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What we do

Our goal is to provide quality education / cpd at a fair cost to those that would not normally attend the big conferences due to the high cost of tickets, transport and often accomodation.

Research

We hope to have a number of people at the event that have been involved with research and trials to be able to. keep you up to date with whats coming up.

Established

We started in 2012 and gained a lot of amazing feedback, unfortunately we didn’t put on an event last year…. but we are back again. and plan to return every year.

Excellent event, run by professional emergency medical and rescue personnel for all the right reasons ” patient survival” with great education sessions covering topics of concern for EMS within the UK on a daily basis.

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Patrick Bourke

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Presentations

We research and bring you the best we can find in their field to present to you the information you need to keep on top of your profession

Skills Stations

We bring you Stations at which to visit to refresh old skills and learn new, look outside the box and think of alternative TOOL’s to do your job

A unique learning experience and a chance to network with all those on the front line both out on the roads and in unscheduled care. As a community nurse I found the event invaluable, lots of educational resources and very well organised. So good I went twice and it counts towards my educational needs!

  Karen Smith

Nurse Practitioner, North Medical Practice

the one stop Conference for all your lectures and skills stations

We promise you’ll walk away with more certificates than you can handle!

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Some of the things previous visitors to our events have to say about us
From previous visitors

“awesome quality speakers and presenters at these events, People who really know their subjects. an Event not to miss. 

 

Keith Ellingham

HART, Welsh Ambulance NHS Trust

“The EMSUK Learning event is a very informative and valuable day. It supports CPD building as well as networking & knowledge building. The speakers are all top of their specialist fields and are always deliver a very realistic and in depth session. The stands and skills stations are always good to have a go at and learn some new or practice existing skills, with the occasional freebie up for grabs. The organisers put a lot of effort into this event and it pays off. really looking forward to 2019’s event”

Neil Chadwick

Freelance First Aider / Acute Medics

“As a then student paramedic I found EMSUK a great start to building my CPD. I was able to take part in a variety of skill stations which involved existing and new interventions. A great opportunity to hear from expert guest speakers.”

Shaye Wesley

NQP Paramedic, Welsh Ambulance NHS Trust

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Blogger, Elegant Themes

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Apple Watch’s heart monitoring feature now live

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SD city officials consider writing off $1.7M in unpaid ambulance bills

SD city officials consider writing off $1.7M in unpaid ambulance bills

By EMS1 Staff RAPID CITY, S.D. — City officials are considering writing off $1.7 million in unpaid ambulance bills. Rapid City Journal reported that Rapid City’s Legal and Finance Committee is considering a resolution to write off 2,676 unpaid ambulance bills that date back as far as 2006. Rapid City’s Legal and Finance Committee is

Calif. paramedic rescues skier who fell hundreds of feet

Calif. paramedic rescues skier who fell hundreds of feet

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Lume Cube adds DJI Mavic 2 drone lighting kit to current lineup

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Bound Tree Medical partners with EMSGrantsHelp to offer free grant assistance for opioid response products

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Md. officer hurt in series of crashes involving ambulance, cruiser

Md. officer hurt in series of crashes involving ambulance, cruiser

By News Staff HAMPTON, Md. — A police officer was hurt in a series of crashes involving an ambulance, police cruiser and fire truck. WBAL TV reported that an ambulance and fire truck were at the scene of a crash involving a tow truck and another vehicle. Officials said the ambulance was struck by a

Idaho EMS agency unveils armored ambulance

Idaho EMS agency unveils armored ambulance

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Louisiana man stole ambulance, planned to sneak on plane from Kenner to Japan, sheriff says | Crime/Police

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A Golden Meadow man stole an ambulance from a Cut Off hospital and drove it to St. Charles Parish before he was caught on Friday night, according to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. When 33-year-old Rory Guidry was questioned about the theft, he admitted to it and said he planned to drive to the Kenner

Iowa flight paramedic marks 500th flight

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Responding to the growing number of hate crimes

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By Dr. Randall Hanifen, faculty member, Emergency & Disaster Management at American Military University There have been numerous recent hate-related crimes, including the shooting of 11 worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue last month. In today’s turbulent political and social climate, there is a growing tendency for these hate crimes to occur regularly. When hate crimes cause multiple deaths and

Polaris Launches Industry-Leading Work Utility Vehicle: PRO XD™

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Top 10 heartwarming EMS stories of 2018

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Mass. firefighter dies after battling apartment fire

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Upper Darby parents charged in overdose death of infant

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Beaufort SC EMS driver on duty 22 hours before fatal crash

Beaufort SC EMS driver on duty 22 hours before fatal crash

A Beaufort County paramedic driving the SUV that slammed into a pickup truck carrying a family of six last month, killing a 42-year-old mother, had been on duty 22 hours, a county official said Wednesday. The paramedic was driving a 2018 Chevrolet Suburban EMS supervisor’s vehicle when it crashed into the rear of a Dodge

