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    Volunteering as a medic abroad suggestions?

    Toying with the idea of taking a few months off this winter and heading abroad to volunteer as a medic somewhere. The perfect (not all essential) criteria would be somewhere warmer than the UK, a place that would cover board and lodgings, somewhere that would be good for my clinical...
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    New JRCALC (2013) errors and updates

    Sure most people that need to have seen this but it's worth pointing out I guess... URGENT DRUG DOSE ERROR A drug dose error within the 2013 JRCALC clinical guidelines has been brought to our attention. On page 327 of the reference version the initial IM dose of naloxone at birth is...
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    Paramedics/potential paramedics: Join the College of Paramedics!

    Hi all (but especially paramedics or prospective paramedics), I've just come back from an excellent CPD training day organized by the NW Ambulance Trust at UCLAN in Preston. The day covered maternity care in the pre-hospital setting, and IMO was excellent with top quality information...
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    Any paramedics here upgraded to a degree?

    Morning all, I'm a registered UK paramedic, qualified via a 2 year university diploma. I've been working a few years now and am looking at doing the 'top-up' course part time while I work to make my diploma a degree. I know lots of universities are offering this kind of course so am trying to...
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    Advice for some paramedic CPD...

    Hi all, I'm a qualified and registered self employed UK paramedic working on short contracts, and I've just completed a nice contract that's left me with a chunk of cash to spend on CPD/skills course this summer. I'm off to do the OSM course later this year so don't want to do anything...
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    High altitude medicine, fitness, and intensive care

    "Professor Hugh Montgomery is an intensive care physician and researcher at University College Hospital in London. His work has taken him to the Himalayas, where he and colleagues were studying the effect of oxygen uptake at high altitude. The findings were surprising and have implications for...
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    Medical indemnity insurance for paramedic/remote medic?

    Hi all, Who do you guys get Medical Indemnity Insurance through when working in the UK/overseas as a HCPC registered paramedic or a Offshore Medic course qualified medic? Is there anyone you can recommend, or suggest staying away from? What kind of premiums are you paying, if you don't...
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    Organising your own OSM GP and A&E placements?

    Hi all, Has anyone here done the OSM course and organised your own GP and A&E placements, and if so, how did you go about it? Did you have contacts in those areas, or did you do it 'from scratch'? Did you find people were aware of the OSM course and were happy to let you do the placements, or...
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    Careers advice for an unemployed Paramedic please!

    Hi all, I have posted on here on and off over the last few years, and would like to ask the collective wisdom for some careers/job advice. The situation is this; I am now 40, with a background in the military (4 years, Parachute Regiment, mid-1990s) and expedition leading (10 years or so...
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    Just qualified...

    Well, just got my final results from university which were a pass, and I've filled in and posted the HPC registration form so I guess I'm finally (nearly) a paramedic. Now I just need to find a job... RL
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    Difficulties in finding an NHS paramedic job

    Hi all, I have posted a little on here over the last few years, and thought I'd give you an update that some of you might find interesting. I've just qualified as an HPC registered paramedic after a 2 year university study/ambulance service placement course. Currently going through the HPC...
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    Advice for a new paramedic please!

    Hi all, Bear with me for this please... All being well I qualify as an HPC registered paramedic in a few months (university route I'm afraid...;)) after 3 years studying. My plan was to eventually move into remote medicine (I have a military, outdoor instructor, and expedition leading...
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    Potential student paramedic questions...

    Hi all, I have posted a few things on this forum, but generally I've tended to read more than write. Anyway, I'm currently doing a university based paramedic course, and thought it might be worth flagging that up so other folks thinking of doing one can ask any queries they might have re: the...
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    Additional courses to SR Paramedic?

    Hi all, I'm currently studying at a university for the paramedic ticket. If successful, after that I intend to work for a couple of years in the NHS to gain experience before doing my Remote Medics course. Ideally I'd eventually like to work in remote medicine, disaster relief and related...
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    Options for working as a paramedic

    Hi there everyone, Been reading the forum for a while, and it's a great source of information, so thanks to you all. Anyway, I have a question for you if you have time. I am ex-Parachute Regiment (only served 4 years and have been out since 1994, so missed all the recent operations) and have...
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