18 episodes

The College of Paramedics presents a new series of podcasts bringing news, interviews, discussion and up to date analysis from around the world of paramedic practice.

Introduced by Ben Watts and Gary Strong

Follow this series on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram via #paracpd and at https://collegeofparamedics.co.uk

Introductory music by Rob Giles and The Stretch Report

Paramedic Insight Podcast‪:‬ College of Paramedics

    • Education

The College of Paramedics presents a new series of podcasts bringing news, interviews, discussion and up to date analysis from around the world of paramedic practice.

Introduced by Ben Watts and Gary Strong

Follow this series on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram via #paracpd and at https://collegeofparamedics.co.uk

Introductory music by Rob Giles and The Stretch Report

    Saving Lives is Not Enough

    Saving Lives is Not Enough

    Gary Strong talks to Krissie Stiles and David Wales about the ground breaking report Saving Lives is Not Enough: a casualty-centred proposal identifying how Fire and Rescue Services can improve pre-hospital care and quality of life outcomes for burn survivors.  

    The report considers how actions on scene can help to determine long term quality of life outcomes, recognising that the casualty is the one who experiences the whole event from occurrence to recovery.  This discussion will be of particular interest to the paramedic community as well as to firefighters, emergency department clinicians and burns specialists.  The full report is available at https://tinyurl.com/SLINE2019 

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    Krissie is a Burns and Plastics Clinical Nurse Specialist.

    David is International Research Lead for the National Fire Chiefs Council and founder of the consultancy company SharedAim.

    Gary is the National CPD Lead for the College of Paramedics

    Podcast produced by the College of Paramedics https://collegeofparamedics.co.uk

    Music by Rob Giles and The Stretch Report.

    • 37 min
    Black History: Further Perspectives

    Black History: Further Perspectives

    Gary Strong talks to Bo Escritt and Tracy Nicholls about what we can learn from the recent celebrations of Black History in order to address the challenges of diversity and representation in the paramedic profession.   2020 has brought a renewed understanding of the continued prevalence of racism and Covid 19 has shed a harsh light on contemporary health inequalities based on race.  How as a profession should we respond?

    This podcast also gives the paramedic profession an opportunity to thank Malone Mukwende and the team at St George's University of London for freely sharing the Clinical Skills Handbook Mind the Gap, available at https://www.sgul.ac.uk/news/mind-the-gap-a-handbook-of-clinical-signs-on-black-and-brown-skin 

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    Bo is a Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion Professional, currently working as Diversity Advisor to the College of Paramedics.  Tracy is the Chief executive of the College of Paramedics.

    Gary is the National CPD Lead for the College of Paramedics

    Podcast produced by the College of Paramedics https://collegeofparamedics.co.uk

    Music by Rob Giles and The Stretch Report.

    • 40 min
    Black History Month: a paramedic perspective

    Black History Month: a paramedic perspective

    Gary Strong talks to Islam Faqir and Matondo Manzeninga about Black History Month and their experiences as non-white paramedics.  What are the barriers to inclusivity that exist within the culture of the paramedic profession?  How can we go about breaking these down and ensuring that our profession becomes more representative of the communities it serves?

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    Islam ('Izzy') is a Clinical Pathways Manager and Matondo an operational paramedic at Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust.  Both are members of the College of Paramedics Diversity Steering Group, which is chaired by Izzy.

    Gary is the National CPD Lead for the College of Paramedics

    Podcast produced by the College of Paramedics https://collegeofparamedics.co.uk

    Music by Rob Giles and The Stretch Report.

    • 33 min
    Prehospital burns care: updated

    Prehospital burns care: updated

    Harriet Ashman talks to Gary Strong about the care of burn injured patients.  Burns can be life-changing for the patient.  These injuries are infrequently encountered by paramedics, yet the care given in the first period of time post injury can have a significant impact on injury prognosis.  How can we make sure that we are well prepared to act swiftly and appropriately when caring for burn injured patients?

    Harriet has had a specialist interest in burns care since her undergraduate days.  This episode revisits and updates a conversation first recorded in 2018 when Harriet presented on the topic at the College of Paramedics National Conference.  It is released alongside a new e-learning module for paramedics written by Harriet, edited by specialist burns nurse Krissie Stiles and available at https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/paramedics 

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    Harriet is a paramedic at South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

    Gary is the National CPD Lead for the College of Paramedics

    Podcast produced by the College of Paramedics https://collegeofparamedics.co.uk

    Music by Rob Giles and The Stretch Report.

    • 33 min
    Paramedic Diversity 2020

    Paramedic Diversity 2020

    Islam Faqir, chair of the College of Paramedics Diversity Steering Group, chats to Gary Strong about the importance of diversity in the paramedic profession and the vision for the group's work.  Against the backdrop of lockdown, Izzy and Gary consider the disproportionate impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on  non-white communities, people with disabilities and those who live in areas of economic deprivation, providing a paramedic's eye view of some of our public health challenges.

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    Izzy is Clinical Manager for Pathways at Yorkshire Ambulance Service

    Gary is the National CPD Lead for the College of Paramedics

    Podcast produced by the College of Paramedics https://collegeofparamedics.co.uk

    Music by Rob Giles and The Stretch Report.

    • 31 min
    Rewound: The Changing Face of the Paramedic Profession

    Rewound: The Changing Face of the Paramedic Profession

    Recorded and originally released early in 2018, this discussion between Islam Faqir, Shirmilla Datta and Gary Strong considers why issues of diversity, equality and fairness in the workplace are so important for the paramedic profession to address.  Izzy and Shirmilla share some of their career experiences and discuss the problems associated with hidden discrimination and institutional bias.

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    Izzy is Clinical Manager for Pathways at Yorkshire Ambulance Service 

    Shirmilla is the former End of Life Care Lead for SECAMB and is currently on sabbatical.

    Gary is the National CPD Lead for the College of Paramedics 

    Podcast produced by the College of Paramedics https://collegeofparamedics.co.uk

    Music by Rob Giles and The Stretch Report.

    • 30 min

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