Dr Hervé
COADOU

EMERGENCY HOSPITAL PRACTITIONER (HEAD OF THE HELICOPTER SMUR SAMU59), IN CHARGE OF THE HELICOPTER SMUR 59

Hervé Coadou

Doctor COADOU is a Hospital Practitioner in Emergency Medicine and has been practicing at the SAMU-SMUR-Centre 15 of Lille since 1998. He is a member of the SFMU and sits on the board of directors of the AFHSH.

Having discovered the helicopter within the Bataillon de Marins-Pompiers de Marseille, where he was trained in rescue in dangerous environments (IMP-2), he then practised helicopter medicine within the SAMU59 with the Sécurité Civile and then set up the HéliSMUR du Nord.

He is also a graduate in Sports Medicine and Biology, Mountain Medicine, Circulatory Assistance, Bio-Statistics and Telemedicine.

He set up the Mobile Circulatory Assistance Unit (UMAC) at the Lille University Hospital and carried out the first Helicopter ECMO mission at the SAMU du Nord in 2006.

He is a strong advocate of medical regulation, and in partnership with the University of Lille, he developed the HeliSMUR application, a regulation and monitoring tool for heliborne medical missions, and an activity register.

His teaching activities are focused on heliported medicine and transport with circulatory assistance.

He will join the team of HEMS trainers of the Fondation de l’Académie de Médecine in 2020.