Entries by Joe Heneghan

Edesix Body Worn Cameras To Protect Ambulance Staff

Edesix, a leading supplier of Body Worn Camera (BWC) solutions, are having their VideoBadge VB-300 cameras trialled by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) to better protect their ambulance crews against violence and aggression. Crews in Exeter, Plymouth and Bristol are wearing the cameras during the three-month trial which began in October. The […]

British Red Cross calls for change in law to improve response when UK emergencies or disasters strike

The British Red Cross is calling for the law to be updated to give individuals and communities more say in how they are treated and the support they get in an emergency. Currently emergency services, government bodies and councils, who together are responsible for planning for emergencies, aren’t legally bound to involve voluntary and community […]

Women Exceed Men in Ultra-Endurance

World Extreme Medicine Conference provides platform for Female Doctors rowing Atlantic to prove a point It is an exciting time for women in sport, in particular women are increasingly meeting or exceeding male performances in ultra-endurance events.  The World Extreme Medicine Conference 23-25 November 2019 in Edinburgh is providing a platform for the “Emergensea Girls” to announce their research […]

From the Africa Desk of Ambulance Today: A Case Presentation of Electrical Alternans in the Field

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AfricaDeskFeedback For this Africa quarterly, I will be discussing a cardiac patient encountered on a remote site in Africa and the unique challenges faced by the paramedic and his support team. Patient Presentation: A patient presents at a remote site in the Southern DRC around 07:15 on a Saturday morning, with the patient’s chief complaint […]

TAKING MENTAL HEALTH CARE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Supporting patients living with mental health problems and/or dementia, North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has officially launched its new Mental Health and Dementia Strategic Plan (2019 – 2022).  Put in place as part of the trust’s aim is to be the best ambulance service in the country by delivering the right care, at the right […]

Dementia patients of the Welsh Ambulance Service to benefit from dementia cannula sleeves

THE Welsh Ambulance Service has received its first dementia cannula sleeves, devised and made by volunteers at Handmade for Dementia. The sleeves have proven to keep dementia patients calm and stop them from pulling needles out of their arms during treatment. Ambulance staff on both emergency and non-emergency services will be using them when they […]

The i-view™ Video Laryngoscope from Intersurgical: The Key Considerations

Video laryngoscopy represents one of the most significant advances in airway management in recent years. With the increased emphasis placed on ensuring the first attempt at intubation is the best attempt, the role of video laryngoscopy in airway management seems secure, at least for the foreseeable future1. Video laryngoscopes utilise the latest video and camera […]

Daughter’s Rescue Leads A Father To Become An EMT

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayWestAsia Jerusalem, November 7th, 2019 – Two years ago, Hila Zohar, aged 17 at the time, fell off of the roof of her home in Or Yehuda after she suffered a seizure. The fall, more than 8 meters, caused a serious head injury, massive bleeding and complete loss of consciousness. United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Avi Yosefov, who lives […]

Brave Crash Victim Raises £6K For Ambulance Charity

A courageous mum whose husband died in a motorway crash has presented a cheque to the South Western Ambulance Charity after raising thousands of pounds in his memory. Ceri and Rod Walsh, from Cheddar in Somerset, were involved in a multi-vehicle collision on the M5 near Taunton in September 2018. Ceri sustained serious injuries in […]