B.U.E.M.S is proud to present their third annual conference, this year focusing on emergency medicine around the world.
With a morning of talks from four inspiring speakers followed by an afternoon of workshops to practice those EM skills, make sure to grab a ticket! Given that we'll all be working together one day, we're incredibly keen for multidisciplinary learning: open to all medical, nursing and paramedic students (and other HCP students too!). Check out the conference details below.
Get your ticket here: https://www.bristolsu.org.uk/groups/galenicals-medics/events/buems-emergency-medicine-around-the-world-conference
BUEMS life-long membership: https://www.bristolsu.org.uk/groups/galenicals-medics/events/bristol-university-emergency-medicine-society-buems-membership
Exile Medics sends enthusiastic doctors, nurses and paramedics to the world's most challenging environments to provide medical support for expeditions and the most extreme events on the planet. Doctors of all grades, nurses, paramedics, physiotherapists and medical students have worked together on every Exile Medics project, and more are becoming available all the time.
Katie is the Operations Director for Exile Medics. She oversees all aspects of the organisation from Exile HQ in the UK. Alongside Brett, the Exiles Director, she has developed Exile Medics into a leading organisation in wilderness medicine. Outside of Exile Medics, Katie is a senior emergency nurse and a snowboarder of awesome proportions. She has literally been round the world with her board looking for a buzz. She’s been from Jungles to the Arctic Circle with Exiles, as well as pretty much all of their UK events, leading the medical cover for the Winter Spine race on two occasions.
Alongside working in the Bristol Royal Infirmary A&E department, and Great Western Air Ambulance, Dr Andy Lockyer has a wealth of Emergency Medicine experience overseas, so this promises to be a fantastic talk, especially for those interested in global health!
His work includes:
EM in South Africa
Disaster/Humanitarian response work with the U.K.EMT
Capacity building/health partnerships in Africa
He is also currently recruiting fellows for the new BRI ED Global Health post, 2 months of which is spent in Africa working on the EM health partnership.
Grant Walkey is an RNLI paramedic working as part of one of the regular lifeboat crews. After working for the RNLI since 1996 as a beach lifeguard, sea survival trainer and casualty care trainer, Grant decided go train as a paramedic to work on board the lifeboats, as well as on land with the Bristol ambulance EMS. He has a serious amount of experience in and around the water and we're really excited to hear about his experiences!
TBC pending work commitments.
a) Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) scanning - ultrasound devices are incredibly useful tools in the right hands. Learn the basics of a FAST scan on live volunteers under the guidance of an A&E doctor, with 5 scanners kindly provided by GE Healthcare.
b) Life Support Workshop - According to the World Health Organisation, drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury and death worldwide. As a healthcare professional, it's essential that you know what to do if you're ever there. Try out key skills in this life support scenario.
c) Packaging workshop - Your patient is stable, but needs to get to hospital. Learn how to carefully package a patient with a suspected spinal injury, and then try it at night at the scene of the incident... communication and teamwork are necessary, fun guaranteed.
d) Airways workshop - how good is your jaw thrust? When is a nasopharyngeal more suitable than an oropharyngeal airway? Fancy having a go at intubation? Learn the basics of airway essentials, then have a go at intubation with supervision from a friendly anaesthetist!
e) Multiple Casualty Incident - Your resources are limited and you have a number of casualties to assess after a horrific accident. What do you do?
Looking forward to seeing you there,