REDROW is working with Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust to reuse defibrillators from completed construction sites across the region and re-home them within local communities as a lasting legacy. To kick start the initiative, it has paid for a brand-new defibrillator which has been installed at Sherburn High School, in Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire. Redrow Homes’ […]

EMS for Democracy: The Case of Människan Bakom Uniformen A hard rain was falling on the streets of Stockholm that night as a man lay unconscious in the parking lot, his face illuminated by flashing blue lights. While onlookers snapped photographs—me foremost among them, because I was observing this special simulation exercise—police led the dazed bus driver from the scene and the medics […]

The More You Know… Albert Einstein once incisively remarked that “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think”. There is a subtle difference here between the traditional ideas of education and training which we pick up in our school years, and the true meaning of education and learning which we find […]

The Miscarriage Association Launches New E-learning Resource for Medical Professionals

Miscarriage Association Launches New E-learning Resource for Medical Professionals

Pensions Remain Top on the List of Priorities for Ambulance Staff With all the focus of Brexit you mightn’t have noticed but public sector pensions are back in the news. In 2015, for an overwhelming proportion of NHS pension scheme members, their retirement conditions deteriorated when the Tories forced through the introduction of the 2015 scheme despite a hard-fought campaign by UNISON to stop this. […]

Dealing with Compassion Fatigue- Front line responders gather in Glasgow

A group of over 80 front line responders gathered in Glasgow last week (24 October) to take part in C7 Church’s seminar on compassion fatigue led by renowned US-based licenced psychologist and PTSD specialist, Dr Don Lichi. In his first visit to the UK, Dr Lichi delivered a free, interactive seminar to an audience which […]

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

Ronnie ‘Thankful’ For Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac arrest is probably the most serious type of medical emergency. It is literally a heart-stopping event, and the chance of survival is slim. But since he came through a triple cardiac arrest earlier this year, Ronnie Lee says his life has been transformed for the better.  “If I could turn-back time and stop it […]

Outstanding young life savers recognised at the St John Ambulance Everyday Heroes Awards 2019

London – Monday 7 October 2019 – A remarkable 11-year-old boy who helped save the life of his Grandad when he had a heart attack and a quick-thinking teenager who went to his brother’s aid after a serious biking accident were among the outstanding winners honoured at St John Ambulance’s Everyday Heroes awards, held at the […]

Mum and Baby Reunited With Crew After Emergency Birth

A baby boy and his mum have been reunited with a South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) crew – six months after they delivered him in an emergency home birth. Ellee Styles, 21, went into labour unexpectedly during the early hours of 7 April in her bathroom in the Penhill area of Swindon. […]