Fayez Alruqi

PhD Student

Fayez Alruqi is a PhD student at C4TS and has a pre-hospital care background. He has worked as a paramedic in Saudi Arabia and furthered his skills through an internship in the USA, where he trained in pre-hospital services in the Yale New Haven EMS Program and at Mount Sinai Hospitals in New York City. Fayez has also completed a Master of Science in Disaster Medicine and Management from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Supervised by Professor Karim Brohi and Professor Elaine Cole, Fayez’s PhD project focuses on improving the pre-hospital care response in mass casualty incidents. Specifically, he is investigating life-saving interventions and the triage response, with the aim of increasing the efficacy and efficiency of emergency medical care during large-scale incidents. His research involves a simulation environment in which he studies the performance and timing of different life-saving interventions for trauma patients by pre-hospital care providers. The outcomes of Fayez’s PhD project will be used to inform computer modelling to improve patient outcomes in major incident hot zones.

In addition to his PhD work, Fayez has taken on various roles in C4TS, serving as a study support and a clinical research fellow in the ACITII and REWIRE projects. His assigned tasks involve processing blood samples from recruited patients in C4TS laboratory, entering patient data and managing logistical operations, which includes overseeing deliveries, maintaining laboratory equipment and ensuring that laboratory procedures are efficiently implemented. Through these activities, Fayez is not only supporting the trauma research team but is also developing and honing the skills required to be an independent researcher.

Alruqi F, Aglago EK, Cole E, Brohi K. Factors Associated With Delayed Pre-Hospital Times During Trauma-Related Mass Casualty Incidents: A Systematic Review. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2023;17:e525. doi:10.1017/dmp.2023.187

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