EMRTS Supports Trauma Care Training for Junior Doctors

Thursday 30 March 2017

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Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS Cymru) medics have supported training aimed at improving trauma care in Wales.


The Trauma Resuscitation, Injury and Assessment Day (TRIAD) took place recently at Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny. It was attended by sixteen junior doctors training in Emergency Medicine, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine.


The EMRTS medics who supported the event were Dr Ami Jones and Dr Gareth Roberts along with Critical Care Practitioners Rhyan Curtin, Marc Allen and Katherine Lynch.  


Dr Jones, who is also a Consultant Anaesthetist for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves, said: “The event was well received and the feedback was excellent. Events like this are a positive example of EMRTS’ engagement with secondary care and with trainees who could potentially be future Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) trainees, or even EMRTS consultants.”


The training included a number of ‘skills stations’ which covered IO insertion, pelvic binding and central line insertion. The junior doctors were also put through a series of trauma-related simulations.


TRIAD was founded in 2015 by Dr Ami Jones, Dr Jonathan Lambley and Dr Nadine Jones after observing mixed practices in trauma care.


Dr Jones said: “The aim of the course is to improve trauma care in Wales and the surrounding areas through education. It is targeted at junior doctors and is focused on doing the basics well and encouraging a desire to aim high.


“EMRTS Cymru has made a commitment to clinical and skills sustainability in Wales. This is yet another example of how the Service is supporting the improvement of skills and knowledge across the NHS.”

Junior Doctor Laura Gwatkin said: “I attended the Trauma Resuscitation, Injury and Assessment event as part of an Acute Care Common Stem study day. It was truly amazing.


“First-class practitioners delivered skills workshops and short lectures. We also took part in simulations which reinforced the learned skills and offered invaluable experience.”



Additional Information



1. EMRTS Cymru is a partnership between the Wales Air Ambulance Charity, NHS Wales and the Welsh Government. The Welsh Government-funded NHS consultants and critical care practitioners fly on board the Wales Air Ambulance Charity helicopters which are based in Dafen and Welshpool. It is the generosity of the Welsh public, through donations to the Wales Air Ambulance Charity, which keeps the helicopters flying.


When the helicopters are unable to fly due to poor weather conditions, the service has access to a fleet of Rapid Response Vehicles.



To find out more about the Wales Air Ambulance Charity visit



2. For further details please contact Steven Stokes, EMRTS Cymru Communications Manager, on 07866 796985 or via