Debrief LITE – Jan, Feb, March 2020- Taunton

Must be in supervisory or command role on a regular basis

N' CountiesEast CountiesWest CountiesAll GradesN' CountiesEast CountiesWest Counties

Debrief LITE was born from the need of a quick, well-structured debriefing tool that could fit in with the time constraints we face within the pre hospital environment .It is a good tool for HOT debriefs when the capture of that initial information could be crucial.

Open to all Hub, Operational & Education staff in a supervisory and/or Command role and any other staff in a supervisory and /or a Command role.

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ECG Training: Level 1-Torquay Ambulance Station – Dec 18th

Available to all clinical staff

East CountiesWest CountiesAll GradesEast CountiesWest Counties

Half-day session (4 hours). Covering:
• Basic cardiac anatomy and physiology
• Cardiac conduction pathways
• How ECGs work
• Understanding the parts of an ECG complex
• EPCR tips and tricks
• Recognising arrhythmias

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SWASIM – (2 day)- Simulation Master class- Jan-Feb-Mar-2020-L&D Staff

Available to all those with an education role or specialist interest in education or simulation

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The South Western Ambulance Simulation Instructors Masterclass (SWASIM) course is applicable to all educators who wish to develop an understanding of how to achieve successful organisational integration of multi-disciplinary simulation based education (SBE) in the domains of Education, Practice Development, Clinical Governance and Research to achieve the ultimate goal of enhanced patient safety and quality of health care delivery.

Open to L&D staff only at the moment - places to non- L&D staff will be offered to all if not filled.
Please DO NOT email to be put on a waiting list- please sign up to the mailing list to be informed as soon as places become available

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Back 2 Basics – Study Skills – Derriford- 10th Feb

Available to all clinical staff & students

West CountiesAll GradesWest Counties

An introduction to searching healthcare databases for evidence and how to evaluate your findings for research purposes. This session will equip you to use the Discovery Library Service and to find and critique papers suitable for any Evidence based Practice style further education module or for own personal research purposes.

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Back 2 Basics – Pharmacology – Derriford- 13th Jan

Available to all clinical staff & students

West CountiesAll GradesWest Counties

A refresher session for those new to Paramedic pharmacology, & those who feel they want to refresh themselves with the basic mechanisms and terminology, or anyone who wants to go back over the foundations again.
Students and all clinical staff welcome!

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Back 2 Basics – ECGs – Derriford- 13th Jan

Available to all clinical staff & students

West CountiesAll GradesWest Counties

Back 2 Basics - ECGs -A real 'start at the beginning' refresher session for those new to ECGs, those who feel they want to refresh right from the start of ECGs, or anyone who wants to go back and in over the foundations again. 
This course is open to ALL staff and Paramedic Science students. Students and Practice Educators are particularly encouraged to attend together for shared learning and assessment. 

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Open All Hours Macmillan Cancer Care Education Day- 16th Jan & 3rd Feb – Bath

Available to all staff

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A high quality ambulance specific 1 day CPD session around Cancer, End of Life and Palliative care.

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Open All Hours Macmillan Cancer Care Education Day- 27th Jan & 27th Feb – Dorman

Available to all staff

N' CountiesAll GradesN' Counties

A high quality ambulance specific 1 day CPD session around Cancer, End of Life and Palliative care.

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Open All Hours Macmillan Cancer Care Education Day- 15th Jan & 4th Mar – Bideford Tx room

Available to all staff

East CountiesWest CountiesAll GradesEast CountiesWest Counties

A high quality ambulance specific 1 day CPD session around Cancer, End of Life and Palliative care.

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Open All Hours Macmillan Cancer Care Education Day-Torquay- 13th & 31st Jan 2020

Available to all staff

West CountiesAll GradesEast CountiesWest Counties

A high quality ambulance specific 1 day CPD session around Cancer, End of Life and Palliative care.

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Open All Hours Macmillan Cancer Care Education Day-Staverton – Jan 8th, 20th & 10th Feb 2020

Available to all staff

N' CountiesAll GradesN' Counties

A high quality ambulance specific 1 day CPD session around Cancer, End of Life and Palliative care.

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COPD Awareness Workshop – Derriford – 20th Dec

Available to all staff

West CountiesAll GradesWest Counties

A Respiratory Nurse Specialist, has offered to run a COPD Workshop at Ambulance Education Centre West - Discussing COPD pathways, understanding hypoxic drive & hypercapnic respiratory failure, use of steroids and home oxygen.

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Critical Care Transfer course- Bournemouth – July 3-2020

Available to all staff AND students

East CountiesAll GradesEast Counties

*FREE LUNCH* & a one day multidisciplinary course in Critical care transfers with realistic scenarios. open to all staff AND students

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Critical Care Transfer course- Bournemouth – Feb 7 -2020

Available to all staff AND students

East CountiesAll GradesEast Counties

*FREE LUNCH* & a one day multidisciplinary course in Critical care transfers with realistic scenarios. open to all staff AND students

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Critical Care Transfer course- Bournemouth – Nov 13 -2020

Available to all staff AND students

East CountiesAll GradesEast Counties

*FREE LUNCH* & a one day multidisciplinary course in Critical care transfers with realistic scenarios. open to all staff AND students

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Open All Hours Macmillan Cancer Care Education Day-Derriford -Dec 16th

Available to all staff

West CountiesAll GradesWest Counties

A high quality ambulance specific 1 day CPD session around Cancer, End of Life and Palliative care.

