This workshop is for those on a career path to paramedic or in postions where they are usually First Responder ( as in the first person on scene), CFR etc.
They need someone competent in assisting a paramedic, perhaps providing obs, placing dots for ECGs, preparing airway adjuncts, cannulation, intubaton, passing the right equipment etc.
That extra pair of hands can be very useful if the First Responder knew more about the contents of a paramedic’s bag, identify the many and various pieces of equipment, know what they were for and hand them to the paramedic.
So, when the paramedic is involved with Endotracheal Intubation for example, the First Responder could help by getting the items ready and at reach, preparing consumables, disposables and the array of equipment.
We at 1stAiders have put together a very low cost CPD workshop where a Paramedic’s bag is there to go through, we’ll create scenarios with manikins and explain what is happening, what equipment is required and allow CFRs to learn how to assist.
The aim of the ‘Assisting the Paramedic’ workshop is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to assist in lifesaving interventions to preserve life and prevent deterioration of the patient by presenting equipment and materials to the paramedic.
This is your rare opportunity to get involved, view kit – you might want to know about intravenous (IV) cannulation, over-the-needle IV catheters, types and sizes – now you can in a friendly informal setting.
Using our advanced airway training mankin, you too can carry out a procedure.
ECG interpretation is a totally different course but in this one ‘assisting the paramedic’ is a natural place to cover placement of ECG dots for the paramedic.
Quite often the paramedic has much to, and if you can competently place those stickers in preparation for an ECG, it would be a tremdous help to the paramedic and patient.
It is a friendly environment where the paramedic has time show and tell.
Allow learners to use equipment and carry out procedures.
Learning outcomes to be addressed in the workshop:
- Understand the principles of hygienic work areas
- Know the principles required for effective and safe paramedic assistance
- Be able to understand the job at hand and respond appropriately.
- Be able to identify the correct equipment and treatment based on the actions and instructions of the paramedic.
- Know the principles of safe handling of equipment including sharps
- Know the principles of exposing the patient for further assessment and act upon environmental considerations.
- Know the equipment required for Intravenous (IV) cannulation
- Know the principles of scene management
- Demonstrate competence in assisting the paramedic
- Demonstrate how to secure and maintain a patent airway.
- Demonstrate the procedure for placing dots for 12 lead ECG
- Demonstrate the procedure for inserting an i-gel adjunct and other OPA
- Demonstrate the procedure for inserting an NPA
- Demonstrate the use of LMA (Laryngeal Mask Airway) and Combitube®
Course duration is three hours
Certificates are issued
Cost of the course is £50.00
Colney Heath Village Hall
83 High Street
21st January 2018
1400 to 1700