60 seconds with critical care outreach nurse and army reservist Major Rob Instrell
Saving lives in war begins with the soldier who applies the tourniquet, not the surgeon, says Major Rob Instrell
After taking up a nursing career in his 30s, Major Rob Instrell qualified in Southampton in 2002. He worked mainly in emergency care, and is now lead practitioner in critical care outreach at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. In his military career, he has served as a troop commander and as the unit adjutant for 335 Medical Evacuation, and has been the regiment’s clinical lead for the past four years.
What are your main work and reserve service responsibilities? In my civilian role, I lead a small team which supports medical and nursing staff in the recognition and management of the acutely deteriorating patient. My military role involves co-ordinating...
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