A Day in the Life

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Follow one our immediate care responders through a day in his life, remember we all do this voluntarily:

  • 07.00 – morning run returning at
  • 07.45 – phone call from Control – serious RTA north of Congleton. Set off from Nantwich
  • 0800 – rendezvous with Air Ambulance Junction 18 M6
  • 0815 – sedate combative 46 yr old with head injury and elect to transport direct to nearest Neurosurgery Unit
  • 0900 – arrive Hope Hospital, hand over patient.
  • 09.30 – return to airbase, await ambulance car to return me to my car
  • (unable to respond to RTA on M6)
  • 12.00 – car arrives, return to junction 18
  • 12.30 – home for brunch
  • Afternoon – some GP and schoolrun duties
  • 17.30 – respond to motorbike RTA in Sound, sedate combative head injury 20 yr old (to oxygenate, for pain relief, to manipulate fractured wrist and immobilise spine) and accompany to Leighton
  • 18.15 – arrive Leighton and help in Resus room.
  • (scans later show facial fractures, spinal fractures, small pneumothoraces, laceration to spleen)
  • 19.30 – set off to North east ready to teach on Major Incident course the following day
  • 23.00 – arrive Newcastle upon Tyne.

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