Can you believe it’s been nearly two years since we started #MedChat, our weekly tweetchat? We’ve come a long way, thanks to the support of the ambulance community of Twitter who tune in every Thursday night at 8pm to discuss one topic or another. With that in mind, we’ve been looking back over the topics we’ve already covered… perhaps it’s time to revisit some?
The use of collars
HEMS use of social media
Should paramedics be allowed to prescribe?
How did your ambulance service cope with the heatwave?
The Airways-2 Trial
Will there ever be a role for 'ambulance drones'?
Apps - which ones do you use on your shift?
Continuing Professional Development.
Violence towards ambulance staff.
Paramedics' and GP roles
IV paracetamol and sepsis/temp control.
Feedback and reflection.
Clinical advice - where do you get it and how do you use it?
What's the best/ worst thing about being a paramedic?
What pain relief would you give for abdominal pain?
What can we learn - clinically and non-clinically - from today's #StudentParamedics?
The future of paramedicine
'Stay and play' or 'Scoop and run'?
The new Resus Council guidelines
Should ambulances carry blood?
Should firefighters respond to medical emergencies?
Meal breaks and emergencies.
Should skill sets be standardised?
Should paramedics be offered bursaries?
Conveyance decisions in alcohol intoxication
Paramedic Prescribing: where do we go from here?
Ideas, inventions and innovations for prehospital patient care.
Community paramedics and prehospital care
Shared control rooms
Emergency department admissions and how to avoid them
Paramedic Ultrasound in Cardiac Arrest
Questions to Martin Berry, CoP
CPD and social media
How important is your professional appearance?
Support for student paramedics
Staff grades and the Agenda for Change
Staff mental health
What should response bags contain?
CFRs: training, funding, skills & bills
How would our ambulance services cope with a #zombie outbreak?
Event and festival medicine
Personal safety, protection and risk
Would you - could you - work abroad?
How can we encourage the public to carry out first aid?
Your health and fitness as ambulance workers
How should we measure success in the ambulance service?
End of Life Care
Detecting and managing cardiac problems
4 Frontline scenarios
What’s the best path for mental health patients?
Are frontline TV shows giving the full picture?
Open forum for student paramedics
Are you ever off duty?
Should ambulance staff perform blood tests?
What more can the public learn from the ambulance service?
Social media and the emergency services
Six tricky situations
Misuse of the ambulance service
What clinical examination findings change management plans?
GP Urgents and HCP ambo calls.
Band 6 Upgrade for Paras
Drugs and therapeutics in hospital avoidance
PEA in cardiac arrest
Paras and student paras undertaking hospital / theatre placements
'Right care, right place': what's the role of the ambulance service?
Paediatric Cardiac Arrest
Urgent vs Emergency Care