HEMS skills showcase day on the 23 January 2017.
Dr. John Hinds was a remarkable clinician and inspiration to many through his unorthodox combination of being a fantastically talented clinician and educator, as well as a motorcycle enthusiast with a ponytail.
Odhran McKenna, a 17 year old male was involved in a serious road traffic collision in February 2016. His vehicle left the road and collided ‘side on’ with a large tree, trapping the seriously injured schoolboy inside.
Our vision, is to turn the dream of Dr John Hinds into a reality,in the establishment of a world class Doctor & Paramedic delivered, prehospital service in Northern Ireland which will save lives.
It is committed to the establishment of an appropriately trained Doctor/Paramedic team delivering a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS). John's vision was to see a Doctor-Paramedic team within Northern Ireland's HEMS service. This brings the resuscitation room to the patient. With this model in place HEMS patients are 25-40% more likely to survive.
Dr John Hinds was an anaesthetist, intensivist, prehospital and trauma resuscitation specialist.
He was a pioneer in advanced prehospital trauma care and master educator of all those who were privileged to work with him. He was renowned worldwide for his skills, wit and ability. He tragically died while providing medical cover during a motorcycling road race in July 2015. Before his death John had begun the groundwork to have a dedicated doctor & Paramedic delivered emergency medical service in Northern Ireland. He wanted to save more lives. It is up to us to continue where John left off... Inspiring others to be the best.
We are a team of doctors and paramedics, who along with Johns' partner Dr Janet Acheson and the Hinds family are committed to ensure the highest standards in prehospital care.
The group consist of local Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetic and Intensive Care Medicine Consultants along with BASICS (British Association of Immediate Care) Doctors and paramedics who have worked with, trained closely with and been inspired by John.
Other prehospital experts from world class services such as Sydney HEMS and London HEMS are involved in the group, helping with teaching, training and advising.
The team is not a fund raising organisation and everyone associated with it give their time voluntarily.
Promote the importance of a doctor/paramedic team within a pre-hospital HEMS and ground service.
Enhanced pre-hospital care brought to the patient (Brings the Resuscitation Room to the patient) allows:
People wear the pins worldwide to remember John, which is a source of high pride for us. Skillshop allocate all funds raised from the pin to sponsor doctor and paramedic ancillary training costs in preparation for the new Northern Ireland Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (NIHEMS), which would have been a cause close to John's heart.
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