The SWAMP course provide Paramedics with the clinical knowledge and technical skills to accurately assess, prepare and close/dress minor wounds in the pre-hospital setting. Moreover, it enhances clinical confidence and enhances the paramedics’ ability to deliver timely care to patients without having to refer to MIUs and EDs.

Band 6 and above will be able to practice after completion of the course. NQPs within 2 months of Band 6 may also attend and be able to practice if Band 6 status achieved at the end of 2 months.

Due to social distancing limiting class sizes, we will not be able to take observers below Band 6 / NQPs within 2 months of Band 6.
We will try and put on more courses later for staff below Band 6 for CPD, but at present we have to prioritise those who will be able to practice on completion of the course.
Please do NOT book if you cannot show you are 100% at the time of booking –  The booking system is automated and will confirm you have a place and automatically email you joining instructions.
You cannot book and then plan to become compliant at a later date.
We are checking the screen shots, and your course WILL be cancelled and become available for booking by someone else if you are not 100% compliant at the time of booking  (excluding SORT & MTFA).

Non- Band 6 staff

Due to social distancing limiting class sizes, we will not be able to take observers below Band 6 / NQPs within 2 months of Band 6.
We will try and put on more courses later for staff below Band 6 for CPD, but at present we have to prioritise those who will be able to practice on completion of the course. We are aiming to start running virtual Wound Management & Assessment CPD sessions that all staff can access, but this is still in development.

NQPS

For NQPs within 2 months of Band 6 status, you will only be able to practice when you obtain Band 6 status within 2 months of the course. If there is a delay, (i.e. you dont’t become Band 6 as planned in that period), you will need to discuss this with the course tutor in case you need a refresh before you can practice.
Non – completion of module 4 of the portfolio will NOT be counted against you. i.e.  you can still apply if this is outstanding. Please make sure that you upload a screen shot that shows this.

100% Compliance

To book on this course, you will need to be 100% compliant with your mandatory training on myESR. Please provide a screen shot of your compliance and upload it in the form below.
For user guides and more info about using myESR please click here.
If you are struggling to obtain 100% because of SORT, MTFA – please submit a screen shot that shows these are the only courses incomplete. These courses being incomplete will not be included as it is a volunteer role and they have been postponed.
Development Days – You can complete your Development day on line via myESR OR virtually. If you have been allocated a date for your Dev Day – and you want to get it done early, you can do it on ESR, and the allocated hours will then be TOIL. For more information on this please see the Bulletin article  from 16th Sep and,  the FAQs  (10th Sep).
If course hasn’t updated, or you can’t save as completed – you can upload a screen shot of an email from an OO, LDO, CBM or ESR user that shows this is the case. Please make sure we can read the email address. OR you can upload screen shots of the course finished page.
Please read all the details carefully before emailing us.
More dates are coming soon. We know demand is high, and we are struggling to deal with all the enquires, so please only email if you really need to.

Here’s what it can look like. You can make a screen shot on a PC by using the PrtSCn button>paste into a email or doc. and save as a jpg, or just take a pic on your phone and upload it or email it to yourself.

Or you can upload the compliance screen wth the detail of courses completed- (This will be useful if you have SORT or MTFA outstanding so we can see these are the only ones).

 


Please make sure your NAME and / or ESR number are visible on the screen shot, along with your compliance. If you are unable to complete a course, please contact your CBM. 

The SWAMP Course will be run by Matt Davis, Clinical Fellow in Primary Care (Advanced Paramedic), who will cover the following learning outcomes:

1) To develop a basic underpinning knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of human skin
2) To be able to describe the 3 phases of healing, how to negate infection and promote holistic management to promote healing
3) To be able to recognise the various types of minor wounds
4) To demonstrate how to correctly assess and clean various minor wounds
5) To be capable of closing minor wounds using tissue adhesives, various dressings, Steri-StripsTM and SkinLinkTM
6) To identify red-flags and demonstrate understanding of referral pathways
7) To be able to describe and document clinical findings on a ePCR

If the course date says NURSE or SPUEC ONLY – Please don’t book on this date unless you are working as a NURSE or SPUEC. These dates have been put on specifically to upskill any of these staff in need of the course. 
Any non NURSE or SPUEC bookings will be cancelled. 
Date Location Times of session Google maps links
11th Sep 2020 Paulton 0900-1500 Google maps link
30th Sep 2020 Penzance 0900-1500 Google maps link
7th Oct 2020 Roche 0900-1500 Google maps link
9th Oct 2020 – NURSE & SPUEC ONLY NEC – Bristol 0900-1500 Google maps link
16th Oct 2020 Dorman House 0900-1500 Google maps link
23rd Oct 2020 -NURSE & SPUEC ONLY NEC Bristol 0900-1500 Google maps link
30th Oct 2020 Dorman House 0900-1500 Google maps link
4th Nov 2020 Derriford 0900-1500 Google maps link
25th Nov 2020 Roche 0930-1530 Google maps link
27th Nov 2020 Staverton 

NOW Brockworth Glos.

0900-1500 Google Maps link 
2nd Dec 2020 St Leonards 0900-1500 Google Maps Link
  8th Dec 2020 EDOC (ASOC) 0930-1530 Google Maps Link
10th Dec 2020 Staverton

Now NEC Bristol

0900-1500 Google Maps link 
16th Dec 2020 St Leonards 0900-1500 Google Maps Link
21st Jan 2020 St Leonards 0900-1500 Google Maps Link

ALSO 1st Dec Derriford 0930-1530

Please book via the form below – if you cannot see the date you are looking for, it means that date is fully booked.
We know this course has been sought after for a long time and will be popular- More dates will be coming!

Please make sure your NAME and / or ESR number are visible on the screen shot, along with your compliance. If you are unable to complete a course, please contact your CBM. 

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