Does SPAG still exist? I knew an RN MO who jumped as part of that group.
I imagine a level 7 or 8 trained PHEM Consultant (or Registrar) can do a fair amount more than a BATLS MA. Indeed, a GDMO can do a fair amount more than a BATLS trained LMA - I know because my GDMO did exactly that.I disagree unless you are talking about MERT which is owned and run by the RAF. There is nothing that an MO would do in the first 24hrs of trauma that a BATLS trained MA (which the GDMO has to complete also prior to any operational billet) cannot do WRT life saving, the treatment doctrine is the same. It would make no difference.
Regardless, the statistics of initial treatment for point of wounding for those BATLS trained (GDMO or MA) there is no difference in the morbidity/survival rates (will try to find the evidence and may have to screen shot) on whether it is an MA or GDMO both treat the same. GDMO's are not fully qualified Doctors and are by no means trauma specialists any more than an MA (they have more experience in a controlled environment having done shifts at ED as part of their training and will obviously far more extensive medical knowledge, but then again it was the paramedics that dealt with the casualties at the scene as have the MA/CMT/Team Medic).I imagine a level 7 or 8 trained PHEM Consultant (or Registrar) can do a fair amount more than a BATLS MA. Indeed, a GDMO can do a fair amount more than a BATLS trained LMA - I know because my GDMO did exactly that.
That's not being disrespectful to our MAs - ours had done several HERRICKs with Bde - but they are not substitutes for MOs.
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