Welcome to BASICS Scotland Podcasts

This section contains chats with experts in their fields talking about topics that have links to the operating of BASICS Scotland Responders and anyone else who may have or are interested in having interactions with other organisations in the field of Pre-hospital Emergency Care. Our podcasts are released weekly at 12 noon so make sure you come back regularly to listen to our latest release and if you haven’t already, sign up to our mailing list using the sign up form on the right to be notified when the latest episode is released and keep up to date on our latest news.

Your Podcast Host

Dave Strachan

Dave Strachan

Dave has been kind enough to take on the role of lead interviewer for our series of podcasts and is an Army Surgical trainee, loosely based in Pitlochry. He has long been involved in the pre-hospital world, from providing event medical cover to being a team Doctor for both Tayside and Swaledale Mountain Rescue teams.

He is also a BASICS Scotland instructor and responder with an interest in both the management of traumatic injury and the provision of care in austere environments. He has spent much of the past few years ‘away’ – on operations, expeditions and training exercises in various corners of the world – but in his spare time, can usually be found on the hill; running, climbing and skiing with enthusiasm, if little technique.

Our Podcasters

Click on each of our podcasters below to find out more about them, what they do and more information relating to their podcasts along with useful links and the option to download the podcast to your device (link under podcast at top of the podcasters page).

This Week’s Release

Les Gordon – Primary survey overview and practical considerations

Visit Les’s page for more information on this podcast

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You can listen to our latest releases at the top of the right-hand column of this page or browse your
section of interest below (each section will be populated as and when a podcast is released).

Cardiac Series
Multi Agency Series – Understanding what each emergency responder / team is capable of and responsible for.
Non Technical Skills Series
Obstetric Emergencies Series
Prolonged Care in the Field Series
Responder Series
Services Series

Special Topics
Trauma Series
Wellbeing Series