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.
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 […]
CATASTROPHIC HAEMORRHAGE During the Vietnam War, 50% of battlefield deaths were the result of major haemorrhage. Of these, 80% were torso injuries, which, in the pre-hospital environment, are classed as non-compressible injuries. For the immediate responder these wounds provide us with very little management options and the patient’s immediate need is for treatment by […]
Relax I have been participating in quite a few discussions lately about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and the topic has come up in so many different circles that I thought that I should write a brief piece on it. I have been discussing this with Combat Veterans, Police Officers, Aid Workers and Journalists. I […]
Making the Right Choice Instinctive.. shooting, unarmed defensive tactics, evasive driving.. whatever. In a sudden and urgent situation there may be no time to stop and ponder what needs to be done, no time to think through conflict management models. Action must be simple, effective and above all, instinctive. I spent fifteen years […]
Prometheus Viper FPOS Course Review As the requirements and conditions of gaining employment on the circuit become greater, one avenue of training which is critical for CPO’s to follow is medical. Many companies operating in hostile environments will now demand a minimum of an FPOS (first person on scene) as opposed to simply the […]
This article will cover: Why casualties need to be kept warm How we normally keep warm and how casualties lose heat What can be done to minimise heat loss Why casualties need to be kept warm As warm-blooded animals, we keep the core temperature of our bodies remarkably constant at 37.5oC. This so-called “thermoregulation” allows […]
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?