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Paramedic Science First year

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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…

4 April 2016

I remember the feeling when I was called into my headmasters’ office in late 2014 and seeing my UCAS application on his computer screen. Clicking ‘Send’ was by far the most nerve-wracking experience I’ve had in my 2 years at sixth form… Read more…

30 July 2015

I’m just putting it out there that I am completely gob smacked at how fast this first year has gone. How far we’ve all come in what seems like an incredibly short space of time! From walking into Helmore on our first day and meeting everyone for the first time… Read more…

30 July 2015

Sometimes, things happen. Things you’d never imagine you’d see in your life. This particular shift was one of those. As a student paramedic on the road, you are exposed to so many new and unfamiliar situations and it can be scary. It can put you in situations you couldn’t even begin to imagine. Read more…

12 February 2015

So, it’s actually begun. I have begun my clinical placements and now get involved with all the aspects of life working on an emergency ambulance. Read more…

9 February 2015

I have just finished my first trimester, my first 12 weeks towards the job of my dreams. I will proudly tell anybody that asks that, yes, I am indeed a student paramedic. I can take your pulse and tell you how many vertebrae are in your spine. (The answer? 33, divided into 7, 12, 5, 5 and 4.) Read more…

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