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Ian Dunbar - Holmatro Rescue Consultant

"The best thing about knowledge is passing it on". Independent Rescue Consultant Ian Dunbar has travelled the world to train and exchange knowledge with rescuers from all nationalities. Read his blog posts below.

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  • Truck Incidents 73

    Truck Incidents

    By Ian Dunbar on Monday July 3, 2017

    Trucks to train on are very difficult to obtain. So how do you prepare for an incident involving a truck? Ian Dunbar shares some valuable tips. Read more 1

  • Cross Ramming 70

    Cross Ramming

    By Ian Dunbar on Friday May 12, 2017

    Cross ramming often is not a commonly practiced skill, but may be required to save a patient's life. In this blog we share some things to consider when performing this technique during your training. Read more 2

  • My Final Thoughts and Farewell; Well, Kind of... 66

    My Final Thoughts and Farewell; Well, Kind of...

    By Ian Dunbar on Tuesday February 28, 2017

    After six years of being a Rescue Consultant for Holmatro, I've had to make the hard decision to return to the UK, for family reasons. Looking back on what I'd really like to call a dream job, there's one important 'take-away' message I would like to share with you. Read more 0

  • Crew Resource Management and Confirmation Bias 65

    Crew Resource Management and Confirmation Bias

    By Ian Dunbar on Friday January 13, 2017

    Challenging the decisions of your (senior) colleagues and fighting the human tendency to seek or prefer information that perfectly fits your ideas may lead to a better course of action for the patient entrapped. Read more 0

  • Enthusiasm - The Key Ingredient for Training 60

    Enthusiasm - The Key Ingredient for Training

    Wednesday May 25, 2016

    Imagine this: You are asked to provide vehicle extrication training at a location abroad. Where you arrive in the pouring rain, after many hours of travelling by plane and car. Only to discover that your training vehicle doesn't have any wheels, windows, seats and so on. What do you do? A) Consider it an opportunity lost and skip most of the program? or B) Carry on with great enthusiasm? Read more 0