Kings Meadow School-Bicester
|When were you in year 6?|
|What do you do now?|
I am a medic in the Royal Air Force based at its Tactical Medical Wing
|Did I.M.P.S. help to influence this in any way?|
Yes, it was my first experience of learning the basics of first aid and how to use it in an emergency e.g Basic Life Support
|Have you ever used any I.M.P.S. skills?|
Yes, no matter what level you operate at i.e Paramedic, Nurse, Doctor the fundamentals remain the same and it is important to do the basics properly. I have applied this to treating casualties in Afghanistan and in other situations around the world
|Does your job require you to use any risk management, injury prevention or first aid skills?|
Yes, my primary experience as a medic is dealing with casualties from Point of Wounding which can be as little as seconds after the injury and stabilising them for further treatment down the chain if needed.
|Do you think your I.M.P.S. training has made a difference to you?|
Yes, the I.M.P.S. training sparked my interest in treating trauma and also to remain calm and collected in chaotic situations.