I am going to be talking about my workspace and where i work.
I am sure many of you know that i work as a Consultant (Senior Doctor) for London Air Ambulances Advanced Trauma Team. And if you are in NSV (Nonstop VA) i am sure you have heard me drone on about my job😂
A image of the helicopter from Google
So what do i/we actually do? Well we provide live saving treatments for critically ill patients across London. Some examples of what we respond to are stabbings,serious RTIs (Car Crashes in normal people terms),heart attacks,terror attacks,other serious conditions. In the day time we use 2 Specialist Helicopters, despite these aircraft being able to fly in the dark owe choose not to due to the crowdeness of London as a whole - hard to find a good parking spot in the day let alone the night. This also happens when weather conditions are poor.
Image of the Very Reliable Skoda Car
Below i am going to as some FAQs (Frequently asked questions) when i get quizzed by the public.
So what do i actually do?
Well i am a high level doctor (Consultant) and i assist junior doctors and will accompany them if they have a very complex case. I am COW (Consultant of the Week) this week so i am responsible for leading the team and providing my opinion and skills to save lives,
Credits to the LAA site
You may ask who is in the Helicopter?
A typical team consists of a Critical Care Paramedic, A Doctor/ Consultant, A Pilot, Another Pilot/Navigator,
Is CPR like on the TV?
Nope! In reality CPR is not nice at all. Most of the time ribs break in the process.
How old are you?
I am 29.
How long does it take to train to be a doctor?
It takes 5 years in the UK at medical school. 3 years Theory and 2 years practical to reach your first foundation year.
Are you married?
Yes i am married. My partner who was a doctor was sadly killed in a stabbing on duty 3 to 4 months ago. It is hard but i still technically ‘Married’
How Fast does the helicopter go?
Depends up to 150-170 mph go check out the site here! https://www.londonsairambulance.org.uk/
Where do you work when not flying?
The Aircraft are stored at a RAF Base overnight. We are based at the Royal London Hospital were we use the helipad to land and takeoff in the day
This is what the Royal London looks like:
That’s it! Any questions please reply below :) And just feel free to say anything!
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