This statement came from the AHA 2018 Education statement. And at EMTG this is how we addressed it in all our FREC courses, BLS and ACLS and PALS courses. The difference between "a bum on a seat" or a functional individual on an ambulance is in the manner that they were educated. When you are tired of the same old boring courses come to us for a new way of learning. www.emergencymedicaltg.co.uk At EMTG we don't just teach our learners CPR on any manikin, we use Brayden as the
The Ready Responder: How Physical and Mental Wellbeing Affects Performance. As part of the Emergency Services (EMS, Police or Fire) what is this career choice really costing us physically, mentally and emotionally? Long hours, night shifts, high stress, bad food, relationship impacts, insomnia, depression and the list goes on. This may be the most frank and startling discussion yet. https://info.lexipol.com/webinar-ready-responder-ty
This article will have many of you nodding your heads and smiling. What I would like to focus on is the following statement; "Of the five senses, smell has to be the one that links to memory the best. A hint of popcorn may send your mind back to that first date so many years ago or burning rubber on a fan belt puts you back in the driver‘s seat of that race car you used to, well…race. Odors call up memories quickly and powerfully." This why we use them in our simulation suite
"In a session at EMS World Expo, Kroboth discussed the benefits of combining the flipped classroom model with sensory cues, active simulation and stratified debriefings to empower students to take ownership of their education and training." https://www.ems1.com/ems-products/online-training/articles/active-simulation-in-training-and-education-2CXG7IHeauvkOAN3/ Here at the training centre we utilise every aspect of the methods of simulation training mentioned br Dr. Nicole M. V
We have 2 only places left for anyone wishing to gain their Qualsafe FREC 3 qualification on our next course. This course is a blended learning course starting this Saturday and running for the next 3 consecutive weekends. The first 4 sessions are held online via zoom and the final 2 sessions will be held at our state-of -the -art training/simulation centre in High Wycombe. The student will have access to the Student Forum where you are able discuss course content online with
ULTRA-early, short term IV TXA in patients with SAH with suspected aneurysm rupture did not improve clinical outcomes of patients as described by “good” (0-3) versus “poor” (4-6) modified Rankin Scale at 6 months. Read more about the use of TXA in SAH at the following; https://journalfeed.org/article-a-day/2021/ultra-rct-txa-for-sah Stroke care is included in the ACLS courses that we offer. If you are interested in any of our AHA products from BLS, ACLS or PALS please visit o
I don't know about you but in my 30+ years in EMS I have had to endure my fair share of poor management on both sides of the pond. These individuals spread their poison through an organisation with lightning efficiency resulting in a disillusioned and demotivated workforce. 10 CHARACTERISTICS OF TOXIC LEADERS Toxic leaders consistently use dysfunctional behaviors to deceive, intimidate, coerce or unfairly punish others to get what they want for themselves. Prolonged use of ne
We have all been there during a cardiac arrest, trying to gain vascular access in a patient in cardiovascular collapse. Since its resurgence in the 1980s with AHA PALS courses IO access moved from the paediatric to the adult arena for rapid vascular access. The development of the EZ IO propelled intraosseous cannulation into the mainstream both in the hospital and prehospital realms for rapid access during CPA. However, which has the greatest efficacy? https://journalfeed.org
Great read on the use of adrenaline in cardiac arrest. Epi just like the hokey pokey is "in, out, shake it all about" and we still aren't really clear about its efficacy in CPA. We know pressors work in CPA but which one? Still open to debate even after all the trials. https://journalfeed.org/article-a-day/2021/epinephrine-100-years-of-controversy
The following article is an excellent explanation of brainstem herniation and its signs and symptoms. I have also added a quick video that aids all you visual learners in grasping these complex concepts. We are interested in any topics that you may want to see on our blog so please let us know if there is anything bugging you that you just want to know more about.
We are delivering the Qualsafe FREC 3 & 4 courses via a Zoom platform. You can access the didactic online portion of these courses from the comfort of your own home without the hassle of having to make your way to the training centre except for the last 2 days. For more information about these blended learning course being held in a "virtual classroom" please go to our website. We are also pleased to announce that we are able to offer learners course financing through Kandoo.
These will be of interest to those FREC 3 & 4 students especially. Patient assessment is so important. The primary assessment is probably one of the hardest things that new students (and many old unfortunately) grasp. An ordered primary assessment is essential and the only way to do it well is to practice practice practice...................... It requires strict self control and discipline because so often there is so much going on around you including such distractions as e
EMS competence and confidence comes from constantly learning. Overcome analysis paralysis by focusing on the sequence and process of patient assessment and treatment. “He’s a good student, but he just freezes whenever he’s asked to run the call. Got good grades in school, proficient in all his skills, but he just can’t seem to put it all together. If you quiz him after the call, he can tell you exactly what he should have done, but he just can’t do it when it counts. How do I
I am so proud to hear that one of my old American Paramedic students is now an instructor at Dekalb County Fire and Rescue. Nate, a firefighter Paramedic overcame a debilitating medical condition and is one of the fine cadre of instructors at Dekalb County Fire and Rescue's training academy. I believe that this week he is teaching high angle tactical rescue to the new recruits. When you decide to come and train with us all our instructors have track records that are steeped i
First responders begin their careers in top mental and physical shape. But a career in law enforcement, fire, EMS, dispatch or corrections often takes a huge toll. Left unmanaged, these physical and mental stressors can cut short careers, relationships and even lives.
We can break the cycle. It starts with understanding the unique stressors first responders face and how being healthy physically and mentally is essential to being good at the job.
In this webinar, experts i
Is there a difference between "street medicine" and "book medicine"? Don’t let anyone convince you that sloppy techniques and shortcuts are a necessary byproduct of the prehospital environment Holding up the BVM, I launched into my instruction about good BVM technique. “Nobody in medicine should be able to hold a candle to an EMT on proper BVM technique! Since we have fewer tools than anyone else, we should be the masters of these tools.” And with that, I began to demonstrate
We are offering a Learner friendly Qualsafe FREC 3 course. The first 4 sessions are only 6 hours long held online via a Zoom link. This allows you the learner to attend the class from any location as long as you have WiFi. We offer financing options to our learners if they need it. The last 2 days are held at our training centre in High Wycombe for skills training. Contact our friendly staff if you have any questions. https://www.emergencymedicaltg.co.uk/courses/first-respons
We are proud to announce our first PHTLS Hybrid course. This is the full NAEMT PHTLS course but only requires the Learner to be present at our Loudwater training centre for one day of skills checkoffs. Once you enroll in the course (Paramedics, AAPs, IHCD EMTs and FREC 5s) you will receive the online PHTLS package including the 9e PHTLS textbook, 9e PHTLS Course Manual and access to the online PHTLS learning package. The student completes the online component of the PHTLS cou
I read this article by Kelly Grayson on EMS-1 several years ago. It is as relevant now as it was then................. EMS providers complaining about lack of education and educators complaining about lack of students is where ignorance and apathy collide. Utstein Formula for Survival in Resuscitation. If you asked that question in a survey of EMS providers, the top two answers would be evenly divided between "I don’t know," and "I don’t care." Oh, a smattering of us would gi
We are proud to be able to offer the above NAEMT courses in hybrid form. Hybrid courses afford students the ability to the complete the classroom/book knowledge portion of the course online. Following successful completion of the online portion, students attend the scheduled one day on-site skills assessment at the training centre. This enables us to provide these excellent courses at a very competitive prices without compromising quality. The online section of the course all