Nich Woolf: Being a Paramedic in a Pandemic
Retired (well, kind of!) Paramedic Nich Woolf joins us to discuss his work in Vanuatu where he’s now based for the foreseeable future following the global shutdown instigated by COVID19.
Alongside WEM Trauma Lead Eoin Walker, they discuss Nich’s transition from working as a Paramedic in the UK to teaching first aid in remote and austere environments, anti-personnel mine campaigning and working at Glastonbury.
Nich explores what he’s learnt over the years, from operating with limited kit and trusting in your abilities to the value of simulation training in demonstrating both technical and non-technical skills, such as leadership and teamwork.
Nich also considers the issues that COVID could cause if it were to hit Vanuatu in the face of a huge shortage of ventilators and PPE, and how lateral thinking is helping to tackle some of these hurdles.