Firefighter dressed as Buddy the Elf challenges Bostonians to pillow fights in the city

Firefighter dressed as Buddy the Elf challenges Bostonians to pillow fights in the city

Buddy the Elf took to the streets of Boston to spread Christmas cheer, and quite competitively at that.  Trading his turnout gear for a pair of yellow tights and a green coat, Boston-area firefighter paramedic, Brendan Sullivan, challenged “random pillow warriors” to spirited fights.  Tossing pillows to unsuspecting passersby at Faneuil Hall, Boston Common and Newbury Street,

Pa. officials to distribute free naloxone to prepare for holidays

Pa. officials to distribute free naloxone to prepare for holidays

State officials are distributing 5,000 free kits of naloxone to 80 locations during a holiday season that often ushers in a surge in opioid overdoses

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Pulsara selected as winner of the 2018 EMS World Innovation Award

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Calif. fire dept. launches paramedic program

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By News Staff MONTEREY, Calif. — A fire department launched a program that allows their firefighter-paramedics to provide advanced care. KSBW reported that the Monterey Fire Department currently has 10 firefighter-paramedics on staff, but before the program launched, they were not allowed to provide ALS care to patients and were forced to wait for an

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Dispatcher honored for giving CPR instructions during call

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‘Who will rescue the rescuers’ from crisis?

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The estimated costs of NG911

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Webster EMS faults nursing home’s contractor for delayed ambulance response – News – telegram.com

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Couple awarded for saving crash victim while looking for fishing spot

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Ind. hospital holds holiday light event in honor of medical professionals

Ind. hospital holds holiday light event in honor of medical professionals

Paul Weston, father of Wade Weston, a flight paramedic who died in a medevac helicopter crash, was given the honor of lighting the Christmas tree

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9 questions you may have about medication for PTSD, anxiety or depression

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Keep critical supplies close with 2 new go bags

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Keep critical supplies close with 2 new go bags

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How one agency cut injuries with powered patient transport

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Even mild TBI might raise dementia risk

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How to celebrate the importance of 911 emergency dispatchers in the chain of survival

How to celebrate the importance of 911 emergency dispatchers in the chain of survival

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How to organize a cardiac arrest survivor celebration

How to organize a cardiac arrest survivor celebration

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How to celebrate the importance of 911 emergency dispatchers in the chain of survival

How to celebrate the importance of 911 emergency dispatchers in the chain of survival

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2018 national opioid overdose data released

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3 EMS innovations making our communities safer

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How does gasoline exposure affect a person's health?

How does gasoline exposure affect a person's health?

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ESO joins forces with the Center for Patient Safety to raise awareness of patient safety in clinical encounters

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What to know about aortic dissection

What to know about aortic dissection

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Two Way Direct joins FirstNet Dealer Program

Two Way Direct joins FirstNet Dealer Program

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What is dry drowning and what are the symptoms?

What is dry drowning and what are the symptoms?

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Why medics should just say no

Why medics should just say no

Marijuana, for medical or legal reasons, is now legal in more than 30 states and Washington DC. The legalization of marijuana began in 2012 when voters in two states — Colorado and Washington — passed laws making the recreational use of marijuana legal. While this trend is surprising I am not disappointed. I have long advocated the

Intubation: Everything you need to know

Intubation: Everything you need to know

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Couple promotes CPR training after husband saves wife

Couple promotes CPR training after husband saves wife

BISMARCK, N.D. — A couple is promoting CPR training after a cardiac arrest close call. The Dickinson Press reported that Greg Schuppe used his CPR training to save his wife, Laurie, when she went into sudden cardiac arrest. “I started CPR right away, but I said her name and I think I said, ‘Jesus,’” Chuppe

Innovative Product Brings Wound Gauze Manufacturing Back to US

Innovative Product Brings Wound Gauze Manufacturing Back to US

For over fifty years, woven cotton gauze was standard protocol in controlling severe bleeding from wounds and for wound management. Packing wounds and wrapping injuries with cotton gauze is traditionally taught at all levels of military and civilian emergency medicine, however, domestic manufacturing of woven cotton gauze is proven to be expensive and most production

How to respond to chlorine poisoning

How to respond to chlorine poisoning

Although chlorine is highly toxic, household products containing chlorine are safe when a person handles them correctly. However, swallowing or inhaling chlorine can be very dangerous. If an individual shows symptoms of chlorine poisoning, call the emergency services immediately. Learn more here.

How to use a pee color chart to assess hydration

How to use a pee color chart to assess hydration

Light yellow, mild aroma, minimal foam and slightly salty to taste. It may sound like a new microbrew, but we’re actually talking about urine. This concoction is prepared in your kidneys through miles of microscopic tubing with strategically placed channels and cellular pumps. The kidney’s mission is to maintain the right balance of water, salts