Free-to-attend for everyone working in the ambulance sector, The Emergency Services Show returns to the NEC, Birmingham from 18-19 September. Learning and networking opportunities include a highly topical programme of CPD workshops led by the College of Paramedics as well as four CPD seminar theatres focusing on Emerging Technologies, IT developments, Health & Wellbeing and Lessons Learnt from operational incidents. No pre-booking is required and everyone attending will receive CPD certificates.
The varied programme of 30-minute sessions in the College of Paramedic workshops will cover deconditioning; performance under pressure; end of life care; pre-hospital burns; postpartum haemorrhage; maternal cardiac arrest and heat stroke, hypothermia and frostbite.
Jerry Penn-Ashman Improvement Manager (Ambulance) and Jaqui Lindridge Improvement Manager (Ambulance) ECIST with Fit2Sit, Frailty and Risk Delivered. This session aims to improve understanding of deconditioning, the principles and culture of Fit2Sit and the benefits of challenging our patients’ mobility.
Ben Watts, Critical Care Paramedic- Thames Valley Air Ambulance with The Big One – Trauma and Performance under Pressure will introduce some practical tips and techniques for performing well at a plethora of challenging incidents.
Dr Nikki Reed, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Marie Curie Hospice West Midlands, will cover End of Life Care, looking at the symptoms and signs at the end of life, anticipatory medications, ReSPECT forms and the importance of advance care planning
Harriet Ashman, Paramedic will discuss the challenges and management priorities for Prehospital burns, in order to improve confidence and knowledge.
Aimee Yarrington Midwife and Paramedic will deliver two sessions on Postpartum haemorrhage and Maternal cardiac arrest. Postpartum haemorrhage is a rare complication in birth with new JRCALC guidance on new drugs and their use in practice. Maternal cardiac will highlight the top tips for dealing with this rare and extremely pressured situation.
James Yates, Specialist Paramedic (Critical Care), Great Western Air Ambulance Charity / South Western Ambulance Service will focus on identification and management of heat stroke, hypothermia and frostbite cover in Lessons from the Wilderness: Environmental Illness.
With over 450 exhibiting companies and organisations showcasing the latest solutions in communications, emergency medical care, protective clothing, uniforms, outsourcing, training and vehicles, there will be numerous opportunities for visitors to handle new kit and access medical expertise.
Also exhibiting this year are NHS Improvement – Emergency Care Intensive Support Team (ECIST), a national team responsible for helping to share good practice by facilitating improvement events with NHS providers and publishing national guidance. ECIST will hosting the first ever special radio event at the Emergency Services Show from the NHS Improvement stand.
Elsewhere in the exhibition West Midlands Fire Service hosts the Extrication and Trauma Challenge with spectator area and full commentary. In the networking hub of the show, The Collaboration Zone, over 80 emergency services, voluntary groups, charities and NGOs will be sharing details of the support they offer, and visitors can share ideas and best practice with other blue light services.
The Emergency Services Show is free to attend including the exhibition and CPD workshops and seminars. Parking is also free. To register to attend visit www.emergencyuk.com