Duncan Tripp has produced a Handbook to compliment the helicopter briefings that some of our members receive both before they go flying and as a general awareness when working with helicopters. The contents cover all aspects of SAR helicopters with some additional related subjects.
RAF Search and Rescue Force version:
Mountain Rescue Committee E&W version:
Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) - The Advanced Life Support Group began life in 1990 and became a registered medical education charity in 1993. The organisation exists to "preserve life by providing training and education in life saving techniques".
British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS) - Formed in 1977, BASICS is a registered charity which acts as the national co-ordinating body for both schemes and individuals providing Immediate Care throughout the United Kingdom.
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) - NHS Education for Scotland (NES) helps to provide better patient care by providing educational solutions for workforce development. We do this by designing, commissioning, quality assuring and where appropriate providing education for NHS Scotland staff.
Resuscitation Council (UK)- The Resuscitation Council provide education and reference materials to health-care professionals and the general public in the most effective methods of resuscitation.
The Emergency Medical Retrieval Service- NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde were commissioned by the Scottish Government Health Department to undertake an 18 month pilot of an emergency medical retrieval service (EMRS) serving all remote and rural health care facilities in the West of Scotland. The need for a rural Scottish EMRS was identified in the Delivering for Health plan for health care in Scotland. Plans for a national EMRS were detailed in a report by the EMRS subgroup of the remote and rural steering group and submitted to the SGHD. This followed a localised 3 year EMRS trial in Argyll and Bute. EMRS has the following aims: • Creation of an integrated and well governed system of rural emergency care • Augmentation of rural health-care practitioner training in emergency care and transfer • Provision of on-line expert advice on patient management and transfer • Rapid on site provision of emergency and critical care interventions • Safe transfer directly to definitive care. The WoS EMRS pilot has the following objectives: • Provision of patient retrieval, training and on-line advice • Assessment of the need for an EMRS to support rural health care • Assessment of the feasibility of a national EMRS provision from one or two centres • Assessment of the added values of the service including rural health care recruitment, education, reduction in air transfers • Assessment of EMRS potential to integrate with emerging models of rural health care.
The Remote and Rural Care eLibrary- provides knowledge support for health-care staff across Scotland working in the remote and rural environment.
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh - The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is dedicated to the maintenance and promotion of the highest standards of surgical practice, through its keen interest in education, training and rigorous examination and through its liaison with external medical bodies. Whilst being keenly aware of its antiquity.
The Sandpiper Trust- Providing Rural GPs in Scotland with emergency medical equipment and specialist training. The Sandpiper Trust, a Scottish Charity, was set up in memory of Sandy Dickson by his parents, family and friends. The primary aim of the Trust is to ensure that all rural GPs and nurses especially those on non-doctor islands or remote communities in Scotland are provided with essential emergency medical equipment and resources once they have undergone specialist training courses and gained certification from BASICS SCOTLAND, (The British Association for Immediate Care).
The Scottish Ambulance Service- The Scottish Ambulance Service serves all of Scotland and is a Special Health Board funded directly by the Health Department of the Scottish Executive. We are the front line of the NHS in Scotland and cover the largest geographic area of any ambulance service in the UK. We have two main functions - the provision of an Accident and Emergency service to respond to 999 calls and the Patient Transport Service, which performs and essential role in taking patients to and from their hospital appointments.
Trauma.org - Trauma.org is an independent, non-profit organisation providing global education, information and communication resources for professionals in trauma and critical care.
www.ski-injury.com - A website uniquely devoted to information on snow sports injuries and their prevention.