HEMS Crew Course
Multiflight offers a course designed to provide technical crew members (TCMs) and enhanced medical passengers (EMPs) with the pre-requisite training before undertaking duties on helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) or air ambulance helicopters. The course is delivered by experienced HEMS pilots and one of our in-house CRMIs.
These courses normally take place over 5 working days.
TCM ground and flying training encompasses:
(a) Duties in the HEMS role including navigation, map reading & the principles of navigation aids;
(b) Operation of radio equipment;
(c) Use of on-board medical equipment;
(d) Preparing the helicopter and specialist medical equipment for HEMS departure;
(e) Familiarity with in-flight procedures such as: instrument reading, warnings, use of normal and emergency checklists, and assistance of the pilot as required;
(f) Basic understanding of the helicopter type in terms of location and design of all normal and emergency systems and equipment;
(g) Crew co-ordination and the concept of CRM;
(h) The response to a HEMS callout;
(i) Refuelling procedures, including rotors running refuelling;
(j) The selection and use of a HEMS operating site;
(k) Techniques for handling patients, the medical consequences of air transport, and some knowledge of hospital casualty reception;
(l) Marshalling signals;
(m) The dangers to self and others of rotors running helicopters including loading of patients;
(n) The use of helicopter inter-communications systems;
(o) Understanding the despatch criteria and legislation for HEMS and Air Ambulance flights.
Training for EMPs comprises:
(a) Familiarisation with the helicopter type(s) operated;
(b) Entry and exit under normal and emergency conditions both for self and patients;
(c) Use of the relevant onboard specialist medical equipment;
(d) Method of supervision of other medical staff;
(e) The use of helicopter inter-communication systems; and,
(f) Location and use of onboard fire extinguishers.
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“The past few years have seen the Great North Air Ambulance take a leading role in the provision of
training to doctors and paramedics starting their careers in Prehospital Emergency Medicine / HEMS.
We currently believe we offer the only ‘one stop shop’ for external candidates to come and complete
the clinical and aviation training required for HEMS crew certification (EASA compliant).