999 Rescue Day 2020 Preparations In Full Swing

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceToday This Event Has Now Unfortunately Been Cancelled Due To The Coronavirus Pandemic The team behind “Rescue Day”, the annual 999 day at Crowle, North Lincs, are already working hard to plan and prepare for this summer’s event. The hugely popular day promotes the great work of our emergency and voluntary services and attracts crowds […]

Staff Recognition for Aiding Young Victim

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceToday Two staff from the Welsh Ambulance Service that came to the aid of a young man who presented himself to them with severe lacerations have been recognised with a CEO’s Commendation. In a presentation at Cardiff East Ambulance Station on Monday 2 March, the story of how Non-Emergency Patient Transport crew Nick Boswell and […]

North East Ambulance Service Control Room Supervisor Awarded for Heroic Efforts

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) dispatch supervisor has won a national Control Room Award for going above and beyond the call of duty.  Dispatch supervisor for unscheduled care, Martin Lonsdale was nominated by his colleagues after he saved a passenger from a burning car. He was shortlisted out of three others and won in […]

London’s Air Ambulance Charity Calls for Support to Fund Growing Number of Missions

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceToday New data released by London’s Air Ambulance Charity has highlighted an increase in patients attended to in 2019. The charity supports the pioneering service to deliver life-saving treatment to the 10 million people who live and work in London, bringing the hospital to the scene to deliver urgent medical care when every second counts. In 2019, the charity’s 30th anniversary […]

Return of the Tourniquet: Vital Tools Placed Closer to Scene

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Lynne Baird believes her son Daniel would have survived had he been treated with a bleed control kit. Daniel was 26 when fatally stabbed at a pub in Digbeth, Birmingham, following a night out with friends and, to prevent others from suffering the same fate, Lynn started a foundation distributing bleed kits in London’s […]

The Cutting Edge of Knife Crime: Time to Sharpen Up

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect From: Cowley A, Durham M, Aldred D, Crabb R, Crouch P, Heywood A, McBride A, Williams J, Lyon R. (2019) ‘Presence of a pre-hospital enhanced care team reduces on scene time and improves triage compliance for stab trauma’. Scan J Trauma Res Emerg Med 27(86). Penetrating trauma is on the rise, everywhere (Allen et […]

NO-FEAR! First Responders at the Frontline: Collaborating with the Non-Professionals

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Imagine an ordinary day at work. The coffee is fresh, and you wait for your next assignment. Then it happens. The disaster alarm goes off and it is yours and your teams’ responsibility to respond. It could be a natural disaster or a terrorist attack. Hundreds, maybe thousands of people, are affected. Hundreds may […]

Global Warning for EMS

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect As the world looked on in disbelief at the devastating Australian bush fires earlier this year, the Emergency Response teams were working day and night to reduce casualties amidst extremely challenging circumstances. Tony Walker, CEO at Ambulance Victoria, gives us an insight into what effects the fires had on the Australian Ambulance Services and […]

Pharmacology for EMS

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect This article has been reproduced with permission for Ambulance Today by NAEMT and is also featured in NAEMT’s own publication, NAEMT Pulse Spring 2020 . The 3rd edition Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) textbook was recently published, featuring new chapters covering critical illnesses which EMS practitioners often encounter in the field. In this edition […]

Well of Content, Spring of Knowledge

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect It is with much excitement that I welcome you all to this first edition of the year for Ambulance Today. I’m happy to say that this year has gotten off to a flying start with more genuinely fascinating content in the pipeline than we can probably t into each edition. This first edition of […]