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Mr Rory McKelvin began his career in Emergency Medical Care in December 2005 and began to study further while working as a Basic Ambulance Assistant. While studying a degree in Emergency Medical Care he also became an instructor in Tactical Medicine in 2009 and graduated as an Emergency Care Practitioner (ECP) in 2011. He worked as an ECP Mine rescue practitioner for two years until he joined the mobile Intensive Care unit in which he specialized further into intensive care in and out of hospital. Working as a senior ICU ECP he began to work with universities and other Higher Educational Institutes with lecturing.
In 2014 Rory became Programme lead for the Basic Ambulance Assistant course and had discovered his passion for teaching and simulation which he continues to develop. He also advanced his expertise in resuscitation by becoming an instructor for the Southern Africa Resuscitation council and International Trauma Life Support instructor.
During the Ebola Epidemic outbreak in Africa he took on a lead role in logistics, training, preparation and management of Viral Hemorrhagic Fever patients.
In December 2016 Rory decided to move to the UK where he has continued to teach, grow and study further in higher education. Rory has become a course director for the RCUK and ALS instructor soon after arriving. He has published multiple articles with focuses on tactical medicine, trauma management as well as simulation and training as well as presented at conferences.
He also continued to study and learn about the many facets of medicine and has achieved the following:
Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (2019)
RCUK ALS Course Director, instructor, RCUK PALS Certificate, GIC (General Instructor Course), ITLS (international Trauma Life Support) Instructor, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) (Instructor), Major Incident Medical Management and Support (Instructor), TEMS (Tactical Emergency Medical Support) Instructor, Paediatric Emergencies Assessment Recognition and Stabilisation (PEARS), PALS (Peadiatric Advanced Life Support) Instructor, NALS (Neonatal Advanced Life Support) as well as multiple rescue Modules such as High angle rescue, confined space, Mine rescue, Swift water and others.