Education day – Self Booking-2024/25

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This year we will be trialling self-booking of Education Days for certain groups of staff.

If you are in one of these staff groups, information will have been sent to you direct to let you know you can self-book.
Certain groups may be booked on by their team administrator to coordinate locally - they will inform you if your group is using this method.

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

patient-facing people trustwide.

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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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ECG Interpretation Workshop – Expressions of Interest

registered clinicians including paramedics but staff will be learning with an MDT

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Now taking Expressions of Interest - This comprehensive course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals in the field of electrocardiography (ECG). It is intended to provide participants with a deeper understanding of ECG abnormalities, their interpretation and their implications for patient care. By the end of this course, participants will be better equipped to advance patient care and education, understand pathophysiological mechanisms, anticipate possible escalations, and become more skilled and effective members of the healthcare team

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

Available to Command trained only

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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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UoP – General Application for Funding

Registered staff members (prospective students will need to check individual module eligibility criteria before enrolling).

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University of Plymouth
Students will be applying for funding on a module of their choice (where available) at University of Plymouth. Funding is available for a for a variety of health related modules for registered staff and is the equivalent of up to 1 x Level 6 or Level 7 20 or 40 Credit Module within the 2023/24 academic year.

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UoC – General Application for Funding

Registered staff members (prospective students will need to check individual module eligibility criteria before enrolling).

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University of Cumbria
Students will be applying for funding on a module of their choice (where available) at University of Cumbria. Funding is available for a for a variety of health related modules for registered staff and is the equivalent of up to 1 x Level 6 or Level 7 Credit Module within the 2023/24 academic year.
UPDATE: 28.02.24 - Still some remaining funding for modules commencing 2023/24 Academic Year.

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BU – General Application for Funding

Registered staff members (prospective students will need to check individual module eligibility criteria before enrolling).

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Bournemouth University
Students will be applying for funding on a module of their choice (where available) at Bournemouth University. Funding is available for a for a variety of health related modules for registered staff and is the equivalent of up to 1 x Level 6 or Level 7 Credit Module within the 2023/24 academic year.
UPDATE: 28.02.24 - Remaining funding for modules commencing Academic Year 2023/24

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UWE Supporting & Managing Those at Risk of Suicide 2023-24 *NOW FULL*

Registered Healthcare Professional

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This 20 credit Supporting and Managing Those at Risk of Suicide module, available at level 6 (UZZRXT-20-3) or level 7 (UZZRUS-20-M), will explore prevalence and changing trends of self-harm and suicide, from local, national and global perspectives, whilst examining ethical and legal considerations.

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UWE Physical Assessment & Clinical Reasoning of the Presenting Child (PACR Child) 2023-24 *NOW FULL*

Registered Healthcare Professionals

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On successful completion of this 20 credit Physical Assessment and Clinical Reasoning of the Presenting Child module, you will be able to Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the evidence base underpinning physical assessment and clinical reasoning.

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UWE Minor Illness & Injury in Children (MIMIC) 2023-24 *FULL*

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On successful completion of this 20 credit Minor illness and Minor Injury in Children module, you will be able to:

At level 6 (UZWY6X-20-3):

Demonstrate knowledge of the implications of the main anatomical and physiological differences between adults and children, for the management of minor illness and injury.
Identify and evaluate patho-physiological features which can precipitate minor illness, and injury in children and be able to articulate the clinical application of this knowledge.

At level 7 (UZWY6Y-20-M):

Demonstrate an extensive knowledge of the implications of the main anatomical and physiological differences between adults and children, for the management of minor illness and injury and be able to critical analyse the application of this knowledge.

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UWE Health & Social Care Research: Methods & Methodology 2023-24 *FULL*

Available to Registered Healthcare Professionals

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The Health and Social Care Research: Methods and Methodology level 7 (Masters level) module is available at both 15 (UZWSPX-15-M) or 20 (UZWRGQ-20-M) credits. There is also a 15 (UZWSRV-15-M) or 20 (UZWYGP-20-M) credit distance learning module option available.

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BSc Top Up – University of Cumbria – More Spaces Now Available!

HCPC registered Paramedics with 120 Level 4 and 120 Level 5 credits or Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) portfolio

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BSc Top Up / BSc (Hons) Paramedic: Practice Development programme is designed to meet the educational needs of paramedics looking to continue their professional development.

The University of Cumbria offers a flexible, modular programme of study that provides a coherent scheme and progression route within paramedic practice, recognising and valuing prior experience and learning and building on it.

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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* UoP – Clinical Supervision L6 Module 2023/24 – Multiple Cohorts

L6 - 20 Credits - Open to all staff - non-registered & registered.

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These six study units have been produced to help healthcare professionals to understand the principles of clinical supervision and how it works in practice. This can be used in place of a Mentorship qualification.

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*VIRTUAL* UoP – (Accredited) Mentorship Module 2023/24 – Multiple Cohorts

L6 - 20 Credits. Suitable for staff in any role in which they may have a student.

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This HE Mentorship module (HEAB370) is accredited at L6 (20 credits) by UoP & taught in-house. It requires HE assessment submission & mandatory 4 day attendance. It is fully funded.

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VIRTUAL 5hr – Practice Educator Update Days 2023/24

Available to all Paramedics

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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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*NOW CLOSED* – Uni of Cumbria (UoC) – Acute & Critical Care: Foundations for Practice – Jan ’23

You must be working in an acute care environment & have >6 months experience in the speciality.

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University of Cumbria 20 credit module available at level 6 or 7. Acute and Critical Care: Foundations for Practice. Distance Learning.



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SORT Training 2024

Available to SORT trained staff only

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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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Pre-Hospital PROMPT Online Learning Platform

Suitable for registered clinicians only

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An online learning platform which will allow SWAST clinicians the ability to update themselves on maternity care remotely at their own pace (you will have access for 1 month). Available to paramedics, ambulance nurses, ECA to Para students and clinicians above this level.

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

Available to Command trained only

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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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Independent Prescribing (non-medical) – 2024

Only available to those who can meet the criteria outlined in this advert

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To apply for Independent Prescribing, you MUST be able to meet an eligibility criteria.
This is set by the College of Paramedics (CoP) and the Higher Education Institutes (HEIs).

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