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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…

12 July 2017

The second and final shift for my week on placement started with a bang. Red Base (control room) buzzed us up on the radio for a Red 1 in progress around the corner. Read more…

29 June 2017

When studying Early Childhood at ARU, you have the option every year to take a placement module. You do not have to take this pathway and there are theoretical aspects of the same module. But for those who want to go on placement, here are my tips for making the most of it! Read more…

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