RCN London, 20 Cavendish Square , Marylebone , London, W1G 0RN
Are you a nurse working in or interested in the aviation medicine industry? This is an excellent opportunity to gain relevant and useful CPD and network with fellow flight nurses.
This workshop aims to:
20 Cavendish Square is located behind John Lewis, Oxford Street.
Visitor car parking
Q-Park Oxford Street is an underground car park situated underneath Cavendish Square. You can pre-book your parking by visiting the Q-Park website.
The nearest stations are Oxford Circus and Bond Street.
There are many buses routes that stop nearby, including the 10, 25, 55, 73, 98 and 390.
London has five major airports: London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton and London Stansted.
London Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports have dedicated express train services into central London.
London Heathrow and City airports are directly connected to the Tube network.
National Express, Easybus and Greenline coach transfers run 24 hours a day and start as low as £2 when booked in advance.
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Planned topics include:
• Personal safety as a flightnurse – who is looking after you?
• Fatigue management
• Career development in flight nursing
• Safety in flight – a commercial airline perspective
• Natural disasters – mass evacuation case study
Professor David Gradwell
David was appointed by King’s College London as Professor of Aerospace Medicine at the end of 2012 after more than 28 years in the RAF. In that role he has been responsible for all postgraduate teaching in aviation medicine at KCL, given to doctors from the UK and overseas.
Shortly after taking up his appointment David set up an aeromedical clinic at the Lane Fox Respiratory Unit at St Thomas’ Hospital, the only NHS out-patient clinic provided by a specialist in aviation medicine. There he sees patients with serious chronic conditions to provide advice to their clinicians on the challenges of flight an air travel.
David’s military career was spent almost exclusively in aviation medicine. He was a consultant from 1993 and Consultant Advisor from 1998. In 2012 was appointed a Queen’s Honorary Surgeon.
He is the senior editor of the standard UK textbook of Aviation Medicine and contributes to other textbooks and journals in the UK and around the world. He is Chair of the Aviation & Space Medicine Specialty Committee of the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians and is a Past President of the Aerospace Medical Association.
Lecture: Is the sky the limit? Aerospace medicine and our patients.
The flight environment poses challenges to human physiology although for most passengers of commercial aircraft these are quite modest. However, it is important to understand the nature of the physical and physiological effects of flight so that the specific needs of patients with pre-existing conditions can fly without adverse effects. Professor Gradwell will outline the effects of flight and consider how these become of direct effect on specific patients with a case studies. The means of assessing and minimizing any adverse consequences or when appropriate advising to postpone flight will be discussed.
Giles trained as a nurse in 1998 after leaving the Royal Navy and spent 10 years in critical care, including a humanitarian mission to Sudan as a disaster relief nurse.
In 2011 he joined International SOS as an in-flight nurse and became a medical trainer 2 years later.
For the last 5 years he has worked in the Security Services Division of International SOS as Head of Quality and Training. Giles is still a nurse.
• Accrue over 7.5 hours of CPD to count towards your re-validation
• Take time out to reflect on your professional journey and current practice: what can you do to improve the patient experience and outcomes?
• Network with like-minded peers from across the UK, build professional relationships and share your experiences / ideas
• Discover how innovation will affect what you do and how you do it
|Ex VAT||Inc VAT|
|RCN member||£82.50 +VAT||£99|
|RCN non-member||£123.75 +VAT||£148.50|
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