The award was for runner up in the category of Excellence in learning, teaching, development or mentorship in the Allied Health Professionals & Health Scientists annual awards, awarded this month, for a project entitled: Collaborative and innovative emergency and transport: automatic ventilation training course for ambulance staff.
The project was as a result of collaboration between the University of Hertfordshire, Andy Newton, Clinical Director and Consultant Paramedic of South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Trust and former Paramedic Professional Lead at UH, and Professor David Barker, Consultant Medical Adviser, Smiths Medical International.
The team identified that ambulance staff are not sufficiently trained and encouraged to use an automatic ventilator.
They went on to develop training materials for a ventilation course which could be adopted within the University courses such as the Paramedic BSc or Post-Graduate Critical Care Paramedic programmes.
The course content includes theory, demonstrations and practice time with different types of automatic ventilators on simulation mannequins. The aim is to train ambulance crews to apply automatic ventilators safely and effectively, thereby increasing patient safety and the quality of care provided and reducing possible errors.
“The feedback we received about this course indicates that it enhanced participants’ clinical knowledge and understanding about the use of automatic ventilators,” said Guillaume. “The team, involving the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Trust is looking at developing other similar collaborative courses.”
Helene Murphy | alfa
Study suggests possible new target for treating and preventing Alzheimer's
02.12.2016 | Oregon Health & Science University
The first analysis of Ewing's sarcoma methyloma opens doors to new treatments
01.12.2016 | IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute
A multi-institutional research collaboration has created a novel approach for fabricating three-dimensional micro-optics through the shape-defined formation of porous silicon (PSi), with broad impacts in integrated optoelectronics, imaging, and photovoltaics.
Working with colleagues at Stanford and The Dow Chemical Company, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign fabricated 3-D birefringent...
In experiments with magnetic atoms conducted at extremely low temperatures, scientists have demonstrated a unique phase of matter: The atoms form a new type of quantum liquid or quantum droplet state. These so called quantum droplets may preserve their form in absence of external confinement because of quantum effects. The joint team of experimental physicists from Innsbruck and theoretical physicists from Hannover report on their findings in the journal Physical Review X.
“Our Quantum droplets are in the gas phase but they still drop like a rock,” explains experimental physicist Francesca Ferlaino when talking about the...
The Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP) is opening up a new research field. A workshop from November 21 - 22, 2016 will mark the start of activities for an innovative axion experiment. Axions are still only purely hypothetical particles. Their detection could solve two fundamental problems in particle physics: What dark matter consists of and why it has not yet been possible to directly observe a CP violation for the strong interaction.
The “MADMAX” project is the MPP’s commitment to axion research. Axions are so far only a theoretical prediction and are difficult to detect: on the one hand,...
Broadband rotational spectroscopy unravels structural reshaping of isolated molecules in the gas phase to accommodate water
In two recent publications in the Journal of Chemical Physics and in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, researchers around Melanie Schnell from the Max...
The efficiency of power electronic systems is not solely dependent on electrical efficiency but also on weight, for example, in mobile systems. When the weight of relevant components and devices in airplanes, for instance, is reduced, fuel savings can be achieved and correspondingly greenhouse gas emissions decreased. New materials and components based on gallium nitride (GaN) can help to reduce weight and increase the efficiency. With these new materials, power electronic switches can be operated at higher switching frequency, resulting in higher power density and lower material costs.
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE together with partners have investigated how these materials can be used to make power...
16.11.2016 | Event News
01.11.2016 | Event News
14.10.2016 | Event News
02.12.2016 | Medical Engineering
02.12.2016 | Agricultural and Forestry Science
02.12.2016 | Physics and Astronomy