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Keswick Mountain Rescue Team have boosted their life-support skills on one of our specialist training courses.

Fifteen members of the team took part in our Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) programme, an intensive two-day course which teaches delegates how to effectively manage a trauma patient, giving the clinician knowledge and an advanced skill set to reduce mortality.

The programme is internationally recognised as the leading continuing education programme for pre-hospital emergency trauma care. It is awarded with a certificate by the NAEMT (National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians).

This is a fantastic, informative, two-day trauma course, giving learners the competence and confidence to deal with casualties.IMG_5095

We are the busiest PHTLS centre in the country.  As well as delivering the course to NHS clinicians and private healthcare professionals, we’ve run similar courses for mountain rescue teams throughout England and Wales. The Keswick team asked us to provide a bespoke course for them.

Keswick MRT is responsible for the area which includes England’s three highest mountains – Skiddaw, Helvellyn and Scafell Pike, though for more extensive search operations they will go anywhere in the Lake District or further afield. Since the volunteer organisation was formed in 1946, it has dealt with 3555 call-outs, which have included 290 fatalities.

For more information about what MedSkills can offer, see http://www.medskillsacademy.co.uk/product/prehospital-trauma-life-support-phtls/

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