Organisers of The Emergency Services Show have outlined an exciting programme of CPD workshops aimed at personnel from the ambulance sector. Led by the College of Paramedics, these free-to-attend sessions will be taking place throughout the show at NEC Birmingham, from 19-20 September.

The varied programme of sessions covers the patient’s NHS journey from start to finish, from pre-hospital birth and neonatal emergencies, PTSD in children and adolescents, on to geriatric trauma, documenting death and breaking bad news. Information on mental health support for paramedics working under pressure will also be on offer.

These workshops provide actionable learning opportunities that can benefit both seasoned professionals and newcomers to the sector. Regardless of background, paramedics attending the show can expect to gain valuable insights and practical knowledge to enhance skills.

Claire Sidley-Jenkins, Safeguarding Specialist at the London Ambulance Service Safeguarding Team,presents Newborn Assessment and Keeping Calm Whilst Assessing Clinical and Safeguarding Risk.

In Managing Normal Birth, Paramedic Midwife Aimee Yarrington explores why mastering the basic principles of pre-hospital birth can help reduce interventions and complexities for pre-hospital clinicians with minimal training and exposure in this area.

In Neonatal Emergencies, Camella Main, Lead Midwife, Pre-Hospital Maternity Care with London Ambulance Service, outlines how a dynamic approach and critical thinking can deliver best practice.

Major trauma outcomes for older people are typically worse than for younger people. In Silver Trauma, Gold Standard Dr Jonathan Treml, Consultant Geriatrician, focuses on pre-hospital assessment and management from a medical perspective.

In Experience of Trauma and PTSD in Children and Adolescents, PhD Student Katie Lofthouse

Presents leading research into PTSD in young people and relate these findings to the emergency care setting.

In the session on Recognising Death and Documentation, attendees learn how to recognise and document death to reduce fear and anxiety. Asystole to Ashes with Carl Smith, Head of Clinical Development for Emergency and Critical Care at the College of Paramedics, shares his first-hand experience in breaking bad news without causing further distress.

Finally, in #WeAreHuman: Looking After Our Own Mental Health, Jo Mildenhall, Paramedic and  Psychological Health & Wellbeing Manager, talks mental health, support and coping strategies when working under pressure.

The Emergency Services Show will also host a wide range of speakers and discussion panels across 5 more CPD-accredited seminar theatres: the Lessons Learned Leaders’ Summit, Innovation Theatre, Resilience & Recovery Theatre, Policing Theatre, and the Health & Wellbeing Theatre. No pre-booking is required and everyone attending these seminar sessions can receive CPD certificates from CPDMe, the show’s seminar accreditation body.

New this year, The Emergency Tech Show, co-located with The Emergency Services Show, features the Emergency Tech Keynote seminar programme. Visitors will join thought leaders and discussion panels to examine the unique challenges facing today’s increasingly tech-focused emergency services. Attendees can expect to receive practical guidance and vital takeaways from these sessions, all of which are also CPD-accredited.

Entry to the show and parking at the NEC are both free. The NEC is linked to Birmingham International Station and Birmingham Airport and is directly accessible from the UK motorway network.

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