HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service)

Group bookings only
Duration: 5days

What is HEMS?

Specialist training for doctors, paramedics and flight nurses who wish to work within a helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) to provide advanced medical care in the pre-hospital arena.

What does HEMS cover?

The UK HEMS Helicopter Crew Course provides the clinician with the skills and knowledge to practice within a physician led medical team providing the highest level of clinical care to the seriously ill and injured patients in the challenging pre-hospital environment. The Instructors are all doctors and paramedics currently serving within a HEMS system with vast knowledge and expertise in pre-hospital care. The course consists of lectures and realistic moulages concluding with written and practical assessments.

Course Options

Our SPHERe™ course is also available and is suitable for individuals and group bookings. SPHERe™ course provides the pre-hospital medical professional with advanced training in pre-hospital resuscitation to enable them to deliver elite, high-quality care in the critical emergency of cardiac arrest.

How will I learn?

We put great emphasis on the “hands-on” aspects of course training, creating true-to-life medical simulations, helping you learn through immersive practical sessions.

Experience as close to genuine patient trauma care as possible – using SIMBODIES™, our ultra-realistic manikins, crafted with outstanding attention to detail, ensuring that every human feature necessary is replicated in your training.

Train with award-winning medical equipment, as used by Ambulance Services and Armed Forces globally.

Why train with us?

All Prometheus Medical instructors are active, clinically current practitioners, meaning candidates will benefit from the most up-to-date medical knowledge.

Where will I learn?

At our purpose-built Herefordshire Campus or, for group bookings, your site if you prefer.

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Course Content

The aim of the course is to educate the student to practice as part of a doctor paramedic team delivering the highest level of care to seriously ill and injured patients in the challenging pre-hospital environment.

The syllabus includes:

  • Topics cover all aspects of major trauma recognition and management including:
  • Serious head injury
  • Chest injury – skills include thoracostomy / thoracotomy
  • Burns
  • Penetrating and blunt trauma injuries
  • Catastrophic haemorrhage
  • Rapid Sequence Induction (RSI)
  • Sedation and Analgesia
  • Patient Packaging
  • Management of life threatening illnesses

Entry Criteria

Doctors, state registered paramedics and flight nurses who are working, or who have been selected to work, in a HEMS role. Doctors must be able to provide evidence of at least 6 months of anaesthesia practice.


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