CCAT hits training centenary

CCAT Aeromedical Training has announced the completion of its 100th three-day advanced level aeromedical seminar.

The course saw 93 attendees over the three days of the programme travelling to stay in the Royal Lodges in Windsor Great Park, UK, in order to learn and discuss issues relating to medical transport on commercial airliners, medical emergencies in flight, human factors in aeromedical transport, case handling in medical assistance, and more in depth reviews of clinical and logistic case studies. CCAT Aeromedical Training said that the course saw participants having ‘frequent discussions on pertinent medicolegal and updates on lots of relevant hot topics’.

A CCAT foundation level course was held earlier in July in the University of Surrey, UK with 30 ‘enthusiastic’ participants from all over the world and with differing levels of experience. The group visited London’s Air Ambulance, the new British Airways crew training centre and Andark for sea survival training.

The courses, collectively known as CCAT, have also been delivered in 11 other centres around the world. Educational director, Dr Terry Martin, started the not-for-profit organisation in 1996 and has grown the suite of courses steadily over the years to cover all aspects of aerospace medicine related to patient transfer, as well as the logistics and organisational aspects of operating both helicopter and fixed wing air medical, retrieval and transport services.