This course is for those on a career path to paramedic or in positions where they are usually First Responder (as in the first person on scene) or CFR.
Often the paramedic, upon arrival needs another pair of hands.
They need someone competent in assisting a paramedic, perhaps providing obs, placing dots for ECGs, preparing airway adjuncts, cannulation, intubation, passing the right equipment etc.
That extra pair of hands can be very useful if the First Responder knew more about the contents of a paramedic’s bag, identify the many and various pieces of equipment, know what they are for and hand them to the paramedic.
So, when the paramedic is involved with Endotracheal Intubation for example, the First Responder could help by getting the items ready and at reach, preparing consumables, disposables and the array of equipment.
We at 1stAiders have put together a very low cost CPD workshop where a Paramedic’s kit will be available, along with scenarios and manikins, you will learn what is happening, what equipment is required and learn how to assist.
The aim of the ‘Assisting the Paramedic’ workshop is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to assist in lifesaving interventions to preserve life and prevent deterioration of the patient by presenting equipment and materials to the paramedic.
3 CPD Credits