Many members of our Critical Care Team play an important part in promoting the national integration of injury prevention into NHS trauma systems: a topic which is high on our agenda.
Below are a number of projects that our team are involved with and fully support.
Dorset BikeSafe is managed locally by Dorset Police Traffic Unit Motorcyclists – it is run by riders, for riders.
Never move the patient! Never take off their helmet! Just a few of the myths about dealing with a motorbike accident. Biker Down courses give you the skills to manage a seriously injured motorcyclist until the ambulance arrives.
The DocBike project is headed up by PC Chris Smith QPM, (Police Traffic Officer and Advanced Police Motorcycle Instructor for over 20 years) and Dr. Ian Mew (Intensive Care Consultant and Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Doctor).
The Safe Drive, Stay Alive project is a high profile initiative led by the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, aimed at reducing the number of young people killed or seriously injured in road traffic collisions. Dr. Rob Török provides a medical/critical care perspective for the team.