STORM™ Course - The Instructors
Dr Alastair Nicol - Course Director
Dr Alastair Nicol has served in the British Army as a medical officer for the past twenty years and has travelled extensively around the world, delivering a medical capability in some of the most challenging and remote environments. Now a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine and experienced pre-hospital care practitioner, he has particular expertise in planning and co-ordination of medical support operations, including Humanitarian Assistance operations. His travel experience includes expedition in the mountains of Bolivia, the Himalayas and Europe, as well as numerous military trips to many continents, including Botswana, Kenya, The Congo, Rwanda, Belize, Brunei and the Middle East. His recent expeditions include trekking up the Skeleton Coast in Namibia and mountaineering in Bolivia, so is well qualified as the Course Director of the Storm Course.
Dr Malcolm Russell
Actively practicing pre-hospital immediate care for over fifteen years, Dr Russell has served most of his career as a doctor in the British Army working extensively with some of the UK's most elite military units. He was central in the development of concepts of combat casualty care. He held the prestigious post of Senior Lecturer in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine at the UK Royal Centre for Defence Medicine. As a civilian Dr Russell has worked with several ambulance services including the London Helicopter Emergency Medical Serviceand been involved in training paramedics and emergency care practitioners. An experienced GP, Malcolm has also worked in emergency medicine and anaesthetics in a hospital environment. He has been actively involved in pre-hospital emergency medicine (part of the charity, the Mercia Accident Rescue Service). He has planned and managed medical support to various expeditions including the Army Everest West Ridge expedition, 2006. Dr Russell is also an examiner for the RCS Diploma in Immediate Medical Care and he is the Royal College of General Practitioners' representative on the Curriculum Training and Assessment Sub-committee of the Intercollegiate Board for Training in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine.
Mr Dean Bateman - Chief Instructor
Dean is the Chief Instructor for Prometheus Medical and has 20 years of experience of responding to medical emergencies in ambulances, fast response paramedic cars, physician supported units and helicopters. In 2005 Dean qualified as a helicopter flight paramedic with London's Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and, having spent a year with them full time, he continues to carry out regular shifts to maintain his advanced skills. Currently Dean provides medical instruction and scenario training in advanced trauma management to existing and training flight paramedics and technicians. He also instructs pre-hospital clinicians in up to date trauma care, cardiac care and paediatric emergencies. As well as his other qualifications, Dean holds the Diploma in Immediate Medical Care Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (Dip IMC RCSEd). In addition to his work in the UK, Dean also has experience of teaching and providing medical cover in hostile environments across Africa, including Somalia and Kenya.
Mr Nicholas Jordan
Nicholas has over 20 years’ experience in pre-hospital and hostile environment medicine. Serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps for 24 years, Nicholas qualified as an IHCD Paramedic in 2004 and also holds the Diploma in Emergency & Primary Health Care (EPHC). He has over 10 years’ teaching experience and has recently achieved the Cert Ed (HE) at Birmingham City University and the BTEC Level 3 Assessors Award. During his military career, Nicholas has worked in many austere and hostile environments including jungle, arctic and mountainous and desert regions providing emergency and primary health care, medical planning and evacuation. Nicholas is also an SIA qualified Close Protection Officer, is NEBOSH Health & Safety Trained and speaks a moderate level of Arabic.
In addition, Prometheus uses an extensive network of Paramedics, Nurses, Emergency Medical Technicians, Intensive Care Doctors and Emergency Medicine Specialists to provide specialist advice, training and consultancy.