About the event
The Student Paramedic Society is hosting a virtual conference primarily for pre-hospital clinicians working in the pre-hospital setting. This CPD event is predominantly aimed to focus on infrequent events that ambulance clinicians may be called to respond to, and intends to elucidate on the preferred management and treatment of these events. Furthermore, how to remain calm in these events and develop an understanding of the heuristics that can both help us and trip us up. Frontline clinicians recognise that they can be called to manage many presentations and the wide spectrum of clinical and non-clinical presentations highlights the importance of continual learning. Whilst many presentations are not routinely seen, we remain to be trusted to deliver the best management and treatment with the upmost precision and professionalism. Strengthening prior knowledge by learning up to date evidence-based theory and skills shall allow the clinician to provide the best care possible in practice when demanded. Maintenance and development of our practice is vital to continue on the trajectory paramedicine is currently taking. This conference hopes to carry that on, with experts coming to discuss some of the topics in this theme live. The topics will be aimed at the frontline ambulance paramedic scope of practice; however, anyone is welcome to attend.
Understanding Toxidromes in Prehospital Poisoning By John Talbot:
Groups of signs and symptoms in poisonings are often referred to as the toxic syndrome or toxidrome; these clinical manifestations may present as a particular ECG tracing, pupillary signs and temperature readings, in conjunction with biochemical test such as osmolal or anion gap. Toxidromes form a characteristic pattern and as such represent a form of diagnostic reasoning akin to pattern recognition, improving diagnostic accuracy and subsequent treatment decisions.
Strokes - Advancing Assessment and Management By Dan Philips
In his role as Clinical Lead Dan holds the regional portfolio for stroke and is principal in the UK's first and only Mobile Stroke Unit clinical trial. An update in the advancements of assessing strokes beyond current standards, the management in standard prehospital practice and in the context of the Mobile Stroke Unit. Dan is an Advanced Paramedic and Clinical Lead at the East of England Ambulance service and a Critical Care Paramedic with Magpas Air Ambulance and Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (BASICs).
Pre-hospital Airway Managament By Dr Lauren Weekes
Lauren manages airways on a daily basis, both in and outside of the hospital. She passionately believes that the essentials of airway management save lives….are you confident you can deliver them effectively? Lauren will take you though some commonly encountered problems in prehospital airway management, how to recognise them, and how to optimally manage them for the benefit of the patient.
Paediatric Trauma By Dr Lisa Cunningham and Gaynor Wareham
Gaynor is a critical care paramedic with 17 years experience in prehospital environment. She has been a HART Supervisor before moving to EHAAT where she is now also an Air Ops supervisor.
Lisa is an Emergency Medicine and Flight Doctor with EHAAT. Currently on fellowship for Prehospital Emergency Medicine from Ireland, she will be returning to take up a Consultant in Emergency Medicine role with interest in prehospital emergency medicine later this year.
Lisa and Gaynor work as a clinical team with EHAAT and will be giving a talk on Paediatric trauma:tips and tricks! Acutely aware that the paediatric patient can cause raised heart rates for everyone involved, they will aim to settle the nerves when dealing with this stressful situation.
Human Factors by Dr Chris Hingston
Human factors play a signifacnt role in decision making, something that effects us all when the pressure is on. Without awareness of these and how to mitigate the effects, the cognitive overload can significantly impact performance. Dr Chris Hingston is accreddited in both Anesthetics and Intesnive Care Medicine. During his time on HEMS in Austraila, he devleoped an interest in the way human factors impact performance. He is a certified instructer in his field and is passionate about improving patient safety. A day of CPD on infrequent and often stressful patient presentations wouldn't be complete without a talk on how to optimise performance in these situations.
How to access the conference
The event will be hosted virtually. When you purchase your ticket, you will be asked to provide an email address. This is how we will provide you with the Zoom details to access the event.
Tickets can be found here under products which are currently discounted at 50% until April 30th.