now identifying the value of becoming specialised in other aspects that surround the role. One of these specialist areas is Pre Hospital Care (PHC), and with this in mind I would like to share my thoughts and […]
COURSE REVIEW: Medipro Training: PHMT (Pre-Hospital-Medical-technician) Having previously completed FPOS (I) MIRA and Remote Team Medic Courses I was looking for a training course which had both industry recognition and would take my knowledge and skills to the next level both academically and practically whilst also fitting into my rotation of 6 weeks on 6 […]