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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 

Gary Strong from the College of Paramedics will give a brief overview of his role within the College of Paramedics, in addition to looking into the future of paramedic practice. He will cover a range of career opportunities as not all paramedics wear green! This will be a fantastic event for all those who want to explore different avenues once they qualify instead of just staying on those big yellow trucks!

This event is open to all and will be held over zoom. It is a Continued Professional Development (CPD) event so all those who attend will gain a certificate for attending! 

 

3. PHEMcast- Dr Clare Bosanko

Dr Clare Bosanko a Consultant in Emergency Medicine and from PHEMcast will be running a talk on the Emergency Department (ED) and the interactions between prehospital and ED staff. This talk will include clinical aspects, as well as her successes in her career.

This event is open to all and will be held over zoom. It is a Continued Professional Development (CPD) event so all those who attend 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:

  • What the fire service provides for vulnerable people in Cornwall.
  • Who the fire service would consider vulnerable -High Risk Groups
  • How you can refer to us.
  • What to look out for in people’s homes, causes for concern, warning signs.
  • An outline of how Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service works and how you can help us through multi-agency working.

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, as not all paramedics wear green! This will be a fantastic event for all those who want to explore different avenues once they qualify instead of just staying on those big yellow trucks! Such as gaining your independent prescribing as a paramedic and working within the General Practice environment. 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 an Advanced Paramedic / Emergency Medicine ACP in the south west and from GeneralBROADCAST will be running a talk on clinical reasoning and diagnostics in the form of case studies. He will work through acute presentations, the history, examination and differential diagnosis along with patient management options and consider where decision making can go wrong and how to avoid this. This will be a fantastic event to help improve your decision making skills. 

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. 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! 

 

8. 243 Field Hosptial Army Reserves

Event details TBC 

 

9. Airways 2 Lecture

Ali Coppola and Jon Green will go over the Airways 2 trial in more depth than seen in lectures.

This trial is critically important to know and will be good revision source later on in the year for students. Additionally, this talk includes a section on their experiences as research paramedics, as not all paramedics wear green!

This event is open to all and will be held over zoom. It is a Continued Professional Development (CPD) event so all those who attend will gain a certificate after. Looking forward to seeing you there! 

You will find the link to the zoom call in the receipt text when you get a ticket to the event.

 

10. 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. 
  5. C1 Licence Discount- Email ParaSoc for more information

 

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! 

 

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), Trixton (Treasurer), Faye (Social Lead), Ben (Charity Fundraiser), Cara (Charity Fundraiser) and Mawgan (Event Lead)


Activities

College of Paramedics

Para:Soc

28 Oct - 28 Oct 2020

Online

Cornwall Fire Service: Fire Safety

Para:Soc

25 Nov - 25 Nov 2020

Online

PHEMcast- Dr Clare Bosanko

Para:Soc

04 Nov - 04 Nov 2020

Online

Advanced Paramedic Practitioner Kirstie Brown- Collab with GP:Soc

Para:Soc

02 Dec - 02 Dec 2020

Online


Events

Cornwall Fire Service: Fire Safety
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
Advanced Paramedic Practitioner Kirstie Brown discusses paramedics working within Primary Care- GP:Soc Collab
2nd December 3pm - 4pm
Online - Zoom
This online event is in collaboration with the GP Society.
Clubs & Societies
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
Research Paramedics - Airways 2
10th February 3pm - 4pm
Online (Zoom)
This online event will go over parts of the Airways 2 trial that isn't covered in lectures... In addition to career opportunities as a research paramedic.
Give it a Go | Training | Clubs & Societies | Online
DAAT Crew Resource Management and Human Factors
17th February 3pm - 4pm
Online
This online event will go over Crew Resource Management and Human Factors
Give it a Go | Socialise | Clubs & Societies | Online

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Committee

Chair
Amy-Leigh Shepheard
Safety Officer
Damien Chambers
Secretary
Clare Morris
Treasurer
Trixton May
 

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