Mr. Steven A. Bland
Future Forces Forum Future Forces Exhibition 2016 Military Advanced Robotic Systems (MARS) Conference 2016 Medical Workshop 2016
Surgeon Commander Royal Navy, Defence Specialist Advisor in CBRN Medicine
CBRN Medical Training
Medical training in any austere environment requires an innovative approach to deliver operational effect. Training for medical support in a Chemical, Biological, Radiation or even Nuclear environment is a particular challenge. The presentation describes a blended learning approach using an all-hazards casualty care model including trauma along a continuum of care. Individual and collective training includes the use of simulation and other training aides to add another dimension to a hazardous environment based on lesson learnt from the past.
Surgeon Commander Steven Bland is an Emergency Physician and the UK Defence Specialist Advisor in CBRN Medicine. He has deployed to a number of operational environments including submarines, Iraq and Afghanistan, Sierra Leone and was a responder during the July 7 London bombings. His interest in CBRN medical response is based on mix of operational and academic study crossing both military and civilian health sectors. Interests include toxicology, remote and radiation medicine, emergency response and medical education.