Paramedic and the Survivor – Both Sides of the Story
Eoin Walker, Paramedic and Trauma Lead for WEM, and one of his patients give their own accounts of events in this remarkable story.
In this talk, which features one of the highlights from WEM18, we invite a patient onto the stage, as Victoria LeBrac shares her story following a life-changing collision with a skip lorry during her commute to work.
Victoria tells us how a REBOA procedure saved her life, as well as her efforts since the crash to reduce cyclist fatalities on the roads.
Eoin has been a Paramedic for 13 years and has worked for London’s Air Ambulance for 8 years treating critically ill patients as a Flight Paramedic. Eoin has also worked as an expedition medic for 10 years throughout Central America. He also works for the World Health Organisation as a consultant within pre-hospital care.
Eoin has worked for Extreme Medicine for 5 years both domestically and internationally teaching on pre-hospital trauma and expedition skills. He has undertaken various global expeditions as an expedition medic. He also works as part of the Mobile Emergency Response Incident Team (MERIT). After responding to the 7/7 bombings in London he works internationally teaching Pre-Hospital Mass Causality Incident Management. He is the WEM trauma lead and is an honorary lecturer with the University of Exeter medical school.