Experience learning – the ATTAC way | Mark Forrest and Halden Hutchinson-Bazely

A talk by Mark Forrest and Halden Hutchinson-Bazely from TBS24


A talk by Mark Forrest and Halden Hutchinson-Bazely at the TBS24 conference in Zermatt. Kindly shared with permission.
See the TBS24 landing page for the programme and full set of talks.


The ATACC (Anaesthesia, trauma and critical care) course now celebrates 25 years of pushing high-fidelity experiential resuscitation team training to a previously unimagined level. They are widely considered the best-in-class and a model for all of us who educate in resuscitation, whether in-hospital or prehospital.

Tune into this lecture from the Mark, founder and director, and Halden, co-director, to get an appreciation for the dedication, thought and massive amount of work that goes into pulling this off, from the pedagogical principles, to the machinery of logistics and the innovations from the ATACC lab that helps make wearable injury mimics.

Check out the growing number of courses, diplomas and fellowships at https://ataccgroup.com/.


Note: 4K version available if you’re on a bigger screen and have the bandwidth.



Mark Forrest

Dr Mark Forrest is a consultant in anaesthetics, critical care & prehospital care from the North West of England and Associate Medical Director in his NHS Trust. He has over 35 years experience in these fields and has additional experience in aeromedical retrieval (incl. Paeds and ECMO), diving/hyperbaric medicine and tactical medicine. Mark flies as a consultant on Helimed 29 and responds on a day to day basis as a ‘Fire & Rescue Doctor’. He is passionate about trauma and critical care, especially in the prehospital arena and has a specialist interest in vehicle extrication as a Road Traffic Collison Extrication Instructor and Clinical Advisor to the National Fire Service College.

Mark was the first appointed Medical Director for Fire & Rescue in the UK, over 17 years ago and now directs 9 UK Police Forces and 3 Fire and Rescue Services, through the ATACC Group.

Dr Forrest is the Founder and Medical Director of the internationally renowned ATACC course (Anaesthesia Trauma & Critical Care) and he is the First President of the Faculty of Trauma & Critical Care. He is a huge advocate for immersive simulation, unique training and innovation and has written over 20 varied courses for The ATACC group as a Royal College Surgeons (London) Education Centre.

Halden Hutchinson-Bazely

I am an intensive care medicine doctor and pre hospital emergency medicine doctor in the UK. I work in a large, major trauma centre ICU, and I am a HEMS doctor at East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA). I am committed to delivering contemporary and compassionate critical care, and supporting others to do the same, so much of my non-clinical work is education. I am a faculty member at EAAA, where I specialise in endovascular resuscitation techniques. I am also part of the faculty for the international Endovascular Trauma Management (EVTM) society. My main commitment to education is as a deputy medical director for ATACC, where I co-direct the ATACC course. I think the real ‘secret sauce’ of what we do here, is giving people not just the cutting edge knowledge and skills, but also the tools to deliver these things when the chips are down and the stress is on. This is what I hope to share with you all at TBS24.

Contact and connect


Twitter: @obidoc


Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @HaldenHB

COI declared


Mads Astvad
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Scandinavian paediatric anaesthetist / intensivist.
Digital MedEd
Co-founder scanFOAM.org
Co-organiser CphCC & TBS-Zermatt (aka The Big Sick)
Medical lead REPEL (resilience in pediatric emergency life support)
Web dev SSAI.info

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