Tuesday night a team from London Ambulance Service (LAS) won the European EMS Championship for emergency medical personnel. In the final they were up against teams from Turkey and Denmark. The LAS team showed extraordinary skills and team work in the final scenario – a canoe accident on a Copenhagen beach. Both children and adults were seriously injured, but the London Ambulance Team solved the very complex case nearly to perfection.
“Of course nobody wants to be part of a major accident, but I can honestly say after today’s LAS performance that if I could choose a place to be traumatized, I definitely wouldn’t mind it to a place where I would be treated by the London Ambulance Service. They did a remarkable job all through the competition, says Anne Lippert, main instructor of the European EMS Championship
European EMS Championship is part of the EMS2016 congress in Denmark, which is held these days in Copenhagen, where 1,100 experts and health professionals are gathered to find new ways to straighten the emergency medical systems around the world, make more people survive cardiac arrest, cerebrovascular accidents etc. The championship challenge team work, skills, experience and the ability to find a solution in chaotic situations. 12 teams participated from 11 countries and London Ambulance Services made it all the way.
The team members from London Ambulance Service are:
Clinical team leader Tim Weekes
Paramedic Ryan Parry
Paramedic Sam Cooper