Over the years, with the added involvement of oil and gas companies, alongside government contracts, the role of the medic has evolved from working as a ‘team medic’ into a ‘Tier 2’ medic who carries a comprehensive medical kit & medications, and is able to function as a lone medic often in remote locations. These changes have caused multiple shifts in the industry standard and requirements to become a Tier 2 Medic. This should be a good thing but it also comes with pitfalls.
Basic Life Support (BLS) training is something we’ve all undertaken as part of maintaining our employment skill set. It is widely accepted that these skills diminish over 3 – 6 months after initial training. Therefore, it’s important to refresh them skills on a regular basis.
We last heard from Jon back in 2013 as he was setting out on his quest to make the career jump from security management to medical responder. At that time he’d just taken his first serious steps in completing a Pre Hospital Medical Technician course, so we thought now would be a good time to […]
Are you prepared to deal with acute respiratory Emergencies? In this article, we’ll look at Asthma, Pulmonary Embolism, Chest infection and Spontaneous Pneumothorax.
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.
What was I doing hanging outside a Mexican prison riot waiting for it to kick-off in the blaring sun surrounded by heavily armed, ill-tempered Policeman and armed only with some sunscreen and a smile?