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15 August 2017

Looking back upon the last ten months, it is truly astonishing how far my cohort has come. I feel it is a testament to the fantastic lectures and tutors at ARU just how much we've learnt and developed since we began the course. Read more…

11 August 2017

For my final night shift on placement with London Ambulance Service, I was with the Joint Response Unit (JRU). It's a branch off special operations where a paramedic will only respond to police-generated calls and requests, as well as uncovered, emergency 'Red 1' call-outs. Read more…

11 August 2017

The final stretch of placement has arrived! Two day shifts and two night shifts were all that stood between me and the end-of-year assessments. Read more…

9 August 2017

Following my first five weeks on placement I was yet to attend a cardiac arrest. On my second placement however, a well-loved Canadian voice on the radio buzzed away: 'General broadcast... all mobile on talkgroup, request for assistance, confirmed cardiac arrest'. Read more…

8 August 2017

Camden ambulance station, Friday: three crews were at base all enjoying a rare occurrence - being sent back for break! Read more…

3 August 2017

Life on placement with the London Ambulance Service is certainly never quiet. On a recent night shift in Camden, I attended 11 patients as part of a Fast Response Unit. Read more…

6 June 2017

For many of you, placement will come as a huge opportunity with a mixture of feelings. Through this blog I hope I can address some of the worries and concerns you might have before starting life on the road. Read more…

31 May 2017

My out-of-ambulance placement has concluded, with two weeks at a secure mental health hospital, and in district nursing. Read more…

22 May 2017

The first tranche of placement – for me at least – passed in a whirlwind of baby delivery, a hit-and-run with HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) on scene, a veritable plethora of DIBs (Difficulty in Breathing)… Read more…

7 April 2017

Monday 29 February 2016 saw the beginning of a four day long, massive multi-agency exercise held at a disused power station in Dartford, Kent. Read more…

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