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‘Not knowing what would come through the door next appealed to me’

Helicopter transfer practitioner Steffan Simpson talks about his career in emergency care
Steffan Simpson

Helicopter transfer practitioner and RCNi Nurse Award finalist Steffan Simpson talks about his career in emergency care

What is your job?

I’m currently working as a helicopter transfer practitioner and critical care practitioner for the Emergency Medical Retrieval Transfer Service and Wales Air Ambulance Charity.

My work incorporates two roles, providing pre-hospital critical care and providing specialist retrieval and transfer medicine with neonatal and paediatric critical care teams on the Children’s Wales Air Ambulance.

Why did you become an emergency nurse?

Throughout my nurse training I always felt drawn to emergency care; the feeling of not knowing what would come through the door next appealed to me and I always felt that I worked well under pressure. My exposure to emergency medicine as a nursing student at Swansea University was everything I’d hoped it would be and more.

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