Training session hosted with local hospital

SAR & Surveillance

Last Saturday an Advanced Trauma life support course (ATLS) took place at the HATO coastguard station in Curaçao where Cobham operates two AW139’s for the Dutch Caribbean Coastguard. The ATLS course is run by a team of doctors from the Netherlands and here in Curaçao; Primarily for doctors and clinical specialists whom wish to work in an emergency department, over the pasts year our technical crew have been invited to join the course by our Medical Director to further improve their advanced trauma skills and maintain their CPD. The course is run over a weekend both at the hospital and here at the Coastguard Air station where the students carry out practical interventions, the latter requiring full PPE, but this year facemasks and visors were mandatory for both lectures and assessments too. Joining the training this year were three of our technical crew; Phil, Shaun and Andy.