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I've been so privileged to work alongside such passionate mentors in practice and such amazing role models at university, and it's with the help of these amazing teachers that I've come so far
- Sophie, BSc (Hons) Midwifery  
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25 April 2017

I recently embarked on an entire weekend of observational shifts with SECAmb (South East Coast Ambulance Service). Read more…

10 April 2017

Hey guys, welcome back to my blog. Last time I told you how I picked ARU Chelmsford; now you can find out the details about why I came to Chelmsford and why I am studying here instead of going back to Germany (where university is mostly free). So, lets start story time! 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…

28 March 2017

As the New Year rolls in, it seems a fitting point to reflect on my time as a Children’s Nursing student so far. Already I am halfway through my training with just a year and a half to go until I am qualified. Read more…

1 March 2017

Being a first year Paramedic Science student sometimes has an air of make-believe about it. We dress proudly in uniform for skills classes but we are by and large untested. And sometimes – particularly now, just ahead of placement – the restlessness this generates is practically palpable. 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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