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Paramedic Science Chelmsford

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12 July 2017

My return to frontline emergency ambulance placement has been met with blood, flesh, bones, tears, torn clothes and distraught relatives. Read more…

20 June 2017

On return to University following out-of-ambulance placement, we've been thrown in the deep end, studying the systems of the body in great depth. And I've also become a film-maker... 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…

23 December 2016

On a sunny winter’s day in the borough of Brent, a paramedic and myself set about our shift in one of the service’s new Tiguan Fast Response Units (FRU). It was put through its paces as we responded to multiple general broadcasts (GB) throughout the day… Read more…

24 November 2016

Our first night shift presented two critically ill patients where we ‘blued’ them in to the nearest A&E, including a young child with severe croup and an exacerbation of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Due to the massive pressure on the ambulance service… Read more…

18 November 2016

Second year of Paramedic Science has been exciting and tough to say the least; we have just completed all of our advanced clinical skills in the run-up to placement. Some of the skills we’ve learnt are Needle Chest Decompression, Needle Cricothyroidotomy, Intubation, IV Cannulation, EZ-IO… Read more…

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