Do you do Mountain Rescue as part of your SHO teaching programme?
Here in Bangor we have close links with the local mountain rescue teams. Why is that? well first of all they send us about 110 casualties from the mountains of Snowdonia a year, but also because we have a number of nurses and doctors past and present who volunteer for the local rescue teams.
A couple of weeks ago our junior doctors visited Llanberis Mountain Rescue (aka Tîm Achub Mynydd Llanberis) as part of their SHO teaching. They got a tour of the base, equipment along with engaging in short mock rescue.
Pre hospital care is something that is not well covered in undergraduate medical education in the UK and so this gave them an understanding of how the pre hospital environment is different and why the patients don't always turn up as well packaged as those from the ambulance service!
As ever our thanks to Phil from LLMRT for giving up hill time to help one of our consultants run the afternoon. Sorry for setting off a twitter spat with your colleagues over the hill in Ogwen!
You can help the work they do and support the Team by using this link - www.justgiving.com/llanberismountainrescue - or why not set the Team as your chosen charity at https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ so they benefit through a small percentage of your purchases.
To check the conditions before setting off go to https://snowdon.live/