Roads Policing officers attend first RPU Medic Course, specially designed for our officers
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Eleven Roads Policing officers join emergency service colleagues on first RPU Medic Course, hosted by Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust
As part of a new initiative developed by PC Bradley Morgan and the Clinical Delivery Team at Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust, eleven Essex Roads Policing officers volunteered to take part in a new RPU Medic Course that was hosted by our emergency service colleagues, to train officers in post incident care at serious collisions.
The four-day long D13 Police Medic course, specifically designed for our officers, was held at the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust’s base at North Weald, in which RPU officers were trained by Critical Care Medics in a mix of classroom learning and hands-on practicals in subjects that included major haemorrhage, airway and breathing management, trauma management and oxygen therapy.
Stanway based officer, PC Bradley Morgan, who has served the last two years of his 23 years-service in the Roads Policing Unit and previously trained as an Advanced Medic, explained:
I’m delighted to have been able to develop and bring this RPU Medics Course to fruition, with the guidance and help of our emergency services partner. This would not have happened without the expert help and fantastic facilities offered to us by the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust.
Each day, officers attend serious and fatal collisions across the county.
The training we received from this course was excellent and tailored to our needs. It will allow officers to deliver better life-saving treatment at the scene of collision and the wider arena we police.
Head of Roads Policing, Adam Pipe, added:
I want to thank PC Bradley Morgan for his hard work in developing this course with Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust and to say well-done to all those who volunteered to attend.
Post incident critical care is a layer of protection within the Safe System approach, supporting Vision Zero, our ambition to have no road deaths in Essex by 2040 or sooner.
Everything we can do to make roads safe and invest in our officers to give them the opportunity to learn and improve their medical knowledge and skills so they can provide critical care at a serious collision, will be advantageous to all those concerned.
The training the officers received in this course could literally mean the difference between life or death.