Cormac Sertutxa showcased his Paramedic Science research on the ‘Impact of COVID-19 Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) restrictions on Cardiac Arrest survival rates in pre-hospital practice: a scoping review’. Cormac presented at Infection 360 in Birmingham last week where he received a Clinical Poster Award for his poster.
Congratulations to Cormac and the lecturers in Paramedic Science who supported him.
Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen
Department of Midwifery & Health Sciences
Emergency services experts are being sought to share their expertise and research or act as a Committee specialist adviser.
A Parliamentary Committee is preparing for a piece of work on the challenges emergency services in the UK face, and whether greater collaboration within and between emergency response services could present solutions and provide services that are better for the user. The Committee’s secretariat is looking for researchers with expertise in this area, including people working on individual services, and anyone studying different models of how emergency and/or blue-light responders collaborate.
Researchers can feed into the work by:
* submitting written evidence,
* giving oral evidence, or
* working as a specialist adviser for the Committee.
For the specialist adviser role, the team are looking specifically for people with expertise covering multiple emergency services. The specialist adviser role would be completed alongside your BU duties one day per week and is paid (not voluntary).
Complete this short Microsoft form with your details to express interest in supplying your research evidence to inform the Committee’s work or to work as the specialist adviser.
The form will ask for your personal details and for you to:
- Outline your expertise (max. 100 words)
- Provide a link to your BU profile
- If possible, to provide a link to a video or recording of you speaking publicly
Some more information on the Specialist Adviser role:
The deadline is Thursday 1 September 2022 (to express interest in providing evidence or applying for the specialist adviser role). After 1 September, once the Committee begins its work, there will be more opportunities to submit written evidence and / or express an interest in giving oral evidence through the Committee’s webpages.
Contact Sarah in BU’s policy team for more information or support.
Coming Friday the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences has the pleasure of hosting the official launch of a new Mental Health Care in Paramedic Practice written by BU’s Dr. Ursula Rolfe and Mr. David Partlow, Somerset County Council Adult Social Care Strategic Manager. The launch will take place in the Bournemouth Gateway Building at noon on May 6th in room BGB 302.
Mental Health Care in Paramedic Practice is the first guide written specifically to support paramedics in understanding a range of different mental health conditions in their practice. This new book provides essential information on recognising and managing a range of conditions. It offers case studies written by paramedics with first-hand experience of managing mental health issues, and includes a section on legal changes and policy descriptions as well as on the importance of interprofessional working. One of the online reviewers declared that this is an important read for Emergency Medical Service staff.
Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen
Centre for Midwifery, Maternal & Perinatal Health (CMMPH)
Rolfe, U., Partlow, D. (eds.) (2022) Mental Health Care in Paramedic Practice, Class Publishing [ISBN: 9781859599242]