Successful team dynamics are critical during a resuscitation attempt. The interaction among the team has a profound impact on the effectiveness of each member’s individual performance as well as the patient’s survival. The better and more efficiently a team works the better the potential outcome for the patient. For a resuscitation to be successful it is important that each member understands not just what to do during a resuscitation attempt but how to communicate and perfor
Have you ever left the hospital after bringing a patient to the emergency room, turned to your partner, and said, “I don’t think the doctor listened to a word I said?” Or maybe left a meeting with hospital administrators and thought, “They don’t understand what we do?” If you’re an EMS leader or practitioner, there’s a good chance you have. Our profession has often expressed frustration at feeling disrespected or being left out of the healthcare conversations – in our communi
Gradual change transforms EMS An EMS Week thank you to the dreamers and disrupters who have and will continue to improve our profession. The gradual changes made in due course that will be noteworthy and important during EMS Week 2041 are being innovated, tested, improved and distributed today by dedicated EMS professionals like you. As you consider, “What do I want for EMS?” be specific in the change you’d like to see. Then look for opportunities to make that change happen.
July 2nd 2021 September 30th 2021 November 22nd 2021 Cost £300 (includes ebook & online content) Book online; https://www.emergencymedicaltg.co.uk/courses/prehospital-trauma-life-support-hybrid-course NAEMT's Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery
June 21st 2021 August 16th 2021 October 25th 2021 Price £300 (includes text and online course and simulation day at the training centre). https://www.emergencymedicaltg.co.uk/courses/advanced-medical-life-support-hybrid-course Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) remains the gold standard of education for emergency medical assessment and treatment. Endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians, AMLS emphasizes the use of the AMLS Assessment Pathway, a systematic tool
HeartCode ACLS is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the AHA’s ACLS Course. HeartCode blended learning delivers quality resuscitation education regardless of where providers are located and gives them more control to complete the course at their own pace. Providers first complete the online portion of HeartCode ACLS and then complete a hands-on skills session with an AHA ACLS Instructor. To enter the course, participants must complete a precourse self-assessment.
When you compare this to the 1% pay increased offered earlier this year to NHS having just battled through a global pandemic perhaps it's time for a rethink. We all know that we don't work this job for the money but enough is enough. If you are ready to make a change take a look at the IPCD US/UK Paramedic Bridge Program. https://www.ems1.com/funding/articles/fla-governor-announces-first-responders-will-receive-1k-bonuses-this-summer-8K8Puu1hhDYPCRfu/ www.IPCD.co.uk
This is a great piece of work by Mike McEvoy. Great review of the Dreyfus model of Skill Acquisition. Interesting to note that according to this model the best preceptors are those with 2-3 years of experience and have achieved conscious competence. With the current trend to move to a Masters degree as soon as possible post HCPC registration one wonders how often Paramedics reach even competency never mind proficiency or expertise before climbing up the academic alphabet soup
There is a lack of evidence-based treatment standards for low-velocity gunshot wounds (GSW). This review focuses on the best available evidence for the management of civilian, low velocity GSWs to an extremity. https://journalfeed.org/article-a-day/2021/management-of-low-velocity-gsws-to-extremities Having worked for many years in SW Atlanta in the early nineties these type of calls were all too often our bread and butter. We bring this level of expertise into our PHTLS cours
Have you ever witnessed the evidence-based medicine top trumps game? This is when you have 2 (normally registered) EMS professionals engage in a display of one-upmanship over who has read the latest (and often most obscure) scientific article in order to establish intellectual dominance over the other. Evidence based medicine in our line of work is essential. It is touted from the loftiest of ivory towers to the mud and blood drenched street provider. How often do we trot out
Change is a fact of life; the absence of change creates stagnation. Change is hard but is what leads to breakthrough medical interventions, innovations, and improvements. Great article posted on spoonfeed today on how to manage change. Well worth a read as is the article it's derived from. https://journalfeed.org/article-a-day/2021/leadership-103-leading-through-change
On March 15th I wrote about the disaster incubator and the part that organisational failures lead to system failures Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction I have been struck recently having started a business account with a main street bank how we have become mired in complexity. Endless phone calls, endless excuses, never speaking to the same person tw
So for those of you entertaining the idea that they may go through the UK/US Paramedic Bridge Program you need to become very aware of the guidelines you will be working under and how you will be held to account. Paramedics in the US are unable to work without a current BLS and ACLS qualification. In the following video Dr Tomas Garcia one of my old Paramedic unofficial mentors back in the Grady days he looks at what it means to the Paramedic to have passed and hold a Paramed
When we started EMTG we vowed not to follow the crowd. To do something different. To reach for the sky. Last week Prof Andy Newton and I found a away that allow UK Paramedics bridge the NREMT Paramedic program and obtain their Paramedic registration in the USA. We will also introduce them to several potential employers and help them once registered to obtain their green card. This has been 18 months of discovery, debate and generally hard graft with institutions on both sides