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Mental Health & Complexity in Mental Health-Plymouth January 2020

Available to all staff with patient contact (Front line & Hub) - Ideally will have completed Mental Health Awareness training 1st

West CountiesAll GradesWest Counties

Bespoke mental health training. Students will identify their learning needs at the start of the session. Training will target these needs as well as offer specific profession led advice.
2 locations - Free of charge - Run & managed by Devon STP- open to all front line Clinical staff

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Mental Health Crisis Care Awareness Training (Gloucester staff only)

Available to all staff working in the Gloucestershire area

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This half-day course is designed to support mental health awareness for people from a range of services who provide front line support and build on their experience and knowledge of working with those presenting with mental health problems in crisis.

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Autism E-Learning- Glos Staff only

Available to all staff

N' CountiesDistance LearningAll Grades

You can now access e-learning modules, produced by the National Autistic Society (NAS), to develop your knowledge of autism. These e-learning modules are fully funded, and therefore free to access, for anyone living or working in Gloucestershire.

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Pre-­hospital PROMPT- 2nd April 2020 – Taunton / Bridgewater

Suitable for Paramedics and Clinicians above this level

East CountiesRegistered Clinicians

ALL DATES ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED -Fully funded Multi-professional Pre-hospital PROMPT training day for Paramedics

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Pre-­hospital PROMPT- 6th Jan 2020 – Taunton / Bridgewater

Suitable for Paramedics and Clinicians above this level

East CountiesRegistered Clinicians

FULLY BOOKED- Fully funded Multi-professional Pre-hospital PROMPT training day for Paramedics-

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BMJ Learning

Available to all staff

Distance LearningAll Grades

All SWAST staff and students now have access to BMJ Learning with over 700 short e-learning modules on clinical topics.

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Mentor Update North – UWE & St James- (PAID)

Available to all mentors

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As part of a Trust led initiative to support our mentors we will be offering mentor update days to qualified, active mentors across the Trust that support our future paramedic workforce. These days will be offered on overtime.

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Mentor Update East – all dates – St Leonards- (PAID)

Available to all mentors

N' CountiesRegistered CliniciansEast Counties

As part of a Trust led initiative to support our mentors we will be offering mentor update days to qualified, active mentors across the Trust that support our future paramedic workforce. These days will be offered on overtime.

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Mentor Update West – Derriford, Roche, ASOC & Taunton (PAID)

Available to all mentors

West CountiesAll GradesWest Counties

As part of a Trust led initiative to support our mentors we will be offering mentor update days to qualified, active mentors across the Trust that support our future paramedic workforce. These days will be offered on overtime.

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Cornwall PROMPT Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training – December 2019

Suitable for Paramedics and Clinicians above this level

West CountiesAll Grades

PROMPT training in Truro for SWAST Paramedics.

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Diabetes Injection Technique and Safety: Online Learning

Available to all staff

Distance LearningAll Grades

This free online learning programme aims to support healthcare professionals in their management and care of people with diabetes who use injectable therapies.

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An Introduction to COPD: Online Learning

Available to all staff

Distance LearningAll Grades

An Introduction to COPD provides you with the knowledge to manage patients with COPD, increase confidence and competence and enhance understanding of this complex disease.

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ECG Online Resources

Available to all staff

Distance LearningAll GradesDistance Learning

A collection of ECG Distance Learning resources available online.

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Typing Courses

Available to all staff

Distance LearningAll Grades

Free online typing lessons and games.

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NHS IT Skills -Digital Learning Solutions

Available to all staff

Distance LearningAll Grades

Customisable IT training for all staff on Microsoft Office products, from basic through to advanced.
Outlook- Excel- Word- Power Point and more

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Award in Education & Training

QCF Level 3 - Available to all staff

N' CountiesEast CountiesWest CountiesAll Grades

AET provides the minimum statutory standard for those entering the teaching profession.

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NCFE Level 2 Distance Learning

Available to all staff

Distance LearningAll Grades

Distance learning courses in a wide range of different topics. These courses are externally funded, provided & managed. SWAST provide signposting to this FREE education & support enrolling only. Eliglibilty criteria are not set by SWAST.

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Diabetes Education Programme

Available to all staff

Distance LearningAll Grades

Diabetes Distance Learning aims to develop knowledge and role relevant skills.

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Clinical Research Courses

Available to all staff

N' CountiesAll GradesN' Counties

The CRN West of England offers a broad range of research training courses including Introduction to Good Clinical Practice, Good Clinical Practice Refresher, Informed Consent and Fundamentals of Clinical Research. Courses are held across Bristol, Bath, Gloucester, Weston and Swindon.

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