Living with Chronic Pain After Cancer Treatment: BNSSG ICB Launching Fellowship Seminar

Available to all staff

All GradesDistance Learning

The Research team at Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board (BNSSG ICB) welcome you to a special seminar introducing our latest Launching Fellow, Dr Julie Armoogum.

Julie is a Macmillan Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Wellbeing and a researcher within the Centre for Health and Clinical Research at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). Julie studies ways to support people living with chronic pain after cancer treatment.

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Academic Writing for Healthcare Students in Higher Education

Suitable for all staff wishing to (& eligible to) pick up a module via SWAST CPD.

All GradesWest

Discover the academic writing fundamentals to help you achieve success in your healthcare-related undergraduate degree.

Ideal for those who have been out of higher education for a while but are keen to pick this up. Or just for those who feel they would like a refresher to give the best chance of success!

Academic writing forms a significant part of your healthcare degree, and is key to your success at university. This three-week course from Kingston University and St George’s, University of London will give you the tips, strategies, and tools you need to develop your academic writing skills. In honing your skills, you’ll boost your confidence and be able to focus on your course content to become a motivated and independent learner.

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Virtual Pre-Hospital Burns 2024 – Multiple Dates

Available to all staff, students and volunteers

All GradesDistance Learning

The ever popular Pre-Hospital burns course is back virtually. Specialist Burns Nurse Nicola Beavan presenting on - all types of burns that can be encountered, what they can be caused by and how to control and even stop them from occurring.

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Sexual Assault Referral Centres – How can we help? – Oct & Nov 2023

patient-facing people trustwide.

WestAll GradesRegistered CliniciansWest

As ambulance professionals, we are likely to meet people that disclose sexual violence/ assault to us. It is important for both short and long-term management and recovery that we handle this well, and that we are aware of the referral pathways available to us. Many people don’t know what Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) can provide, don’t know how to refer to them and don’t know that the police don’t need to be involved in this process

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Protected: DRAFT ONLY – Commander CPD Development Days 2022 – Multiple Locations & Dates

Available to Command trained only

Registered CliniciansNorthEast

Attendance at a Command CPD day is a mandatory requirement for all Trust commanders as outlined within the Trust Command Policy. Following completion of the Trust Command Training you are now required to attend a yearly Continual Professional Development Day.

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Volunteer to be a patient for an OSCE with UoC – Bridgewater – multiple dates

Student or SWASFT staff

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OSCE stands for Objective Structured Clinical Examination. SWAST Students on the BSc paramedic degree apprenticeship programme with the University of Cumbria (UoC) need to complete a level 5 system assessment OSCE and a level 6 patient assessment OSCE.

Volunteering to play the role of a patient is a fantastic opportunity to see an OSCE without being assessed and meet the team! You do not need any prior knowledge or acting experience.

This is a great opportunity for all, but particularly for those who are aspiring to be on the programme and current students. You will also receive a UoC CPD certificate for your participation.


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Pre-Hospital PROMPT – Multiple Dates 2023-24

Suitable for Paramedics and Clinicians above this level plus Dip HE students.

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We are delighted to see the return of highly anticipated face-to-face Pre-Hospital PROMPT training day delivered by Pre-Hospital PROMPT trained midwives and LDO’s.

This PROMPT training day includes managing birth complications, haemorrhage and basic new-born resuscitation with some fantastic practical sessions on pregnancy induced hypertension with hands‐on workshops on cord prolapse, vaginal breech and more.

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ParaPass & ParaFolio App

Available to registered clinicians (+AP's and AT's & students).

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The ParaPass App is a vast, user friendly, digital platform that includes tools and information to support paramedic learning and development, developed by the same people who produced JRCALCPlus.
N.B. Everyone who needs access to PGD's via ParaPass Lite will continue to have access via the usual processes. However, you will need to sign up below to gain full access to the ParaPass App.

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VIRTUAL 5hr – Practice Educator Update Days 2023/24

Available to all Paramedics

Registered CliniciansDistance Learning

Virtual PE Update days are now available for qualified, Practice Educators (Mentors) across the Trust that support our future Paramedic workforce; existing Practice Educators should attend the Update annually. These sessions will be offered an incentive payment and will all be delivered virtually.

If you have not taken one of our approved courses to qualify as a Practice Educator, there are several courses available to you. You can access the endorsed Practice Educator Course on ESR, or the Mentorship Virtual Level 6 Module or the Level 7 Module via the CPD Website.

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Palliative & End-of-life Care Training Programme

All staff & students - most beneficial to patient focused roles

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Open to all All staff & students. A three-step course aiming to deliver practical, focused, frontline palliative care skills and knowledge to all ambulance clinicians across the whole Southwest. The first step will be a focused handbook on palliative care, sent out before the course start date.
The second step is a virtual, interactive teaching day on July 12th. (*This is now a recorded session for those that couldn't attend*). During this day we will build on the concepts in the handbook. .
The final step will be to attend a 1-hour Q&A session. This will allow you to ask any specific questions to a palliative care specialist.

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SORT Training 2024

Available to SORT trained staff only

Registered CliniciansNorthEastWest

SWAST have a legal responsibility to respond to acts of terrorism and incidents involving chemicals with the intent of saving and preserving life.

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UK Sepsis Trust Videos & e-Learning Modules

Available to all staff and Students

Distance Learning

A series of short films and e-Learning modules to help you understand, identify, and manage sepsis. Whether you are a clinician, careworker, or simply a concerned parent, son/daughter or friend, these modules will help you understand more about sepsis and how you can help save lives.

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Protected: DRAFT ONLY – Commander CPD Development Days 2023 – Multiple Locations & Dates

Available to Command trained only

All GradesRegistered CliniciansNorthEastWest

Attendance at a Command CPD day is a mandatory requirement for all Trust commanders as outlined within the Trust Command Policy. Following completion of the Trust Command Training you are now required to attend yearly Continual Professional Development Days and also a new additional Operational Commander HTC day

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SORT Training Expressions of Interest – All Grades

Available to all operational & bank staff

All GradesNorthEastWest

Open to all clinical grades and part time and bank staff.
Expressions of interest

This course will train you to form part of the specialist assets that respond to these incidents and to support the overall care of casualties in adverse environments whilst utilising safe systems of work which protects you and others.

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Zero Suicide Alliance- Suicide Prevention e-Learning

Available to all staff

All GradesDistance Learning

A free online educational resource from the Zero Suicide Alliance.

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ELfH- Suicide Prevention e-Learning

Available to all staff

All GradesDistance Learning

A free online educational resource from ELfH that will be recorded on ESR for your CPD.

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ECG Online Resources

Available to all staff

All GradesDistance Learning

A collection of ECG Distance Learning resources available online.

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Typing Courses

Available to all staff

All GradesDistance Learning

Free online typing lessons and games.

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