PC Ben Gates – A patient’s perspective from a road traffic collision (RTC)

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PC Ben Gates - A patient's perspective from a road traffic collision (RTC)

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As a police officer Ben was seriously injured when involved in a series RTC at work, where the car he was travelling in crashed into a tree and caught on fire.  Ben relates the incident, how he felt and what it feels like to be a patient but most importantly some hints and tips for responders and what they can do to help patients in the emergency setting. 

Top 3 Points from this podcast:
  • Smile for the patient as this makes the patient feel better
  • Be yourself, being human Is a great quality
  • Be honest with your patients



About Ben:

Ben is an Officer on the Bed, Cambs & Herts Roads Policing Unit who enjoys fishing and motorbikes. Ben has been a Police Officer for 6 years and has been on the Roads Policing Unit for 3 years. 

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