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PTSD and the Ambulance Service

2017-12-25T10:26:25+00:00

I recently came across an article titled “Paramedics are nearly twice as likely to suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) than Soldiers coming back from war” This title seemed so emotive that I became instantly drawn into reading the article. Of course, in my head, I had already disregarded such a bold statement. Surely it [...]

PTSD and the Ambulance Service 2017-12-25T10:26:25+00:00

I’m a paramedic, but nobody taught me how…

2017-12-25T10:28:39+00:00

As a teenager I witnessed a kid get hit by a car. There were a few bystanders and we just stood there, everyone wanting to help but no-one really sure what to do. The kid was ok, the ambulance arrived and took him to hospital. At that moment I knew what I wanted to do [...]

I’m a paramedic, but nobody taught me how… 2017-12-25T10:28:39+00:00

Manual Handling: Is there such thing as a ‘No Lifting Policy?’

2017-12-25T10:30:05+00:00

Manual Handling: Completely unavoidable in the ambulance service. How many groans have been heard in the cab of an ambulance when pulling up outside an address and seeing only the upstairs lights on? Chest pains, upstairs, 20 stone you say?.......... When it comes to moving and handling, there are some startling statistics to read: Of [...]

Manual Handling: Is there such thing as a ‘No Lifting Policy?’ 2017-12-25T10:30:05+00:00

Let’s talk about Sepsis

2017-12-25T10:27:40+00:00

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Defining Sepsis Sepsis is complex and often challenging to diagnose. Sepsis begins with an uncontrolled, systemic inflammatory response (SIRS) to a variety of clinical insults such as infection, trauma and burns. SIRS develops into sepsis when a patient with two or more of the SIRS criteria also has a suspected or known accompanying infection. [...]

Let’s talk about Sepsis 2017-12-25T10:27:40+00:00

Workplace First Aid Courses

2017-04-20T10:41:22+00:00

The Manone Academy offers a full range of Workplace First Aid Courses all taught by Paramedics.   Finding the right workplace First Aid training can be a difficult task, our training team at the Manone Academy are on hand to take the pain out of your first aid training. Our paramedic trainers are [...]

Workplace First Aid Courses 2017-04-20T10:41:22+00:00

Paramedic Degree Pathway

2017-02-22T21:15:19+00:00

A brand new paramedic degree pathway is here! The question as to whether paramedics should hold a degree in order to meet the freehold for HCPC registration is widely debated. The College of Paramedics undoubtably support the benchmark of a degree for registration, whilst some people within the industry feels this alienates some clinicians [...]

Paramedic Degree Pathway 2017-02-22T21:15:19+00:00

We’re Hiring: Clinical Team Leader

2017-02-20T21:39:23+00:00

Clinical Team Leader SALARY: Depending on experience and clinical grade LOCATION: Wirral REPORTS TO: Operations Manager HOURS: 37.5 hours per week (Across 24/7) JOB SUMMARY Under the direction of the Director of Operations and Head of Education the Clinical Team Leader will be responsible to the delivery of Gold Standard patient care of patients in [...]

We’re Hiring: Clinical Team Leader 2017-02-20T21:39:23+00:00

Was it right to ban ‘legal highs’?

2017-02-20T21:21:25+00:00

‘Legal highs’ contain one or more chemical substances which produce similar effects to illegal drugs such as Cannabis, Ecstasy or Cocaine. At the end of May 2016, a blanket ban on so called ‘legal highs’ came into force in the UK. There are now laws making it a criminal offence to produce, distribute, sell or [...]

Was it right to ban ‘legal highs’? 2017-02-20T21:21:25+00:00

Managing the unconscious child who is NOT breathing

2017-02-20T21:26:58+00:00

  Managing the unconscious child who is NOT breathing Undoubtably, something that we hope we never have to witness, but if you do, would you know what to do? If an unconscious child is not breathing and does not have a pulse, they are in what is known as ‘Cardiac Arrest’. At this point, their [...]

Managing the unconscious child who is NOT breathing 2017-02-20T21:26:58+00:00