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MDA Education: The skills to save a life

Published in: Summer 2018 Edition of Ambulance Today Magazine Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel’s National EMS organisation and Blood Services provider, is also Israel’s largest volunteer organisation. On its way to gaining this formidable title, MDA has taken upon itself the vital role of educating not only its employees in basic and advanced life-saving skills, […]

Healthier happier staff = healthier patients

Author: Alan Lofthouse Published in: Summer 2018 Edition of Ambulance Today Magazine At the end of 2014, and early 2015, we went through a period of industrial action in the NHS over pay involving two 4-hour stoppages. In the ambulance sector, many staff were not prepared to come to work, even under emergency life and […]

Accidents are no film set

Author: Thijs Gras Published in: Spring 2019 Edition of Ambulance Today Magazine EMS staff have enough to deal with when responding to a call, the last thing they need is members of the public making harder work of it. In this column, Thijs Gras explains the difference between ‘innocent inquisitiveness’ and ‘sick sensationalism’ when it […]