Rachel Lemonofides, Paramedic, is an army reserve paramedic with the 335 Medical Evacuation Regiment, which is a specialised pre-hospital care unit.
Last month, alongside Dom Regan, Paramedic, who is also an army reserve paramedic with the same regiment, attended their annual reserve training camp.
Annual camp is 15 days of continuous training, located this year in the UK. As we are an armed forces gold covenant, we allow staff 10 days paid leave to help towards these types of commitments.
Rachel said, “This years camp included the completion of annual military skills which include weapons, navigation and fitness. The camp also saw personnel complete an extensive pre-hospital and primary healthcare package. The training was then implemented into a ‘live’ phase involving a four day field exercise that tested skills learnt over the first eight days on camp. During camp, I myself was tasked as the troop sergeant which involved the non-medical management of patients and decision making on team taskings.”
Between both Rachel and Dom, they have over 30 years experience as reservists. Rachel added, “335 medical evacuation regiment complements my role as a paramedic with NWAS and provides invaluable continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities.”
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