Great North Air Ambulance Service: prehospital anaesthesia course

BackgroundThe PHA guidelines were published in 2009. Four years prior to this, GNAAS decided that the simplest way to ensure its paramedics and doctors were appropriately trained to safely undertake PHA,was to develop a course as part of the initial crew training. This was particularly important, not only for those team-members with limited anaesthetic experience, but also for those anaesthetically trained who had little or no experience of undertaking anaesthesia outside the controlled environment of a hospital.

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