From the Africa Desk of Ambulance Today: The Challenge of Critical Thinking in EMS

https://chat.whatsapp.com/Africa Desk Feedback This Africa Quarterly will be exploring the advantages of being a critical thinking emergency medicine practitioner, and how it can positively benefit, us, our colleagues and our patients; and most importantly why we don’t really have an option but to be critical thinkers. In Rosen’s Emergency Medicine, Chapman, et al, describes the […]

Why I Decided to Respond to the Covid Call-Up

I retired from full time work as Chief Executive of the College of Paramedics on December 31, 2019 with full intentions of rekindling my musicianship and building my bike workshop. Like most of the world, I watched with horror and incredible sadness the spread of Coronavirus across the globe and its inevitable arrival in the […]

Dräger Expands Capacity For Respiratory Masks As It Sets Up Production Facility In UK

Dräger has received an order from the British government to deliver respiratory protection masks (FFP3) in order to help protect emergency health professionals on the frontline as they continue to respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic. With provision starting this year and lasting right up until the end of 2021, the expected net profit of sales […]

Annual Carers Survey Launched by Welsh Ambulance

If you look after a family member or friend, then the Welsh Ambulance Service wants to hear from you during August as part of its Carers Survey 2020. Caring for anybody with a physical or mental disability, a person with substance misuse issues or providing extra help as someone grows older can be extremely testing […]

The Prince of Wales Meets Emergency Services Staff

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect The Prince of Wales has met representatives from South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT), Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS), and Devon and Cornwall Police.   His Royal Highness (HRH) visited Exeter Middlemoor Fire Station on Wednesday 22 July to express his support and thanks for the work undertaken by […]

MDA Aim for 15 Minute Corona Test Results

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect As part of the fight against the spread of the Corona virus and in order to reduce the time for receiving Corona test results, the Ministry of Health and Magen David Adom began pilot at the MDA “Drive and Test” complex in Lod in cooperation with the Mehuedet and Clalit HMOs. Today, the average […]

Duchess of Cornwall Meets Frontline Ambulance Crews

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Earlier today (Monday 6 July 2020), HRH The Duchess of Cornwall visited Swindon Fire Station to meet representatives from the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT), Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) and Great Western Hospital, Swindon. Her Royal Highness wished to express her support and thanks for the work undertaken by these […]

Chief Hails Ambulance Service Response During Coronavirus Pandemic

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect The Chief Executive of East of England Ambulance Service has thanked staff for embracing news ways of working which have helped deliver faster response times during the first phase of the Covid-19 pandemic. Latest figures show that, despite the challenges of Covid-19, the Trust is consistently meeting all national standards, thanks in part to […]

Couple’s Cambrian Way Challenge for Charity

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect A daring duo of Welsh Ambulance Service staff are taking the high road and walking the length of Wales — all for charity. Paramedic Kevin O’Connor and his Emergency Medical Technician wife Cath, based in Bargoed, are aiming to complete the epic 298-mile Cambrian Way challenge in three weeks, and have even used up […]

First Operational Activity for MDA’s Ambulance-Bus

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect On Friday, July 3, MDA’s unique and first of its kind intensive care bus was called for the evacuation of 9 residents from a nursing home in southern Israel who were diagnosed with Corona virus. All of the patients were evacuated by the bus in one trip to the Corona Health Care Geriatric Center […]

Bubble Screen Creates Additional Protection for Ambulance Volunteers & Patients

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) has introduced plastic screening for its team of volunteer drivers to help keep them and their patients safe amid the Coronavirus pandemic. More than 150 people volunteer with NEAS as ambulance car service (ACS) drivers, using their own vehicles to help transport patients to and from hospitals and clinics, which […]