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ParaSoc is a student-led organisation designed for student paramedics and anyone with an interest in pre-hospital medicine. We aim to provide extra-curricular activities to enhance your knowledge and degree, as well as social events to offer a break from your studies!

 

So, what do we have in store this year so far?

1. BLS: It's not that Basic

Josh, a trainee Specialist Paramedic with Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) and from GeneralBROADCAST will be running an online event talking about the physiology of resuscitation. This event will be perfect for anyone wanting to get to grips with Basic Life Support and is very good timing for the 2nd years as it's a week before your OSCEs!

This online event will be held over Zoom. It is a Continued Professional Development (CPD) event so you will gain a certificate for attending! 

 

2. College of Paramedics 

Details TBC

 

3. DAAT Crew Resource Management and Human Factors

Ross a Pilot from Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) will run a talk on his work as a Pilot from DAAT and crew resource management and human factors. Those who attended the event last year will know how valuable this talk is and how it can improve your decision making and your future practice on the road. He will use a medical case study and talk about how not to get "blinkered" in high pressured environments, as well as how to work well as a team.

This online event will be held over Zoom. It is a Continued Professional Development (CPD) event so you will gain a certificate for attending! 

 

4. Cornwall Fire Service: Fire Safety

Did you know that Paramedics can make safeguarding referrals to the fire service?

Elen from Cornwall Fire Service will be talking about just that! She will cover fire safety as well as making safeguarding referrals for those living in unsafe housing conditions and hoarders. 

This online event will be held over Teams. It is a Continued Professional Development (CPD) event so you will gain a certificate for attending! 

 

4. GP Advanced Paramedic Practitioner (Collab with GP Soc)

Kirstie Brown will be running a talk on her work as an Advanced Paramedic Practitioner within General Practice. This event will also be a collaboration with GP Soc!

This online event will be held over Zoom. It is a Continued Professional Development (CPD) event so you will gain a certificate for attending! 

 

5.  "Silver Trauma" with Jonny Brownett

Event Details TBC

 

6. Diagnostic Reasoning with Simon Tutt

Simon Tutt from GeneralBROADCAST will be running a talk on diagnostic reasoning in terms of case studies. He will work through acute presentations, the history and examination and talking about differential diagnosis and patient management. This will be a fantastic event that will help to improve your decision making!

 

This online event will be held over Zoom. It is a Continued Professional Development (CPD) event so you will gain a certificate for attending! 

 

7. 243 Field Hosptial Army Reserves

Event details TBC 

 

8. Airways 2 Lecture

Event details TBC

 

9. ECG STEMI and NSTEMI Recognition with Jonny Brownett

Event details TBC

 

All our events are now ticketed and tickets are available to purchase from Eventbrite. Members have free access into all events (You still need to “purchase” a members ONLY ticket) whilst non-members are charged £3. £1 of this will go to our charity of the year Devon Air Ambulance.

 

The links to the events will be posted here shortly! So keep a look out!

 

In addition to all this we also have EXCLUSIVE MEMBERS-ONLY discounts at:

  1. Medisave-10% off and free P&P on any purchase, this is perfect for those of you looking to buy a stethoscope. 
  2. Class Publishing-20% off and free P&P on any purchase. This is handy for many of the books you will require over the next few years, AMLS, PHTLS and JRCALC just to name a few.
  3. The Vivit Experience-10% off tickets to this event which is highly useful for your Anatomy and Physiology exam and just as a top up too. 
  4. McGraw Hill-30% off books purchased directly with the publisher, again some of these titles you will find in our reading lists. 

 

We also have our new rebranded ParaSoc hoodies! These can be personalised with your name on them and come in a variety of colours! <3 

Email us on parasocuop@gmail.com to inquire about ordering your own personalised hoodie! (Photos will be uploaded here shortly)

 

 

To keep up to date with everything ParaSoc, follow us on social media:

Facebook @ParaSoc UOP

Twitter @PlymParaSoc

Instagram uop_parasoc

 

Any questions? Get in contact with us at: parasocuop@gmail.com

 

ParaSoc :)

 

Amy-Leigh (President), Clare (Secretary), Damien (Health & Safety Officer), Les (Treasurer), Ben (Events Lead), Faye (Social Lead) Trixton and Cara (Fundraising Secretary).


Activities


Events

BLS: It's not that Basic
7th October 3pm - 4pm
This online event will go over the Physiology of resuscitation.
Give it a Go | Socialise | Clubs & Societies | Online
DAAT Crew Resource Management and Human Factors
11th November 3pm - 4pm
Online
This online event will go over Crew Resource Management and Human Factors
Give it a Go | Socialise | Clubs & Societies | Online
Cornwall Fire Service: Fire S
25th November 3pm - 4pm
Online
This online event will go over safeguarding referrals for unsafe housing conditions.
Give it a Go | Socialise | Clubs & Societies | Online
Diagnostic Reasoning
6th January 3pm - 4pm
Online
This online event will go over diagnostic reasoning through case studies.
Give it a Go | Socialise | Clubs & Societies | Online

Committee

Chair
Amy-Leigh Shepheard
Safety Officer
Damien Chambers
Secretary
Clare Morris
Treasurer
Leslie Duggan
 

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