Hazardous Environment Medicine (ORMS)
Helicopter Search and Rescue
We have a longstanding relationship with ORMS which has seen us collaborate on a range of domestic and international projects related to emergency management. We support ORMS in the delivery of the Hazardous Environment Medicine course by providing tutors, authors and subject matter experts both during skills acquisition and during post-qualification Continuous Professional Development activities.
The HEM-P course was originally developed by ORMS for the Ministry of Defence Search and Rescue Force in the UK. Rearcrew operating on the Sea King helicopter required medical training that enabled them to apply for registration with the HCPC as Paramedics.
The Standards of Education and Training and the Standards of Proficiency for Paramedics published by the HCPC do not discriminate between Paramedics operating in the rear of an aircraft or in the back of an ambulance. This course meets the needs of both but is tailored to meet the often complex and hazardous environments in which search and rescue crews deliver care.
On successful completion of the course, the student will have developed a firm foundation of knowledge and skills in the following:
- Hazardous Environment Medical Technician (Basic)
- Hazardous Environment Medical Technician (Intermediate)
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Core Clinical Skills
- Advanced Life Support
- Medical and Surgical Emergencies
- Social Sciences
- Obstetrics, Gynecology and Paediatrics
For more information about the programme please contact ORMS.
t: +44 (0)1248 603 012