FOR FILM & TV
STARS is an agency of nurses for
Film and Television; all nurses have Unit Nurse experience as
well as recent acute trauma care experience. If necessary,
instead of Paramedic cover (which is very expensive) STARS can
also supply fully qualified Doctors.
Many productions are now
finding it to be more advantageous and cost effective to employ a
Nurse and a Doctor rather than Paramedics.
A substantial medical kit is carried which enables us to
deal with a wide range of Accidents and Emergencies from minor
cuts, sprains etc. to major resuscitation.
Unit Nurses are now becoming much more commonplace as everyone is
becoming very health and safety conscious, and most production
companies are surprised when they see how many Accident Report
Forms are completed during the course of a normal days shoot.
These productions have
all been very busy as many people have been unwell and there have
been quite a few accidents. (Two people have walked through plate
glass doors and someone had a post-tonsillectomy haemorrhage in a
field at midnight!)
Many productions only consider having a Unit Nurse on stunt days,
but from experience, accidents rarely happen during stunts,
because they are so well coordinated, but are much more likely to
occur when everyone is tired and rushing to derig at the end of a