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- Sophie, BSc (Hons) Midwifery  
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Health Education Medicine and Social Care Paramedic Science Chelmsford


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18 November 2016

Second year of Paramedic Science has been exciting and tough to say the least; we have just completed all of our advanced clinical skills in the run-up to placement. Some of the skills we’ve learnt are Needle Chest Decompression, Needle Cricothyroidotomy, Intubation, IV Cannulation, EZ-IO… Read more…

16 November 2016

I have worked at both Open Days in October and November and it was great to meet so many people interested in studying Paramedic Science. I even met a few students that have been reading these blogs… Read more…

20 October 2016

Summer is over, I’ve moved to back to Chelmsford into my new rented house and Year 2 has begun! It was amazing to have some time off; spending time with family and friends has distracted me away from the sirens and green uniform for a while which has been nice. Read more…

12 July 2016

The 10th and final week of placement has dawned upon me. First year of university has been eye opening and I truly can’t describe in full how great of an experience it has been… Read more…

5 July 2016

I recently attended to a lady who had fallen on the floor in her flat. She had many disabilities and healthcare needs, but thankfully she was not injured and in good spirits. My observation taking revealed Blood Glucose of 3… Read more…

20 June 2016

I am now almost half way through my second placement block and so far I have completed seven shifts and, wow, have they been eventful at times! Read more…

8 June 2016

It’s been a lovely three weeks rest time, I’ve spent time with both my parents in Brighton (Hove actually) and Swansea and it was great to catch up with family. I have just returned from my first shift back and I kicked off placement block two by having an 11-hour day shift on a busy… Read more…

23 May 2016

The final week of placement has come to an end. The previous five weeks have flown by and quite frankly I didn’t want it to end! I finished the week by having four 12-hour day shifts on Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. I have completed 214 hours this placement… Read more…

16 May 2016

It’s coming up to the final week of my first ever block placement. So far four weeks on the road has truly lived up to its expectations. I came into Camden Ambulance Station in early April not knowing what to expect and certainly not being prepared for the sheer diversity of the jobs we can go to. Read more…

12 May 2016

Our next job was coincidentally another transfer, this time for a patient in need of a transfusion. It was in a care home just down the road from where we were so we arrived in good time. Read more…


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